Cargill Record to Report Team Lead in Sofia, Bulgaria

Record to Report Team Lead

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

The Team Lead (TL) role in CBS centres is a single contributor role with extended process/functional responsibilities.

The TL is primarily concerned with the day to day finance operational activities and the coordination of the day to day finance operational activities of the assigned team encompassing SLA adherence, reporting, procedures and communication. Their core focus is to concentrate on process improvement, best practice sharing and client satisfaction measures and improvement plans, responsible for overseeing the task distribution across the team. The accounting and finance tasks handled by the team include SG&A Expenses, Budget and allocations, Reconciliations, Intercompany activity, General ledger maintenance, Financial close, and other. The accounting team provides end to end accounting services for the financial controllers’ organization within Cargill. Supports the supervisor in ensuring accurately, efficiently, and timely performance of the team of the monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting procedures. Responsible for internal control compliance and proper accounting treatment according to Cargill policies and GAAP. The role holder must comply with all the Quality Management System (QMS), Business Continuity Planning and COSO requirements and guidelines of the organization.

The TL is the technical escalation point providing onsite support to employees taking ownership of technically difficult issues where his expertise will help drive faster problem identification/resolution. TLs are the initial interface for all operational related issues.

The TL is the primary facilitator of knowledge transfer within the team and will proactively identify training requirements for the team. Lead cross trainings of more junior associates and new team members.

Their key role is to support the supervisor in all tasks and activities to ensure all Service Level commitments are met in line with the Customer’s expectations.

This role will report to the Supervisor – Record to Report Operations, Finance Shared Services in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Principal Accountabilities

70% Plan, and execute day to day finance operational activities and coordinate the daily accounting activities of the team, including :

  • ensuring day to day finance operational activities are executed effectively with appropriate controls, training and documentation

  • monthly, quarterly and year end accounting processes including full balance sheet reconciliations, consolidation and corporate reporting requirements including FRP reporting, fixed assets, expense analysis other accounting related inquiries.

  • Ensure financial reporting is completed accurately and timely

  • main tag for contact with the team, effective collaboration with respective country teams.

  • actively participate and support major projects and initiatives from a financial perspective

15% Ensure accounting job done is in compliance with the Service catalogue and accounting Policy.

15% Actively participate in projects for continuous improvements.


Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in finance operation with good expertise in Record to Report group and related Finance processes

  • Previous experience in leading teams.

  • Experience of working in shared service operations would be preferred.

  • Possess appropriate knowledge and technical proficiency in financial and accounting areas together with having good systems understanding.

  • Experience working across countries and cultures.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve conflict in an effective and timely manner.

  • Strong Commitment to internal control.

  • Self-starter with good MS-office skills.

  • Strong team player and ability to handle tasks under pressure and in a timely manner with required quality.

  • Skills (applied knowledge and technical skills directly related to this position)

  • End to end process knowledge on RTR

  • Working Knowledge of ERP (JDE/SAP) would be preferred

  • Motivated for continuous improvement

  • Leadership skills and team attitude

  • Flexible to work in any shifts

  • To work independently with limited supervision

  • To demonstrate strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrate commitment to internal control

  • Fluent in English

  • Additional language skills (Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, etc.)

  • Good working knowledge of MS Office (Word / Excel)

  • Good Interpersonal & Communication Skills

Other relevant information to the position

This role provides the unique opportunity to be part of a cultural shift of how Cargill operates, gets work done, and drives efficiency. The role will give chance to develop strong process skills along with interpersonal/business partnering skills, with emphasis on influencing customers. This role will be contributing to build the process capability in finance to deliver on shared service strategy for the function.

Job Operations

Primary Location BG-Sofia

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SOF01202