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Finance Controlling Manager (Remote)

Company: Nestle USA
Location: Bridgewater
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

Nestlé Health Science invests in every employee to make certain each person can reach their greatest potential and works in an environment rooted in respect, diversity and teamwork. We focus on empowering the patients and consumers we serve to live healthier lives through industry leading nutrition and nutrition-enabling solutions by keeping their needs at the center of everything we do. We make quality and innovation our highest priorities when delivering our trusted brands such as BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essential®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, Zenpep®, and many more.


We are a globally recognized leader in the field of nutrition science with our US headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and have over 5000 employees around the world. Come join the Nestlé Health Science family and experience exciting opportunities!



The primary role of the Finance Controlling Manager is to provide financial partnership to Marketing and Other General Expense (MOGE), Globe ISIT by managing cost center budgets, including variance analysis of actual expense against budget/forecast as well as the development of monthly forecast and the annual plan.


This position is responsible for tracking and auditing 300+ headcount to ensure alignment with HR partners and the NHSc Leadership Team Members.  The Finance Controlling Manager supports the finance team with information required in the development of business analytics and financial reports used to support sound decision making and on optimizing current reporting through utilizing new visualization tools.  In addition, this position supports the preparation, analysis and reconciliation of monthly results to allow tracking of actuals versus the dynamic forecast and targets. The Finance Manager is expected to provide clear and effective reporting of financial results while constantly looking for areas of business optimization, and process improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages Annual Cost Center Budgeting process, reporting requirements/submissions with cost center owners for new integrated businesses. Consolidates the submissions and performs analytics to ensure integrity of data. Liaises with cost center owners and various to understand key drivers/inhibitors of performance.
  • Accountable for tracking actual vs. budget expenses for the responsible department heads; provides variance analysis, commentary, and solicits future spending projection for inclusion in forecasts.
  • Primary contact for all interactions with NUSA Costing Center of Competence (CCC) regarding OCM process. Ensure that OCM allocations are properly reflected in the P&L and reconciled. Assist in issue resolution related to the allocation process. Subject matter expert for allocations to/from NUSA/NBS and other businesses. Ensures allocations are properly reflected in the P&L and reconciled. Assist in issue resolution related to the allocation process. 
  • Creates and distributes timely and accurate monthly reports and scorecards.  Works with the Global Finance team regarding cost centers which are cross charged.  Presents summary of actuals versus DF to executive team.
  • Monitors and records accruals to ensure the P&L properly reflects expenses that have been incurred or should be accrued.
  • Continuously improves and re-evaluates accounting and reporting activities to streamline and improve controls and processes.
  • Provides insight to management during monthly balance sheet meetings on main drivers of account fluctuations.  Prepares journal entries to clear reconciling items that need to be reclassed or written-off.
  • Special projects and ad-hoc requests.


Experience and Education Requirements:

- Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience required, MBA is a plus

- 5+ years of experience in planning and reporting

- Previous experience in Consumer Products and Manufacturing Environment is a plus


Preferred Skills:

- Excellent analytical skills

- Experience using SAP

- Ability to communicate and influence across different levels within the organization

- Proven ability to communicate financial information to non-financial personnel

- Ability to interact effectively in a fast paced matrix environment and gain support with all levels of the organization


The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Nestle USA, Trenton , Finance Controlling Manager (Remote), Other , Bridgewater, New Jersey

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