Financial Controller (MIAMI)

  • Company: LVMH Fragrance Brands France
  • Location: United States
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: LVMHFB00728
  • Date of publication: 2018.11.27

Position

The Financial Controller of Local Market reports to the Regional Controller Americas. She/He is a true business partner and works closely with the Regional Director. This position will be in charge of monitoring the activity and the operational issues, in order to help decision-making and performance steering. She/He works on the Export Channel (LATAM Agents) and the Subsidiaries Channel (Argentina, Mexico, Brazil)

 

MAIN MISSIONS

1. Business partner role:

- Alert the business on potential market trend changes (continuous monitoring of risks and opportunities).

- Advise the Regional Director on business decisions and their financial impact

- Measure and analyze the gaps between objectives and achievements

- Suggest action plans to ensure the achievement of Operational Profit (OP) objectives

- Make a clear summary of the overall performance and financial information during the monthly reporting as well as budget phases

- Enforce the application of the P&C and LVMH rules and processes

2. Specific to the Agents channel

- Monitor turnover via Daily Sales analysis, 3-months sales outlook (Rolling Forecast), and actual monthly reporting (Flash Memo)

- Analyze the Agents activity via Wholesale, Sell-out, POSM, Stock and DSO analyzes etc.

- Monitor the A&P budget and challenge the profitability of the investments

- Guarantee the application of Agent contracts and the proper execution of commercial agreements

- Potentially, perform an Agent audit in support of Internal Control team (1 per year)

 3Specific to the Subsidiaries channel

- Monitor the macroeconomic context and alert the business accordingly

- Be in charge of the financial monitoring directly with the Regional Director.

- Ongoing: perform a complete financial and business review with the subsidiaries on a regular basis. This task involves trips to the region / subsidiary.

- In the budget phase: define the financial objectives of the subsidiaries. Analyze the financial statements and interact with the local controllers / brand managers / regional directors, prior to the COMEX presentation meetings.

- Analyze SSC costs and shared costs LVMH FB

4. Specific to the regional office

- Participate in the administrative management of the Miami office (systems, processes, backoffice support)

- Participate in budget tracking of office expenses

 


Profile

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Finance (Controlling, Consolidation & Reporting etc.)
  • Being "business oriented"
  • Business School degree or equivalent
  • Good financial skills & technique.
  • Communication skills, autonomy and initiative, as well as ability to work in a team.
  • English / French fluent. Spanish is recommended.

Additional information

EVOLUTION PERSPECTIVES

- Manage a financial team

- Possible evolution towards a commercial function

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Perfumes & Cosmetics

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