Unilever Careers – Finance Officer -Customer Development

Organisation: Unilever
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job Number: 14000Q0E
About Unilever:
Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch
multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, England and
Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning
agents and personal care products. It is the world’s third-largest consumer goods
company measured by 2012 revenue, after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé. One of
the oldest multinational companies, its products are available in around 190
countries.Unilever celebrated its 85th anniversary year of business in 2014.
Job Summary: The
Unilever Finance Officer -Customer Development should ensure CD finance
transactional aspects are executed in full and on time both for Sales ledger
and Debtors ledger.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Intuitively
    review Sales and Debtors ledger
  • Steer
    the Operational control and audit aspects of the CD Finance
  • Maintain
    accurate overviews of all Customers Trade Terms and ensure that customer
    finance transactions teams have appropriate accruals for all off-invoice
  • Assist
    the CD team during the annual customer TTS negotiations, providing
    financial support and guidance ensuring that AP commitments are met.
  • Ensure
    month end operations/closure is carried out smoothly and be the lead for
    CD finance in ensuring the end month tasks are delivered on time.
  • Implement/Execute
    the CD finance lead projects i.e. Credit note automation, USD Invoicing.
  • Supervise
    and develop WL 1 staff reporting to him/her and ensure their work is
    delivered on time and in full.
  • Takes
    responsibility of own development
  • Suspends,
    pending closure, customer accounts in the event of non-payment.
  • Authorises
    re-opening of accounts hitherto closed for payment issues.
  • Charges
    interests on all overdue accounts and ensures collection of both principal
    amount and interest before customer account is re-opened for trade.
  • Intercepts
    some customer orders to protect credit extensions, e.g. where a defaulting
    customer attempts to buy on cash before settling account debt.
  • Initiates
    legal hand-over of defaulting customers.
  • Freezes
    upward credit limit reviews for habitually defaulting customers.
  • Sets
    the time, in line with the month-end time-table, for system closure (SAP).
  • Quickly
    respond to audit issues and implement corrective measures on actions
    highlighted in all audit reports.
  • Guide
    other Leadership team members on company finance issues to improve on
    company financial decisions.
  • Ensure
    OCA is done and issues arising are remediated
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicants for the Unilever Finance Office Job should hold a University
    Degree in Accounting or related field from a reputable institution
  • At
    least three to four years’ experience in accounting job is required
  • The
    applicant should be an accounting graduate and a Chartered Accountant.
  • Management/Financial
    Accounting experience in an FMCG business.
  • Prior
    experience in a multinational company will be ideal.
  • Strong
    knowledge and practical experience in the application of Microsoft Excel,
    PowerPoint and Word tools.
  • Good
    knowledge/hands on of an ERP system- SAP.
How to Apply:  
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates are encouraged to Apply Only by clicking on the web link
Deadline: 16th December 2014
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