Global Accounting Manager

Are you experienced with Accounting and Reporting under IFRS and looking to make a great impact on a Global scale?  

Within Upfield you will join our team of best-in-class professionals that can be seen as the financial center of expertise for the global organization.  

We are the world's biggest plant-based food production company selling our products in 65 countries worldwide and we are looking for a Global Accounting Manager.  

About the role 
You are an active member of the Group Controlling team reporting into the Global Technical Director. You will be owning the global accounting (IFRS) 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 can translate the global requirements into practice for 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, 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.   

To summarize: 

  • You will be owning part of the global accounting policies. 
  • You advise on the accounting implications of draft contracts, other arrangements, and one-off transactions. 
  • You will support local finance teams and leaders with the implementation and practical execution of the global accounting policies. 
  • Perform topical reviews on the local reporting packs to advise local finance teams on the best way of working and streamline accounting across the group.
  • You will be responsible for liaising with internal business partners and the external auditor, as well as writing or reviewing position papers for complex accounting topics. 
  • You bring high energy and excellent communication skills.  

 About you 
We are 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 (audit, accounting advisory or technical office) and strong knowledge of IFRS. Being a qualified Auditor and having 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 October 15th 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! 

 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.  


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