Ready to join our Mainfreight Team?

Ready to join our Mainfreight Team?
07 December 2022

Italian Finance Administrator


At Mainfreight we are anything but typical. This is not your standard crunch, report and repeat role! We want a Finance Professional who is willing to roll up their sleeves in supporting our branches to develop and maintain sound, risk-averse and future-proof financial processes. Whilst helping them out with our immediate and daily needs. Your future starts now and now is the most exciting time. 

The role and responsibilities
Due to the expansion of our Mainfreight network, the European Finance Team is looking for an ambitious Italian Finance Administrator. You will work full-time for the Air & Ocean and Transport products based in our office in Segrate, Milan.
You will become part of our European Finance team and grow into a managing role of our Italian financial operations such as financial reporting, payroll and Tax declarations. In this role you have continuous contact with operations, accountants, customers and suppliers to resolve various issues. You will work on weekly/monthly P&L reports, balance sheet reconciliations and will be a trusted partner to our teams at the real core of our business. You will work closely with the European Finance Manager and external tax consultants to be compliant with tax authority requirements, posting overhead invoices and expenses reports, managing cashflow and execute bank transfers. You will also monitor the cash collection activity, complete month-end closings in accordance to group requirements, administer statutory required documentation and control Intercompany transactions (creation, review and settlements).
Our Team
Mainfreight Europe has 45 branches across 10 countries working in 5 different currencies. This creates a dynamic environment with the need to think globally and act within local environment. The role is based in Italy where we have three Italian Mainfreight branches - two in Milan and one in Verona. The European Finance team has of 8 young and result driven team members who are based throughout Europe
With us you will get the freedom and responsibility to show that you can do the job in a timely and accurate manner. You will support Mainfreight to develop fast.
The team wants to be a global leader when it comes to innovation and development. The team is constantly working on achieving efficiency gains and expects your initiatives too. Any improvement, no matter how small, is appreciated. What skills do you master to help this team to the next step?
“Are you the one who is willing to keep running where everyone else stops?”
Preferred Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor degree in business economics, business administration or similar
  • You have a strong sense of responsibility, hand on, flexible, strong drive/passion, analytical skills, independent
  • No 9-5 mentality
  • You have a competitive mind-set
  • You have proven affinity with numbers and accounting systems
  • You have an excellent command of the Italian and English language
  • Live in or around Milan area
  • Prepare VAT reports, journal books, F24 and other government-related returns accurately
  • Prior experience within a multinational company would be beneficial
  • Prior experience with Tax Advisor companies would be a plus
What can you expect from us
This role has the freedom and encouragement to proactively seek out and develop future initiatives. All this is done from within an autonomous, supportive, ambitious and fun TEAM environment.
  • Challenging and varied workload;
  • Room to develop yourself as an European Finance administrator;
  • Gain experience in an international work environment;
  • Market-based salary and attractive benefits package.

Frequently Asked Questions

What we do?

As a part of Mainfreight, you can expect to be helping some of the world’s largest brands become more competitive and efficient. Being a strategic supply chain partner means Mainfreight helps customers get their products from the manufacturer to the end-user in the smartest, most cost-effective way.

Our business can be broken down into three core areas:

Who we are?

It all started in 1978 with a couple of free-thinking entrepreneurs who didn’t care much for rules. As a start-up they challenged the establishment and always took care of their own. Years later, that rebellion and people-first philosophy is still deeply ingrained in our DNA. In 2011 Mainfreight acquired the business of Wim Bosman Group providing further opportunities to expand Mainfreight's international global network with branches throughout Europe.

We have a 100-year vision, that means every person and every decision we make today will leave an imprint on this company now and for 100 years to come. This long-term vision guides us as a business and determines both our decisions and actions every day.

As we extend our operations across the major trading nations of the world, we continue to stand out for the right reasons. It is our uncompromising quality, agility and unique culture which sets us apart.

What is the working culture like?

We are a very flat structured organisation. We have open plan offices and management sit in amongst the team. We do not use the “s” word (staff) and refer to everyone as Team – everyone has a part to play in moving Mainfreight forward and meeting our targets and goals.

We believe in working hard but we also have fun and a laugh while we do it. Our team is empowered to make decisions and have a say in how we do things.

How will my career progress?

Our philosophy is to recruit and ‘grow’ our own people, rather than hire people from other businesses. That is why we invest in and manage the long-term growth and development of our people, right from the start.

Once you have learnt the fundamentals of Mainfreight on the operations floor, you will move into other areas of the business where you will get the right mix of autonomy and support. We believe that smart people can learn the specifics of any role so our focus is on helping you develop personal and professional skills that will allow you take on any role in the business. 

We are an ever-changing business and we are constantly reviewing new ways to help our team develop the world-class skills that will lead our business into the future.

What Training and Development do you offer?

We understand that our biggest asset is our people and that our growth as a business is only limited by our ability to grow our own people. Our training and development strategy reflects this with structured induction, training and development. The Mainfreight difference is that we focus on helping you develop the professional and personal strategies, tools and life skills to step into any role in the business, anywhere in the world.

Our ongoing team development programs around the world currently includes:
  • A full induction program
  • Learning the business from the operations floor-up
  • Structured leadership programmes
  • Personal development courses

Elif Bilici | Recruiter Mainfreight Development Programme
T: +31 314 672 777

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