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Performance Reporting Manager - Gdansk


At Arla, we do so much more than make some of the world’s favourite dairy products. We make healthy taste delicious, mornings worth getting up for and family dinners unforgettable. Arla Cravendale®, Arla skyr, Anchor®, Lurpak® and Castello® – names like these make us a vital, natural part of modern life in over 100 countries around the world. We are 19,000 global employees at the heart of it.  Every single one of us plays an important role and together we build on our 10bn Euros turnover and establish our position as one of the largest dairy companies in the world.


We are currently looking to recruit an A2R Performance Reporting Manager. This role will require close collaboration with finance  organizations across Arla to secure  smooth and efficient performance reporting process, as well as with IT to ensure usage of the best  data sourcing models and reporting technologies.  The role will also include an element of people management.  In this role you will be part of the A2R Finance and will report to the A2R Senior Manager in Gdańsk.


Account to Report Finance  is responsible for overall accounting process that involves collecting, processing and presenting financial information. It governs general accounting and closing activities, fixed assets and leasing management, intercompany , indirect taxes and internal/external reporting.


About the job:


Some of your key responsibilities in this role will include:


  • Managing team of Financial Controllers/Reporting Specialists
  • Partnering with business/commercial stakeholders to ensure consistency of reporting & analysis across the business
  • Building and delivering reporting to Senior Stakeholders at global, category and regional level and consulting on the data narrative, opportunities and risks.
  • Supporting the development of the new reporting strategy and developing new reporting solutions to ensure dissemination of insights across the business and at all levels. This includes identifying new sources of data to improve analysis and understanding of performance
  • Helping  to drive improved business performance through productivity and efficiency measures
  • Implementation of change within the team, championing and leading continuous process improvement.
  • Providing value adding financial insight, support and challenge by building effective working relationships at all levels, including senior managers and with other departments in the business


Who are you?


The successful candidate will have:

  • University degree in finance/accounting or similar and good understanding of existing IFRS requirements, and the ability to analyse and interpret other reporting frameworks
  • ACCA/CIMA or similar accounting certificates achieved or in progress is an advantage 
  • Data science/data analytics or similar certificates achieved or in progress is an advantage 
  • Leadership experience
  • 4+ years of experience within the accounting/financial reporting
  • Proactive approach to investigating and understanding changing accounting requirements and ability to understand the impact on the business, systems, processes and reporting
  • Proactively questioning and improving the status quo, thinking outside the current framework in order to improve productivity, efficiency and robust controls around external group financial reporting processes
  • Ability to influence peers and senior management and build strong relationship within the team and outside
  • Good coaching skills and ability to lead by example


What do we offer? 


  • Flexible working time (start your day of work between 7-9) and home office work possibility 
  • Trainings with experts & professional induction in a new position  
  • Development programs (function additions, coordinator programme)  
  • Financial support of your education   
  • Medical care & life insurance   
  • Additional benefits like gym card, vouchers, travel points or cinema tickets, etc.  
  • Scandinavian working style & no dress code  
  • Home kit – monitor, laptop, keyboard, mouse, headsets, webcam 
  • Relocation allowance 
  • Referral program for employees  
  • Employee Assistance Program (legal, psychological, health, financial consulting, etc. )  
  • Support for your healthy lifestyle (fruit day, facility for sportsmen, sport challenges and activities, Arla active teams / sport groups)  


… while in the office you can also use some of below:   

  • Modern office space with beautiful view and high standard furniture (i.e. adjustable desks)  
  • Chill-out rooms with X-box, pool table, board games, football table and swing 



Application and contact 

If you want to drive innovation and help your colleagues worldwide, then seize this exciting opportunity.  


Welcome to Global Shared Services in Gdansk 

Arla is a global farmer-owned organisation that is behind many well-known and loved brands. 


You become a part of our Global Shared Services in Gdansk. You will join over 580 colleagues dedicated to supporting all of Arla. As of now, we have an IT Operations and an IT Solutions division dedicated to SAP as well as a variety of app development and implementation projects. Our procurement, finance and logistics functions support a wide array of processes such as purchasing, distribution and sales globally.  

We have a dedicated HR operations division to ensure we attract, develop and retain the very best of talent around the world.  

Our newest divisions include member relationships support our farmers in their everyday work. 


With over 14 years of existence in Gdansk, we offer you a lot of knowledge and the opportunity to partake in challenging and exciting innovation projects. As a part of the Arla organisation, you will also enjoy a Scandinavian, collaborative work culture. 


We have a purpose for Good 

At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you? 


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