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Assistant Financial Controller EMEA

Date: Sep 15, 2021

Location: Dublin, D, IE, D24PE08

Company: Glanbia

Join us at GPN and inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals!


At Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN), our mission is to inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance and healthy lifestyle goals! We are a global leader in the performance nutrition industry and have a portfolio of nine brands including Optimum Nutrition (ON), SlimFast, Amazing Grass, Body&Fit, Nutramino, ABB, Think! BSN and Isopure. Our products are sold in over 130 countries and our brands are in the top three performance nutrition brands in more than 20 countries. Glanbia Performance Nutrition (GPN) is headquartered in Dublin, ROI, with operating facilities in Illinois, California, South Carolina, Florida, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia. GPN employs more than 1,800 people globally and has revenues of approximately $1.5B. We are a values led organisation focused on driving sustainable business performance. Join us on our journey now!

The role is a key member of the Accounting & Control Team, responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the Irish based financial control team and for producing accurate and financial management accounts for EMEA. This role acts as a liaison between the EMEA Finance & Commercial teams and requires someone with strong Communication skills. Candidates for this role need to be self-motivated and highly organised. 

The opportunity where you will make an impact:

  • Preparation and Reviewer of Monthly Consolidated P&Ls and Balance Sheet for internal commercial reporting purposes and for Group consolidation.
  • Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes, including responsibility for balance sheet integrity.
  • Owner of the financial modelling and analysis consolidation process for the region.
  • Cash management and treasury duties, liaising and engaging with Group Treasury function.
  • Ensuring that commercial and statutory financial reports are completed on time and being continuously developed to meet the changing demands of the business
  • Ensure that financial control is being operated to the highest standards in the business units.
  • Promote and maintain a rigorous control environment with appropriate level of documentation and controls compliance testing. Identify areas for control improvement and working with business partners to implement change to improve the control environment.
  • Ensuring compliance with all accounting, tax and legal requirements across the countries in the region.
  • Leading and developing the finance teams in the business units in terms of both their professional and personal development.
  • Assisting the Financial Controller International on the on-going development of the finance function in EMEA and its support of the commercial operations.
  • Implementation of financial control system and recruitment of resources into acquisitions.


Key Challenges & Success Measures:

  • Ensuring that processes, systems and controls are operating effectively across a rapidly expanding business and are implemented into new acquisitions
  • Managing tax and legal compliance across multiple jurisdictions in conjunction with both group departments and third party providers
  • Leading and managing finance teams in multiple locations
  • Continually developing the financial reporting of the commercial business to ensure that it is providing relevant and insightful information that drives decision making
  • Managing projects which require cross-functional and group participation in project teams


What you will bring to GPN:

  • Minimum 5+ years PQE experience in a senior role and multinational environment or fast moving and dynamic business
  • Proven experience operating in a Financial Control team – Large MNC preferably.
  • Excellent track record of developing/leading a high calibre team.
  • In depth knowledge of accounting and financial principles as well as technical accounting skills.
  • Results driven, must be able to engage with multiple stakeholders in particular working directly within/across international markets and within an FMCG environment.
  • Experience in managing, motivating and influencing in an environment of rapidly changing workload, tight deadlines, in the context of high client expectations and tight time frames. Ability to influence.
  • A self-starter who has the ability to work well within a team and across geographical boundaries.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, good judgement making and logical decision maker.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Proven track record of stakeholder management
  • Proven ability of dealing with ambiguity.


What we would like to offer you:

  • The opportunity to shape your career in our global organisation that is championing the healthy lifestyle movement!
  • Our Smart Working model advocates wellbeing by providing you with a greater choice in how you work and live, giving you a better work-life balance.
  • Create your own nutrition formula with a discount on our GPN products!


Applications for this position close on 1st October 2021.

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.