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Head of Financial Control (m/w/d) DACH

Posted on Nov 24, 2019 by Danone GmbH

Not Specified, Germany
Travel & Tourism
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

As a world leading food company Danone stands for international success. Around 100.000 employees work on all five continents in the four Danone business areas Essential Dairy & Plant-Based, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Advanced Medical Nutrition on one corporate mission: „Bringing health through food to as many people as possible."

The Cluster Business Services (CBS) is a shared service organization, who is creating inter-divisional excellence in the processes of the areas finance, HR, IT/IS and General Secretary.

Become part of our powerful team and take your next career steps with us!
Support as of now our Danone Team in the Munich area as

Head of Financial Control (m/f/d) DACH


  • Ensure compliance of financial statements with Group rules for management accounts and local rules for Statutory accounts
  • Coordinate Cluster Business Services and Cluster Business Unit to deliver an accurate and timely monthly closing process, including validation of all closing options
  • Provide all accounting information necessary for local regulations (e.g. tax and legal requirements)
  • Planning, animation and monitoring of CBS activities: pre-closing, closing, reporting, audit
  • Integrity checks of interfaces fueling accounting system, follow up of resolution
  • Manage relationship with internal and external auditors
  • Contribute to lead finance projects as appropriate
  • Guarantee an effective internal control system in the accounting and reporting
  • Lead the General Accounting team, developing strong competencies to ensure excellence in execution and service level
  • Set up and follow up KPIs to monitor and improve the efficiency of the closing process and other General Ledger activities

  • University Degree, BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field
  • At least 7-10 years of relevant, practical experience
  • Experienced people manager in a matrix world
  • In-depth SAP FI/CO experience
  • Project management experience
  • Preferable shared service experience
  • Strong experience managing high-level stakeholders in a fast paced environment
  • Strategic thinker with conceptual strength, bringing clarity out of ambiguity, translating complexity into simplicity
  • English business fluent - sound German language necessary
  • Strong MS Office

  • Parking at no charges, subsidy to the jobticket, cooperations with fitness centers, daycare facility for children on the ground, company pension scheme, access to corporate benefits and discounted offers for employees of Danone (i.e. ravels, events and shopping)
  • An international, innovative corporation, in which strengths are continuously stimulated through transparent career options and versatile training and development offers
  • Modern office with open space, football table and supply of water, coffee, tee, yogurt and fruits for free, as well as subsidized lunch in the canteen
  • Respect and team spirit on all levels, opportunities for sabbaticals and home office, the Danone PME family service, health promotion, regular events in order to exchange and celebrate successes

Reference: 801559220

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