Financial Controller - Italy

Chemicals - Finance & Accounting
Ref: 239 Date Posted: Monday 08 Jun 2020
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This position reports directly to the EMEA Controller, the main job role will be to ensure the accounting and reporting for the Italian office complies with Company policies as well as USGAAP/IFRS and local country statutory requirements


  • Responsible for the monthly closing process for the Italian legal entity to include timely and accurate uploading of information into the consolidation software, TM1 Cognos, as well as providing the information needed to support the corporate consolidation.
  • Coordinate and manage the statutory audit work of Italy entity.
  • Responsible for any additional in-country statutory filings including local taxes, governmental compliance, and payroll related taxes. Elaborate and submit monthly VAT tax filings of Italy entity as needed.
  • Be an accounting resource for Corporate controller regarding accounting issues and have a strong understanding of ITGAAP and USGAAP.
  • Finance Business partner to Italy Sales leadership
  • Assist with the collection of quarterly information of Italian entity to prepare more detailed financial reporting, as well as monthly cash flow information for the consolidated cash flow statement preparation, in cooperation with the International Treasurer.
  • Perform regular balance sheet reviews and coordinate the review of monthly account reconciliations. Research unusual accounting transactions and communicate any new or unusual accounting treatments to corporate organization and prepare accounting memos as needed.
  • Coordinate the quarterly and annual tax provision information of Italy entities needed for consolidated tax provisioning. Assist with the gathering of transfer price information.
  •  Oversees the development and administration of the international accounting systems, practices, controls, and procedures, ensuring conformity to accepted accounting principles as related to revenue recognition, operating costs and profitability.
  • Ensures the reporting and process structures are and remain compliant with all statutory internal and external requirements and meet the reporting needs of the business.
  • Identifies and implements controls, efficiencies, and procedures to ensure financial information is reported accurately and timely for group deadlines.

Financial Controller Qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent
  • Certified Accountant or advanced business degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of business experience in a multinational company (preferably U.S. based)
  • Hands-on experience managing the accounting for international operations in multiple countries.
  • Thorough knowledge of Italy regulations, thorough of U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Experience with SAP system and proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Broad knowledge of various financial disciplines, cost, budgets, and general accounting in addition to financial analysis and strategic planning concepts and methods.
  • Fluent in English and Italian. Additional languages would be an asset.


Team focused leadership | Capability to influence | Personal integrity, clarity, and honesty | Well-developed relationship building | Good communication skills | Clear drive towards execution | ability to work with confidential and sensitive data | Culturally sensitive and able to operate effectively in various culture | Ability to organize and prioritize work 


Our Client

Our client leads the world in commercial laundry sales, product range, reach and R&D investment. They invent, design, produce and market premium solutions for commercial laundries serving almost every need.