Financial Controller – Consumer Goods

Jobs Facts

Job Status: Closed
Job Title: Financial Controller – Consumer Goods
Location: Sarasota, FL, USA
Industry: Consumer Goods / CPG
Market: USA
Reporting to: Senior Global Controller
Traveling: negligible
Languages: English (but Fluency in German, Dutch or French would be preferred)
Salary Range (USD): $65k to $85k
Benefits: Generous Health insurance
Job ID: JO-2006-798


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Job Description

Our Client

Our client for this Financial Controller career opportunity is an established international consumer goods company.

Job Description

  • Oversees monthly accounting close process including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accounting records are maintained.
  • Preparation of the corporate Reporting Package
  • Identification and communication of risks & opportunities impacting on the monthly & quarterly results
  • Responsible for setting documentation and data management standards.
  • Oversees and provides external financial reporting.
  • Monitors and confirms financial condition by providing information to external auditors
  • Coordinate budgets with FP&A by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data; developing plan of action
  • Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data
  • Drive controllership best practice across the region incl. simplification, process improvement and standardization – Partner closely with Sales leadership on forecasting, pricing initiatives, contract negotiation
  • Involvement in business-critical projects where required
  • Serve as a trusted business partner and internal Consultant for multiple financial questions
  • Close work with the corporate Controlling in Luxembourg


  • You have a Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration
  • You have ideally 5 years of professional experience in the field of financial controlling in the US Market
  • You are a committed, assertive, accurate and you have the ability to cope under pressure
  • You are willing to go on occasional trips abroad
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Highly energetic and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a dynamic changing/growing environment: ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Pro-active & solution focused
  • Team player with a strong work ethic
  • pragmatic approach to tasks
  • You are experienced in Financial Software and MS Office esp. Excel
  • Experience in MS Dynamics would be ideal.
  • You have very good knowledge of English (written and spoken); any other languages are of an advantage – Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Appreciated background in CPG, Consumer Goods, Luxury Goods, Food & Beverage, FMCG, Wholesale, Retail (Altadis, Applica, Bacardi, Colgate, Diageo, Estee Lauder, General Mills, Imperial Tobacco, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, L’Oreal, LVMH, Macy’s, Moet Hennessy, Office Depot, P&G, Perry Ellis, Premier Beverage, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser, Remy Cointreau, Southern Wine & Spirits, Spectrum Brands, Starboard, Unilever, Wal-Mart, )
  • Appreciated previous titles: Controller, Finance Manager, Financial Analyst, Internal Auditor, Financial Auditor