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Financial Reporting Manager


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:

Participate in the preparation/ review of the Group’s Annual Report, Red Book, Press Release and various other statutory filings (20-F, 6-K, etc.) and resolution of complex accounting issue. Act as main contact within the Financial Reporting team for resolution of complex technical issues with the wider finance community.


This role supports 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.
• Preparation and review of the Group Annual Report, Press Release, 20F and 6-K 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 in:
o monitoring the accuracy of reporting received from the business and communicating errors and improvement opportunities
o preparation of internal and external financial reporting documents
o Regional support for group accounting questions:
• Manage the group brand and goodwill impairment process
• 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 and Sarbanes-Oxley audits.
• Manage direct reports, role model the Diageo values

How to serve:

•University or college degree in finance/accounting
•Professional qualification is an advantage (ACCA, CPA)
•Very strong financial accounting background, experience of at least 5-7 years including significant IFRS reporting experience
•Experience in working in a multinational financial position, within different commercial / cultural markets
•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
•Highly level analytical skills but able to identify and understand overall business drivers
•Excellent business English is a must

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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