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Factory Accountant


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements

Unilever is currently hiring for Factory Accountant

Function : Finance

Work Level: 1

Reports to: Supply Chain Finance Business Partner

Scope: Local

Location: Nigeria (Hybrid)

Terms & Conditions: Full time


With billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people â we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We donât believe in the âone size fits allâ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.


Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do â creating a better business and a better world. You will be responsible for all financial accountability at the factories, effectively supporting the factories and partnering Manufacturing Director

If you have an interest in utilizing communication techniques designed to develop a work environment that will foster inter- and intra-departmental relationships, (team commitment) which result in effective accountability and problem solving, then this role is just for you!


Monthly Variance analysis on Cost of Goods Produced (COGP) and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). Weekly Factory overheads cost and Outlook review. Monthly rolling forecast on Cost of Goods Produced (COGP) and Cost of Goods Sold (COGS). Monthly MUV (Materials usage variance) controls and driving of actions to reduce waste. Guidance on general supply chain overheads costs. Managing 3p manufacturing agreements with MSA (Manufacturing service agreement) customers and TrueUp calculations on variances on standard. Support Fixed asset accountant on investment appraisals. Balance sheet reconciliations (Factory Accruals and prepayments). Support Non-Material Supply Chain Cost (NMSCC) squad on savings tracking and YTD performance on % to Turnover. OP1 plan costing and setup on SAP with support of central costing team. Other adhoc analysis as assigned including NPD/NPI costing.


Experiences & Qualifications

CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified/qualified accountant or equivalent Previous manufacturing experience/sound manufacturing background Good knowledge of costing/factory processes Familiarity with SAP Good systems knowledge Strong communication skills as a large part of the role will comprise of relating financial issues to non-finance managers. Tenacious and able to challenge the status quo when required . Excellent planning and organizational skills Capable of working pro-actively with an innovative approach to problem solving High degree of IT literacy Strong computer skills (Access, Excel, Word, Manufacturing Operating Systems) ability to be flexible with different systems. Strong financial & analytical skills; planning, organizing skills & problem-solving skills Background from similar sized organisation Experience of Supply Chain and Factory management.


You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others â both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way. As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better. Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviours PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an ownerâs mindset, using data and insight to make decisions. PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience. CONSUMER LOVE : Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers. PURPOSE & SERVICE : Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever. AGILITY : Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

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