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MAIN JOB PURPOSE
This role will manage all aspects of the P&L and Balance sheet within Supply Chain undertaking activities such as inventory reporting and stock controls, management of production cost in category P&L, CAPEX management, audit and controls and support Site teams on cost management. This role is required to maintain strong accounting controls aligned with the Global Financial Controls Framework (GFCF) and support the factory to deliver results aligned with pre-set targets linked to the Supply Chain KPIs.
This role is also required to support the Factories with financial insights to deliver key projects and business cases throughout the year.
Maintain strong accounting controls across all areas of Make to Deliver (MTD) and cost management in line with GAAP and UL Global controls. Support Factories through self-assessment audits and providing insights on key gaps and risks. Reporting to the SUDs and Site leadership teams on the key controls including monthly consumption variances, stock counts, inventory write offs, expired stock and stock in transit etc.
Cost Management and reporting
Comprehensive understanding of all Site Contracts, costing allocation rules to derive category results per the UL SOA and CRG guidelines. Reporting of actual spend vs. target, identifying opportunities/risks and advise management. Reporting on savings in SRS and provide forecast update if savings missed/land. Cost Centre management and analysis, providing inputs and management of production cost in GCUT. Provide P&L insights to Site LTs and SUD for production cost and MUCs bridging the gap between cost centre reporting and the category results.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual site budgets. E2E understanding of Operational Plan (OP) and recoveries and PCE insights in line with Factory labour structures, line speeds and run strategy. Reporting category results to FET and CCBTs.
CAPEX Management and reporting
Control project authorisations, budgets, expenditures, WIP, capitalisations, forecasting and reporting as well as asset verification. Understanding CAPEX processes/UL policies, loading of projects in Marlin and reporting. Business partner with Site Engineering teams to ensure timely management of CAPEX spend and capitalisations according to project end dates. Manage the physical asset tagging post capitalisation and conduct regular asset spot checks on production lines.
Finance Partner- Projects and business cases
Financial support to Site LTs and SUDs to quantify risk and rewards for key projects, business cases and initiatives. Advise management on key financial indicators for capital projects to support growth and Supply Chain deliverables.
Curiosity and practical application on digital initiatives and automation of reporting in applications such as Power BI.
As required, preparing adhoc tasks for Supply Chain and Finance
2 – 3 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Factory Finance required
Financial Acct qualification with CIMA or good progress toward CIMA OR a CA
Strong analytical skills
Ability to manage upwards
Strong work ethic, great attitude, self-starting & proactive mind-set, resilience in the face of pressure, strong team player
Ability to handle and work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
Excellent business partnering skills
Advanced Microsoft Excel, SAP PM/FI and PA knowledge desirable
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