Manufacturing Accountant – UBL Jobs – Diageo

 

Job Title:    Manufacturing Accountant –
UBL

Organization:  Diageo

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

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 mainly 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 & warehousing.

 

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.

·       
Support
plant engineering team with all repairs and maintenance activities.

·       
Oversight
of the Agriculture stock accountant activities and signoff of reconciliation

·       
Drive
and support all make in all finance related activities.

·       
Drive
and support Move in all finance related activities. Support business system
related activities.

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.

·       
Ensure
monthly & daily stock reconciliations are prepared and circulated. Any
variances highlighted should have a clear action for resolution.

·       
Ensure
adequate preparations and resourcing for a successful month/year end stock-take
process.

·       
Review
stock take files and compare losses vs plan.

·       
Ensure
adequate explanations for the variances.

·       
Monitor
stock obsolescence to ensure adequate provisioning.

·       
Work
closely with the supply chain team to ensure accurate reporting and tracking of
distribution costs.

·       
Follow
up on DHL warehouse & transit breakages for timely recovery as well as
monitor stock obsolescence to ensure adequate provisioning.

·       
Follow
up with shared services centre to ensure that key vendor reconciliations for
logistics, planning and maintenance are being done and old reconciling items
are appropriately resolved.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Diageo Manufacturing Accountant job must be a
Graduate qualified accountant or a degree preferably in business field; MBA
would be an added advantage.

·       
Chartered
Accountant/ACCA/CPA qualified (or equivalent)

·       
SAP
knowledge in Manufacturing, PTP, and OTC

·       
Sound
stakeholder management skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge
a team to deliver results

·       
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

 

Skills:

·       
A
self-starter who is able to work with minimum supervision

·       
Takes
initiative and responsibility for seeing tasks through

·       
Highly
motivated and flexible

·       
Ability
to get on with personnel at all levels of the organization

·       
Results
oriented

·       
High
standard of attention to detail

·       
A commitment
to and understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within the
environment that the EABL operates

 

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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