Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New Job Vacancies Johannesburg at Unilever South Africa - Inland Supply Chain Finance Accountant

  AjiraLeo Tanzania       Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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New Jobs Opportunities at Unilever South Africa, 2020
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Inland Supply Chain Finance Accountant (Job Number: 200001HI)
Location : South Africa-Gauteng-Johannesburg-Atholl Towers
Job Field : Finance
Job Type : Regular
Shift : Day Job
Job Schedule : Full-time

Reporting into Supply Chain Finance Manager, this role will manage all aspects of the P&L and Balance sheet within Supply Chain undertaking activities such as inventory reporting and stock controls, management of production cost in category P&L, CAPEX management, audit and controls and support Site teams on cost management. This role is required to maintain strong accounting controls aligned with the Global Financial Controls Framework (GFCF) and support the factory to deliver results aligned with pre-set targets linked to the Supply Chain KPIs.
This role is also required to support the Factories with financial insights to deliver key projects and business cases throughout the year.

Accounting controls
Maintain strong accounting controls across all areas of Make to Deliver (MTD) and cost management in line with GAAP and UL Global controls. Support Factories through self-assessment audits and providing insights on key gaps and risks. Reporting to the SUDs and Site leadership teams on the key controls including monthly consumption variances, stock counts, inventory write offs, expired stock and stock in transit etc.

Cost Management and reporting

Comprehensive understanding of all Site Contracts, costing allocation rules to derive category results per the UL SOA and CRG guidelines. Reporting of actual spend vs. target, identifying opportunities/risks and advise management. Reporting on savings in SRS and provide forecast update if savings missed/land. Cost Centre management and analysis, providing inputs and management of production cost in GCUT. Provide P&L insights to Site LTs and SUD for production cost and MUCs bridging the gap between cost centre reporting and the category results.
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Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual site budgets. E2E understanding of Operational Plan (OP) and recoveries and PCE insights in line with Factory labour structures, line speeds and run strategy. Reporting category results to FET and CCBTs.

CAPEX Management and reporting
Control project authorisations, budgets, expenditures, WIP, capitalisations, forecasting and reporting as well as asset verification. Understanding CAPEX processes/UL policies, loading of projects in Marlin and reporting. Business partner with Site Engineering teams to ensure timely management of CAPEX spend and capitalisations according to project end dates. Manage the physical asset tagging post capitalisation and conduct regular asset spot checks on production lines.

Finance Partner- Projects and business cases
Financial support to Site LTs and SUDs to quantify risk and rewards for key projects, business cases and initiatives. Advise management on key financial indicators for capital projects to support growth and Supply Chain deliverables.


Curiosity and practical application on digital initiatives and automation of reporting in applications such as Power BI.

As required, preparing adhoc tasks for Supply Chain and Finance


  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Factory Finance required
  • Financial Acct qualification with CIMA or good progress toward CIMA OR a CA
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to manage upwards
  • Strong work ethic, great attitude, self-starting & proactive mind-set, resilience in the face of pressure, strong team player
  • Ability to handle and work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent business partnering skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel, SAP PM/FI and PA knowledge desirable
  • Digital native

Unilever is an equal opportunities employer and committed to diversity and inclusivity in the workplace. We are intentional in employing the best talent that reflect the demographics of our country. We therefore invite applications from all candidates representing diversity of age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. When appointing potential candidates, the South African Employment Equity and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation will be considered.

We are required by law to verify your ability to work lawfully in South Africa. If you are applying as a Foreign National, please note that you may be requested to provide supporting documents supporting this.


Online Application >> Online Digital Interview >> Face to Face Interview >> Job Offer
Please note: As part of the job application, you will be asked to complete a brief online application form. Completion of the form is required to be considered. Your application status should read “Application Completed”.

Please allow yourself enough time to complete the application form as when filled out partially or not at all it may adversely affect the progress of your application. Please be aware that you will have to complete the form at once as you will be unable to return to it later.
End Date : Jul-22-2020

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