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Group Reporting and Statutory Controller EMEA

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Date: 17-Feb-2019

Location: Lodz, LD, PL

Company: Tate & Lyle

At Tate & Lyle, we believe our people are our secret ingredient and people that join us will fuel and contribute to our success.  We provide ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from more than 30 locations around the world. We turn raw materials into distinctive, high quality ingredients. These ingredients and solutions add taste, texture, nutrition and increased functionality to products that millions of people around the world use or consume every day.


We are looking for a candidate with broad experience in Finance operations and Statutory reporting to join the Group Reporting and Controls team in GSS on the position of Group Reporting and Statutory Controller EMEA.


Group Reporting and Controls EMEA team is located in Łódź and is responsible for statutory and management reporting as well as controls for several Tate & Lyle companies in EMEA region and reports directly to our Head office in Kingsway, London.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in an engaged, high performing team.  You will be able to apply and further develop your accounting and finance skills whilst contributing to our goal of building best in class global control environment.


Core responsibilities:


1. Statutory reporting

  • Managing the end-to-end statutory reporting process for EMEA entities in scope.  Responsible for oversight of statutory filings - ensure timely and accurate deliverables in line with statutory deadlines set by each location, provide first level review and tie-out of statutory reports, manage the relationship with external service providers and auditors.
  • Ensuring that all ledgers are maintained in line with Group Finance Policy and local statutory requirements
  • Collaborating with the external Tax advisors on Tax authorities information requests and audits.
  • Ensuring the appropriateness of Transfer Pricing documentation in each entity and ensure that funding model of each entity is in line with TP documentation and benchmarks.


2. Management reporting

  • Overseeing Month end and Year end close processes and perform review and approval of the results (P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow submission to Group Consolidation system Hyperion).
  • Analysing and understanding the monthly actual P&L results and compare them to budget/forecast/or prior year for in-scope entities, manage any ad-hoc questions/requests from EMEA Finance Directors on variances. Review and provide other departments (GL, OTC) with proper coding of the general entries and/or the sub-ledger entries
  • Providing review, validation and approval of all intercompany recharges to and from the EMEA entities in scope.
  • Approval and review of GL Journal Vouchers and invoices for entities and cost centres in scope


3. Responsible for accurate Forecast and Annual Operating Plan (AOP/budget) preparation in partnership with other GSS  funcitons (Reporting, SG&A centre of excellence, etc.) for in-scope entities. Liaising with the SG&A centre of excellence, cost centre and business owners to build, agree and communicate the budget/forecast.


4. Control activities

  • Ensuring that Tate & Lyle's Minimum Control Standards and Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation policy are adhered to and followed in all areas of finance
  • Liaising with the Global Shared Services Centre to ensure that the control environment is properly defined so that account ownership and close processes are appropriate



  • University degree in Finance / Professional accountancy qualification is a plus (ACCA or similar)
  • 3+ years relevant experience in Finance operations (preferably in multinational company)
  • Good knowledge and understanding of financial and statutory accounting and reporting
  • Good MS office skills and SAP ERP experience, Hyperion experience is a benefit
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) in English language is a must, other language is a plus
  • Solid analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to priorities tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Proactive approach and can do attitude
  • Ability to identify and to implement process improvements, solution oriented



In addition to the competitive salary we offer:


  • work in welcoming, stimulating and energetic environment
  • extensive development opportunities and programs (vertical & horizontal promotions, foreign assignments, projects, broad range of internal & external trainings)
  • comprehensive pack of benefits including:
  • Private medical care
  • Multisport cards
  • Lunch subsidy
  • Cinema tickets
  • Holiday subsidy
  • Discount card for selected restaurant
  • Languages assistance program
  • Fresh fruit 3 times per week
  • Delicious coffee every day
  • Integration events
  • Activities in Charity Team, First Aid Team, Emergency Team, Active Team and Eco Team
  • Personal trainer
  • Dietary consultations

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