2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Financial Controller

Location: Waltham

Hybrid Working- 50%

Salary: £105,000-£130,000 + Bonus + Benefits

Join our team as a Financial Controller, the linchpin in our Petcare organization's reporting, accounting, and internal controls. You'll support the Segment Controller, CFO, and President, ensuring accurate, timely financial statements and driving insightful financial analysis. You will collaborate on global and Segment-specific programs while maintaining the highest standards of quality in our accounts.

What are we looking for?

  • Experience in Controllership including experience operating Period End/Year End Processes, Quality of Accounts
  • Experience in accounting.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical capabilities.
  • Full working proficiency in English, best case good level of German
  • Advanced Excel, basic SAP & Analysis for Excel
  • Strong knowledge of accounting systems and digital solutions

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Ensure proper accounting, health of balance sheet and P&L
  • Use expertise to interpret accounting practices, assess impact, and enforce compliance.
  • Ensure timely delivery of accurate and complete financial information for the units within the Cluster.
  • Conduct structured analysis/reconciliation of financial statements/management reports.
  • Review and approve periodic, quarterly, and annual financial accounts for all units within the Cluster.
  • Oversee implementation of controls framework, controls testing plan and execution, co-lead governance & control agenda with CFO and GM
  • Partner with non-finance functions that may impact finance (e.g., sales, supply)
  • Own relationship with Mars Global Services (MGS) Finance - Work with MGS to ensure adherence to accounting standards and accuracy of accounting information for the units within the business.
  • Ensure all other financial and operational aspects of the business are compliant with local, federal, and global regulations and effectively manage risk (e.g., tax, audits, insurance, etc.)
  • guide accounting for special projects, transformations, and other ad hoc business requests.
  • Support the implementation of new systems or business models.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose-driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry-competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.



Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Bank holiday swaps
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

1st – Large companies

1st – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023
Retail & Ecommerce

Retail & Ecommerce

Industry awards 2022

Other jobs you might like