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Accounting & Reporting Manager (Supply Points)

  • Posted: 8 Oct 2021
  • Finance
  • Flexible
  • United Kingdom

About the job

Job Title – Accounting & Reporting Manager (Supply Points)

Location – Danoners have the personal choice to decide where and how to work! Therefore, we support remote/flexible working for this position. Your place of work will be your home and your nearest Danone regional hub, balancing the nature of your role, the business and stakeholder needs. Danone hubs are located in London, Trowbridge & Birmingham

Salary - Competitive; benefits to include annual bonus, double matched pension, private healthcare, and a fantastic flexible benefits package.

 

IBS (Integrated Business Services) Financial Control is responsible for all Accounting and Reporting of Actual results to the Danone group. You will be co-ordinating IBS and SP (Supply Point) Finance to deliver an accurate and timely monthly closing process, including validation of all closing options. You will also be repsonsible for preparing the financial statements for local / legal requirements.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Monthly actuals reporting
  • Planning, animation and monitoring of IBS Financial Control activities: pre-closing, closing, reporting, audit
  • Coordinate IBS and SP Finance to deliver an accurate and timely monthly closing process, including validation of all closing options and risks & opportunity identification
  • Review and validate monthly reporting (Balance Sheet, P&L, Cash Flow and supporting schedules) and bi-annual consolidation packages for SP and Holding Companies (as required)
  • Statutory reporting
  • Prepare the financial statements for local / legal requirements
  • Ensure compliance of financial statements with Group rules for management accounts and local rules for Statutory accounts
  • Manage external audit process for UKIR supply points
  • Financial control monitoring & compliance
  • Set up and follow up KPIs to monitor and improve the efficiency of the closing process and other GL activities. Develop Close Policies, Procedures, Standards and Templates
  • Control integrity of interfaces to accounting system and follow up resolution
  • Ensure that accounting and closing processes / systems are compliant with Company policies and with the DANgo Internal Control framework. Cut-off procedures are clearly defined and strictly applied: revenue recognition and cost accounting are in the right accounting period
  • Complete monthly GL reconciliations ensuring all GLs are reconciled, present bi-annual balance sheet reviews
  • Support SP Finance and IBS Cash Forecasting manager in the forecast process: below ROP and cash
  • Manage the process and controls around fixed assets, with the support of the team.
  • Working closely with Accounting and Reconciliation and Cash Forecast manager to ensure accurate and timely reporting, sharing tasks when required
  • Desire to improve inter-team processes and involvement in finance projects

 

Interactions

 

  • Ensure the development of a close relationship with SP Finance
  • Maintain relationship with internal and external auditors
  • IBS Finance teams including P2P and I2C
  • R2R team including heads of Financial Control, Internal Control and Tax

About you

 

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the below attributes:

 

  • Financial Statement Impact - fully qualified accountant
  • Understanding the impact of transactions on the company's financial statements
  • Strong knowledge of R2R processes, systems and data
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate and arbitrate
  • Business partnering and service-oriented mindset
  • Analytical mindset
  • Continuous improvement skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration - Fostering an environment that values teamwork and sharing of ideas and work

About us

Danone is a leading food and drink company, built on a health-focussed and fast-growing portfolio. With over 100 years of expertise, we care about the products we make, and we care equally about how we make them. As a leading Bcorp we are respected by our stakeholders and communities across UKI for our economic and social contributions. We operate across multiple production sites as well as offices in the UK & Ireland – these sites are led by our people who power everything we do and are the key to our success. It’s across these sites we attract, grow and nurture diverse talent from all backgrounds and walks of life; it’s our diversity that brings our innovation and creativity!

 

Danone is embarking on an exciting global change to its strategy and organizational set up and we want you to be part of that journey! The food revolution is stronger than ever and the chance to adapt and evolve through digital transformation is upon us. We want to embrace these opportunities to build a more agile, integrated, and synchronized organization that will be powered by its people.

We are proud to be an organisation where everyone has a voice and a share in Danone’s future at every level in the organization. Our clear sense of purpose drives us daily to do more; together, we are committed to being a force for good in our role through food and drink, #OnePlanetOneHealth By You.

 

WE OFFER

 

We offer a competitive package including a double matched pension, annual bonus, private healthcare, life assurance and product vouchers. You will also be entitled to opt into a range of flexible benefits which you can pick to suit your lifestyle. These include discounted gym membership, childcare vouchers, dental cover, optical insurance, travel insurance, holiday buy & sell and much more!

 

Our mission and values guide how we behave, our ways of working, how we connect with our communities and how we develop our people. This is reflected in our employee offer and family friendly culture; for example, our health & wellbeing programme, sponsored volunteering opportunities and in how individuals are enabled to drive their own development.

 

Ensuring an inclusive working culture that is accessible to all is important to us; we therefore support flexible ways of working wherever possible. Please let us know in your application if and how you would like to explore flexible working for this position.

 

WHAT NEXT?

 

The closing date for applications is Monday 18th October. Your application will be reviewed by a member of the Talent Team.