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Financial Controller – Italian

Job Title: Financial Controller – Italian
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cork
REF: 88960
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Job Description

Contact: Jenny Dore
Telephone: 0212066287

Financial Controller - Italian
Our client, a pharmaceutical company in Cork are currently looking to recruit a Financial Controller - Italian for their site.

What will I be doing
  • Ownership and Accountability for delivering accurate, robust and timely US GAAP and Local Italian Financial Statements, validated through regular internal and external audits.
  • Governance and accountability for journal voucher review, account reconciliation review, and intercompany processes.
  • Lead the monthly, quarterly and annual US GAAP trial balance review process through analysis and insight of the underlying business in the respective affiliates/hub, incorporating in the preparation and presentation of monthly Trial Balance to Senior Finance leadership
  • Influence and lead strong control environment and robust compliance
  • Partner with Hub/Affiliate CFO on local statutory requirements and reporting and tax matters to ensure accurate and holistic financial statements
  • Act as advisor/subject matter expert on complex accounting treatments on US GAAP and Italian GAAP and policy/procedures interpretation
Build Relationships with key stakeholders across the Company to develop business acumen, commercial awareness across a broad base of business and act as a strategic business partner:
  • Hub/Affiliate Finance Director and Teams.
  • Affiliate Business Leadership and Teams.
  • Corporate Financial Reporting (CFR) and European Controller.
  • Other Corporate Functions: Tax, Treasury, Manufacturing, LRL, HR and Compliance.
Influence and Drive Process Improvement and Efficiency across the Hub/Affiliate and SSC.
  • Act as the Affiliate/Hub Advocate for governing SSC performance including Service Level Agreements (SLAs), metrics and measures.
  • Focus SSC on operational excellence and continuous improvements.
  • Partner with the Global Process Owners to drive business process re-engineering and process standardisation.
  • Leading the communication of financial information to all non-financial stakeholders.
Influence and Co-ordinate the integration of local, regional and corporate initiatives.
Partner with Hub/Affiliate Finance Director to design and maintain appropriate, right sized resourcing levels to provide Optimum Financial Services and Solutions.
  • Succession Planning.
  • People Business Continuity Planning ensuring continuous and consistent service delivery (incl. training, transition management).
  • Provide technical training, coaching, mentoring for Hub/Affiliate staff, SSC.
  • Active contributor to the broader the company Controller community.
  • Lead a team of tax and accounting professionals
  • Be able to take charge of, inspire and influence a team
  • Actively connect with your people and champion employee engagement
  • Develop top talent by participating in regular succession planning and having robust performance /coaching conversations.
  • Work as part of the GBS management team to make the GBS a great place to work for all employees.
Additional Duties;
  • Actively work in partnership with various cross-functional stakeholders (internally & externally) to maintain effective relationships and ensuring efficient and compliant processes.
  • Ensure the culture of compliance is reinforced continuously within the team.
  • Continuously look for and or lead where possible continuous improvement initiatives including standardization and/or re-engineering of processes and controls.
  • Drive for results and ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations.
  • Drive cross-functional projects where opportunity arises.
  • Demonstrate excellent project management abilities and strong understanding of financial systems.
  • Support organizational changes.
  • Analyse and translate data into key strategic inputs and insights to drive decision making.
  • Proven ability to work on high level value-add ad hoc projects while continuing to achieve routine goals
What do I need
  • Qualified Chartered/ Public Accountant (Dottore Commercialista) - Preferably Big 4 Trained with a minimum of 5 years post qualified. GAAP/IFRS accounting standards knowledge.
  • Controllership experience matured in Multinational Companies is an advantage
  • Extensive Local Italian financial reporting and Tax experience
  • Master's Degree / MBA qualification is desirable.
  • Attentive to details to ensure compliance and accurate reporting.
  • Italian native Language
  • Experience of working to tight deadlines and analysing multiple entities with the ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands
  • Strong organizational and multitasking capabilities
  • Self-motivated professional with excellent customer service and strong working/team building relationship skills
  • Proven strong interpersonal, influencing and communication skills to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Ability to build effective networks across functions, organisations, job levels and geographies.
  • Self-motivated, with a passion for continuous improvement

For further information on this Financial Controller - Italian role in Cork please contact Jenny Dore on 0212066287 /
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