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Financial Group Controller

Financial Group Controller– TeaCompany

Work Location: The Netherlands

Job type: Full-time but open toward flexible Solutions

Travelrequired30%.Nowislimited duetoCOVID-19restrictions

About the Tea Business

Unilever is proud of its Tea business, the biggest in the world, with world class purpose driven brands such as Lipton, PG tips and Pukka.

Recently, Unilever decided to separate the Tea businessto ensure it can bestachieve its potential.Unilever is currently reviewing several options for separation, including a demerger, an initial public offering, a disposal or through partnership models. The process is expected to conclude by the end of 2021.The Tea businesses in India and Indonesia, and the partnership interests in the ready-to-drink Tea joint ventures will be retained.

The balance of the Tea brands and geographies and all Tea estates, with generated revenues of €2 billion in 2019, is growing and profitable with proven potential both pre- and post-COVID-19. As a standalone entity, the Teacompanyremains number one in the world and is even better positioned to lead the industry and take full advantage of the opportunities in the category, withmore focus and entrepreneurship driving greater growth and value.

The current vision for the Teacompanyis to champion a tastier, healthier, more sustainable world of plant-based drinking. Purposeful thinking will be the core anchor of the business, its brands as well as its culture, and enables simple and agile decision making, supports an entrepreneurial mindset and is driven by passion for our consumers.

As we move through this journey towards separation, we are seeking employees with a passion for exciting entrepreneurial experiences, who want to pursue unique career opportunities and have a desire to be an integral part in building the bright future of this plant-basedcompany.

Your Role:

The Group Controller is responsible for the design and set up of a strong financial control environment of the Group, the external reporting to be prepared in accordance with IFRS and efficient Treasury Management.

YourKey Tasks:

  • Setting up a strong financial control environment for the Group, globally and locally, underpinned by a high-quality finance team

  • Externalreporting(Financialstatements/ Press Release) incompliancewithIFRS

  • MaintainingtherelationshipwiththeAuditCommittee,theGroup Auditor,otherrelevantSupervisoryauthoritiesandtheconsolidatingParentcompanywhenapplicable.

  • SetupandmaintaintheAccountingPolicyManualandGlobal Financial Control Framework

  • Deliveryandmaintenanceofa robustandstreamlinedRecord-to-ReportProcessthroughlocalfinanceteams,sharedservicecenterandthirdpartyservices

  • Integratedevelopmentsonrevised/newreportingstandardsandguidancefromsupervisoryauthoritiestoexternalreporting,accountingmanual, internalreportingdeliverables

  • Maintainthatinternalreportingdeliverablesaresupportiveoftheexternalreportingdeliverables

  • TreasuryandCashmanagement-managingtheorganization’scapitalstructureandfunding,liquidityrisks,financialrisks,bankingrelationshipsandworkingcapital.

Key Interfaces and relevant stakeholders for this role:

Reporting Lines/Teams

  • Control &Accounting Excellence Manager (Group ControlandAccounting Team)

  • Treasury & InsuranceDirector(Treasury Team)

  • Business UnitFinanceDirectors


  • Board / Chief Financial Officer

  • Audit Committee

  • Group Auditor

  • Relevant authorities in NL (AFM)

  • Performance Management Team

  • IT Department

  • Procurement, Human Resources, Tax Team

  • Outsourced Financial Services


  • Master’sdegree, preferably in Business Economics or Accounting and Control

  • At least10years of working experience in the Financial Controlling function and/or Audit function/Accounting Advisory Services at a Big 4 company.

  • RA, RC, CPA, orequivalentqualificationisa must


  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and Treasury Management

  • Value-led leadership style committed to integrity, transparency and excellence, care for people

  • Excellent communicationskillsin English, Dutch is a plus.

  • Highly adaptable and entrepreneurial

  • A passionate Networker

  • Driven by Innovation and strong change affinity

  • Embrace a high growth mindset with strong love for consumers, shoppers, and customers

  • Have strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills with diverse, multi-functional stakeholders

  • End to end management, ability to understand the big picture but also comfortable with details and managing theoperations

Excited about the Role?

Please apply online. Your application will be reviewed against our requirements and we will be in touch to provide you with an update on the status of your application.   

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