Financial Controller, Giotti

Date: 24 Apr 2024

Location: SCANDICCI, FR, IT, 50018

Company: McCormick & Company

Financial Controller

Scandicci, Italy


  • Ownership and responsibility for all Controllership activities for Giotti, Italy Flavour Solutions legal entity.
  • Business Partnering with Giotti FD (dotted line) and Giotti leadership team to provide insight and advice on all aspects of accounting for all entities under control.
  • Ensuring timely and accurate financial information for internal and external reporting purposes. Monitoring compliance with both group policies (US GAAP) and local requirements.
  • Managing relationship with local auditors to ensure the proper planning and execution of financial audits (on time/on budget).
  • Providing advice and counsel to the business and the EMEA management team in finance & accounting areas. As a Finance representative, participating in/lead cross-regional/functional projects, including restructuring projects or new investments/divestments.
  • Representing Giotti management in, internal and external, accounting, reporting and other financial meetings and negotiations, with a particular emphasis on ODV. Managing relationships with Statutory Board and Supervisory Board.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of strong internal controls. Manage quarterly risk reviews. Initiate/monitor remediation plans. For SOX purpose, be an Entity or Process owner where appropriate.
  • Fully managing Balance Sheet and required Blackline reconciliations.
  • Main keeper of policies and procedures for T&E, Indirect PO, FCPA and New supplier creations.
  • Supervision of Treasury function and all payroll processes.
  • Preparing insurance data for annual premium review.
  • Business Partnering with Italy tax and coordinating finance input with new legal/tax requirements (tax Framework, Transfer pricing etc.).



  • University educated in finance / business area.
  • 10 + years of experience working in audit firm or financial department within large company. Exposure to US / international reporting required.
  • Audit experience is mandatory.
  • Fluent in Italian and English.
  • Advanced accounting/ reporting skills (with a significant exposure to US GAAP) + audit background.
  • Confidence to manage complex technical matters.
  • Strong communications skills: communicating to Executive Leadership Team and US Corporate management.
  • Ability to manage cross-regional finance team.
  • Project management skills.
  • Methodical approach to problem solving and resolution of technical issues.
  • Excellent analytical and presentational skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage multiple, often conflicting, deadlines.
  • A team player comfortable working across a diverse organisation and different cultures.
  • Able to challenge and improve existing work practices.
  • Proficiency in working efficiently in an ERP environment (preferably SAP).



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