Regional Commercial Controller – Gulf & Arab Countries

Accounting / Finance Full Time
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • We are looking for an incumbent with strong business acumen, financial knowledge, brilliant stakeholder management ability and at least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.


Founded in 1946 by Pietro and Giovanni Ferrero, the Ferrero Group is a family-owned business in its third generation. It has been built by talented people who share a commitment towards continuous improvement to achieve the highest quality and care. This same commitment is put into everything we do for our consumers and characterizes the environment in which we operate.

Regional Commercial Controller – Gulf & Arab Countries

Job Location: ​Dubai​
Company description
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:
If you have a great eye for details and enjoy budget forecasting, this role can interest you. As a Regional Commercial Controller, your main focus will be to prepare Budget and Forecast scenarios, supporting Commercial teams in defining targets and meeting Group requests. You will take care also of the maintenance of all the internal simulations and reporting systems. In addition, you will run the monthly analysis on A&P and Trade Spend GAPs, as well as other monthly reporting activities. You will be providing appraisal on gaps between target versus results and identify adjustment actions. As part of your role, you will need to analyze and suggest proposals for improvement of growth & profitability and take part into monthly closing activities.

Main Responsibilities:
Your main responsibilities will include Budgeting and Forecasting, Closure activities, Performance Analysis, Business Decision Support & Internal Control.

As part of the budgeting and forecasting, you will support the Regional Controlling Team and the Commercial Teams in the definition of the Budget and Forecast, in line with the objectives and guidelines & in compliance with the functional criteria, methodologies and tools. You will support in the discussion with local business units and functions, translating the strategic targets into operative, achievable targets.

This role will require you to provide economic and financial projections, and by managing and reviewing the information received from local and central teams.

During Closure, you will perform FI-COPA monthly closing in SAP, with reconciliation and reclassification activities, as required. In addition to GR and accruals monitoring at monthly closures, ensuring correct cost recognition. Also, it will be required to maintain price structures, discounts, and standard cost of SKUs.

As part of the performance analysis, you will prepare monthly the functional reporting and analyses gaps between forecasts and actuals. You will initiate adjustment actions, investigating the causes with the relevant functions and countries and providing the necessary KPIs.

In addition, you will play a trusted advisor role to the business to develop models, scenarios, and economic appraisals for new initiatives. You will support the Commercial and Marketing functions in the optimization of trade spend and advertising and promotion expenditures, applying cross-country comparative analyses (SKU and Gross Margin analyses).

As part of the finance team, you will be ensuring compliance with Ferrero internal control framework and group policies.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for an incumbent with strong business acumen, financial knowledge, brilliant stakeholder management ability and at least 3 to 5 years of relevant experience.

You should have a bachelor’s a degree in accounting, economics, finance, or a related field. It would be considered a plus if you have a recognized professional qualification from a professional institution, such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

On the technical side, you should be tech-savvy, as we require SAP knowledge, Strong Microsoft Excel, and Power Point skills.

You must have good communication & presentation skills, in addition to fluency in English language.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are – dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand and great organisational skills on the other, are the key to success. Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a team member and build good relations with stakeholders on all levels. Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment and embedding new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become a high performer here.

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Finance, Administration & Control
United Arab Emirates

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