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  • Posted: May 24, 2023
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    ACT Expertise Analyst

    About The Job

    ACT Expertise Analyst – MAIN JOB PURPOSE:

    • The Africa Controllership Team (ACT) Expertise Analyst has a passion for improving stewardship across Africa and maintains an independent view on the health of the business internal control environment.
    • They act with objectivity and ethics, seeing the bigger picture & holding the mirror up whilst moving between controls, accounting & value-based topics.

    Main Accountabilities:

    • Overall accountability
      • The role supports the ACT Expertise Lead to achieve the objectives/purpose of the team as set out above (subject to change by agreement with the Africa Controller).
    • Within this remit, it is expected that the role will deliver the following:
    • Monitoring Of Control Operation:
      • The role will directly do the monitoring of:
      • over 1/2 of the ACT activities to review countries’ Global Framework ‘GFCF’ controls operation
      • over 1/2 of the ACT activities to review countries’ GFCF documentation standards (through an online tool eGRC lite)
      • over 1/2 of the ACT activities to review countries’ non-GFCF control operation and documentation
    • Controls Testing:
      • The role will perform some independent testing of controls, based on the scope determined each year by the Unilever global central accounting and controls team (Group Chief Accountants Department ‘GCAD’), in accordance with the Financial Controls Assessment ‘FCA’ Unilever testing standards (derived from Sarbanes-Oxley section 404).
    • System / Tool Ownership:
      • The role is responsible for management, updates, and maintenance of the eGRC lite tool.
    • Local Table Of Authorities:
      • The role leads the Local Table of Authorities process, ensuring it is updated regularly and communicated successfully.
    • Tracking Issues And Audit Observations:
      • At the direction/discretion of the ACT Expertise Lead, the role is likely to ensure all key stakeholders have regular ongoing access to the status of stewardship issues and audit observations identified.
    • This includes:
      • Corporate Audit actions
      • External Audit observations
      • Africa Internal Audit actions
      • FCA observations


    • At the direction/discretion of the ACT Expertise Lead, the role may support with:
      • Controls expertise and advice as needed across Africa.
      • Accounting expertise and advice as needed across Africa.
      • The Africa Financial Flexibility ‘FinFlex’ discussions, which focus on tax and treasury related matters including risk management and dividend planning.
      • The Africa ‘Business Risk Assessment ‘BRA’ exercise; and
      • Ad hoc initiatives including training.


    • All functions within Unilever Africa
    • Africa Finance Controllers (currently West Africa only)
    • Unilever ComEx
    • External Auditors

    Key Skills And Relevant Experience:

    • A Chartered Accountant and Member of a Professional Body (in-country Accounting Certifying body) with at least 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role and FMCG environment.
    • Qualified and experienced to perform Sox testing, audit, internal control, corporate governance, and financial reporting.
    • Excellent Communication – written and verbal.

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