Group Financial Controller - Refresco
What do you do?

To strengthen Refresco’s Group Financial Control team, we are looking for an ambitious Group Financial Controller with an entrepreneurial mindset. In this position, you will report to the Group Finance Manager, work together with three other group financial controllers. You will each have responsibility for your own region/countries, but support each other when needed.

As Group Financial Controller, you are co-responsible for the consolidated internal and external reporting (monthly, quarterly and yearly) for your region. During the period end, you are in close contact with the country finance teams while doing the financial & analytical review of the P&L and Balance sheet. You investigate variances and validate the numbers, liaising with (Group) Business Control when needed. It’s your responsibility to make sure the countries are compliant with the accounting standards (IFRS) and support the countries on accounting technical topics, IFRS position papers, adoption of new standards and assist with implementing changes across the (international) BU’s. In case of developments, you take ownership in implementing changes. Together with your colleagues, you manage the periodic consolidation and are jointly responsible for the quarterly, half year and annual external reporting.

Next to reviewing the financial results, you also analyse the countries periodic board packs. You understand and explain the key results, drivers and variances of your countries in the periodic board report, which you prepare to provide in depth insights to the stakeholders (Group Director Finance, CEO, CFO, supervisory board and audit committee).

Good to know

Refresco is a very fast paced and entrepreneurial company, doubling in size every five years. And continuously looking for new business opportunities and new ventures. Within Finance, there is a strong focus on setting up solid and scalable (group) finance structures that facilitate the ambitious growth strategy. This means that you will be working on projects in different workstreams related to enhancing the reporting structure, process improvements (e.g. leveraging the potential of Cognos), sustainability (ESG and CSRD) and operational excellence. Other than that, you will be involved in the (financial) integration of new acquisitions and projects concerning Refresco’s long term strategy.

Who are you?

You are an ambitious and entrepreneurial financial with a strong technical accounting background. You are eager to learn, thrive in an international setting and drive continuous improvement.

“Refresco is an entrepreneurial, fast growing company, doubling in size every 5 years since the start. Although we might have reached the size of a “corporate” and have a very strong international footprint, we still have the entrepreneurial culture, ”flat” hierarchy and flexibility to quickly react to (business) opportunities. We are agile when we need to be both in external as well as internal changes. As the company continues to grow, there is still a lot of impact that you can make in optimizing the (finance) structures without red tape or long approval chains.

We are looking for a financial with the drive to learn. Somebody who is eager to deep dive into complex issues to really understand what’s going on, even if it is something you never encountered before. You will get exposure to a broad range of financial topics and we offer multiple (international) career opportunities. So if you’re motivated to grow within a very dynamic, internationally operating and rapidly growing company, this might be just the right position for you!”

  • Master or Post-Master degree in Accounting or Finance;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Accountancy. Experience with Group audits and in working with foreign components auditors is preferred;
  • Experience with IFRS and preferably in group structures and consolidation procedures;
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • You have a strong analytical skillset combined with a hands-on mentality: pragmatic and action-oriented;
  • Proven ability of working in a complex and dynamic organisation with tight deadlines, and having international exposure;
  • You are confident, a self-starter and you have a can-do attitude.

More about Refresco

Refresco Group is the world’s largest independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded beverage companies. Refresco bottled more than 11 billion liters of soft drinks last year and has a turnover of around 4 billion euros. With over 70 production facilities in the Benelux, Finland, France, Germany, Iberia, Italy, Poland, the UK, the US, Canada and Mexico, their global sourcing and local R&D capabilities, they offer an almost unlimited variety of products, manufactured to customer specifications and requirements. In addition to the efficiency of their bottling processes, they can also provide their customers with total supply chain solutions – from planning and sourcing of raw materials and packaging through to warehousing and transportation. They are able to develop new concepts and bring these to market in an extremely short time frame.

Refresco is a fast growing business with a very ambitious growth strategy. Their vision is to put our drinks on every table worldwide, and they are well on their way. Ever since the start 20 years ago, the Dutch company has seen impressive growth as it has consistently managed to double its turnover every five years. This has been achieved both by autonomous growth as well as through a very successful buy and build strategy. And there are no shows signs of slowing down, especially with KKR as their new majority owner.

Refresco’s culture is based on an entrepreneurial mind-set where the people have a high level of independence and freedom to execute individual ideas that contribute to company results. What connects the people is their deep understanding of the business and their can-do attitude. They firmly believe that knowledge and experience are critical to great performance – equally important is the right mind-set. And to support the individual performance, Refresco actively promotes national and international talent development.

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