• Location: Morocco - Agadir
  • Job Family: Accounting
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0006256
  • Experience Years: 0-3 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular
  • Remote Type: Onsite

About the Opportunity

The main focus of the Controller Morocco is to manage the legal Moroccan entity and team, as well as large intercompany transactions.



  • Responsible for the timely, complete and accurate execution of the month end processes in accordance to internal agreed guidelines/checklist, in addition to coordinating and supervise the team's tasks for such compliance.
  • Supervise the accurate inventories flows of plants, packaging and fruit and related operations on a monthly basis.
  • Ensures the accurate tax flows, statistics compliance and reports.
  • Interacts with other departments to improve pro-actively (accounting) processes affecting the company’s financials; using insights into how the team integrates with other teams to coordinating efforts and resources to achieve shared and individual objectives. Prepare documentation and reconciliations needed.
  • Lead / Develop & coach the finance team to grow the financial capabilities, support the team in the management of their day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Responsible for Management reporting, such as margin analysis and balance sheet review.
  • Supervise and coordinate the timely preparation of the yearly Statutory accounts (Morocco GAAP, USA GAAP) and tax related requirements.
  • Process Improvement: Will work in cross-functional teams, as required to improve subsidiary accounting and financial reporting processes.
  • Corporate Governance: Will help ensure compliance with all global audit and internal control compliance requirements.
  • Participate/lead pro-actively in pan-European and global projects
  • Will represent Driscoll’s in an ethical and professional manner in all interactions with co-workers, growers, vendors, governmental agencies, and customers of Driscoll’s and ensure the confidentiality of all financial, proprietary and confidential information. 
  • Act as an ambassador of the corporate values and behaviors around compliance, collaboration, corporate governance and finance control processes


Education & training

  • Completed University degree in Accounting or Business Administration. Extensive knowledge of Moroccan GAAP and local tax/customs requirements


  • 7-10 years of professional accounting, finance and/or reporting experience, preferably in an accounting firm
  • 5+ years of experience in managing a team
  • Experience with large ERP software: For example Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, Tagetik

Skills & behaviors

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Advanced level of English
  • Analytical skills
  • Pro-active attitude
  • Service mindset
  • Process oriented
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Shows critical sense
  • Availability to travel


  • Driscoll’s leadership competencies
  • Plans & Aligns
  • Drives results
  • Collaborates
  • Courage
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Cultivates innovation


  • Moroccan driver’s license
  • Prepared to travel regularly to Moulay area and occasional international travel

Candidate Profile

The EMEA finance team (background)

The EMEA finance control team (50 colleagues) is responsible for

  • the accurate and timely recording, reconciliation and analysis of the financials according to local GAAP as well and US GAAP
  • establish and maintain accounting processes and manuals, in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders
  • compliance with statutory and local legislation and reporting
  • tax compliance for the different legal entities (7 legal entities)
  • consolidation and financial reporting
  • 1st point of contact with local banks, audit partner, growers, customers and 3rd party relations on financial matters
  • participate in local and global improvement projects or projects to support business development
  • support in the budgeting and forecasting process

GOAL OF THE POSITION Morocco controller

  • As Controller Morocco you are reporting into the EMEA controller and are part of the Finance leadership team. You will work closely with the finance controller Iberia. The main focus of the Controller Morocco is to manage the legal Moroccan entity and team, as well as large intercompany transactions. You will work as a business partner with local and EMEA (senior) management.
  • At the same, the controller Morocco, will be involved/leading  pan-European or global projects, as well as the EMEA consolidation and reporting activities.
  • The finance team in Morocco and consists of 4-5 FTE and is physically located in our offices in Agadir and Moulay.
  • The position requires frequent travels to Moulay , to growers and coolers.
  • The local finance team is responsible for the financial accounting, compliance and reporting of the Moroccan legal entity.
  • The Moroccan controller serves as the point of contact and expert in tax and customs related matters concerning the Moroccan law.


  • leading and developing the local finance team (4-5 FTE); responsible for all financial transactions, compliance and analysis.
  • ensuring the delivery of monthly, quarterly and yearly results and supporting information in line with the corporate timetable
  • business partnering to the local leadership team from a financial perspective
  • leading local audits, statutory filings and tax requirements
  • responsible for the enforcement of and implementation of local internal controls and compliance
  • assure the cash position and forecast
  • liaise with EMEA colleagues on financial accounting, cash management, compliance
  • responsible for tax compliance in all aspects in Morocco in an expert role
  • active involvement in ad hoc reporting and European/global projects, such as global ERP implementation

    About Driscolls

    Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

    Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

    Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

    Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

    Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

    Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.