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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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    Supply Chain Finance Business Partner, Ghana

    About The Job

    Main Purpose of the Job:

    • The Supply Chain Finance Business Partner provides Supply Chain end-to-end decision support and financial expertise to the MAKE & Go-To-Market teams to drive achievement of long-term competitive costs, quality, and service levels
    • . The position is responsible for leading forecasting, reporting, Capex investments, restructuring, sourcing, savings, reporting and cost management activities under the Supply Chain umbrella.
    • Key stakeholders are VP Supply Chain; Sourcing Director & GTM Director.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Budgeting & Reporting:
      • Manage all aspects related to budgets, estimates, and actual costs for the end-to-end supply chain. Monitor and investigate variances and implement corrective action on all the key spend lines which include but are not limited to factory conversion costs, raw material costs, logistics and distribution costs.
    • Transfer Pricing:
      • Responsible for transfer pricing decisions to all entities that source Ex-Nigeria.
    • Inventory:
      • Manage all aspects related to inventory accounting and controls
    • Fixed Assets:
      • Manage all aspects of fixed assets controls and accounting.
    • Business Partnering:
      • Provide valuable business & financials insights to the Sourcing Unit Director and his team to drive decision making.
    • Capex Management:
      • Preparation and submission of CEP proposals for innovations, expansions, upgrades, and market entry, for sign-off by Supply Chain stakeholders.
    • Period End Closure:
      • Manage all aspects related period end closure related to Supply chain cost, Fixed assets, and Inventory.
    • Controls:
      • Drive adherence and embedding of controls within Supply Chain. Eliminate wastage and leakages by driving process documentation and regular review and monitoring to identify potential control risks and recommending corrective actions.
    • Relationships:
      • Act as a liaison between the local and regional teams and ensure that Regional and Global Supply Chain/Supply Chain Finance initiatives are landed locally and drive best practice.
    • CCBT Partnering:
      • Partner the country CCBTs on visibility to SC cost, GM improvement, identification of risks and opportunities and initiatives on closing any gaps identified.
    • People Development:
      • Drive performance management, career planning, development planning and succession planning for team and self.

    Knowledge & Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting or related field of study
    • Professional accounting qualification such as CIMA/ACCA/ICA
    • Minimum of five years working experience with at least two years being in Supply Chain
    • Good understanding of the supply value chain
    • Excellent understanding of accounting principles and financial analysis
    • Good appreciation and focus on the risk and controls framework in Supply Chain
    • Demonstrated understanding and use of SAP
    • Demonstrated understanding and use Data analytics – Excel, Power BI etc
    • A strong team-player and ability to work in a matrix organization
    • Excellent communication skills and influencing skills

    Key Interactions/Relationships:

    • VP Supply Chain West Africa
    • Sourcing Unit Director Ghana
    • General Manager - Ghana
    • Finance Director Ghana/ WA
    • Supply Chain Finance Director Africa
    • EVP Supply Chain Africa
    • Managing Director Ghana
    • Head CCBTs Ghana
    • Ghana LT
    • West Africa and Africa Ghana FLT

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    Assistant Financial Controller, West Africa

    About The Job

    Key Accountabilities:

    • Leading ComEX and business engagement in West Africa including being an integral part of markets finance team.

    Driving effective and comprehensive Joint business plans between the Cluster and ComEx including effective delivery and performance management against the same which will include but not limited to:

    • Coordinate period end close (PEC) with markets and ensure all judgmental journals have been booked in the ledger. 
    • Review and maintain approval for Sundry invoicing (intercompany) across the 3 markets. Perform Financial report pre-close analysis and advise the interventions to be made.
    • Review of Financial reports prepared by the team and ensure completeness. 
    • Financial reporting review and sign-off with controllers and NFDs Responsibility for local accounts balance sheet reconciliations Maintaining the financial control discipline and hygiene in the MCO, while supporting Control Service Center and GCAD teams to improve the country capabilities in terms of risk management and mitigation. 
    • Integration of the service lines to ensure that all global and regional services are delivered to the business in accordance with agreed service levels and performance targets, continuously minimizing the probability and impact of any unplanned service interruption. 
    • Working with GCAD on accounting for acquisitions and disposals. Leading the integration with business in West Africa MCO Foster close relationships across Commercial Experience to ensure tight integration and harmonized ways of working as part of the wider global operating model. 
    • Act as the escalation point for most significant day-to-day issues or problems in the Market Cluster/Countries.
    • Managing the relationships with Third Party Service Providers with the right balance between creating accountability and strong visible partnership, while ensuring financial control compliance within the region.
    • Building collaborative partnering relationships with all key stakeholders.
    • Leading and developing a team of 4 direct reports.
    • Contributing to the success of the broader Commercial Experience organization through leading and delivery of agreed strategic thrusts.
    • The role holder should be passionate about customer experience, business partnering, process improvement and service delivery and will demonstrate the:
    • Ability to define the short term and mid-term strategies for the West Africa MCO which add value to larger Commercial Experience agenda.
    • Ability to identify the improvement opportunities in West Africa MCO driven by local business needs and the Commercial Experience global agenda:
    • Ability to create business impact with strong governance and drive in stewardship and control agenda with strong communication.
    • Inspirational leadership to lead teams and help people to discover their full potential.
    • Strong working knowledge various cross functional business processes as they relate to the R2R end-to-end process and strong finance skills.
    • Strong risk management knowledge to spot the possible risks and proactively mitigate them.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build effective relationships with key stakeholders, extended teams, and external parties.
    • Experience and awareness of working in a global role, demonstrate awareness and empathy to cultural diversity.
    • Customer and service centric mindset, placing the business need at the heart of each solution.
    • Ability to work under pressure and, at times, in ambiguous situations and with speed in decision making.

    Skills / Experience / Qualifications:

    • An MBA, CIMA or an equivalent Business Management or Finance degree with minimum 6 years of overall experience in Business Partnering, Controllership and Management roles.
    • Ability to influence senior stakeholders and a proven record in leading change projects.
    • A prior experience in a global or change management role would be preferred.
    • Good Understanding of P&L and financial controls
    • Excellent command of English, including written, oral and presentation skills
    • Understanding and excellent application of Analytical tools
    • Ability to lead large teams without hierarchy, including demonstrated peer leadership.
    • Having a solution mindset, while having the ability to face into and effectively manage conflict.

    Key Stakeholders & Interfaces:

    • Commercial Experience Director NAMET & AFRICA, Service Delivery Manager – Africa, West Africa NFDs, Africa Controller, Controllers in market, Procurement in market, Cluster/Country Tax and Legal teams, GCAD, Corporate and external auditors.

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