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Financial Controlling Lead Analyst


Budapest, Hungary

Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company with an outstanding collection of brands, such as Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Our purpose - Celebrating life, every day, everywhere - has an important role in our company, for our people, our brands, in how we perform and how we create shared value.

Diageo Business Services have been operating in the heart of Budapest for 15 years and provide added value for the company on a global level in the area of Finance, HR, Commercial Support, IT, Treasury and Business Intelligence.

The taste:

The Financial Controlling Lead Analyst is responsible for:
• provide Decision support and take ownership for its responsibility area, including
• high quality Stakeholder Management
• training/mentoring of Financial Controlling Analysts who are new to role
• setting work priorities appropriately
• ability to work independently
• reviewing the work of Financial Controlling Analysts


To take full responsibility for the day to day management of the respective Profit and Loss / Balance sheet area from accounting, reporting and controlling perspective
• Decision support for business partners through value add analysis, thorough understanding of movements on accounts, the business reason behind those, and collection and presentation of Risk & Opportunities
• Planning - Coordinate with markets, sense check and validate the bottom up results to the top down expectation
• Prepare quality reconciliations through deep understanding of the figures supported, reported
• Continuously monitor the respective P&L and/or BS accounts for any inconsistencies
• Prepare and post accruals to ensure the month-end results show the clear and fair picture
• To ensure that financial processes are undertaken accurately, efficiently, on time and that the surrounding internal control procedures are strictly adhered to in line with CARM processes
• To maximize benefits of globalized system processes
• To exploit SAP to its maximum
• To contribute ideas, energy, enthusiasm and support to the continuous improvement of the process. Simplify and standardize processes across Europe end-to-end.
• Ensure smooth and accurate month-end closes
• Coordinating the month-end closure, yearly planning processes
• Leading the consolidation of country or function level data along with the required level of non-financial insight
• Project managing of process initiatives and system developments
• Liaising with external Auditors and coordinating the audit work

How to serve:

• Ideally 5+ years working experience in a multinational environment, preferably in FMCG sector, with exposure to some of the following areas:
• Experience in the area of Financial Accounting / Reporting, and/or Financial Controlling
• Fluent English is a must
• Strong Excel knowledge
• Senior stakeholder management experience
• Internal / external audit experience and/or SOX is a plus
• Project management experience is also considered as an advantage Team player, with the ability to work independently
• Ability to drive the wider agenda of the team by engaging and reviewing the the team members’ work
• Excellent problem solving and analytical skills

Cherry on top:

• Opportunity to climb up on the career ladder
• We won the Fittest Workplace Award, of course we have a Gym
• Urban legend is true, we do have a Rooftop Bar
• Easy to reach downtown location
• Our unique brands are available in our staff shop
• We live our values and color our lives


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