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Finance Manager (M/F)


18.04.2019 | Porto | Referência: 1982759


Finance Manager (m/f)


Sodexo was founded by Pierre Bellon in 1966 in Marseilles, France and is today the world leader in Quality of Life Services. The company operates in 80 countries with 427,000 employees who share the same passion for service being the 19th largest employer worldwide. Sodexo is currently implementing a Shared Services Center in Porto that will support several countries across Europe with the processes of Record to Report, Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, Master Data, Training & Continuous Improvement, among others. This is a fast-paced multinational environment with a permanent growth and a lot of challenges, giving you the opportunity to join one of the world’s top rated companies. We are searching for ambitious and skilled professionals with the goal to work according to the best practices and to be part of such an ambitious project.

You will be responsible for:

  • Manage the reporting:

    • Internal: P&L (Actual – Forecast) , cash, HSE,

    • External: cost of the services, operational performance metrics, KPIs’ follow up,

    • Financial implications of change control process in relation with legal team (contract management);

  • Support business reviews: monthly regional reviews, business reviews with Group, and ad hoc reviews

  • Provide qualitative analysis on budget, actual and forecast for key countries/sites; in particular follow-up on action plans to improve performance and Savings plan for the Clients

  • Deploy global financial processes in line with the Master Services Agreements (MSA)

  • Work with Sodexo Connections team to develop and implement tools and processes

  • Participate to the initiatives to standardize internal reporting format and processes, ensuring consistency

  • Develop relationships with clients’ stakeholders and attend clients meetings as required

  • Support Sodexo operational stakeholders to deal with financial issues and outputs in particular for the clients’ budgets in relation with the contract (annual change of the price of the solution)

  • Collaborate with the Finance Directors on all financial activities in relation with the Corporate Finance teams: Internal control, planning, risk management, and cash management

  • Complete ad-hoc Finance-related missions as requested by the Sodexo (Group/GSA/Account) Executives

What you'll need to Succeed:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Proven track record in finance with 5 years’ experience, ideally in an international environment

  • Commercial exposure as Business Partner to Operational & Finance teams, positively impacting the P&L

  • Experience of financial modeling

  • Process orientation

  • Hands on pro-active approach with an ability to work well autonomously

  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to work in a collaborative way, cross-culturally

  • Presentation skills, ability to interact at any level of the organization

  • Fluent English (written and spoken)