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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2020, the Company employed over 15,800 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.3 billion and a free cash flow of 12.8% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Junior Controller (Based in Melaka)

Junior Controller - Your future position?


As a Junior Controller based in Melaka, you will be supporting matters relating to cost accounting, inventory control, cost centre master data act as an interface to Givaudan Financial Services and external auditors. In this role you will be reporting to the Operations Controller ASEAN.


Sounds interesting? In this exciting role you also will:


Site Support 

  • Support Operations Management to achieve Site Targets and Budget
  • Attendance and active participation in site operations meetings to stay informed of site activities and provide finance support/action where required
  • Assist in the annual budget process for the site 
  • Perform a monthly review of the automated accrual proposals for costs related to IM&S for all the site’s cost centres 
  • Ensure proposed accruals are materially correct and appropriately booked 
  • Review all the sites contracts managed through SAP X-Apps


Inventory Control 

  • Monitor and report on inventory control 
  • Ensure controls are properly operating and inventory balances are correctly stated for the site (both internal and external inventory) 
  • Analyse inventory movements 
  • Support the evaluation and analysis of slow moving and obsolete stock 
  • Evaluate and analyse discards/write-offs. Provide transparency on types of write-off transactions at the site 
  • Support forecasts of inventory and CDI


Cost Analysis 

  • Manage annual and periodic requirements of costing activities and analysis of COGS 
  • Prepare detailed product costing analysis 
  • Analyse period costs and investigate issues 
  • Analyse PPV and highlight major changes 
  • Analyse process order variances and provide transparency on issues/concerns 
  • Ensure local standards are accurate when compared to actual costs 
  • Update standards where applicable to reduce variances 


Financial Performance Analysis 

  • Analyse and coordinate activities associated with operations performance on site 
  • Prepare monthly KPI’s 
  • Prepare data for the site controller for the regular cost centre and investment reviews and follow -ups 
  • Supervise and ensure correct management accounting structure consisting of cost centre data, allocation keys and allocation process, contract set up 


Financial Analysis & Reporting 

  • Support requirements associated with the month-end financial close 
  • Review balance sheet and P&L accounts that may require journal entries, accruals/reserves and reclassifications for the site operations 
  • Analyse the site P&L and identify variances vs. budget, last year and outlook. 
  • Support with BOFC input for monthly financial Group reporting


Investment Process  

  • Works closely with site engineers, local management, regional controllers and local finance from the stage of evaluating capital proposals up until value realization
  • Support planning and tracking of spending against the capital plan for the site for Sustain Capex. 
  • Coordinate periodic inventory of fixed assets for the site as required 
  • Ensure timely closure of investment projects and subsequent capitalisation of AUC for Sustain Capex.

Are you someone who wants to grow and shape your own world? Who needs a new challenge and bring excellent contribution to the company? Then come and join us - and impact your world.


Your professional profile includes:

  • Degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics
  • 2-4 years' experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment
  • Fluent English, local language a plus 
  • SAP CO/FI 
  • Advanced Excel skills 
  • Working knowledge of costing processes and procedures
  • Malaysian citizens whom are residing in Singapore are encouraged to apply.

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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