Finance Manager Italy & Greece in Milano

at Spin Master Careers

Date Posted: 8/20/2019

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Job Description

1.0 General:

Reporting to the Sr Finance Director Europe, the Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring that reporting is accurate and timely, along with managing the statutory and accounting processes for the corporate headquarters for European entities as required. The candidate will be a key contributor to the forecast & planning processes, working with the European business unit(s) to enable an understanding of local financial performance and developing consistent, concise forecasts and plans.

2.0 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Business partnering, supporting South European management teams as required in understanding their financial data and performance, including the preparation of ad hoc reports for various directors;
  • Ultimate responsibility for financial control & reporting on a day to day basis;
  • Ensure that the financial reporting function prepares and delivers, in accordance with Group Reporting timelines and high quality standards, IFRS based financial reporting to the Company’s parent;
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the financial and management reporting;
  • Manage reporting of financial information to Corporate Headquarters, including budget/forecast submission and reporting of performance against objectives;
  • Preparation of the bi-weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts for the South European markets, including variance analyses to previous submissions;
  • Review account reconciliations;
  • Review inter-company reconciliations;
  • Ensures cost effectiveness and adherence to cost budgets across the company;
  • Manage the accounting process for various transactions;
  • Liaise with external tax advisors to prepare the VAT, WHT and CIT returns;
  • Liaise with Shared Services in Bratislava and corporate functions of Accounting & Reporting, Tax, Treasury, Internal Controls & Audit, IT, and Indirect Procurement
  • Preparation of Statutory Accounts and compliance with local GAAP;
  • Driving continuous improvement and step changes in processes to deliver a more efficient and effective financial reporting and analysis;
  • Maintain compliance with company process, controls and procedures to ensure organizational risks are minimized;
  • Lead, motivate and develop direct reports as required;
  • Advise on appropriate technology that meets the organization's information requirements and financial resources
  • Ensure compliance with applicable local regulatory laws for financial and tax reporting;
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate and effective internal controls;
  • Provides recommendations to the Sr Finance Director Europe to enhance financial performance and support business development;
  • Assists in projects and the development of the Spin Master business in Europe.

Key Metrics

  • Accounting, Forecasting & Control KPIs cover:



Process Improvement


Job Requirements

4.0 Required Skill Set:

  • Good communication skills, rigorous, organised and able to work collaboratively with commercial and finance teams and manage people.
  • In-depth knowledge in accounting (IFRS, local GAAP) and controlling, risk management and taxation;
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, work independently and a self-starter;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to travel for business purposes as required;
  • Team management experience;
  • Excellent communication skills in English

5.0 Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Qualified Accounting Professional with minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience preferably in the FMCG or Fashion industries.
  • Experience working with SAP and Business Intelligence
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Proven experience in finance in Italy


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