ASCENTOR Direct Search & Interim Management

Business Controller | Leading Multinational Agribusiness Player

Location
Bucharest (City) (RO)
Posted
06 Jul 2018
Closes
07 Aug 2018
Job category
Controlling
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Travel
None

Purpose of the Role:

The role of Business Controller is to monitor the Commercial/Trade activity of the Origination unit, ensure proper control and reporting of operations around the risk-related trade activity (mark to market risk, pricing, counterparty risk, trade positions, etc), at the same time creating the business partnership with Commercial team.

The ideal candidate will be a hard-working mid-level professional able to work diligently under pressure, with a critical eye and able to work on the implementation of internal controls. This person will be comfortable with working in a developing environment, implementing all applicable policies and procedures and identify effective ways to achieve better controls around trade operations.

 

Responsibilities:

• Shared responsibility of the following functions: Risk & Business Controlling, Internal Control;

• Monitor the commercial performance of the grain origination business (logistics, trading margins, actual vs estimates);

• Assess the results at gross margin level (monthly P&L per product, trading margins, operating costs) and provide insightful explanations mirroring the commercial activity;

• Develop forecasting/analysis forms and follow-up process;

• Ensure data integrity in the Commercial system (by validating the input from Contract Admin and Trade Execution/Logistics departments);

• Contracts monitoring and follow-up reports (open exposure, settlement of contracts, pricing of contracts, etc);

• Review hedging of commercial contracts and allocate the fx effect appropriately;

• Active involvement in the risk-mitigation activities around credit risk (counterparty limits setting and monitoring/reporting);

• Management of month-end activities relevant for business control (accruals and provisions sign-off, mark-to-market valuation, reconciliation on mark-to-market with intercompany entities);

• Support the regional consolidation of business drivers and daily internal (trading position, pricing, market exposure, daily estimate of gross margins);

• Act as business partner for the Trade and Contract Admin teams in daily activity;

• Assist local and regional management in delivering presentations on company performance;

• Actively support the development of the internal control framework for the company;

• Ensure compliance and implementation of Grroup Policies and procedures as per company guidelines;

• Other tasks as assigned by direct line manager or Regional Management / Group functions, relevant for the position and job requirements.

 

Requirements:

• Education in Economics / Finance area or related studies;

• Minimum 2 years’ experience in Finance-related departments in a multi-national company, in a business controlling / financial analyst position;

• Any experience with an ERP system is a plus;

• Previous experience or knowledge of trading/agribusiness industry is a plus;

• Proficient in MS Office;

• Proficient English speaker;

• Strong personality;

• Good communication and people management/time management skills;

• Accurate, on-time deliverables;

• Strong in respecting deadlines and prioritizing tasks;

• Analytical abilities.

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