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Financial Controller UKI/ANZ – Elida Beauty  

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Battersea, England
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Financial Controller, UKI ANZ– Elida Beauty 

Work Location-London

Job TypeFullTime

Who we are … we are ElidaBeauty

Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty business within Unilever.  We are re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around.

Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value.

Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers,customersand suppliers we are able to unleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start.  We‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’.  Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike.

YourRole & Key Responsibilities

Your Role

TheUKI ANZ region is~€100m in sizeconsistingof a directly managed business inthe UKanddistributorpartners in Ireland and ANZ. As Financial Controller for this region you will take full ownership for the controlling oflegal entities andlead for a culture of stewardship across the business.Yourwill lead a team of 10and work closely withAudit, Tax Advisory andthird-partyservice teams. 

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Implementation ofERPand controlframeworkacross the newlyestablishedbusiness

  • Monthly R2Rclosing and controls

  • Financial Accounting and statutory reporting for all legal entities in the region

  • OwnB2CandCredit Managementwithsupport3P partner

  • Own P2P with process excellence and control

  • OverseeTax compliance and reportingwithsupport3P partner

  • Risk management andoperationalization of control framework

  • Work together with the Elida Beauty Controller network to drive process and controls excellence

  • Recruitment and development of the regional finance team

What you will bring to the role

  • Drive and results orientation:Natural bias for action and willing to make a positive difference to achieve higher levels of performance.  Sets stretchinggoals for self and team, exploits opportunities and strives to achieve beyond what is expected, even under adverse circumstances.  Takes direct ownership of objectives and peripheral activities, balancing caution,courageand flexibility.  Has high levels of self-assurance and shows resilience and belief in own ability to achieve goals.

  • Analytical power:  Brings powerful analysis to issues and has a roving eye for detail and uses an intelligent mix of logic and intuition inn decision making and judgement.  Rapidly absorbs new information, knowledge and applies new techniques,technologyand procedures.

  • Collaboration & Influencing:Is impactful and flexible in communicating and influencing the issues with the ability to work across matrices of functions.  Builds informal networks, activelylistensand responds to the concerns and feelings of others even when not explicitly stated – high levels of emotional intelligence.

  • Stewardship:Fosters a control culture in the business where we encourage risk taking buthave zero compromise on financial controls and accounting principles. Proven technical ability across controlling toboth lead and do across the controlling agenda. 

  • Passion for People: A coach,mentorand the obvious desire to devote personal time to build people skills and with a flair to lead people and command fellowship.  The candidate should have the maturity and deftness to understand nuances in different inter relationships and find the best way to get the job done –holding themselves and their colleagues accountable at all times.


Must have:

  • PQEexperience in the Financial Controlling function and/or Audit function/Accounting Advisory Services 

  • Experience ofstatutory accounting& liaison with audit

  • Experienceof UK tax compliance andreporting

  • Strong technical knowledge of IFRS

  • Proven ability to innovate and manage change

  • Proven ability to manage advisors effectively

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in FMCG industry

  • Experience of working in Private Equity stakeholder model

  • Systems experience of Oracle EBS

Join us…

To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities. 

Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.

Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us

The way we manufacture,packageand distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.

Excited about the Role?

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

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