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Finance Consolidation Service Senior Specialist - GBS

Campari America

Campari America

Accounting & Finance
Sesto San Giovanni, Metropolitan City of Milan, Italy
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023
Campari Group today is a major player in the global branded spirits industry, with a portfolio of over 50 premium and super premium brands, marketed and distributed in over 190 markets around the world, with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Campari Group owns 22 plants worldwide and has its own distribution network in 22 countries, and employs approximately 4,000 people.

Shares of the parent company Davide Campari - Milano N.V. are listed on the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001. Campari Group is today the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry.

Position Context

The GBS Finance Consolidation Service Senior Specialist is part of the GBS Finance Consolidation Service team and reports to the GBS Finance Consolidation Service Manager.

T he mission of the role is to perform the consolidation of managerial data and support on specific activities related to Statutory consolidation thus effectively analyzing and reporting Group performance results to the top management.

Key Responsibilities And Activities

  • Ensures consolidation and analysis of managerial P&L data according to the specific FP&A process: 5 years strategic plan, budget and revised budgets, forecasts and actual month end closing;
  • Is responsible for supporting the Business Units in the data submission for the required scenario, making sure submission is complete and accurate and in respect of the Group deadlines;
  • Is responsible for the whole managerial consolidation process performing consolidation tasks in BPC/BI, data consistency checks and root cause analysis;
  • Identifies variances across scenarios and investigates the root cause directly with the BU and/or regional managers and other functions i.e. Supply Chain, Group Strategic Marketing, GBS Delivery, Group IFRS Statutory Consolidated Financial Reporting working immediately on corrective actions;
  • Perform quality checks to guarantee data consistency at statutory consolidated level. This encompasses validating the accuracy and completeness of legal entity reporting, which includes profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and additional disclosures. Specifically, for the balance sheet, dedicated controls are implemented to obtain a comprehensive consolidated view and oversee the accuracy of data related to equity movements, net financial position, working capital, and other relevant changes. The mission is to identify any errors, engage relevant stakeholders for resolution, and confirm that all necessary adjustments have been appropriately addressed;
  • To ensure a complete oversight of intercompany recharges in both actual and planning scenarios;
  • Guarantee continuous alignment between statutory and managerial consolidation results;
  • Provides detailed Gross margin (price/volume/mix) and EBIT variance analysis bridging between scenarios;
  • Provides a draft reporting deck with the analysis of Group P&L effects (organic, perimeter, FX) by dimensions of analysis to be reviewed within the function in preparation of top management reporting;
  • Updates institutional reporting and FP&A dashboards communicating availability of Group results to the Top Management and finance teams involved in the process;
  • Elaborates customized financial analysis and reports to support specific requirements within the function or acting as a business partner in the support of other functions;
  • Collaborates closely with Group FP&A and IFRS Consolidated Financial Reporting, actively participating in updating FP&A manuals and Group IFRS Accounting/Reporting guidance, delivering a solid and integrated user training framework;
  • Assesses the application of the accounting and reporting manuals in all the subsidiaries of the Group with the aim to achieve a high level of consistency and compliance with all the Group rules, both for profit & loss and balance sheet statements;
  • Proactively follows Finance projects and SAP System Roll-Outs within his/her area of responsibility liaising with IT counterpart and all stakeholders and giving an effective contribution in all phases (gap analysis, design, test, migration, training and support);
  • Supports in the enhancement of Financial Planning & Analysis framework and processes harmonization at global level with the aim of constantly improving and innovating the Controlling Model, processes and analysis exploring new technologies and advanced analytics techniques;
  • Collaborates with the rest of the team supporting local Business Units with specific training on FP&A and Statutory processes and systems ensuring adherence to Group guidelines and adoption of best practices;
  • Assists the integration of newly acquired/merged companies into the Finance Controlling Model since the beginning ensuring the proper deployment of the Campari Finance Controlling Model.

Key Relationships

Internal: Group and local Finance departments, GBS across all functions, with a particular focus on GBS Delivery, IT, Product Supply Chain, Sales and Marketing

External: Consultants involved in project development and application maintenance.

Experience & Education

  • Around 4 years Audit in a Big 4 auditing firm, with experience in listed, multinational and industrial companies, with application of IFRS
  • The audit experience should be strengthened by 3-4 years Finance experience in multinational manufacturing companies, preferably in consumer goods industry, including assignments in Consolidation or FP&A and knowledge of Accounting and reporting processes
  • Familiar with working in a matrix organization
  • Degree in Economics/Business Administration
  • Deep SAP knowledge; knowledge of BPC tool and SAP BI (Analysis for Office would be a strong plus)
  • Microsoft Suite proficient; advanced Excel user
  • Fluency of English is a must, knowledge of Italian or another language is a plus

Required Skills & Traits

  • Proven experience in planning & reporting techniques and methods, including consolidation and KPIs management Consolidated economic and financial knowledge including profit & loss calculation, profitability elaboration and analysis
  • Knowledge of business processes in FMCG industry
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Result oriented: ability to prioritize workload to achieve objectives within challenging timeframes and high-pressure situations
  • Pragmatic, hands-on approach with strong problem-solving skills
  • Capable of working independently, coordinating the efforts of others, and collaborating effectively with individuals across various organizational levels. Customer-oriented.
  • Flexible, but firm when necessary
  • International mindset and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Proactive
  • Team player; excellent interpersonal skills.

Additional Requirements

  • Availability to travel, if requested, for specific assignments.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

At Campari Group we believe in building more value together, thus we see diversity in all forms as a source of enrichment. Our employment policies and practices ensure that we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment without regard to any individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics or expression, political affiliation or activity, age, veteran status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note to applicants:

Your application will be assessed based on your abilities, expertise, general knowledge and experience, not because of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information you may possess. You must not disclose to Campari Group any such information. In the event that you are asked a question that cannot be answered without disclosure of any confidential, proprietary or trade secret information (including from a current or prior employer or their vendors or customers), you must decline to answer the question.

Notice to third party agencies:

Please note that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Services Agreement, we will not consider, or agree to, payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event that a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, we explicitly reserve the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency