Director, Controlling-SDC

City:  Baltimore
Country/Region:  US
Application Deadline:  12/September/2024

Director, Financial Controlling & Governance  



About the Role:  

The Director Finance Controlling & Governance will work shoulder-to-shoulder with cluster stakeholders to drive and impact cluster business performance.  Managing the period end process for the cluster, ensuring the accurately and time close of the books, on behalf of the Cluster Vice President and GM, with the majority of activities being performed by the Service Delivery Center (GBS) 



Your role as Director, Finance Controlling & Governance:  


You will be responsible for the delivery of the financial results of the cluster (P&L and Balance Sheet) taking the stewardship for accurate Financial Statements and the assurance process within the cluster for each period end. 


Close, Consolidate & Report (P&L and Balance Sheet): 

  • Confirm Financial Reporting accurately represents the position of all North America (P&L and BS) 

  • Review P&Ls and BS with Cluster stakeholders, discuss risks and opportunities 

  • Reconciliation of performance P&L and Entity P&L 

  • Delivering the actual commercial results of the cluster (P&L and Balance Sheet)  

  • Oversight of franchisees P&Ls  

  • Oversight of franchisees P&Ls  

  • Oversight of cluster calculations of freight, customs, margin support, return caps and return reserve, MFF. 

  • Oversight of business accruals  


Cross business Partnership: 


  • Focusing on identification of opportunities to drive improvements in top and bottom line and other key outcomes (e.g. work capital, cash, and cost reduction).  Teams will use the data/analytics/tools which will be available to them (along with influencing relationship development and storytelling skills) to drive material performance improvement, in collaboration with Cluster leadership teams 

  • Get to know the business and work across the cluster and markets to support stakeholders’ decision-making processes 

  • Improve robustness and speed of the global Close process the cluster and markets 

  • Created strong working relationship to Cluster and Market Commercial Finance Managers and crucially the leads in the new GBS organization 

  • Delivered on the (Finance) Transformation program deliverables in the cluster and markets including managing transition.  

  • Find operational opportunities to drive cost savings 

  • Built stronger relations to key business stakeholders in the cluster and markets 

  • Improve balance sheet position by mitigating financial risks and exploring opportunities 


Procure to Pay: 


  • Ensure compliance with global office on payable and receivable guidelines 

  • Improve payable and receivable processes for optimal cash flow. 

  • Ensure implementations of Global accounting, receivable, payable and cash flow guidance. 



Order to Cash: 


  • Additional activities which are not performed by the GBS organisation  


What is needed to succeed:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting  

  • Excellent understanding of the financial numbers, Risk and Control frameworks, combined with solid business knowledge  

  • “Big 4” accounting background would be highly advantageous 

  • Experience from similar role(s) and responsibility in a global and international organisation 

  • Experience from retail, fashion or FMCG industry 

  • Fluent in English – verbally and written 

  • Understand strategic development and business priorities 

  • Stakeholder management, business partnering and influencing 

  • Strong and effective communication – verbally and written 

  • Willing to travel regularly and an international mindset 

  • “One Global Team” oriented  

  • Experience working in a cross collaborative global organisation  

  • Microsoft Office 

  • HFM, AX and Basware is essential 



About Pandora  


Pandora designs, manufactures and markets hand-finished jewellery made from high-quality materials at affordable prices. Pandora jewellery is sold in more than 100 countries through 6,800 points of sale, including more than 2,700 concept stores.   

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Pandora employs 27,000 people worldwide and crafts its jewellery at two LEED certified facilities in Thailand using mainly recycled silver and gold. The company plans to be carbon neutral by 2025 and has joined the Science Based Targets initiative to reduce emissions across its full value chain. Pandora is listed on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange and generated a revenue of DKK 23.4 billion in 2021.   

Pandora’s recruitment procedures are designed to be transparent and clear for all candidates. This helps us ensure that applicants are provided with a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate their competencies and skills by removing blocking factors, possible biases, and risks of discrimination. We encourage everyone applying to our vacancies to refrain from adding identity-related elements such as a photo, marital status and age. 

About Pandora NAM 


The Pandora team in the USA & Canada consists of more than 115 employees working at our offices in New York & Baltimore, more than 80 in our Logistics Center in Columbia, Maryland, an additional 100 in field positions, and more than 3,900 in our owned and operated stores.  


Today, the USA is Pandora’s single largest market. The Pandora North American region as a whole encompasses over 1,400 points of sale, including over 420 concept stores, with more than 300 being owned and operated by Pandora. 

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore