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  • Posted: Jul 3, 2020
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    Financial Accountant at Unilever

    Statutory Reporting.

    • Preparing of the financial statements of the company (statement of comprehensive income, statement of financial position and statement of cash flow) in accordance with IFRS and Unilever standard chart of accounts (SCOA)
    • Providing commentary on the results for the Financial Controller.
    • Quarterly publication of the financial results in the appropriate media/channels
    • Preparing quarterly presentation for statutory board meetings.
    • Preparing of quarterly presentation for board audit committee meeting.
    • Preparing of monthly working capital (WC) of the organisation in SAP.
    • Calculating and interpretations of financial ratios.
    • Preparing the annual booklet of the company.
    • Monthly review of indirect and Administrative cost postings made into the system.

    Month end coordination (MEC)

    • Prepare and send the MEC checklist together with the Issue log ahead of the month end and coordinates the month end process of SAP.
    • Follow up on all MEC issues and ensures all issues are resolved on time
    • Provide consultancy to internal customers, regarding cost control, through regular meetings.
    • Manage IP/Ariba/DCIW processes relating to Site Financial Accounts. Liaise with the outsourced account payable function to ensure correct accounting for payments to/from site.
    • Check for deviation in the Payroll file – Ensure any amendments in headcount is correctly reflected by HR team.
    • Maintain cost centre structures within SAP


    • Balance Sheet and P&L integrity, risk and control by providing reconciliations and commentaries to the National Finance Director
    • Accrual sign offs
    • 3rd party & OC R2R interface
    • Global reporting
    • Liaison with external auditors
    • Responsible for the management of GL transactions/reporting for the Country

    Direct Reports

    Key Interfaces

    • Financial Accountant Asst. (GL)


    • Leadership Team
    • Business Teams
    • Finance Leadership Team
    • Functional Directors
    • Line Managers


    • External Auditors
    • Government Agencies i.e. Stock Exchange, Securities Exchange Commission etc
    • Critical success Factors for the Job

    Key Skills

    • Relevant Experience
    • Degree in Accounting
    • Membership of any professional Accounting body (ACCA, ICAN, CIMA, etc)
    • Good Communication Skills
    • Customer service mindset
    • Intermediate excel and power point
    • Strong Financial Accounting and Book keeping Knowledge
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
    • Knowledge of SAP is essential
    • Experience in fundamental accounting
    • Unilever Accounting Policies
    • Unilever Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unilever on to apply

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