South Africa, Johannesburg-Bedfordview, Finance

Finance & Consumer Brands Business Controller

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

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Taking direct accountability for Finance Controlling and Controlling of the Henkel Consumer Brands business in South Africa, thereby ensuring data integrity, transparency of business performance & commercial control as well as providing strong financial decision support and analysis.

  • Manages/Coordinates financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets and analysis reports
  • Tracks KPIs and provides in-depth analysis, gives suggestion for the areas to be improved
  • Drives and supports business by assisting business leaders to take best informed decisions
  • Provides independent & objective information to ensure a systematic control and strict monitoring of planned objective, prepares deviation analysis
  • Communicates actively controlling relevant topics to Functions and BUs / SBUs
  • Spreads financial controlling knowledge and consciousness across the company
  • Takes care of compliance and governance ensuring the correct application of internal and external guidelines
  • Drives continuous improvement in controlling relevant concepts, processes and tools
  • Executes projects and drives automation/digitalization
  • Spreads financial controlling knowledge and consciousness across the company


  • Min. 5 years' work experience gained in multinational corporate environment within Controlling, preferably in FMCG sector
  • Bachelor's degree in management accounting/Financial Management
  • Good understanding of accounting systems and concepts as well as general business
  • Soft skills: Collaboration and teamwork, communication, complex problem-solving, decision-making, critical & systematic thinking, conflict management, analytical skills, integrity, ability to work under pressure, convincing & influencing
  • Advanced skills in MS Office (particularly Excel), SAP FICO (CCA, PCA, COPA etc.), BI and reporting tools
  • Professional Accounting qualification a plus (e.g. CIMA) 

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We look for a diverse team of individuals who possess different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and mindsets.

JOB ID: 23053821
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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