Chief Accountant


Job Location: ​Almaty​

Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

We are looking for Deputy Chief Accountant, join our family of professionals and passionate people to sweet packaged food! 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure completeness, timeliness, and correct reflection of all company expenses and revenue in accordance with IFRS requirements and Kazakhstan legislation
  • Prepare Month closing schedule, lead AP, Payroll closure in SAP,  control of FA, ICO, AR areas
  • Manual Journal entries control
  • BS reconciliation, P&L review
  • Prepare financial statements under IFRS as required by the local legislation
  • Lead internal and external audits
  • Participate in Tax Audits – responsible for timely and accurate submitting of all tax invoices and documents
  • Reports for Statistic authorities, National bank
  • Regular Accounting Policy and Group Procedure review and update
  • COFR monthly review
  • Support Hamilton changes, testing
  • Control over properly and timely document archiving

Who we are looking for:

  • Accounting Degree is required
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Deep SAP Knowledge is required (FI, FA, MM, SD modules)
  • Deep IFRS, Currency, Tax Code Knowledge
  • English - not less than intermediate level
  • Good communication skills, ability to challenge and to properly collaborate with key partners
  • "Problem solver" attitude and prioritization skills
  • Analytical mindset
  • Initiative, responsible and can Act as Subject Matter Expert, when information / instructions are not readily available

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.