Financial Accountant - Upfield

Financial Accountant

Are you ready to take full ownership of the financial accounting and work with your colleagues on taking our Financial Control operations to the next level in Spain?  

The Financial Accountant for Spain will be reporting into the Iberia Financial Controller and will play a critical role in North West and South West Europe finance team focusing on core financial controls, audit, governance, P2P and month end. There are also key working relationships that need to be established & maintained across the group especially with the shared services group, tax, treasury and the outsource provider Cap Gemini. There will be work required to produce Statutory accounts for the Spanish legal entity in line with the reporting deadlines the country.

You ensure all accounting, control and governance company policies and processes are adhered to. You maintain integrity of the Balance Sheet, ensuring clear management & ownership with regular management reviews.  Work with Shared Services team to understand key movements and recommend actions to rectify if appropriate. You take ownership in the month end close process to stated group timetable deadlines. You ensure local tax compliance and reporting, in conjunction with local advisers and you lead the statutory reporting and audit process, in conjunction with the internal and external auditors.

Ensure integrity of monthly payroll before posting into SAP, liaise with HR team on queries, be the finance point of contact for the outsourced payroll provider and you monthly report on overheads.

In order to be successful in this role, you bring a bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business and preferably a accounting degree, or you are working towards a professional qualification. You work delivery-focussed with a high degree of ownership and a positive, growth mindset. You easily built relationships on cross-functional level and with both internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in Upfield, you are a self-starter, you work independent, and you easily connect with your colleagues across Europe. You are resilience and can manage and navigate through change and uncertainty. You bring an insurgent mindset and passion to identify and deliver profitable, growth 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.

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.

Ready to apply? I am looking forward to receiving your CV/details, after we will review all applications, the first step in the process will be a 30- 45-minute video interview with myself Andre Vleeming. If successful, you will have a first Interview with the Hiring Manager, followed possibly by another interview.

if you have additional questions just send me an email to andre.vleeming@upfield.com. I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have.

Andre Vleeming, Talent Acquisition Specialist

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

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. Upfield has 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’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

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 shelve

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 a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set 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 are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business. 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.

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