Financial Controller Central Costs (fixed-term contract 8 months)


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    04 juillet 2022
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The L'OCCITANE Group is a global, natural and organic ingredient-based cosmetics and well-being products maker, producer and retailer. The Group is built on strong values of entrepreneurship, team work, respect and authenticity. It is committed to developing products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable.

The Group has eight brands : L'OCCITANE en Provence, Melvita, Erborian, L'OCCITANE au Brésil, LimeLife, Elemis, Sol de Janeiro and Grown Alchemist.

With a presence in 90 countries, our products are distributing in more than 3,000 stores in the world.

Financial Controller Central Costs (fixed-term contract 8 months)

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We are looking for a highly motivated Financial Controller to join our Central Costs Controlling Team for an 8-month fixed-term contract!

The position is based in Plan-Les-Ouates (near Geneva) and reports to the Head of Central Costs Controlling.

The Central Costs Controlling Team is overseeing L'Occitane Group Central costs which covers the following departments:

  • International Marketing and CSR
  • Go to Market / Logistics
  • Research and Development
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • IT

Within a team of 3, the Financial Controller is in charge of preparing the annual budgets, the quarterly forecasts and monitoring the costs of her/his perimeter. Her/his mission consists of

  • Provide each department with financial information in accurate and timely manner to get visibility on the results and performance;
  • Develop a business partner relationship with her/his stakeholders and actively participate to the strategical decisions;
  • Enhance the performance and control the complexity by challenging the status quo and offering new solutions.


  • Perform monthly closing (financial accruals, cost reinvoicing, etc.) and work closely with the Accounting Department;
  • Analyze expenses and variances against budget and forecasts and provide reporting to the Group and business partners;
  • Monitor the performance and the efficiency of the departments through indicators;
  • Prepare annual operating budgets and quarterly forecasts with each Business partner;
  • Execute ad hoc analyses and provide the related presentations;
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company's procedures;
  • Support in providing the Group, financial direction and auditors with the financial information and relevant analysis;
  • Develop new tools and processes to monitor and improve the efficiency;
  • Participate to the evolution of the information systems.


  • Master's Degree in Business, Finance or related discipline;
  • 3+ years' experience in a similar role;
  • Fluent in French and English;
  • Advanced level on Excel and Powerpoint, SAP is a plus;
  • Strong team-player with the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work closely with the senior management team;
  • Reliable, rigorous with strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Appetite for change and challenges and at ease in an international fast-paced environment.

STARTING DATE: September 2022

CONTRACT TYPE: 8 months fixed-term contract