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Risk and Controlling Manager

Business and Financial Operations



Rome, Georgia, United States

Main Purpose of the Job

At Unilever, we believe that effective risk management and financial controlling are fundamental to good business management and that our success as an organization depends on our ability to identify and then exploit the key risks and opportunities for the business. Successful businesses take/manage risks and opportunities in a considered, structured, controlled, and effective way.

A great opportunity becomes available within the MCO Controlling Team in Italy as per 2022. The role will be supporting Italy’s Financial Controller and will be responsible of Unilever Italy’s Risk Management.

This role has many focal points with expertise teams, 3rd party service providers and the MSO business.

Proactive Risk Management

  • Lead proactive, dynamic risk management and operational controls

  • Drive efficiency in compliance and control activities in partnership with third party providers

  • Accountable for financial controls within direct area of responsibility

  • First point of contact for the external and internal auditors

Key Focus Areas

  • Continuously improve the quality of accounting & implement changes in accounting standards, policies & procedures

  • Deliver and implement Localisation 3rd Party Costs

  • Eliminate, simplify, automate and/or centralise transactional activities

Required Experience

The ideal candidate must have previous experiences in the following areas of expertise:

  • Risk Assessment on Corporate Processes (business and support) for the purpose of compliance with SOX requirement

  • Perform and led full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations.

  • Knowledge of both Local and International Accounting Standards

  • Expert in preparation of Annual Financial Statement (both Reporting and Statutory) and accounts maintenance and review

  • Knowledge of budget controlling

  • Experience in managing teams, IE: with some activities outsourced to 3rd parties

Skills Required

The ideal candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • University degree in Business Administration

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in roles of financial accounting, controlling and risk management within consumer goods or services

  • Knowledge of PCOB standards, SOX legislation and IFRS standards

  • Experience working with large complex data from multiple sources

  • English and Italian proficiency

  • Knowledge and usage of Enterprise System as SAP

  • Advanced skills in Google apps and Microsoft Office suite, especially in Excel.

Key Attitudes

  • Rigorous Approach/Attention to Detail

  • Ability in managing local, regional and global stakeholders both Finance and non-Finance

  • Demonstrated strength in strategy, organization, planning, and analysis, especially with respect to budgets, operations, and projects

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, be proactive, curious, and take initiative with minimal direction or guidance, balanced with skill in executing plans and detailed tasks accurately and efficiently

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.