Finance Assistant - Upfield

Finance Assistant

Are you passionate about accounting & finance? Are you ready to play a critical role in the Portuguese and wider Iberia finance team focusing on core financial controls, audit governance, P2P and month end? We are looking for a proactive Finance Assistant for Portugal, reporting into the financial controller. With your accounting skills and knowledge, you are ready to maintain & establish key relationships with the shared services group, tax, treasury and the outsource provider Cap Gemini.


Location: Santa Iria, Portugal


About the position 

In our bright and sunny office located in Santa Iria, we need someone to help manage daily operations. A person that can deal with daily transactions, maintaining accounts clear, reviewing accounting assignments & fiscal information, and making cash forecasts. You will have a wide overview of our whole accounting operation for Portugal.

So what are the key objectives / projects you will deliver in the first year?

  • Reviewing and approving weekly payment runs & dealing with incoming invoices.
  • Main point of contact for shared service center and suppliers for invoicing and vendor queries.
  • Managing incoming post.
  • Supporting Financial Controller with local VAT submission (including SAFT billing and accounting requirements).
  • Help deliver the month end close e.g. posting journals.
  • Help the Financial Controller maintain integrity of the Balance Sheet & help the Financial Controller deliver group and statutory audits.
  • 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.

So what does it take to be successful in this role? 

Maybe you have worked in a similar role for the past 2- 3 years and are now ready for a new challenge in Finance/accounting. You will be familiar with all basic accounting principles. Highly oriented to detail, you will put your analytical skills to practice with good knowledge of excel, and ideally you have some SAP experience. You have an insurgent mindset and passion to identify and deliver profitable, growth opportunities. Portuguese and English both required.

What’s next 

If this position sounds interesting, please hit the apply button now! If you have additional questions, you can send myself, Andre Vleeming an email on  

We understand your resume might not be up to date, we recommend that you apply with what you have or your LinkedIn Profile. Upfield is dedicated to building an inclusive and diverse workplace, we understand that you might not hit all the requirements stated in the description, but we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this role or other roles.  

We prefer to receive your application before 27th of November. The first stage of the process will be a Video interview with me. 



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