Cargill Function Leader Accounting and Reporting in Sofia, Bulgaria

Function Leader Accounting and Reporting

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position is responsible for the strategically thought leadership, management and oversight of Record to Report processes, which include Data Management, General Ledger Accounting, Close Processes, Intercompany, Indirect Tax, Assets Accounting. The Record to Report Operational Function Leader leads and coordinates the activities of team members engaged in these processes and subprocesses.The responsibilities include efficiently and effectively leading the operational delivery of the RTR workstream for the EMEA Finance Function and servicing the corresponding BU according to the SLA’s. The Record to Report Operational Function lead will be looked upon to engage and develop the teams, will be ultimately responsible for closing the month and ensure timely submissions of reports and KPI’s. Furthermore he will be driving ontinuous improvement of the existing processes.

This position will be an integral part of building the site’s Finance operations team, by supporting and developing the staff in the center. The role will require an influence and commitment to the change effort in the company’s finance strategy and collaboration with others across the globe in Finance and other functions to ensure key learning and best practices. Other areas of responsibility include: leads and provides strategic planning and direction, onboarding new services as part of the FSS strategy work intake process, oversees decision-making, problem solving and employee relations issues, administers annual budget process, report analysis, career development, performance management, salary administration and communication.

This role will report to the CBS Finance Shared Service Lead in Sofia

Principal Accountabilities:

30% Lead, motivate, hire, train, support, and develop accounting staff. Manage staff planning and performance management for the Record to Report teams. Develop capabilities to meet the changing needs of FSS and the Corporation. Assist supervisors in setting priorities and help established proper policies and standards in the center.

15% Ensure new business activities/processes are executed efficiently and effectively with appropriate controls, preciseness, and documentation. Support migration efforts and emphasizes on continuous improvement by providing key expertise in the record to report area.

25% Oversee monthly, quarterly and year end accounting processes including full balance sheet reconciliations, direct and indirect tax compliance reporting, and corporate reporting requirements including FRP reporting, budgeting, recapitalization, fixed assets, expense analysis for leadership, and other accounting related inquiries. Ensure financial reporting is completed accurately and timely. Drive process changes to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

15% Drive Process changes and improvments within the existing RTR processes to ensure efficiency and accuracy.

10% Build and maintain relationships with BU partners. Participate in any special projects

5% Execute COSO training and participate in internal Value Preservation reviews.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting

  • Chartered Accountant / Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with relevant experience may be considered

  • Minimum of 10 years of accounting experience in finance operation work with deep expertise in Record to Report and related Finance processes

  • Minimum of 3 years of previous management experience

  • Experience in performing shared service operations

  • Proven ability to drive discipline and process orientation in a large complex organization

  • Self-starter with strong analytical, problem solving skills and initiative to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Strong prioritization skills handling multiple priorities.

  • Has worked on Transformation and Process Improvement projects

  • Managing large teams

  • Fast learning capabilities

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to build and inspire high performing teams

  • Proven ability to champion change

  • Strong decision making skills

  • Strong personal skills and ability to communicate with different levels of operations and management.

  • Strong customer focus

  • Managing large teams

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Risk and control identification and solution experience.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS

  • Working knowledge on JDE, SAP and Cartises preferred

  • Strong work ethics, maturity, and leadership qualites

  • Resilience and Flexibilty

  • Aptitude for understanding and solving problems

  • Project Management


  • Knowledge and familiarity with work performed in shared services.

  • Critical ability to deal with large level of ambiguity and large scale change.

  • Ability to travel 10-30%

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location BG-Sofia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SOF00381