Financial Controller / Internacional Company

Distribución de productos de alimentación congelados
Financiera / Controller
Sant Just Desvern ( Barcelona )

Our client is a national company, part of an International Group, specialized in the distribution of deep-frozen food. They are specialized in the Horeca channel with their gourmet foodservice solutions.

They are currently looking for a Financial Controller with the following functions and responsibilities:


Key Accountabilities

Reporting to Financial Director:

  • Oversee and Coordinate all General Ledger activities (General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable), ensuring proper reconciliation and closing of accounting periods in time and quality, in accordance with legal tax and accounting requirements (IFRS & Local).
  • Provide visibility on revenue and related costs through Relevant Analytics and Reporting (tracking budgets and performance vs past periods).
  • Supporting functional areas as a trusted Co-Pilot (vision, organization, best practices, initiatives / projects) in the day to day as well as in the medium- and long-term strategic vision.
  • Preparing monthly consolidated reports and management accounts and developing a monthly management pack and presenting it to senior management.
  • Preparation of annual statutory financial statements and liaising with auditors/tax advisors in relation to the annual filing requirements.
  • Assistance in developing a yearly budget and subsequent reforecasts, as necessary.
  • Analyzing financial statement accounts and proposing adjustments or reclassifications as appropriate.
  • Assist and coordinate the Budget Process, aggregating and/or consolidating information in accordance with Group and Local Reporting Standards. Evaluate and follow up on variances between budget and actual figures.
  • Track and analyze the evolution of operating expenses, and serve as a facilitator for budget compliance.
  • Develop, Control-Monitor and Ensure a robust evaluation of CAPEX - Capital Expenditure, as well as participate in the elaboration of the forms required by the Group.
  • Ensure control and visibility of assets and liabilities, including the development, implementation and compliance with Internal Controls - SOX, Group Standards and Local Standards.
  • Ensure full transparency of costs and financial impacts on strategic decisions in the above areas.
  • Be the Finance ambassador in the different teams to ensure transparency, alignment and proactive collaboration.
  • Partner with other members of the above areas to facilitate improvements in collections and payment cycles.

Key competencies and requirements:

The Financial Controller should:


  • Have a minimum of four years of experience in a similar role.
  • Have an advanced level of proficiency in Excel and other Microsoft office
  • Experience in SAP accounting software is an advantage.
  • Have a strong general finance background ranging from basic book-keeping to management accounting, budgeting, reporting and financial statements.
  • Have a good understanding of tax compliance including Spanish corporate Tax
  • Must be proficient in Spanish and strong in English
  • Be an energetic and focussed self-starter who can work on his/her own initiative, and constantly seek better ways of achieving the organization's goals.
  • Have good communication/negotiation skills and be comfortable dealing with customers, vendors, banks, auditors, etc.
  • Possess the drive and ambition to grow with the Group.


Value Proposition:

  • You will be part of a national company with a large Group above.
  • You will develop in a company in important phase of growth.
  • They offer an attractive benefits package.
  • You could work in Hybrid model.