Overheads controller Analyst

FP&A Overheads controller

[Location – Bangalore, India]

 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’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band 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. We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

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 career defining opportunities.

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

About the Role!

Upfields Global Finance FP&A team is looking for a FP&A Overheads Controller to join this best-in-class team of professionals. In this role, you will own and lead the corporate overheads cost control. You will be responsible for all reporting and analytics of actuals (month-end) process, annual planning and forecasting; help coordinate with respective finance partners/budget owners to ensure timely forecast/plans are submitted and aligned with stakeholders.

You will function as business partner with key executives within the business ensuring overhead budgets and forecasts are well understood and tracked against forecast – particularly Group Marketing, Finance, Group Strategy, International Sales, General Management, Legal and Corporate Affairs. You will also lead the group month-end close activities and work alongside the finance control team to ensure month end performance are thoroughly reviewed, accruals/prepayments booked accurately, and ledger is closed in timely manner.

You will lead reporting and analysis of the Restructuring project tracking (one-off, Capex and opex). Ensuring governance and approval cadence with senior leadership (CFO, Deputy CFO). On this topic, as the FP&A Overhead controller you will play a critical role in the finance team, supporting Regions, Markets and Global team. The role requires strong working relationships with finance teams across Europe, AMEA, NA, Latam and our Shared Services teams.

Your responsibilities will include being involved in the supporting the Arivia Finance consolidation and reporting for month-end and forecasting.

 

In this role and within Upfield, we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation, and your desire to succeed. You will get a lot of freedom in our start-up environment to build your own career and contribute to our worldwide purpose to make people healthier and happier with great tasting, all-natural plant-based nutrition products that are better for you and for the planet.

About you!

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field or equivalent practical experience.
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience, including experience in FP&A, overheads controller, full P&L responsibility or with a focus on costing
  • Advanced SAP knowledge and experience
  • Strong analytical skills and IT savvy, with system knowledge on BPC, Power BI, BW
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond under pressure
  • Strong leader experienced in working in cross functional teams within a matrix environment
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements
  • Strong communication and report writing skills. Ability to communicate complex methodologies and procedures in a simple and coherent manner
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines
  • A 'can do' attitude, creative problem solver and keen on innovation

About Upfield!

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

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’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band 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 Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

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