Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Financial Accountant/ Junior Financial Controller

Financial Accountant/ Junior Financial Controller



Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mindset of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table. We take quality seriously and around the world we taste products every 30 seconds. We take our consumers seriously and more than 150 people will taste test each of our new innovations before they hit the shelves.

Our purpose is clear: Making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet. We will not make any compromises when it comes to doing what’s right for our people and our planet. We uphold a strong commitment to sustainability that guides the entire value chain.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

About the role

Reporting to the financial controller of the central and ever evolving entity of Upfield you will be responsible for the reconciliation and the cleanliness of our balance sheet and our P&L. Working with the other team members, our support teams and the other functions in the business you will take ownership for the monthly accounting, reporting and control in various processes. Next to that you develop new ways of working and you will finetune existing processes to become top notch.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for VAT declarations and Intrastat reporting and the reconciliation with close cooperation and support of the tax team.
  • Coordinate the bank process: cash applications and reconciliations.
  • Coordinate and reconcile the salary process from the financial perspective in cooperation with the HR team
  • Ownership of the Intercompany process. Where you will be looking at intercompany loans, intercompany royalties, intercompany recharges, and the intercompany reconciliation process.
  • Coordination of the cash repatriation in cooperation with the tax and treasury team.
  • Working with internal and external auditors to disclose the items on our balance sheet and our P&L

About you

  • Master degree in finance, accounting or controlling;
  • Experience 5+ in (corporate)Finance;
  • Previous experience working with Shared Service Center;
  • International environment experience;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Naturally curious;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with a drive to make things work;
  • Proficiency in Excel and SAP; BPC is a plus;
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements;
  • Strong communication and report writing skills
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines;
  • Strong analytical bias and Microsoft Excel skills;


At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.


Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!