Financial Accountant

  • Uxbridge, United Kingdom
  • Full-time

Company Description

One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more.

We seek out the best of the best and give them development, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with us means joining a company that makes a difference for others. There is tremendous opportunity here for people who want to advance the industry, through innovation and nourish the world with quality.

Job Description

Key Aspects of the Role:

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join an expanding FMCG business in the Accounting team with responsibility for adherence to global Accounting & Control best practice and policies, statutory accounting and systems and process optimisation. There will be a strong emphasis on multi-site working to maximize shared service centre opportunities and an expectation to thrive in a genuinely dynamic environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for input to the period end close including thorough review of the Balance Sheet taking corrective action as required.
  • Complete Balance Sheet and Working Capital analysis for the cluster drawing clear insights and identifying any actions.

  • Review and approve Balance Sheet reconciliations in Blackline system.

  • Complete consolidation reporting for Yoplait entities in the Magnitude system for Yoplait France.

  • Perform monthly cash accounting for Yoplait Sverige entity.

  • Prepare and monitor cash flow performance for Yoplait entities.

  • Lead the statutory accounts process for both General Mills and Yoplait legal entities across UK, Ireland and Nordic markets, including liaising with KPMG.

  • Partner in the completion of annual KPMG audit liasing with external partners as required.

  • Partner with and provide support to outsourced shared services and GBS teams.

  • Act as approver on local bank accounts for Yoplait entities.

  • Compliance with internal accounting policies,
     evelopment of local policies as required.

  • SAP testing lead for the Accounting function.

  • Support in the delivery of ad-hoc projects, process improvements and best practice sharing as required.

Qualifications

Essential: Experience/Exposure

  • Recently qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA

  • Familiarity with local and US GAAP

  • Statutory Account completion

  • Audit experience is desirable

  • Strong Excel skills

  • SAP (or similar ERP system) experience is desirable

  • Experience of working in a multi-site environment

Essential: Personal Qualities

  • Enthusiastic team player who will collaborate effectively with Finance team and 3rd party partners

  • Clear and concise communicator, both in writing and verbally

  • Eagerness to learn and progress

  • Analytical with strong attention to detail

  • Ability to critically review, challenge and improve business processes and ways of working

  • A dynamic self-starter who is both proactive and results orientated

  • Personal fit with the Company's culture & values:

    Win as a Team

    Act boldly, move quickly

    Grow and inspire

    Play to win

    Do the right thing all the time