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The Business Area Financial Controller (M/F)

Vacancy details

General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours




Main Goal

The Business Area Financial Controller is accountable for the accuracy and reliability of the financial reporting of each local entity (8 entities) and the BA’s consolidated one, in respect of the given deadlines following local norms as well as IFRS ones defined by Limagrain Group

She/He structures the financial reporting workflows with the Business Area, coordinate actively key processes (Budget/Forecasts/Closing), measures and monitors control systems designed for an efficient BA steering (DLAV/PnL), and for preserving company assets and reports accurate financial statements.

Job description

I.     Financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting


  • In coordination with each entity’s financial controller (or accountant ) and country managers, prepare the BA forecasts and annual budget
  • Provide insight and recommendations to both short-term and mid-term plan to Country Managers, BA CFO and BA Head.
  • Use Hyperion and BFC tool to report financial data 
  • Provide monthly qualitative comments and performance indicators/reports to explain main variances vs last year and vs Budget or Forecast
  • Identify risks and opportunities with BA CFO and BA Head.
  • FLASH report – consolidation and monthly follow up of actual sales
  • Update APS – sales forecast prices and volumes
  • Provide a valuable support to Country managers, Country finance controllers, BA CFO and BA Head in the efficient steering of their activity regarding the financial KPIs
  • In contact with the BU finance team, ensure the constant and perfect alignment of the BA reports and deliverable with the Group ‘s expectations.
  • Work closely with the BA CFO to perform various ad hoc analysis across all LCE  including strategic and tactical matters as it relates to budget management, cost benefit analysis, cash flow forecasting, risk management, legal & regulatory requirements, etc.
  • Support the consolidation of the BA business reports
  • Provide analysis on customer level for supporting the decisions of BA Credit Management Committee 



II.     Controlling


  • Assist the BA CFO in developing and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Perform monthly controls to ensure compliance with the Policies
  • Analyze monthly OPEX and ensure that the costs are aligned with the Internal Policies
  • Support the implementation of the Business Ethics & Anti Bribery rules
  • Proactive in proposing and implementing process improvements within the organization
  • Active participation on SAP implementation with focus on Controlling module

Skills: what we expect of you

  • 3 years of progressively relevant work experience in financial analysis, planning, and reporting for a subs of an international Group.
  • Aptitude for computer systems (accounting software, ERP environments (SAP) and Microsoft suites. An advanced experience in high complexity degree of MS Excel will be appreciated. 
  • Effective in process analysis, risk and control identification and problem solving
  • Should have experience in partnering with an executive/Management team, and have a high level of written and oral communication skills
  • Transversal and hierarchical management experience and recognized skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.



Position localization

Job location

Europe, Romania


Drumul Gării Odăi, Otopeni 075100, Roumanie

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


English (3 - Professional)