Posted
21-Mar-2024
Job type
Full time
Country
Portugal
Location
Lisbon
Lead recruiter
Irene Castro
Function
Finance
Reporting Line
Finance Manager Iberia
On-site/Remote
On-site
Level of experience
Individual Contributor/Support (Non - Managers)
Contract type
Permanent

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

WHAT DOES AN ACCOUNTING MANAGER DO?

As the Finance Manager for the Country, you are an integral member of the Iberia & Greece Cluster Team. The role is accountable for managing the financials in the Cluster. The incumbent delivers strong Business Partner support to the Finance Leadership Team in shaping the direction of the business and delivery of the financial performance of the Cluster.

In this role, it is important to develop financial and investment strategies for the Country, aligned to category and regional participation guidance. It is important to ensure we have full compliance from a management and statutory accounting point of view, reflected in accurate financial planning and reporting by also leveraging the expertise of the Global Shared Service Center and Global Tax.

This role is a critical enabler to drive scale and best practices across all the countries reporting into the Cluster.

This role is varied and while based in the Country location office, a large percentage of your time will be interacting with the local teams and Regional and Global Finance functions across the matrix. As a result, you can expect to be traveling to stay connected to all stakeholders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Drive results and excellence in execution
  • Ensure financial plans and investments are behind category strategic guidance and regional participation priorities and deliver on financial objectives.
  • Create contingency plans (‘what if’’ and scenario analyses’) in order to ensure risk mitigation and the continued financial heath of the Country.
  • Provide direction and guidance for long term financial indicators. Influence the focus of the Leadership Team for productivity.
  • Through country teams - provide financial support (e.g. marketing decision support, sales decision support, credit control) to Country and local management in order to maximise the value of our sales and efficiency in our cost structure and balance sheet.
  • Manage and influence improvements in Working Capital with focus in Accounts Receivable and DSO
  • Create value culture, through driving pricing, mix and productivity.
  • Ensure adequacy of controls, strong stewardship tone from the top and compliance. Ensure audits (internally and externally) are fully supported and action plans are being addressed.
  • Liase with global tax and treasury and shared service centers. Interface with the Cluster Finance Director and Europe Controller. Identify improvements in processes, guidelines, principles and policies, in order to ensure adequacy and compliance on audit related processes.
  • Be the main point of contact for internal and external audits and lead the coordination and review of post audits action plans
  • Drive implementation of best practices across the countries within the Cluster .
  • Be an escalation point for dispute management with customers.
  • Prepare and submit management reports, and provide flash reports/management dashboard, ensuring integrity in interpretation and commentary provided.
  • Assist in developing business cases for new brands/product and new suppliers and work with stakeholders to achieve approval across the matrix. Provide appropriate post activity audit on key projects.
  • Keep abreast of accounting standard changes. Review and monitor operations in order to ensure compliance and track issues
  • Supervise legal activities, SOX Controls and Compliance
  • Meet with statutory authorities as required to answer queries, manage correspondence, validate and sign documents.
  • Ensure SLA's (Service Level Agreements) with the Shared Service Center are met and challenged when necessary
Financial
  • Responsible of the accuracy and completeness of the Statutory P&L Own the Structure Cost line accuracy and forecast. Propose and deploy, productivity projects
  • Own the Balance Sheet accuracy, completeness as well as  performance indicators
  • Be an advocate of return on investment and gross margin optimization by leading ad hoc projects 
Develop talent and capability
  • Develop peers, providing guidance and continuous support in order to ensure high performance behaviour and results
  • Help building a professional and objective team with sufficient knowledge, skills and experience
  • Ensure that your peers have the resources and assets needed to deliver desired results.
  • Build and foster a solid business partnership with the Finance Director  and Business Unit leaders and relevant internal and external customers in order to understand business requirements and maximise effective decision support
Create a winning team
  • Work with the Iberia leadership to build a shared sense of purpose in building strong strategic and financial plans for our brands
  • Align all employees behind the targets and create a passion for winning in the company
  • Recognize accomplishments and behaviours in a timely manner
  • Ensure all employees have a knowledge of Bacardi history and culture
  • Provide support to the Cluster to achieve the business objectives
  • Open to taking on new challenges in a changing environment

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

THE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED TO CREATE YOUR LEGACY:
  • High profile role with future opportunities to be promoted locally or even more internationally. Bacardi has the policy to promote in priority people from within.
  • Qualified accountant (or equivalent), or substantial relevant work experience (e.g. external auditor in a Big Four). Experience in a commercial finance role is a plus
  • Proven track record of successful delivery of results in the matrix organization, managing multiple stakeholders in a complex environment
  • 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
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve
  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results
  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership in order to influence and inform decision making
  • Process focused with an understanding of end-to-end business processes and their financial impacts
  • Possess In-depth knowledge of financial systems and implementing internal controls
  • Ability to analyse financial information to understand the current situation and to determine strategic direction
  • Understanding of strong compliance & controls, and how to develop appropriate guidelines
  • Confident and proficient in the use of key Finance systems, MS Office with advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
  • Strategic and operational experience across multiple function disciplines.
  • Proficiency in Portuguese and English. Spanish is a plus
PERSONAL QUALITIES

LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE
  • 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

LEADERSHIP AGILITY

At Bacardi we care deeply about finding brilliant talent who can bring the following personal attributes to help elevate our 3Fs: Fearless, Family, Founder culture to the next level.

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others.
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience


Disclaimer: Bacardi seeks talent from all backgrounds to bring diversity of thought, agility and capability to our organization across the globe. We promote a working environment where all employees are treated and rewarded fairly. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination that adversely affects individuals or groups on the basis of national origin, race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, and any other legally protected aspect of a person’s identity. 


U.S. applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws.

PERKS OF WORKING WITH US

At Bacardi, we are committed to providing our Primos (employees) with a comprehensive Total Rewards package of compensation, benefits, incentives, allowances, well-being, and much more to meet the needs of themselves and their families. It goes beyond just Cash! The total rewards program is based on pay for performance, whereby the incentive programs are linked to company and individual performance.

Compensation, Paid Time Off & Retirement

  • Competitive Pay Package
  • Competitive Holiday/Paid Time Off, plus additional days offered ( i.e., volunteer day, allowing you to give back to the community)
  • Retirement/Pension Plan

Health & Wellbeing

  • Medical, Critical Illness, and Life Insurance
  • Calm Meditation App subscription (free)
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Best-in-class, family-friendly, and inclusive leave policies

Additional Benefits

  • Flexible work arrangements (depending on role/office/site location)
  • Access to E-learning Platforms and Career Development programs
  • Travel Discounts ( i.e., hotel and car rental)
  • And much more!
The benefits /perks may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Bacardi, your work location, and are subject to change.

Some benefits may be subject to an employee contribution.

Some benefits may be fully or partially subsidized. Incentive plans are linked to the nature of your employment and can vary based on region, market, function or brand.

Be a Part of Our Culture

BE                  Fearless

We empower our teams to question, challenge and innovate.

This means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable with trying new things and taking risks, without being reckless.

BEHAVE LIKE Family

We treat each other, and our communities, like family. Always.

We are all ‘Primos’ (Spanish for cousins) at Bacardi. Being part of the family gives you the support you need to be the best you can be.

THINK LIKE A Founder

The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do.

Everyone at Bacardi sees this business as their own. We do the right thing for the business and take accountability for our work.

LIFE INSIDE BACARDI Career Stories

Be Fearless, act like a Founder.

Follow our Primos on their journey to success. Where did they start and what’s it like to work for Bacardi? You too can be part of our story.