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External Reporting Senior Manager


Budapest, Hungary

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Our financial centre based at the heart of Budapest offers amazing career opportunities across a range of areas along with an inspiring work environment and continuous training and development opportunities.
We are proud of our brands and passionate about our business. We strive to be the best at what we do and give each other the freedom to succeed. We value and respect each other for who we are. Be yourself – at Diageo.

This role drives the accurate and timely reporting of external financial statements and reports by:
•Preparation of accounting papers supporting Diageo’s accounting treatment on complex accounting issues. Taking ownership for such issues and working with markets to drive and achieve the best outcome for Diageo.
•Primary responsible for the preparation and review of the Group Annual Report, with particular focus on compliance with IFRS and other external reporting obligations. Ensure key stakeholders sign-off (Group Controller, Head of Investor Relations, Director of Technical Accounting, CFO)
•Coordination of the activities of the Financial reporting team, leading the team
•Monitor compliance with existing group accounting policies and update it for new standards and interpretations. Communicate to the wider Finance community through technical accounting update training or equivalent.
•Engage with markets to ensure they are fully compliant. Provide support for market issues / initiatives.
•Good business partnering with markets and senior stakeholders to ensure timely reporting and technical issue resolution
•Liaison with the group auditors for the interim, annual audits. Ownership of the ongoing Issues Log.
•Manage direct reports, role model the Diageo values
•Supports the Financial Reporting Director in the FAC process
•Act as deputy of the Financial Reporting Director when needed
•Manage the projects affecting the Financial reporting process.
•University degree, (preferably Finance/Accounting area)
•Professional qualification is an advantage (ACCA, CPA)
•Very strong financial accounting background, experience of at least 7-10 years including significant IFRS reporting experience
•Experience in preparing statutory accounts under IFRS and accounting standards
•Experience in working in a multinational financial position, within different commercial / cultural markets
•Attention to detail + overview of the business: able to operate at the detail level when necessary but always focusing on the big picture
•Communications - must have strong oral and written communications skills. Ability to clearly articulate and support ideas and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders, peer groups and senior management
•Business partnering skills: able to build and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders
•Teamwork - aligns actions to promote achievement of team goals, influences others’ activities toward group goals, inspires self-confidence in others,  places high priority on team performance, helps others be successful, resolves conflicts and removes obstacles 
•Fluency in English, good drafting skills, ability to communicate technical issues in an easily understandable and concise manner
•People management, coaching skills, ability to manage and coach direct reports, to enhance their skills and develop them to success

What we offer

•Competitive salary and benefits
•Numerous professional / soft-skill trainings
•Free gym
•Rooftop Bar
•In-house staff shop
•Young and inspirational business environment
•Opportunity to thrive in a constantly expanding, multinational organization

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