General Ledger Manager

Date: Feb 12, 2024

Location: Porto, PT

Company: Klöckner Pentaplast

The Company

kp is a globally recognised leader in the packaging and specialty film industry, renowned for its unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation. The need to act on climate change has never been clearer so we incorporate sustainability into everything we do by #InvestingInBetter - creating innovative products that enhance product protection, shelf life and contribute to reducing the overall carbon footprint.
At kp, we are passionate about ensuring our customers' satisfaction, and we strive to achieve this goal by focusing all our efforts on meeting their evolving needs. Our dedication to drive a positive change in the packaging industry with a focus on quality and sustainability has earned us a reputation as a trusted partner for businesses worldwide.


Welcome to KPBuS, our hub of excellence within KP, nestled in the dynamic city of Porto, Portugal.  Playing a vital role within the Shared Service Center, we offer our specialized services to more than 50 entities across Europe and North America. Driven by a relentless dedication to continuous improvement, our objective is to refine and enhance financial processes, simplifying complex financial workflows and thereby empowering businesses to focus on sustainable growth.


We are currently recruiting a General Ledger Manager. This pivotal role involves leading the General Ledger (GL) department, with a direct reporting line to the Director of Shared Services Centre.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for GL department with people responsibility and ownership of GL processes;
  • Determine structure and division of task within the GL department;
  • Establish quantitative and qualitative targets for the department and the team members;
  • Conduct evaluation meetings and provide direction where necessary;
  • Responsible for timely period end closing and timely reporting of monthly financial information;
  • Ensure compliance and internal and external accounting standards, policies and procedures are followed;
  • Supervise annual and interim audits in close cooperation with other departments and auditors;
  • Control the service delivery in general ledger and meet service levels and performance standards set;
  • Coordinate or perform projects related to accounting and reporting;
  • Ensure best practice and continuous improvement philosophies are applied;
  • Identify risks and opportunities with respect to kp reporting:


Your Profile:


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Business or Economics or similar field with 7+ years of professional experience in finance and accounting or equivalent in multinational companies;
  • CA or CPA degree preferred;
  • 3+ years people responsibility experience;
  • Experience in preparation of financial closings and filings;
  • Experience within a Shared Service Centre environment preferred;
  • Professional working proficiency in English another European language (German, Italian, French, Spanish) preferred;
  • Strong Leadership, Team Work and People Management skills;
  • Excellent Planning and Organisation;
  • Persuasiveness and Negotiation skills;
  • Build Trust and Partnerships;
  • Anticipate and resolve conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions;
  • Effective business writing and professional communication skills;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience to think in complex environments and work in global matrix organizations;
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office and SAP. JDE would be a plus




  • Strong knowledge of IFRS;
  • Good understanding of accounting standards in one of the following GAAPs: Portugal, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, UK or USA;
  • Deep knowledge in internal controls;
  • Project planning and project management skills:





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If you are determined, thrive in a fast-paced environment with high levels of accountability and focus, then we’d love to meet you! Please apply using the link below.

At kp, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital to our global success. We welcome applicants from all identities, ideas, perspectives and experiences and encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. We aim to create an inclusive culture where our employees feel empowered to play to their strengths and see themselves reflected in the organization without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual preference, marital status, or inclusion in any other protected class.