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Costs Controller & Reporting Benelux

Job Location: ​Brussels​

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 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 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:

Support the Financial Reporting & Controlling Manager in controlling & reporting on local costs for Benelux markets. Thereby ensuring control, accuracy, predictability and timely delivery of results. Perform comparative analysis and commentary to BU leaders and Corporate reporting team across the Region and Europe.

Main Responsibilities:

Actual and Month end closing
•    Overheads monthly analysis versus Budget and Forecast 
•    A&P monthly analysis versus Budget and Forecast 
•    Co-packing monthly analysis vs Budget and Forecast 
•    Presentation of the month end closing and support of the Business in understanding trends and taking decisions
•    Intercompany monthly analysis and reporting
•    Calculation of Transfer pricing and yearly adjustment
•    Reconciliation between SAP FI (financial accounting) and SAP CO (controlling) 
•    Material Ledger (ML) running for stock valorization and remediation 
•    Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) and cycle to see profit/loss by product, customers, orders  
•    Actual on Actual analysis on a monthly basis at value chain and Gross Margin check by BRAND
•    Upload the documentation request from group for compliancy reason in collaboration with GRC
•    Collaborate to the preparation of the Annual Audit requests

Budgeting and Forecasting
•    Participate actively to the construction of the budget and forecast in close collaboration with the Commercial organization & BU leaders
•    Consolidate the budget and forecast for BU leaders and prepare the presentation to share internally with GM and CFO and as well with Region and Area
•    Collaborate with the other team member in the controlling department to ensure the Gross Margin by brand
•    Review Capex Forecast and Budget 
•    Intercompany Flows planning/controlling
•    Forecast Rolling (TO GO) on a monthly basis 

Database Management
Provide database management and ensure integrity of data within the reporting systems:
•    Oracle Essbase
•    Oracle Hyperion Financial Management
•    SAP
 

Who we are looking for:

•    Master degree (Business) Economics/Audit
•    3 to 5 Years professional experience in Controlling/Audit
•    FMCG or Retail background is a plus
•    Knowledge of Budgeting, Forecast and Database Management 
•    Advanced skills in Excel (Oracle is a plus)
•    Strong organization, analytical skills 
•    Good communication skills to collaborate with and challenge key stakeholders 
•    Result driven with good balance between pragmatism & detail orientation
 

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.