Global Technical Accounting Manager (IFRS)

Location Amsterdam

Are you looking for a highly visible role with an evolving and international organization? Are you ambitious and experienced to join this best-in-class team of professionals? In this role, you will have a global responsibility and you will join a dynamic and highly entrepreneurial organization full of opportunities. Are you a team player looking to make great impact with your technical IFRS and financial control background, communication?

As Global Technical Accounting Manager, you will be responsible for the global accounting, reporting (IFRS) and financial control policies. You will develop these policies to optimally support global business steering, efficiency, and compliance.

Want to make an impact where it matters?

About Upfield

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based food company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers, and the planet.

We’ve got iconic brands like Blue Band, Becel and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our colleagues, 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. 

About the role

You are an active member of the Group Controlling team reporting into the Global Technical Director. You will be developing the global accounting, reporting (IFRS) and financial control policies and you will advise and support throughout the Group on implementation.

You lead on complex Accounting, Reporting and Control topics, think of revenue recognition, impairments, leasing, financial instruments, business combinations and key financial controls.  

You have strong knowledge of IFRS and financial control frameworks, and you have the ability to translate the global requirements into practice of the Upfield financial operations. You are responsible for position papers on IFRS treatment of complex accounting topics and the alignment with external auditors.

Communication is key in this role, you are supporting all international finance teams on these policies, so you need to have the ability to educate and train your colleagues by making complex matters understandable and get to the core. The teams you work with are located all over the world and you build high performing working relations. When updating or developing the global policies, you know what it takes to get everyone aligned to work according to these global policies.

To summarize;

  • You will be contributing to -and supervising on the global accounting, reporting (IFRS) and financial control policies.
  • You support the optimal implementation of these global policies and educate your colleagues with technical accounting knowledge.
  • You have a key role in determining the accounting implications and treatment for acquisitions, complex and one-off transactions. 
  • Together with the team, you are responsible for accounting papers to support complex accounting areas.
  • You are internal and external business partner, you will speak to the external auditor and other Regional CFO's & Business Leaders on technical topics;
  • You bring high energy to engage in communication with senior stakeholders to secure understanding, implementation and receive feedback for continuous improvement of policies.

About you

For this Global Technical Director (IFRS), we are role looking for a top performer with an outstanding educational and work background. We would love to hear about your track record and best practices, which you can further develop within Upfield. You have a Big 4 background and experience within relevant positions. The team consists of two Global Technical Accounting managers reporting into reporting into the Global Technical Director. You are a qualified Auditor and FMCG experience is a big plus.  

Please apply below, or if you have additional questions just send me a whatsapp message using (0615697958). I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have.

We would like to receive your application before April 13th, after this date, everyone will get a response.

Milou van Regteren, Talent Acquisition Specialist

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