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Finance Controller (France)

Job Name

Finance Controller (France)






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Head of Gensac Finance and Cognac Castle

Job type:

Full time

About the role

Key role in partnering with and advising the Operations team, in both strategic and operational areas, delivering best in class financial analysis, enabling decision making to deliver excellence in execution across key performance indicators.

Responsible of delivering value added performance reporting and driving Operations accountability on financial results. Ensuring effective cost control for local management and challenge status quo to help improve overall Operations performance.

Fully engaged member of France Operation Center (OC) team to deliver Finance Business support


Finance Business Partner of Operations:
  • Understand business drivers, share his opinion and challenge Operations to improve performance
  • Monitor performance: understand business drivers and analyse facts to understand true performance
  • Drive discussions with managers on deviations to plan and recovery actions
  • Bring a clear culture of accountability throught fact based reporting, shared with managers
  • Challenge performance and status quo to influence forecasts : provide forward looking analysis
  • Lead business case costing (new product development, CAPEX and savings,…)
Finance lead in charge of our copacker
  • Purchase Price Variance evolution and validation
  • Waste factor follow up
  • Price revision based on block planning rules and effective production run
  • Ensure all contractuel aspects under control
  • Maintain good relationship with our partner
Responsible for Financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting
  • Manage all aspects of the month end performance reporting based on SAP & TM1 tools and year end closing
  • Owner and leader of budgeting & forecasting process
  • Identify business Risks and Opportunities with financial impacts
  • Standards costing and SAP Product Costing : annual standard costs preparation, validation and communication
Projects and Capital Expenditure
  • Appraise new projects, including savings and payback calculations
  • CAPEX controlling, support delivery of project within agreed budgets, including both capex and savings if relevant
  • CAPEX consolidation for France on investment done & to come
Internal control & compliance
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and with Group Financial Reporting rules
  • Responsible of SOX procedures for sites
Custom & excises support
  • Support / replace Custom & Excise Manager on monthly review
  • Follow alcohol waste level and ensure compliance with French custom rules

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will have/be: 
  • Degree in finance / accounting / controlling
  • 5 years finance experience, plant controller and/or financial auditor
  • Fluent French & English
  • Experience within changing environments, multinational organisations
  • Ability to connect to operations in the fied (connect figures & business case with plant’s reality)
  • Team spirit: team first, then the individual, offers trust, solidarity
  • Autonomous / Anticipating / Proactive / Result oriented
  • SAP experience
Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future.  We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements: Focus Externally to Win / Drive Execution & Results / Lead Strategically & Know your Business / Make the Matrix Work / Lead by Example and Develop and Inspire Talent

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.