Team Leader, Group Consolidation & Reporting


Lodz, LD, PL, 90-530

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 Group Financial Consolidation Team Leader is responsible for and manages financial consolidation activities in accordance with group-wide accounting principles and standards in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the assigned scope. This role acts as the key interface and node between the Financial Consolidation Team and Group Accounting. The Group Financial Consolidation Team Leader leads process and system improvements and optimizes financial consolidation. This role develops and maintains the financial consolidation governance framework through documentation, service level agreements (SLAs), and training initiatives. The Group Financial Consolidation Team Leader is responsible for developing and supervising the respective team members (Group Financial Consolidation Specialists), providing guidance and support on complex activities, ad hoc requests, key issues, and projects in the execution of duties.


Key responsibilities:


  • Lead and coordinate a team of 3 Group Financial consolidation specialists.
  • Act as the process owner for closing cycles and financial consolidation.
  • Lead and support on managing closing cycles and review accounting packages and notes.
  • Hold internal trainings on financial consolidation topics.
  • Coordinate and manage the transition of financial consolidation activities.
  • Establish and manage robust backup structures and teams for financial consolidation.
  • Manage and safeguard internal control systems related to financial consolidation.
  • Train team members through various learning and development initiatives (e.g., Individual Development Plans).
  • Mentor and coach employees to ensure team effectiveness.
  • Lead and support on documenting and improving financial consolidation processes.
  • Develop, maintain, and promote financial consolidation knowledge related to SAP BW.
  • Introduce new financial consolidation concepts and reports including checks / balances (in SAP BW).
  • Develop and implement closing cycle automation initiatives.
  • Establish and manage financial consolidation service level agreements.



About you:


Essential Knowledge:

  • IFRS Accounting standards.
  • Financial Consolidation.
  • SAP (ERP and BW).


  • University degree in economics, finance or business administration or similar educational background.
  • Experience of 3-5 years in a Group or Business Unit controller function including experience in consolidation and international accounting standards (IFRS).
  • Experience in managing a team.
  • Experience working in an audit firm would be an asset.
  • International qualification like ACCA would be an asset.


  • Ability to coordinate the process and Team and work under deadline pressure.
  • Strong communication skills paired with a good level of customer focus ensure the capability of working amicably with people of various nationalities and to optimally serve our internal customer base, which typically consists of managers on all levels of hierarchy.
  • High IT affinity (namely related to consolidation tools).
  • Very good analytical, conceptual and connective cogitation and a hands-on and detail-conscious work style.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) is indispensable and additional languages like French, German or other languages would be an advantage.



We offer:


  • Employment on a regular basis in the sweetest company in the world.
  • Annual bonus based on your work results.
  • Lunch card to be used for groceries and restaurants.
  • Private medical care in Lux Med (basic package fully financed by BC).
  • Fit Profit sports card co-financed by BC.
  • PPE: we care about your future, and we save money for your retirement.
  • Cafeteria Program as a part of Social Fund.
  • Group life insurance.
  • Hybrid working model: min. 8 days in the office a month.
  • As part of our work-life balance culture, we can start work between 7 am and 10 am.
  • Free consultation with a lawyer once a quarter.
  • Chocolate! Yes, surprising but we have chocolate in the office, for Christmas, BC’s Birthday, and many other occasions during a year :)
  • Daily delivery of fresh fruits and veggies to the office.
  • You can purchase our sweet products with a special discount.
  • Relax zone in the office and plenty of options to choose from: PlayStation 5, football table, pool table, Ping-Pong, library, table games, and massage chairs.
  • Sport @work? Sure! We have treadmills and indoor exercise bikes with a laptop station.
  • We like to party as much as we like chocolate! We have integration budgets we can use for team events.
  • Forever Chocolate and Event Team: you can join them and have a real influence on social life in BC and CSR activities.

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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