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Chief Accountant

Job Location: Kyiv

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:

The main role of Chief Accountant is to ensure that commercial activity complies with local tax, accounting, civil and administrative legislation.

Main Responsibilities:

Organization of record keeping of Company financial activity according to IFRS;
Following accounting policies which comply with accounting legislation;
Heading preparation and acceptance of chart of accounts, forms of primary accounting documents, as well as performance of inventory procedure, control of the business activity, observance of accounting information, processing technology and document control procedure;
Effective organization of accounting and reporting (Financial Statement according to the accounting standards: Balance Sheet, P&L Report, CF, BS Explanatory note), preparation and timely submission of full and reliable accounting information on the company’s activities, development and performance of activities, aimed at strengthening of financial discipline;
Ensuring that software meets requirements of the Group and Local Accounting Legislation (Develop, implement, test, control and recommend adjustments);
Rendering assistance to employees from other operational and service departments regarding accounting,
control and reporting analysis;
Provision of validity, correctness and timely preparation of documents
Ensuring month\year end closing in due time;
Continuing improvements and optimization of finance processes, cross function projects;
Cooperation with the state authorities with regard to the company’s financial activities;
Ensuring preparedness for internal and external audits;
Successful passing of tax audits;
Managing and developing accounting team (4 employees).

Who we are looking for:

Previous experience as chief accountant/deputy chief accountant at least 5 years in a big international and/or production company;
Proven leadership skills;
Experience of managing a team;
Strong communication skills;
Ability to build strong working relationships across the company;
Computer skills SAP/ERP;
Language skills English, Ukrainian, Russian - Advanced.

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.