Associate Finance Manager - Overheads - Upfield

Associate Finance Manager - Overheads

Job Purpose

In this role you will be responsible for maintaining the day-to-day Overheads activities for USA and CAN. This includes budgeting and building relationships with other department leaders to be able to reach success. 

Main Responsibilities

Overheads Management

  • Responsible for creating the annual operating budget.
  • Monitor development of Overhead expenses throughout the month and at month end close.
  • Reconcile GL activity and process journal entries in the form of accruals or reclasses.
  • Provide insights to the FP&A team on actual spend vs budget.
  • Analyze financial results and key trends to assess risk & opportunities and communicate to the controller and CFO.
  • Responsible for alignment across functions of month-end closure and forecasting timelines
  • Prepare and submit monthly Overheads forecast in financial planning system - SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) Software
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with different departments key players to ensure that expenses are posted correctly.
  • Prepare monthly Overhead reports and share them with department leaders.
  • Consolidation of monthly, quarterly, and yearly reporting.
  • Work closely with various global teams including 3rd party service providers.
  • Summit quarterly R&D, Legal, IT and Communications recharges to global.
  • Implement process and improvement in areas where we can improve efficiency.
  • Oversight of insurance, 401K and payroll requirements including maintenance of the prepaid schedules, completion of annual forms and invoicing.

General

  • Support Controllers team on month end close processes including reconciliations of accruals, posting payroll entries, benefits group reporting and treasury reporting
  • Assist with the internal and external audit processes
  • Provide assistance on new projects and initiatives

Minimum Requirements

  • Degree in accounting, finance or equivalent;
  • +5 years of experience in accounting
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines and enforce time management
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements
  • Very strong work ethic and reliable
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong system knowledge: (SAP (S4 Hana), BPC, Power BI, AFO, Microsoft Office, MS Excel)

About you!

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.

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.