Accountant, Finance Officer Recruitment At Unilever

Unilever is a British–Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. Unilever Nigeria is a manufacturer of leading brands in foods, home care and personal care.

Factory Accounts Assistant

Job Number: 15000AEM

Primary Location : Nigeria-Ogun State-Agbara-Agbara-Tea Factory

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Job Purpose and Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for monitoring & managing all factory cost elements (labor, repair & maintenance, production indirect, utilities, etc.)
  • Business partnering with various stakeholders for effective & efficient monitoring & managing of costs
  • Specifically partner Plant Manager & team to plan, review costs and look for cost savings opportunities for Savory plant
  • Monthly ensure that accruals & provisions are properly raised and passed into the books including accounting treatment of all transactions using correct GL accounts, facilitate smooth running of cycles, getting involved in MEC
  • Annually – prepare production budget and upload into SAP, directly involved in the calculation of conversion costs.
  • Review cost centers & plan assessment cycles to reflect reality in the factory
  • Interface between Product Cost & SC Accountants on costing
  • Reviews review production plans and exercises a controlling role in material consumption variances.
  • Month end reporting packs on actual and forecast
  • Provide direct inputs for monthly S&OP and Quarterly PCE processes as they relate to Savory plant.

 

Job Requirements

Required Experience: 1-3 year(s)

Desired Courses: Accounting, ACCA, CIMA, ICAN

Minimum Criteria & Experience Required

  • A minimum of an OND/HND Degree plus part professional accountant qualification – studying towards ACCA, CIMA, ICAN
  • Min 2-3 years finance experience in an FMCG – preferably in a Factory Finance environment
  • Solid experience of costing techniques
  • Min 2-3 years experience in product costing and stock management
  • Leadership skills – able to lead, motivate, inspire
  • Previous experience in SAP (R3, MM, CO)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel

 

Profile

  • Self-starter and able to operate independently
  • Confident and Assertive – able to find and ask for help, challenge business partners
  • Self-motivated, optimistic and able to see opportunities during tough times
  • Team player, ability to work well with factory team will be key
  • Analytical

 

 

Factory Accountant, Oregun

Job Number: 150008P8

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Main Purpose 

This primary role covers a factory site within the cluster. This role’s responsibility is for the monitor and control of the sites production costs, waste which if done incorrectly will have a significant and material effect for the site. The role will assist in providing relevant financial and management information, systems and commercial support to the supply chain factory process.

 

Main Accountabilities 

• Provides management information to the Factory management (experience in areas of product costing, capex).

• Identifies cost and asset utilisation improvement opportunities, and co-development of solutions.

• Ad-hoc analysis of manufacturing capabilities

• Timely and accurate reporting of factory results.

• Budgetary planning and control of factory overheads.

• Assists in providing Supply Chain factory information required for forecasting and strategic planning to the Finance Team

• Uses roots and contacts defined by FBP SC to scan external, economic and financial environment to identify changes and best finance practice affecting Supply Chain and cascade relevant information to relevant Managers.

• Provides support to FBP SC to develop Supply Chain information system including relevant KPIs and performance measurement systems and scorecards

• Provides information to Financial Accountant about local suppliers for maintenance and all other financial inputs concerning the factory

• Conducts Gross Margin Variance Analysis for all supply chain factory processes

Job Requirements

Required Experience: Not Specified

Desired Courses: Accounting, Finance

 

 

Finance Officer, Treasury OPS

Job Number: 15000AEO

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Main Purpose: 

To be the front office contact personnel relating with the banks on Company transactions, co-ordinating Treasury operations and physical cash management at the cash offices.

 

Main Accountabilities 

• Issues already agreed reports on weekly and monthly basis (Weekly petty cash summary, weekly FOREX exposure report, Monthly Cash analysis Report, Monthly Profit and Loss on forward contracts, Monthly Net Liquid Funds submission on BCS)

• Wire Transfers (Payments of Foreign currency denominated invoices)

• Review of quotes for forward contracts

• Review of bank Statement, crosschecking on bank charges

• Relates with bankers on Company’s transactions

• Ensures all relevant journals are raised, approved and posted

• Is responsible for the accuracy of the report

• Is responsible for issuing the reports on time

• Takes responsibility of own development

Job Requirements

Required Experience: Not Specified

Desired Courses: Accounting, Finance

 

Financial Controller

Job Number: 150006WX

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

 

Main Purpose: 

• The responsibilities are cross sites and cover every aspect of the balance sheet, profit & loss account and control environment.

• Leading a team of Finance people and provide coaching and support to an ambitious management team.

• Leading the Corporate Risk management process of the business and act as the conscience of the business, both from a risk and from a “Financial Fitness” perspective.

• The Financial Controller is a key member of the Operational Finance Leadership Team and co-leader of the Financial Controllers Group.

 

Main Accountabilities 

Financial accounting and reporting of the legal entity, which comprises the Organisation, the Sourcing Units, the factory sites.

• Full ownership of the Balance Sheet and P&L.

• Risk management and the control environment, in line with the Sarbanes- Oxley legislation.

• Lead the Accounts Receivables, General Ledger & Reporting, expenses, NPI and Asset Management functions.

• Cash Flow forecast and management, Forex exposure, Overhead budget management, Eurocost reporting, statutory reporting and tax.

• A variety of ad hoc projects including brand disposal & below the line activities.

Part of the team establishing the Finance Excellence Centre.

 

Short term Key Deliverables: 

• Change management, as the Accounts Payable function is in the process of being transferred to the Finance Excellence Centre.

• Ensuring the control environment is at re-performance standards, in line with Sarbanes-Oxley.

• Process improvements to ensure each and every finance process will become World Class (e.g. driving further improvements/changes within the European SAP design; sharing best practice with Unilever global process owners)

• Establish relationships with External Audit partners (i.e. PwC)

 

Job Requirements

Required Experience: Not Specified

Desired Courses: Accounting, Finance

 

 

Finance BP SC

Job Number: 15000AJE

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Main Job Purpose: 

• Partner in-year target delivery of financial growth model (Results and Forecast)

• Drive performance management agenda

• Partner the business case development and benefit realisation for project investments

• Strategically influence and collaborate with stakeholders to maximise value creation.

• Commercially shape the medium to long term direction of their respective pillar

 

Key accountabilities and focus of employees mapped to Finance Business Partner Manager standard job. 

 

1. Financial Growth Model (FGM): 

• Provision of performance analysis for delivery of in-year target underpinning financial growth model

• Develop a sustainable business plan that can deliver competitive, profitable volume growth using the FGM.

• Strategically influence senior stakeholders within the brand/pillar/ category.

• Commercially shape the medium to long term direction of their respective brands/ pillar/ category.

Assesses the Financial needs of the organisation in order to design and deliver the most effective Finance solutions.

 

2. Strategic Resource Allocation / Analytics: 

• Oversee the CIP budget management (people costs, BIC) and facilitate trade-offs to meet the strategic priorities of the business.

• Drive for consistency of resource allocation Align stakeholder commitment to financial investments and ensure they are commensurate with future growth potential.

• Uses insight to suggest paths of action and short term Finance solutions

 

3. Gate Keeping & Portfolio Management: 

• Develop business cases for planned innovations and model pricing and cost assumptions to maximise margin accretion.

• Assess, articulate & drive actions on risks and opportunities for medium & large projects.

• Business case development and benefit realisation for project investments across the brand / pillar / category.

• Performance Management and Reporting: Leverage standard performance reporting to enable 360 degree view of business and hold itself and others accountable for delivery of strategy and performance.

• Actively drive simplification of reports and reporting process to maximise harmonisation and efficiency.

• Coaches and advises business leaders in the optimisation of Finance processes and techniques to improve performance

• Improves business performance

• Control & Accounting: Responsible for managing budgets (Bought in Cost (BIC) and departmental costs) budgets.

• Key driver of robust resource and budget allocation and capital expenditure.

• Challenge inefficiencies and indicate drivers.

• Ensure integrity and control across accrual/ payment process.

 

4. Drive Gross Margin Improvement: 

• Monitor monthly results, understanding the variance in GM levels, challenging business partners on the reasons of the GM levels.

• Quantify and drive in year margin enhancement/ savings opportunities.

• Prepare cross country analysis on costs to find opportunities to improve GM.

• Implement Strategic Pricing framework with top markets, escalate when Strategic & Operational pricing diverge.

 

 

Finance BP, BB

Job Number: 15000AJF

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Main Job Purpose: 

• Partner in-year target delivery of financial growth model (Results and Forecast)

• Drive performance management agenda

• Partner the business case development and benefit realisation for project investments

• Strategically influence and collaborate with stakeholders to maximise value creation.

• Commercially shape the medium to long term direction of their respective pillar

 

Key accountabilities and focus of employees mapped to Finance Business Partner Manager standard job. 

 

1. Financial Growth Model (FGM): 

• Provision of performance analysis for delivery of in-year target underpinning financial growth model

• Develop a sustainable business plan that can deliver competitive, profitable volume growth using the FGM.

• Strategically influence senior stakeholders within the brand/pillar/ category.

• Commercially shape the medium to long term direction of their respective brands/ pillar/ category.

Assesses the Financial needs of the organisation in order to design and deliver the most effective Finance solutions.

 

2. Strategic Resource Allocation / Analytics: 

• Oversee the CIP budget management (people costs, BIC) and facilitate trade-offs to meet the strategic priorities of the business.

• Drive for consistency of resource allocation Align stakeholder commitment to financial investments and ensure they are commensurate with future growth potential.

• Uses insight to suggest paths of action and short term Finance solutions

 

3. Gate Keeping & Portfolio Management: 

• Develop business cases for planned innovations and model pricing and cost assumptions to maximise margin accretion.

• Assess, articulate & drive actions on risks and opportunities for medium & large projects.

• Business case development and benefit realisation for project investments across the brand / pillar / category.

• Performance Management and Reporting: Leverage standard performance reporting to enable 360 degree view of business and hold itself and others accountable for delivery of strategy and performance.

• Actively drive simplification of reports and reporting process to maximise harmonisation and efficiency.

• Coaches and advises business leaders in the optimisation of Finance processes and techniques to improve performance

• Improves business performance

• Control & Accounting: Responsible for managing budgets (Bought in Cost (BIC) and departmental costs) budgets.

• Key driver of robust resource and budget allocation and capital expenditure.

• Challenge inefficiencies and indicate drivers.

• Ensure integrity and control across accrual/ payment process.

 

4. Drive Gross Margin Improvement: 

• Monitor monthly results, understanding the variance in GM levels, challenging business partners on the reasons of the GM levels.

• Quantify and drive in year margin enhancement/ savings opportunities.

• Prepare cross country analysis on costs to find opportunities to improve GM.

• Implement Strategic Pricing framework with top markets, escalate when Strategic & Operational pricing diverge.

 

 

CAPEX and FA Account mgr

Job Number: 15000AJG

Primary Location : Nigeria-Lagos State-Lagos-Oregun – Head Office

Shift : Day Job

Job : Finance

Travel : No

 

Main Purpose: 

• As a member of the Finance Function, you are responsible for ensuring that depreciation charge for the period is captured in the general ledger for every month of the year.

• You are also to ensure that Capex for the acquisition of assets are properly authorised & approved. You would also pull together commercial case for projects that requires it.

• Your role is also to track all capital work-in progress and ensure that completed projects are duly capitalised every quarter to reflect the asset position of the business.

• You are to identify idle assets in the business and initiate action for provision and subsequent disposal.

• You would also ensure that the Fixed Asset Register is clean by carrying out Assets Physical Verification exercise of highlight redundant & obsolete asset for subsequent approval for disposal

• Your role would also carry out post mortem appraisal for all Capex above the specified benchmark

 

 

Main Accountabilities 

a. Depreciation charge for every month. 

• Calculate depreciation and upload; input the depreciation codes and then post to the relevant Business ERP

• Check to ensure it agrees with local output and have it signed off.

• Reconcile year-to-date depreciation on the relevant Business ERPs and GL

 

b. Functional Assets

• Confirm the amount to be accrued by contract with Treasury

• Match actual payment to accrued amount and write-back any over or under accrual to the ledger

• Reconcile the account and highlight any overpayment or double payment being done on each contract.

 

 

c. Capex 

• Ensure Capex raised is within approved budget.

• Do commercial case for all capexes that requires it

• Send for Approval by two Exco members and the CEO.

• Track all expenditure for each project by using the Capex unique number for all payments within the Ledger.

• Prompt for overspent where it’s exceeding approved overspend percentages

• Initiate and extract all expenditure on all completed projects to project manager for capitalisation process.

• Post to the ledger capitalised projects by class of asset. Then do the same in the relevant Business ERP by detail asset item and by class of asset. Ensure all journals are duly approved

 

d. Disposal 

• Extract from Business ERPs assets identified to be disposed /write off and obtain permission to dispose off asset

• Completer asset disposal from the relevant Business ERP into P/L on disposal with the cash proceeds.

 

e. Physical Verification of Assets 

• Classify and register all Business Assets by Location

• Identify assets to register records and classify if existing or not including red tagged assets, redundant assets, obsolete assets etc

• Investigate and initiate process for obsolete assets to be disposed off or written off.

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