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  • Posted: Sep 9, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • On any given day, two billion people use Unilever products to look good, feel good and get more out of life. With more than 400 brands focused on health and wellbeing, no company touches so many people’s lives in so many different ways. Our portfolio ranges from nutritionally balanced foods to indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps, luxurious shampoos...
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    Inland Supply Chain Finance Accountant



    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.


    • Accounting controls

    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.

    • Budgeting

    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.

    • Digital

    Curiosity and practical application on digital initiatives and automation of reporting in applications such as Power BI.

    • Ad-hoc

    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

    • Digital native

    Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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