(Senior) Group Financial Consolidation Specialist [Online Recruitment Process]


Lodz, LD, PL, 90-530

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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 role coordinates and executes financial consolidation activities in accordance with group-wide (international) / national accounting principles and standards for the assigned scope. This role reviews, prepares, combines, and documents financial information from subsidiary companies / business entities within the organization for reporting purposes. A person on this position will ensure that the financial consolidation governance framework is maintained, process and system improvements are implemented, and operations are optimized, as assigned by the Group Financial Consolidation Team Leader. This role proactively shares expertise among team members to maintain a body of knowledge / backup structure. 


Key responsibilities:

  • Execute and/or support closing cycles and financial consolidation (monthly closing activities)
  • Manage closing cycles and review accounting packages and notes (year-end & half year closing activities)
  • Hold internal training on financial consolidation topics
  • Support on coordinating and managing the transition of financial consolidation activities as well as managing robust backup structures and teams for financial consolidation
  • Train team members through various learning and development initiatives (e.g., knowledge-sharing)
  • Document and improve financial consolidation processes. Develop, maintain, and promote financial consolidation knowledge related to SAP BW. (Process improvements)
  • Support on introducing new financial consolidation concepts and reports including checks/balances (in SAP BW) (reports improvements)
  • Support for developing and implementing closing cycle automation initiatives and other financial projects


About you:

  • University degree in economics, finance, or similar.
  • Experience of 2-3 years in a Group or Business Unit controller function including experience in consolidation and international accounting standards (IFRS).
  • Fluency in English 
  • High IT affinity (namely related to consolidation tools).
  • Advances or professional skills in MS Excel (VBA would be an advantage).
  • Very good analytical, conceptual and connective cogitation and a hands-on and detail-conscious work style.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work reliably and independently also under deadline pressure.

We offer:

  • Stable employment in an international organization.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Private medical care for you and your family.
  • Employee Pension Program.
  • Sports card.
  • Life insurance.
  • Lunch card.
  • Discount card for cultural events.
  • Christmas benefits.
  • Chocolate, fruit, and vegetables in the office.
  • Opportunity to purchase the company's products at reduced prices.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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

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