Bacardi-Martini Ltd

Finance Controller (Nordics)

Sweden, Europe

About the role

This role is responsible for supporting the Nordic Financial Manager and the rest of the Nordic team to ensure excellent accounting, clean balance sheet and month end closing. Thereby lay ground for best in class business


The Financial controller is responsible for the overall direction on the day to day finance and accounting in market. As well the coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of the following tasks ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and targets.

You will be the local safe guardian to ensure that proper control environment is maintained and that monthly closing procedures are documented and consistently followed. Additionally, the role is the 'glue' between the extensive global service provider and local market.

You have extensive SAP experience, with general understanding on how the various modules interact. Further,

you're also familiar with working with purchase orders and have great understanding of the needed mechanisms to ensure a smooth and effective flow throughout the organization.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Drive results & excellence in execution

  • Contact person and coordinator of our local and global out- & insourcing partners regarding transactional accounting.

  • Ensure best in class service levels.

  • Responsible for a correct and clean Trial Balance.

  • Contact person and coordinator of our insourcing partners regarding statutory reporting, taxes & VAT.

  • Ensure best in class service levels and responsible for statutory and regulatory compliance.

  • Involvement in the Procure-to-Pay process and master data management.

  • Actively execute and drive finance process improvement projects including enhanced system (SAP) utilisation.

  • Month, quarter and year end closing & reporting. Ensure correctness and legal and regulatory compliance to allow best possible foundation for business support and management reporting.

  • Responsible to prepare material for external audit.

  • Excise Tax reconciliation, Glass recycling & Packaging fee calculation AND declarationGroup re-charges reconciliation and invoicing for all Nordic responsible entities

  • Anual Transfer Price adjustment in coordination with Global Tax

  • Responsible for day-to-day Nordic bank related tasks.

  • Raise ticket for credit card applications

  • Support Finance Manager in preparation of Budget, Last Estimates & running Last Estimates and Ad Hoc commercial matters

  • Ad hoc support to with brand P&L, P&L by channel and other business support calculations.

Measures of success

Local statutory compliance with regulations ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial information

Deliver clean and statutory compliant trial balance. Ensure smooth and efficient processes including but limited to out-& insourcing partners and Procure-to-Pay process, through periodic reviews

Maintain good level of internal controls ? Ensure new regulations affecting (or potentially affecting) the business are communicated to the relevant people

Leverage SAP and other systems to ensure smooth, seamless and efficient processes

Deliver against talent management activities as measured via the Talent Scorecard (or other vehicle if not captured at this level).

Ensure efficient foundation for business partnering to enable sustainable revenue growth

Monthly payroll tasks for Sweden, Norway & Finland.

Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be

  • Experience working as a Finance Controller / Senior Accountant or junior auditor for at least 3 years

  • Fosters and maintains working relationships with peers, management and Shared Service Centers

  • Strong knowledge in SAP, including Procure-to-Pay SAP touch points

  • Strong finance process understanding and proven track record of successful finance process improvements.

  • Understanding of and likes to work in a small organization in a role were there can be big variation of tasks.

  • Experienced and familiar with working in a Nordic environment and in a global matrix organisation

  • Experienced in government contacts and statutory reporting including annual accounts.

  • Experienced of bookkeeping and proven track record of month- quarter- & year-end closings including all statutory elements related to annual close

  • Analytical thinking and an eye for what needs to be done.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers, management and executives

  • Understanding of GAAP and IFRS accounting rules

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks effectively

  • Strong PC, Excel and System skills and experience

  • Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley compliance

  • Ability to build and interpreter General ledger analysis of accounts.

  • Prepare monthly Standard Reporting Package.

  • Strong attention to details

  • Know yourself, and your areas for improvement, and more importantly your strengths and work to leverage those

  • Communicate excellently, both laterally and vertically, both verbally and written, and both in Swedish and English. Furthermore you understand other Scandinavian languages satisfactory

  • Are widely speaking a "high potential"

  • Are excited about and identify with BACARDÍ as a brand and a company.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance / Accounting.


  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization

  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts

  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve

  • Skilled at organizing and prioritizing multiple projects and resource constraints to optimize results

  • Ability to communicate effectively to senior leadership ? Strong oral and written communication skills


Living our Values and demonstrating high Learning Agility will be fundamental not only for success in this role, but also for potential growth to other roles across Bacardi in the future. We have a clearly defined Leadership Excellence framework, and you will be expected, as a senior leader to be a role model of all 6 elements: Focus Externally to Win / Drive Execution & Results / Lead Strategically & Know your Business / Make the Matrix Work / Lead by Example and Develop and Inspire Talent.

Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity.

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We're caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We're passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we're most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit - both in our home markets and across the world.