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Europe Director Control

Reading, Berkshire
21 Jul 2022

Main Purpose

Working at Tropicana is more than a job, it's an opportunity to build a meaningful career. It means a chance to help shape the future of some of the world's best-known brands. To grow personally and professionally. To be part of a progressive, independent company that cares about its people, is proud of its products and aspires to do good for the planet and the communities we serve.

At Tropicana Brands Group, you'll:

         Be part of a diverse and creative team that is continuously reimagining our iconic juice brands to offer the highest quality products that exceed consumers' desires

         Find roles that have the potential to stretch and expand and allow for greater influence and impact across the organization

         Drive business results through collaboration, diverse perspectives and the freedom to think boldly

         Be able to move decisively with constant, forward momentum



The Assistant Controller will assist the Global Controller in overseeing Tropicana's NA and European accounting activities as well as build the team, processes, and structure to develop into this next phase of growth and operationalization of the business. Reporting to the Global Controller, the Assistant Controller will play a key role partnering with the Senior Financial Leadership team, helping to build an accounting structure and key processes. Additionally, he/she will provide oversight for global financial reporting ensuring it meets the needs of the organization and complies with all applicable regulations. The Assistant Controller will assist in developing and maintaining the stand-alone company's global accounting operations including financial statement presentation and shared service functions. She/he will provide leadership and oversight of all financial, technical accounting, and control policies as well as be responsible for maintaining a strong control environment and oversight function.

Tropicana is seeking a financial executive who is a curious self-starter and interested in doing more than closing the books. He/she will be excited about the opportunity to build a new global function and then lead that function to provide actionable insights to the business.


Key Responsibilities

         Experience with internal control over financial reporting (SOX) in order to evaluation/maintain control environment of the newly spun off business

         Lead a team responsible for consolidation of financial results for North America and Europe and preparation of external financial statements, including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statements of Cash Flows and Statements of Shareholder's Equity

         Lead a team responsible for completion of technical accounting areas within the Corporate segment including the following:

o    Hedge accounting

o   Accounting for special compensation and benefit arrangements, including share-based compensation and pension accounting

o   Accounting for unique technical accounting areas as they arise


         Review and oversight of Balance Sheet and Income Statement output from Pepsi accounting teams operating under Transaction Services Agreements (2 years)

         Own the global consolidation and close process and related reporting

         Proactively perform account fluctuation analysis, reconciliations, ad-hoc analysis, and management reporting

         Drive continued efficiency and simplification across Finance processes and provide critical direction and input to the development and design of new standalone systems

         Support required financial (internal or external) audits and be the lead responsible for management of the external audit with KPMG

         Hire, develop, and retain top-tier finance professionals through thought leadership, timely feedback and mentoring, as well as appropriate coaching and mentoring.

         Promote a team culture of high performance, efficiency and simplification across financial and accounting processes.



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  • Job Reference: 663577192-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Tropicana
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: On Application