Controller Western Europe

Date: May 11, 2023

Location: San Just, B, ES

Company: Bunge


BUNGE has an exciting opportunity available for a Controller – Western Europe. In this role, you will Lead the accounting, reporting, and controlling functions as well as internal controls and compliance for Western Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Portugal). This includes the financial reporting for US GAAP & local statutory reporting and compliance with regulatory requirements.


“Since 1818, Bunge has been connecting farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world.  Looking to the future, our ambition is to continuously reinvent ourselves, leveraging data to be at the forefront of analytics, technology and talent to accomplish our purpose in a better, faster and simpler way.  Bunge is committed to operating and thriving in the digital world – creating world class agile teams where teammates are empowered and encouraged to collaborate and test and learn to succeed.”


Note: you are ideally located in Barcelona to obtain this job, however, we will also consider relocations.



More on the Controller - Western Europe:


Our future colleague will promote a control-oriented environment, that balances risk management and compliance requirements with continued support of our strategic and operational objectives, and this role will partner with the business to ensure that our results are analyzed, and opportunities and risks are identified to support our goal to continually improve business results.



Main responsibilities:


  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and Local accounting practices.
  • Manage the activities of Western Europe entities Controlling teams in countries and BBS to ensure consistency of the financial statements, management reports, systems, and controls. 
  • Lead the month, quarter and year-end financial close and reporting process for the different entities, including reviews of all aspects of the accounting and controlling.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all monthly financial statements and quarterly and year-end reporting packages for all entities.
  • Improve and standardize reporting activities, in alignment with other Destination Crush offices and global initiatives.
  • Cascade BG policies governing how assets are safeguarded and records are maintained and ensure we have a strong control environment.
  • Manage the relationship with Global Internal Audit, monitoring the resolution of audit recommendations and reviewing audit reports prior to issuance and providing timely feedback regarding potential internal controls issues therein.
  • Liaise with external auditors, as required, to monitor the overall audit process, address audit requests in a timely, efficient and consistent manner, and ensure that any findings are adequately addressed to mitigate risk.
  • Partner with Finance Partners, Commercial and IT teams to provide business enhancing solutions and reporting that facilitates optimal decision making to maximize results.
  • Participate in the business planning and forecasting process to launch and maintain a zero-based-budget across the market, as well as helping to ensure that financial projections are properly reported and in line with global, regional, segment and market requirements.
  • Supporting the Controller, T&M and DCVC and in-house US GAAP technical experts to research and accurately advise on technical accounting issues related to strategic transactions, including major capex, business combinations, financial instruments and other complex areas.
  • Partner in developing a strong Controlling organization, building team resources that are trained and equipped with the appropriate skills and competencies to achieve high performance in our financial reporting, control, and business partnering roles.



We are looking for different skills in our ideal candidate:


  • Degree in Economics or equivalent, qualified accountant or equivalent.
  • Overall +/- 10 years of experience, including 5 years in a similar function, before this. Knowledge of risk management.
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, SOX (incl. process review, testing & documentation).
  • Exposure to industry and trading business, risk management & Strong desire to learn the business.
  • Good communication, Ability to work effectively & push for change in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to structure and manage complex processes. Able to cope with changing environment and priorities.
  • Hands on, Pragmatic and, a doer more than an advisor, able to translate theoretical knowledge into business reality.



At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!


In case of questions, please reach out to Aitor Alonso (Talent Acquisition Specialist at

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.




We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.


Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect

Drive for Excellence

by being agile innovative and efficient

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically and sustainably


If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 

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