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Record to Report (R2R) Line Manager & Regional Controller – Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

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Record to Report (R2R) Line Manager & Regional Controller – Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)
Warszawa
Poland
Europe; Middle East; Africa

Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.
Leadership
  • Be able to take charge of, inspire and influence a team of 3-5 employees
  • Actively connect with people and champion employee engagement
  • Develop top talent by leading regular succession planning and having robust performance /coaching conversations and ensuring the organization is always fit for purpose
  • Work as part of the ESC management team to make the ESC a great place to work for all employees.

Process Expertise and Business Partnership
  • Provide thorough ownership for all aspects of the Financial Statements (US GAAP and European IFRS) through robust governance and accountability for journal voucher reviews, trial balance reviews, account reconciliation reviews, taxation and intercompany processes
  • Drive the month-end/year-end closing procedures.
  • Oversee the preparation of management reports.
  • Ensure process and policies are being followed by performing routine reviews and audits of the teams as they provide services to customers.
  • Act as the point of escalation to resolve R2R issues in a timely manner and ensure all queries are dealt with correctly and efficiently.
  • Act as key subject matter expert on complex accounting treatments on US GAAP and European IFRS policy/procedures interpretation
  • Drive for results and ensure best practices are in place to achieve highest standards within daily operations
  • Lead the communication of and rationalization of affiliate financial information to both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Influence and coordinate the integration of local, regional and corporate initiatives.
  • Maintain appropriate, right sized resourcing levels to provide Optimum Financial Services and Solutions; including People related Business Continuity Planning ensuring continuous and consistent service delivery.

Process Governance:
  • Ensure adequate process documentation and training materials are developed and maintained, and provide user education and training
  • Proactively monitor and anticipate changing business, regulatory, and financial requirements, processes, and practice
  • Monitor and report end-to-end process metrics and KPIs to measure service levels, operational effectiveness, process health, and process compliance
  • Demonstrate a strong continuous improvement oriented approach & help to build a strong continuous improvement culture

Controls:
  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture
  • Awareness of all applicable financial/taxation standards, process documentation & training materials to ensure the team operates in a fully compliant manner
  • Ensure ownership for all applicable SOx & Operational controls as well as broader oversight for all controls that influence the Financial Statements
  • Engage with External/Internal Audit/Taxation authorities to ensure full ownership and excellence in all Group/Statutory/Internal/Taxation/Regulatory audits
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Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA certification, CA or equivalent (GAAP/IFRS accounting standards knowledge)
  • At least 5 years of experience in a shared services environment.
  • Minimum 3 years of management and people development experience held in R2R.
  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Proven control orientation based on prior operational business roles
  • Ability to strategically analyze and translate data into key financial insights to drive affiliate decision making
  • Ability to influence and lead change effectively through partnership & business acumen
  • Ability to manage and lead technical teams to high performance and career development
  • Ability to work in local/regional/global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external stakeholders such as auditors and tax authorities
  • Ability to travel globally at least once a quarter
  • Fluency in English language
  • Controllership experience in Multinational Companies
  • Master's Degree / MBA qualification
  • Extensive European financial reporting and Tax experience
  • Big 4 experience with a minimum of 5 years post qualified