Production Center Controller

Beiersdorf Nivea Consumer Products Limited

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Beiersdorf is an innovative skin care manufacturing company existing for more than 130 years. We work as one global team, with one focus: making people feel good in their skin, Everywhere, Everyday with our world largest skin care brands -Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie.


Beiersdorf Nigeria is seeking a suitable candidate to fill the position of Production Centre Controller.



  • Ensuring the correct level of controls on the site- capital budget, assets, and cash spends are maintained including development of SOP’s.
  • Ensure control on the fixed assets in the factory environment including capitalization and disposal.
  • Fixed cost management in the factory.
  • Compliance on all commercial tax during the project phase and day to day operations & giving inputs to the Head office corporate team.
  • Accounting and reporting post the implementation stage as per the corporate guidelines, maintain records as per legal and statutory requirement so the overall local, corporate and HQ requirements are fulfilled.
  • Ensuring the right internal controls are in place for the factory operations.
  • Monthly closing & secure close link to Head office in regards to needed reporting, i.e. Scale, CIS, invest reporting, risk reporting, SOI and execute the needed reporting after alignment with local management
  • Strong interlink towards accounting to secure financials with high transparency of balance sheet, Statement of Income, Assets, etc.
  • Co-ordination with various auditors & follow-up on audit recommendations.
  • Support the annual business planning process by calculating and providing “intercompany prices”.
  • Responsible for quarterly forecast process.
  • Reporting and analyzing of cost variances in the factory and working towards reducing the variances.
  • Tracking and reporting of factory cost saving projects.


Required Qualification


  • Chartered Accountant (ACA/ACCA) with minimum of 5 years of experience covering area of Accounting and reporting in factory, factory control, commercials and tax including payables, banking, & Internal Controls
  • Candidate having worked on the project control/startup of the factory will be an added advantage.
  • Ideal candidate should have worked as a key user in SAP in the factory environment.
  • Ability to handle and manage people at different levels.
  • An excellent communicator in a range of situations both written and oral.
  • Excellent MS-Office skills (especially advanced knowledge of excel), and SAP.
  • Understating of the project/budget controlling process.
  • Ability to drive and develop process in a new environment & handle ambiguity in the startup phase      of the site.
  • Strong and partial knowledge of accounting, operations & commercial taxes in the factory                  environment.
  • Monitoring on controls and ability to convert them into SOP’s.
  • Thorough understanding of the SAP system & its end to end implications from the factory operation/control point of view including FICO/T&P/MM/QM/AMM modules.
  • Ability to get into details & work with cross functional department and to convince people and knowledge transfer.
  • A high degree of diligence.
  • Compliance mindset and ability to effectively manage & develop people and colleagues.


Qualified candidates are required to send a copy of their Curriculum Vitae and a one page Cover letter stating how their experience profile and skills meet the requirements of the position to the given e-mail address. 


Closing Date for Application: Friday 28 October.


Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



Beiersdorf Nivea Consumer Products Limited

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years