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Head of Finance, Indonesia

Location: 

Bandung, JB, ID, 40256

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role

  • The Head of Finance, Indonesia, will oversee all finance activities for Barry Callebaut’s (“BC”) cocoa and chocolate entities within Indonesia; 2 legal entities in Bandung, 1 in Gresik and potential future growth in Java to follow. The role will lead teams (~ 10 people) covering (1) accounting and tax compliance, (2) treasury activities, (3) factory/supply chain and commercial finance business partnering.
  • The role will be primarily responsible for BC Indonesia’s adherence to accounting principles, practices, and procedures in compliance with all international and local regulations and company policies. He/she will also collaborate with the Accounting COE to define fit-for-purpose control frameworks and ensure implementation and full compliance of control policies in Indonesia. Ultimately, this will help drive BC’s strong growth mandate in Indonesia.

 

Key responsibilities include

  • Supervising the adherence to accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements in compliance with all international and local regulations and company policies.
  • Working with the Accounting COE to define fit-for-purpose control frameworks and ensure implementation and full compliance of control policies across Indonesia.
  • Coordinates activities to monitor compliance and effectiveness of financial controls. Assess the potential impact of segregation of duties conflicts; identify and implement remediation and/or compensating controls.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Tax, Treasury, and Risk departments with dealing with tax-related issues and meeting reporting requirements in compliance with the latest international accounting standards.
  • Managing relationships with external parties in Indonesia, such as customs, auditors, tax authorities, etc.
  • Facilitate effective credit controlling with the main objective to manage both customer risk profiles and working capital KPIs. 
  • Overseeing Finance Business Partnering activities and collaborating with local Management Teams: shape and define the strategy for Indonesia with a focus on margin drivers, sourcing decisions, customer/product mix, and cost leadership.
  • Evaluating investment proposals from the local commercial and factory teams.
  • Overseeing the creation of budget/forecast with key stakeholders and analysis of actual results vs budget/forecast.
  • Lead optimization projects on an ad-hoc basis, with priorities to be defined by the Regional Finance Business Partner Cocoa/Chocolate.

 

About you

  • Proven work experience (at least 5 years) as a Head of Finance, Director of Finance, or a similar role and at least 12 years of finance experience in total. Experience in a blue-chip manufacturing multinational environment will be an advantage.
  • Strong accounting knowledge in IFRS reporting and local statutory reporting.
  • Strong leadership ability in managing cross-functional teams across all sites in Indonesia.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, in English and Bahasa.
  • Change management experience to embed finance best practices within the organization.
  • Functional knowledge of SAP.
  • Accounting Degree with Chartered Accountant qualifications an advantage
  • Willingness to travel (25%), domestic and regional travel in APAC.
  • Experience in cocoa and/or chocolate industries preferred.

 

 

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.