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Record to Report & General Ledger Senior Manager

ABOUT THE WELLA COMPANY

Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

 

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

 

For additional information about the Wella Company please visit www.wellacompany.com.

 

ABOUT FINANCE

The finance function delivers an effective finance support service to the business to strengthen decision-making by providing timely and accurate reporting and business information. The appropriate financial control framework facilitates improvements in control in the business, promotes the management of financial risk to the organization and meets increasingly onerous statutory and regulatory requirements. The newly established EMEA Shared Service Center will play a key role in having an efficient and effective finance organization.

 

Join the team that is making a tangible difference for the future of Wella, participate to one of the biggest transformation in the industry, driving and leveraging our culture of pride and performance!

 

ABOUT THE SSC

The EMEA SSC is part of the Wella Group Controlling function and will be the regional Centre of Excellence for accounting, reporting and external financial compliance activities.

 

THE ROLE

 

We’re looking for a Record-to-Report (“RtR”) Senior Manager to manage the accounting and reporting team based in our newly created EMEA SSC. This role will provide leadership to create develop and run the RtR team and function (ca 25 people). This position is accountable for managing the RtR activities of all entities supported by the EMEA SSC, covering areas of general accounting, fixed assets, intercompany and treasury accounting, indirect tax reporting, month-end close and other Wella reporting and compliance activities.

 

The team you will be joining will play a key role in the overall success of the Wella Finance organization.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Own the Record to Report process activities and teamwork coordination
  • Manage a team of ~25 people, with focus on integration of new talents, engagement, communication and monitoring
  • Create an inspiring and motivated team environment with an open communication culture, set clear team goals and deadlines, oversee and manage day-to-day operation, monitor team performance and report on metrics. Conduct regular one to ones, performance review and evaluations.
  • Overall management of month end close process (including Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Indirect tax, General Ledger, Treasury and other balance sheet items)
  • Overall management of monthly, quarterly, and year-end Corporate reporting requirements
  • Perform daily tasks and interact with people at all levels within and outside the organization
  • Collaborate with internal team, resolve referred issues
  • Build strong communication and close working relationship with the key stakeholders at market site, corporate and external key stakeholders
  • Ensure existing policies are followed; be the owner of process maps and ensure SOPs (standard operating procedures) are kept updated
  • Implement KPIs to monitor efficiency, effectiveness and quality of service
  • Effectively manage knowledge within the team (e.g. RTR Cross Training program) and support employee development
  • Ensuring legal requirements respect and service quality
  • Supporting internal and external auditors to ensure highest quality of operations within the team
  • Drive continuous process improvement in coordination with the RTA GPO
  • Proactively identify opportunities and implement initiatives leading to cost effectiveness and process simplification

 

QUALIFICATIONS

You thrive at building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions. You are committed, conscientious and always lead with integrity. You recognise the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization. You believe in the value of teamwork. You bring a high level of knowledge and know-how plus creativity and enthusiasm to your work and to everything you do.

 

Essential:

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant working experience in a matrix organization (ideally BPO/SSC/GBS), with at least 3 years of supervisory experience in leading a team of 15+
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience 
  • Extensive knowledge about accounting and RTR procedures (minimum 4-6 years)
  • A Bachelor´s degree in Accounting or Finance. Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CA/CPA or equivalent) is a plus
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken required
  • Self-motivated, solution-oriented and results-driven;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and organize;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, stakeholder management at all levels
  • Ability to work across cultures with all levels of organization as well as with different functions;
  • MS Office (Excel advanced), SAP (advanced)

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in a SSC
  • Controller experience an asset
  • Knowledge of Hyperion HFM or similar tools;
  • Working knowledge of any of the following languages would be a plus: French, German, Spanish, Italian

 

EEO OPPORTUNITIES

We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at: www.wellacompany.com/consumer-affairs

 

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

 

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