Business Controller, Northern Europe

  • Company: Moët Hennessy Europe Headquarters
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Business group: Wines & Spirits
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: MHE00698
  • Date of publication: 2018.05.14


  • Lead analysis, understanding and evaluation of the overall performance of MH Europe business, delivering excellent decision support to MH Europe Management.
  • Ensure quality & timely availability of financial and business information to stakeholders.
  • Provide a framework for coordinating market's quality of results and management of information for decision-making.
  • Business Partner other Functions, Markets and Maisons for MH Europe, providing strong financial support.



  • Finance Business Partner to the MD of Northern Europe (NE), providing advice and decision support.
  • Consolidation of 11 subsidiaries and 1 distributor markets in NE during key phases and for key meetings.
  • Provide the management with clear understanding of the business, analyze sales, price increases, FTT management, A&P investments, Overheads, profitability, product allocations and Credit Management.
  • Follow-up and guidance to market finance teams, following the MD's direction.
  • "Market Lead" within the Controlling team for these markets, building relevant relationships and specific knowledge, including Market visits as appropriate.



  • Coordination with the Finance Control Director.
  • Lead the Budget and its revisions for the European markets.
  • Establish the European budget calendar, following MH requirements.
  • Provide guidance and support to the markets. Challenge budget assumptions. Follow-up of adjustments requested by the management of MH Europe and the group.
  • Ensure the Risk & Opportunity and landing.



  • Coordinate the reporting of Cash from markets to the group.
  • Provide clear understanding of the impacts vs. previous year and vs. Budget.
  • Consolidate comments from the European markets and provide European overview of the Cash.



  • Ensure accurate, reliable and continuous product traceability throughout Europe Markets, liaising with the Supply Chain function, Market teams, Maisons and other Regions as appropriate.
  • Provide regular updates on the status of legal inter-Market product movements to Senior Mgt, advising actions in line with competition law scope, with a focus on TNT flows and Customer/Channel pricing.
  • SAP interrogations of product flows / decoding to be translated into internal communication as appropriate, and ensuring shared responsibility and knowledge with Supply Chain.



  • "Maison Lead" for Hennessy business, liaising with the Maison team as appropriate on business priorities.
  • Price tracking across Europe markets, including involvement in rollout projects for relevant tools.

Additional information


  • University or Business School degree. Majors or post-grad qualification in Finance or related subjects a plus.



  • Fluency in English. Another European language a plus.



  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Finance; successful Management Accounting positions with solid financial analysis background.
  • Strong knowledge of finance & accounting principles combined with good commercial acumen.
  • Project management experience, e.g. leading or strong involvement in a SAP implementation project.
  • Some experience with Tax, Cash, Working Capital reporting preferred.
  • International mindset, with experience in a large Group an advantage.



  • Strong analytical skills, with accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Action and result oriented, driving for improved performance.
  • Good organization & planning.
  • IT literacy (SAP, Hyperion-Essbase, Cognos, MS Office).



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A Team player.
  • Initiative and autonomy important.
  • Ambitious and eager to learn and take on new challenges.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • High levels of energy, drive, motivation, integrity and trust