Budget & Controlling Manager Italy

Date: Jun 19, 2024

Location: Milano, IT

Company: mbeworldwi

Reporting directly to the finance VP and leading a team of 3-4 finance professionals, as a Budget & Controlling Manager you will work closely with the Italian Business units, the Directly Operated Stores (DOS), and our Franchising Network, building a real and active partnership with both operations and management. In this role you will provide real time support and analysis, acting as a trusted advisor to add value that will assist in decision making, as well as coordinating the team’s activities. Furthermore you will contribute to the BU goals’ achievement through effective financial planning and reporting processes, maximizing cash-flow and ensuring company’s compliance with local law.

 

Main responsibilities

 

  • Develop the business through effective financial planning and reporting processes.
  • Support and contribute to business decisions by providing data, performing analyses, and assessing related financial impacts.
  • Oversee the Budgeting and Forecasting processes ie. Sales, COGS, Opex and Salaries.
  • Perform monthly P&L and KPIs analysis compared to budget and previous year, to identify trends, risk, or opportunities.
  • Analysis of monthly and quarterly results in your scope and ensure they are in line with the country goals.
  • Set action plans in line with country goals monthly, quarterly and annually.
  • Liaiseand support the Directly Operated Stores (DOS) for any finance-related matter.
  • Work closely with the accounting department to support the account receivables and collection processes.
  • Implement and maintain internal controls to ensure the integrity and accuracy of financial data.
  • Conduct regular financial reviews and audits to ensure compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings and operational efficiencies across the organization.
  • Collaborate with external consultants (CPA) in charge of the accounting and tax.
  • Contribute to the accounting & tax duties to perform the preparation of the Direct Channel financial statements (Standalone and Consolidated).
  • Support the development and implementation of best financial practices and improve financial reporting & analysis.
  • Manage and mentor a team of 3-4 financial analysts , fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment and integration of financial goals and objectives.

 

Requirements:

 

  • Master's degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field.
  • Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in international environment with structured companies (service or consulting industries) in roles with increasing responsibility.
  • Strong numerical, analytical, and conceptual skills with a strategic mind-set.
  • Structured approach, process oriented, attentive to details and ability to prioritize.
  • Solid communication skills, ambitious and able to build strong relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Collaborative leadership and ability to manage, guide and lead a team to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used.
  • Ability to understand the audience and deliver financial information in a clear manner.
  • Proficiency in Excel is required; knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics for Finance, Qlik and/or Power BI is considered a plus.
  • Fluent Italian and English.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of time.

 

Who we are

 

MBE Worldwide is a leading commerce-enablement platform providing e-commerce, fulfillment, shipping, marketing and print solutions to SMBs and consumers via both a digital platform and a network of independently owned and operated franchised locations. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, MBE is present with different brands in 53 countries with 3.100+ franchised locations, of which ca. 580 in Italy under Mail Boxes Etc. brand.

 

What we offer

 

  • An international environment and a fast-growing company.
  • Training and internal development opportunities.
  • A line of business and a strong market.
  • A human-sized team and structure in a multicultural environment.
  • Flexitime & Remote Working Policy: 2 days per week + 1 week full remote per year
  • Employee Wellbeing Program - Fitprime
  • Employee discount on shipping services
  • Corporate Benefits Portal

 

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.