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Finance Head BUP

Job Name

Finance Head BUP




São Paulo, São Paulo


Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

Managing Director BUP

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

What does a Finance Head do?

As the Finance Head you are an integral member Market Leadership Team and the Regional Finance Leadership Team. The role is accountable for leading the Finance Team. The incumbent delivers strong Business Partner support to the Managing Director, and Market Leadership team in shaping the direction of the business and delivery of the financial performance. Always doing the right thing and working to embed Stewardship as part of the culture of the organization.

About You 
  • Your ability to operate and orchestrate seamlessly within the matrix will be critical for your success in this role
  • You are a Finance Leader- with experience in leading multidisciplined Finance teams as well as multifunction project teams. Process focused with an understanding of end-to-end business processes and their financial impacts. Understanding of strong compliance & controls, and how to develop appropriate guidelines


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Lead the finance function including subsystems such as: Performance Management, Revenue Growth Management, Stewardship and Supply Chain Finance for Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay Cluster BUP).
  • Provide direction and guidance for long-term financial indicators. Influence the market leadership team to drive productivity and effectiveness initiatives.
  • Actively manage, design and execute working and cash management initiatives.
  • Ensure the teams always does the right thing, delivering SOX Controls, Internal and External Audits, as well continue working to embed Stewardship as part of the organization.
  • Work together with Tax (planning/compliance) and Legal team, to timely lead and manage tax initiatives.
  • Be a business co-pilot to the BUP Managing Director in order to deliver strong financial performance and value creation for the business
  • Lead financial and strategic planning and analysis for strategy execution.
  • Develop and foster a robust compliance and controls environment to ensure sustainable business performance. 
  • Ensure audits are flawlessly executed and that no findings are identified.
  • Navigate the matrix in order to get the right service level from different Center of Excellence or Regional/Global functions such as the Shared Service Center, Tax, Regional Controllership and technical accounting among others.
  • Timely identify Risks & Opportunities. 
  • Coordinate multifunctional teams either to mitigate potential risks and/or capitalize opportunities.
  • Develop talent and a strong finance organization.
  • Own Cluster’s Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Solid Finance experience and proven record successfully delivering results in matrix organization, managing multiple stakeholders in a complex environment
  • Ability to steer the financial performance of multiple countries.
  • Experience in leading multidisciplined finance teams as well as multifunction project teams
  • Proven experience of introducing and managing changes to finance systems, procedures and practices. Understanding of strong compliance & controls, and how to develop appropriate guidelines
  • Proven leadership within a matrix organization, managing multiple stakeholders in a complex environment
  • Qualified accountant ACCA, ACA, CPA, (or equivalent), or substantial relevant work experience
  • Strong people management
  • Strong influence, persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Fluent English is mandatory. Spanish is desirable.
Personal Qualities
  • Globally minded and able to demonstrate cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership in order to influence and inform decision making
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results
  • Resilience and mental strength to deal with ambiguity
  • Strategic mindset, ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve

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.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.