14 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsFinance Manager, Accountant, Finance Director
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.
We embrace our entrepreneurial spirit in everything we do, always challenging ourselves to new ways of doing things. That means looking for innovative solutions, sustainable developments, and having the freedom to go beyond the ordinary.
Our founder Eugène Schueller once said that “a company is not walls and machines, it’s people, people, people”. Joining our corporate teams means joining the world leader in beauty, at the cutting edge of innovation. But above all, it means becoming part of a team of talented and inspiring people.
L'Oréal UKI Finance Mission
Sharing finance excellence with all.
  • We develop our people, processes and systems to be recognised as trusted business partners.
  • We empower decision making through robust controls, impactful analysis and innovative solutions.
  • We protect the assets and equity of the Group, contributing to sustainable growth.
You will
Be responsible for supporting the Brand Marketing Director and Finance in the controlling of the marketing budgets and the delivery of the costs in line with the targets. The Marketing Controller will act as a business partner to support the Marketing team in managing the brand equity and activation budget with a strong focus on internal control and return on investment, making sure investments are allocated accurately. The following are some of the tasks for this role:
  • Cost controlling through the effective use of accounting systems, budget/reporting systems and meetings, for a portfolio of brands and product categories.
  • Challenge marketing and education expenditure efficiencies and ROI.
  • Assisting the Finance Director in the delivery of L’Oréal monthly reporting and the monthly financial closing.
  • Taking part in and supporting Divisional projects.
  • Provide support, training and financial guidance to the Marketing Teams.
  • Identify and inform Financial Controller of Marketing Expenses’ risks & opportunities.
  • Prepare monthly Financial and Management Reporting analysis.
  • Propose and lead initiatives to improve controls and processes.
  • Management of specific balance sheet lines under your accountability.
  • Build forecasts and budgets in line with the brands strategies.
  • Ensure controls are maintained in line with L'Oréal's group standards and support with internal and external audit.
You have
  • Relevant degree qualification or equivalent.
  • Studying or a desire to study towards CIMA or equivalent.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Outstanding rigour and attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves close liaison with the Marketing teams as well as the central finance teams.
  • Experience preferably within a consumer driven and fast paced environment.
  • Highly organised with prioritisation skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Highly numerate.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to influence and inspire stakeholders.
  • Financial knowledge and experience in P&L management, month-end/year-end closing, budget controlling and variance analysis.
  • Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment.
You get
Our people are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in the success of our company. We are committed to offering you a package that is fair, competitive, and equitable to help support you to do what you love most, achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. Our range of optional benefits include money-saving offers and exclusive discounts, in addition to health & wellbeing support, development opportunities, flexibility, and leave entitlements. This includes access to private medical and dental insurance, enhanced pension, 25 days annual leave increasing after 3 years’ service, an online staff shop with up to 60% off products, access to incredible trainings and monthly talks, enhanced family leave provisions as well as up to 4 weeks paid fertility leave. We also have app partnerships with Thrive for mental health and Peppy Menopause support and an employee assistance programme available to all employees for if and when you need it.
How we recruit
At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.

Skills Required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Communication Skills

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