Manufacturing Accountant Job Opportunities – Diageo

Job Title:        Manufacturing Accountant
Organization: Diageo
Duty Station: Portbell
Brewery, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Supply Finance
About US:
Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business with an
outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and
wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, J&B, Windsor,
Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Ciroc and Ketel One vodkas,
Baileys, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Job Summary: The
Manufacturing Accountant will drive controls agenda in supply finance in the
areas of both process and system controls to deliver compliance in the key
areas of Inventory management, engineering spares, Agriculture, logistics &
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Inventory Management:
Drive the execution and realisation of business
strategy in inventory management and process control
Manage the entire inventory ledger through
tracking, reporting, and verification and reconciliation process.
Prepare maintenance and inventory BPM schedules
for consolidation to the UBL supply BPM Pack
Oversight of the Agriculture stock accountant
activities and signoff of reconciliations
Drive and support Move in all finance related
Overall COGs Management:
Support the business on its continued drive to
reduce COGs/EU  (Brand value enhancement
& material optimisation)
Work with operations and maintenance department
personnel to understand cost impacts of operations, work on implementing
corrective action plans to improve cost performance, investigate data and
operational inconsistencies, prepare and analyse monthly financial and
operational reports.
Provide financial decision support to the
business for adhoc projects and initiatives.
Work closely with the logistics to implement
drive out cost initiatives to ensure that set out targets are met.
Systems Controls and Reporting
Drive a robust control function in supply chain
function and ensure closure of identified control lapses.
Support finance processes end to end as well as
good understanding of SAP processes to drive compliance in supply chain system
process and support new products system set ups.
To compile, maintain, and provide timely,
relevant, and accurate financial performance data to Operations Team, cost
improvement team, and other departments as needed. Monthly accounting close
process (including Material Ledger, maintenance costs & distribution costs)
Prepare and update monthly reports, and track
performance against projections.

Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should be a qualified accountant
or a degree preferably in business field; MBA would be an added advantage.
Chartered Accountant/ACCA/CPA qualified (or
SAP knowledge in manufacturing, PTP, and OTC
Sound stakeholder management skills, including
the ability to motivate and challenge a team to deliver results
Previous experience of working with staff at all
levels in an organization
Knowledge of the key aspects of a finance
function, including financial accounting and reporting requirements.
Extensive knowledge of Excel
Experience in inventory management
Demonstrate understanding of accounting
principles and policies and how they can be applied to optimize performance and
control risk
How to Apply:
If you desire to join the world’s leading premium drinks business,
Diageo, in the aforementioned capacity, please click web link below.

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