Fonction professionnelle: Finance & Controlling

Type de poste: Permanent

Type de contrat: Full - Time

Site: London

Pays: United Kingdom

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

L'Oréal UKI Finance Manager 

L'Oréal UKI Finance Mission


Sharing finance excellence with all.

We develop our people, processes and systems to be recognised as trusted business partners.
We empower decision making through robust controls, impactful analysis and innovative solutions.
We protect the assets and equity of the Group, contributing to sustainable growth.


Be responsible for supporting the division to deliver the budgeted Net Sales target. The Commercial Controller will act as a business partner to support the Commercial Team through budget management and a strong focus on internal control and return on investment, making sure we allocate investments accurately and correctly. The following are a identified list of requirements for this role:

To assist the Commercial Team in maximising profitable sales opportunities and monitoring of the commercial P&L evolution in order to promote optimal decision making within the business
Provide Financial support and guidance to Commercial Teams
Identify and inform Financial Controller of Commercial  risks & opportunities
Prepare monthly Financial and Management Reporting to Divisional & Corporate Management as well as to Head Office in Paris
Ensure sales teams comply with promotional accrual processes and raise provisions using SAP
Preparation of key commercial reports including customer P&L’s and stock analysis
Ad hoc projects to improve controls / reporting
Manage the commercial balance sheet
Create financial trends and budgets in line with brand strategy
Ensure controls are maintained in line with L'Oréal's group standards and support with year end external audit
Provide ad hoc analysis on specific topics of focus for brand and division management


Organised: You have a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.

Measured: We want to track the success of our campaigns and initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI.

Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive growth for our brand and our customers, making sure the good name of our brand is always protected.

Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.

Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.

Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.

Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.

You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.


Degree Qualification
Excellent analytical skills
Outstanding rigour and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves close liaison with the Sales team
The candidate should be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
Experience preferably within a consumer driven and fast past sales environment
Highly organised with prioritisation skills and strong communication skills  (written and verbal)
Highly numerate – strong analytically and good commercial acumen
Flexibility for an international career is desired but not essential
Strong presentation/communication skills with the ability to influence and inspire
Financial knowledge and experience in managing a P&L, expansion analysis, sales forecasts
Strong organisational skills

Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment