Milano, Lombardy
Finance & Controlling
Full - Time
09-Mar-2021

Within the Finance team of the Luxe Division, we are looking for an experienced Finance Controlling Manager who will be responsible for contributing to the achievement of economic results through strategic, continuous, and proactive support to business decisions. In this role, you will work alongside different functions, providing financial information, tools, analysis, and insights to key stakeholders, challenging their thinking, and helping them make more informed decisions that can ultimately drive business results. You will act as a trusted advisor and provide 'real time' support and analysis to add value that will assist in forward-looking decision-making.

Main responsibilities

  • Ensuring the preparation, updating, and revision of the budget of the Business Unit, raising awareness, and train key stakeholders in understanding and assessing the financial impacts of the various business choices.
  • Be responsible for the consistency of the monthly sales forecasts with the budget/trend.
  • Validate the proposed changes in compliance with the expected economic results.
  • Monitor results and internal reporting to assess results for the period, in order to anticipate the economic impacts, deriving from the product mix, discounts, and returns, investments, and costs, as well as the preparation and sharing of periodic reports and income statements.
  • Evaluate the profitability of new launches and promotional activities in line with the strategy of the Business Unit.
  • Highlight the main operational risks and deviations in compliance with the relevant best practices and policies.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Coordinate the preparation of periodic reporting to the Head Office within the established deadlines and methods liaising with other functions and in compliance with the Group's governance.
  • Be proactively part of the development and growth of other team members through technical and managerial upskilling, integration, training, mentoring, in line with the values ​​and ethical principles of L’Oréal.

Requirements

  • Proven working experience as a Senior Financial Controller.
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience.
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business or Economics.
  • Thorough knowledge of international accounting principles and procedures.
  • Hands-on experience in general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process.
  • Excellent accounting software user and analytical skills.
  • Previous experience as a people manager with collaborative leadership.
  • Fluent in English and Italian.
  • Eligible to work in Italy/EU without sponsorship.

About us

Our mission is to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition in the next year is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. Thanks to data to help decision-making and insight generation, we leverage the best of Tech to enhance the way we work and serve our consumers, constantly adapting to the new world. Delivering Tech solutions in fast sprints through an agile approach is becoming our way of working. Digital & Technology are at the heart of our approach to Beauty, from research to production, from distribution to communicating with our consumers, and we are looking for you to lead the change and innovate for the future of Beauty.

At L'Oréal we foster workplaces where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability - visible or invisible - feel welcomed and valued. An atmosphere where everyone can thrive and grow.


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