A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Maisons to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination.” In 2019, Kering had nearly 38,068 employees and restated revenue of €15.884 billion.
The Kering Finance Shared Services department based in Berlin is currently seeking a Controller. If you are passionate, curious and collaborative, come and join our dynamic team in Berlin.
Under the supervision of the Head of Finance Shared Services, you will support and manage a range of finance activities including but not limited to: accounting, controlling and reporting, treasury, financial statement preparation, as well as project work.
How you will contribute
o Supervision of the accounting requirements under forecast/budget
o Preparation of the required monthly accruals under forecast/budget and fiscal considerations, including tax accruals
o Supervision of compliance against statutory tax and IFRS reporting requirements
o Monthly fixed assets accounting
· Controlling and Reporting
o Preparation of the monthly closing requirements
o Supervision of intercompany reconciliations with all partners
o Management of reporting packs requested by consolidation department
o Cost analysis and monthly cost control
o Budget and forecast preparation
o Analysis during closing and forecast/budget preparation for deviation
o Cost analysis and relevant arrangements, scenario preparation
o Bank accounting and reconciliation
o Controlling of balances, cash flow preparation and analysis
o Intercompany loans
· Year End Closing and Taxes
o Preparation of financial statements
o Preparation of monthly VAT return and yearly tax declaration
o Control of tax payments
· Project Management and other activities
o Contact person for audits – internal and external
o Preparation of ad hoc reports – intercompany, consolidation, legal
o All additional requirements and support for business partners (HR, Communication, Maintenance, Security etc)
o Effective project management for Finance Shared Services projects
o Support for tax consultant – preparation of corporate tax declaration
o Maintenance and management of appropriate contracts e.g. leases
Who you are
· University degree qualified – Business Administration – Hochschule (Master,Diplom)
· Minimum 3 years professional experience in Accounting / Controlling / Tax consulting
· Experience and knowledge of SAP FICO, Power BI or other BI tools
· Knowledge of IFRS
· Strong analytical skills
· Rigorous, with attention to detail and an improvement mindset
· A good team player who is agile and inclusive
· Proficiency in English and German – good verbal and written communication skills in both languages
Why work with us?
This is an excellent opportunity to join the Kering adventure in a moment of extraordinary growth and become part of a thriving team in a global Luxury group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment.
Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background.
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