Controlling & Finance Analyst, DACH

Job Id:  5183

Huerth, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Department:  Finance and Accounts
Function:  Finance
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Not Applicable

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Controlling & Finance Analyst, DACH (m/w/d)
Location: Germany, Huerth (hybrid)


Job Description:

  • Act as Finance Business Partner for the UPL Deutschland commercial team
  • Drive the annual budget process/business planning work with focus on commercial priorities, activities and KPIs for the DACH region including short-, mid- and long-term local targets
  • Provide analysis and deliver insights that links financial reports to business strategies to support revenue growth
  • Work closely with the regional team on the performance review package and support UPL Deutschland management team during monthly business reviews
  • Focus on UPL Deutschland P&L and proactively work on improving overall profitability development for the business.
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts (top- and bottom line) for the DACH region
  • Support the sales department in all matters finance including semi-annual and annual sales reports, actual vs targets
  • Support UPL Deutschland compliance with relevant local requirements
  • Prepare the cost centre reports and work closely with CC holders to track the spend versus budgeted figures
  • Participate in the month-end/ quarter-end/ year-end closing process and audits for UPL Deutschland – ensure quality and consistency in the financial numbers


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Successfully completed business degree in finance, business, accounting, controlling, or comparable commercial training
  • 3+ years of professional experience in finance/business/accounting
  • Familiar with bookkeeping and accounting according to HGB and knowledge of accounting principles as well as familiar with period close activities
  • Experience in financial and commercial analysis, financial planning and analysis, financial forecasting and annual business planning
  • Confident in dealing with profit and loss statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams and leadership teams and demonstrated ability to explain complex issues in a way that is appropriate for the target group
  • Ability to juggle multiple requests and tasks at one time
  • Demonstrated good IT skills especially confident with Excel and knows or wants to acquire knowledge of working with databases e.g. BW
  • Fluent written and spoken German and advanced English


UPL offers:

A dynamic and pleasant work environment, with lots of variation in your day-to-day activities. Besides a good salary you will observe excellent secondary benefits. You have the freedom to re-define the framework of your job description as you prove your value to the organization as you go. Work from home is possible twice a week.


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