Senior Finance Analyst Job at Mondelēz International – in Senior Finance Analyst
At Mondelēz International, our purpose is to empower people to snack right through offering the right snack, for the right moment, made the right way. That means delivering a broader range of delicious, high-quality snacks that nourish life’s moments, made with sustainable ingredients and packaging that consumers can feel good about.
We’re the world’s leading maker of Chocolate, Biscuits, Candy and Gum with billion-dollar brands like Cadbury, Milka, Prince and Oreo and we now have an exciting opportunity to join our team.
Mondelēz International’s Reading Science Centre provides unique opportunities in the provision of scientific analysis, research, consultancy and training to its parent company and the wider food and pharmaceutical sectors. Operating as Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), we apply leading-edge science with integrity and service to exceed expectations and deliver greater value to our clients.
Join our Mission to Lead the Future of Snacking. Make It Uniquely Yours.
How you will contribute
Support accounting and external reporting activities including accurate and timely U.S. and U.K. GAAP reporting and timeliness and integrity of statutory financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations, KPIs, fixed assets, restructuring and intercompany charges. As required, you will support activities performed by Mondelēz International Business Services/third-party service providers during month/quarter /year-end close, statistical reporting and statutory audit
Contribute to strong controls and compliance environment and comply with Mondelēz International’s AER policies. Support audit activities and provide information on auditors’ request
Perform moderately complex analysis of performance results as requested
Embrace a mindset of continuous improvement. You will also identify ways of working in your area of responsibility
Contribute to a high-performing Accounting and External Reporting (AER) team. Invest in personal development and contribute to the overall development of peers and the AER team
What you will bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE in accounting and external reporting including understanding U.K. and U.S. GAAP, IFRS or local GAAP, close processes and financial reporting systems (SAP experience preferred). Knowledge in policy, controls and compliance design including SOX reporting
BUSINESS ACUMEN and experience working in FMCG/CPG/RDQ Industry or Top Twenty accounting firm preferred
LEADERSHIP SKILLS including proven business partnering and communication skills. Experience working as a finance leader managing cross-functional and business partner teams to drive timely and accurate results
GROWTH/DIGITAL MINDSET and the ability to leverage technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools and financial system knowledge
INTEGRITY and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with our values, policies and external regulations
The Senior Analyst Accounting & External Reporting will support the North America Region accounting processes for activities completed by the shared services partners, with focus in the area of lease accounting.
Strong accounting / finance knowledge and analytical skills as well as good communication skills and assertiveness are key to be successful in this role. The role includes supporting implementation of the new lease accounting standard changes, improving processes in the assigned areas as well as ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual activities are completed accurately and on a timely basis. Process management and process improvement experience is also a plus.
A strong background in and affinity to financial systems is required, including experience in SAP.
Supports the month-end closing process and helps analyse and resolve issues as they arise
Monthly reconciliation sign-off and review of RSSL P&L and Balance Sheet and cash flow in the form of finance reports.
Monthly payroll, pensions and other complex reconciliations.
Prepare quarterly VAT return
Preparation of RSSL’s statutory accounts, with detailed backup, working closely with Financial Controller, UK tax team and external auditors.
Main point of contact for external and internal auditors, managing the collation and provision of audit samples and evidence within the team.
Assist in preparation corporation tax return and account for withholding tax across Mondelez entities
Support required activities related to lease accounting in compliance with new US GAAP guidance
Monthly Sales and Profit reporting and variance analyses for all Reading profit/cost centres including commentary; additional ad hoc internal reporting.
Assisting with the reporting of Reading Science Centre financial statements to Group via HFM and Contract management System (CMT).
Involvement in the UK financial planning processes including the provision comments on RSSL variances to contract and forecast.
Business partnering profit centre managers for annual budgeting and forecasting process as well as yearly pricing reviews.
Responsible for approving invoices, purchase orders and intercompany charges in SAP workflows, ensuring correct GL and cost centre allocations.
Supervision and operational management:
This role has no direct reports but as the senior member of the team there will be supervisory and operational responsibilities within the team.
Assist in training and mentoring to aid development of other team members.
Supervision of team members about operations and assisting with identifying and implementing processes improvements.
Managing month end processes to ensure the team complete all periodic tasks within required deadlines for a smooth month end close.
Providing advice and guidance to the team, alongside that of the financial Controller, covering all aspects of financial and management accounting.
Handling day to day financial operations within RSSL including supplier, customer and internal query resolution.
Providing cover for the role of Financial Analyst and deputising for elements of the Financial Controller role in their absence.
Involvement in projects to aid with the continual improvement of financial performance, efficiencies, decision making, reporting, processes and systems.
Working with the UK Internal Controls team to ensure local SOX compliance and correct documentation and review of processes.
Ensuring that RSC’s finance processes, transactions and records are transparent and compliant with legislation and Mondelēz standards.
Know the ethical and legal compliance responsibilities of the position, raising questions or concerns when faced issues; apply integrity in all aspects of professional conduct.
Accountancy qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
Experience in various accounting areas
Strong experience in balance sheet account analysis
Knowledge of corporation tax, VAT and withholding tax
Excellent communication skills
Strong team player who manages collaboratively with all stakeholders
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
Experience with financial systems, particularly SAP
Strong Excel skills and technical skills are required
Strong problem-solving skills
Need to be able to handle/analyse large amounts of data
Ability to work with details/understand business implications
In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful International business that offers financial rewards and resources, including bonus scheme, contributory pension, life assurance, generous holiday allowance and a flexible benefits programme.
RSSL website: https://www.rssl.com/
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/RSSLServices
LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/107107
Location: Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Monday to Friday : 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
No Relocation support available
Business Unit Summary
Reading Scientific Services, Ltd. (RSSL) is a cutting-edge contract research organization (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.
We were recognized in 2019 as an Enlightened Employer, Women in Business and Thames Valley Tech finalists and in 2018, one of our family members earned the Food & Drink Federation’s Scientist of the Year. Enriched by our parent company, Mondelēz International, our diverse team of 300 includes 23 nationalities, creating a family feel as we strive toward our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives.”
Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About the Company
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Company Location: Senior Finance Analyst