Finance Controller

Kimberly Clark Company

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Introduction:

Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work and on the go.Throughout our 145 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex® and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®. If innovative thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Job Description

Internal Control

  • Develop, implement and maintain a risk management policy.
  • Maintain, develop or enhance the systems of internal controls in the WECA region,  ensuring compliance with the CFI’s and procedures.
  • Plan and oversee Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including a review of controls, the design of testing and preparation of management’s assessment of internal controls.
  • Manage the external audit function through planning and execution to ensure reporting requirements are met.
  • Initiate and maintain a constructive dialogue with all business functions to create and grow internal control awareness in the business.

Finance Operations and Reporting

  • Manage through appropriate planning and coordination the completion of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual financial reporting to shareholders according to their requirements, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain, through appropriate review and analyses the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of the corporation's consolidated financial transactions to ensure correct financial results are reported.
  • Plan and analyze financial data through the review and preparation of general ledger reconciliations in accordance with corporate financial policies, legal and statutory requirements to ensure the financial accuracy and integrity of the financial records which are used as a basis for reporting financial results to shareholders.
  • Monitor doubtful debt exposures and adherence to credit management policies. Participate in managing unusually large or complex credit structures for specific exposures in collaboration with Legal or any other departments.
  • Manage the Company's short-term funding requirements through the investigation and cost-efficient use of suitable and adequate banking facilities.
  • Ensure that all capital expenditures are correctly reported and accounted under US GAAP and local GAAP, the disposal of assets are recorded according to internal procedures and all assets CFI are respected.
  • Maintain, through appropriate review and analyses the accuracy, completeness, and integrity of the corporation's consolidated financial transactions to ensure correct financial results are reported.
  • Monitor intercompany transactions; transfer pricing, accounts payables, accounts receivables, payments and reconciliations with proper authorization for any discrepancy adjustment.
  • Drive achievement of Cash Conversion Cycle targets by leading the Steering Group, identifying risks & opportunities and reporting to SALT on a monthly basis.
  • Grow equity value – increase gross profit and reduce debt.
  • Oversight of day to day accounting to reporting operations ensuring that issues are timely identified and solved or escalated to the appropriate level including establishing and maintaining a robust and sustainable balance sheet reconciliation process.
  • Ensure annual tax return prepared and submitted in accordance with statutory requirements.  The tax returns must be updated monthly to provide input for budgets and forecasts.

Business Partner

  • Expand financial reporting systems to proactively provide the commercial and management team with useful data.
  • Drive effective internal and external communication interactions.
  • Provide valuable inputs into aspects of the business to execute and drive maximised profitability.
  • Effectively manage MEA/KCI senior management and other stakeholder relationships.
  • Lead systems integration efforts.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.Com, CIMA or similar financial qualification with a minimum of ten years experience in all aspects of accounting, preferably within an FMCG or manufacturing environment at a senior management level.
  • 5+ years of experience in Accounting and Reporting in a multinational context.
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP reporting gained in a multinational context, Good knowledge of Local GAAP in one or more of the European Geographies and exposure to IAS.
  • Good understanding of tax accounting and reporting.
  • Exposure to major ERP system, preferably SAP R3.

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

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Summary

Company

Kimberly Clark Company

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Accounting / Audit / Tax

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years