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Finance Officer - Customer Development Job Careers - Unilever

Organisation: Unilever
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Number: 14000Q0E

About Unilever:
Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, England and Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Its products include food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. It is the world’s third-largest consumer goods company measured by 2012 revenue, after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé. One of the oldest multinational companies, its products are available in around 190 countries. Unilever celebrated its 86th anniversary year of business in 2015.

Job Summary: The Finance Officer - Customer Development will ensure CD finance transactional aspects are executed in full and on time both for Sales ledger and Debtors ledger.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • In charge of reviewing Sales and Debtors ledger
  • Manage the Operational control and audit aspects of the CD Finance
  • Maintain accurate overviews of all Customers Trade Terms and ensure that customer finance transactions teams have appropriate accruals for all off-invoice terms
  • Support the CD team during the annual customer TTS negotiations, providing financial support and guidance ensuring that AP commitments are met.
  • Ensure month end operations/closure is carried out smoothly and be the lead for CD finance in ensuring the end month tasks are delivered on time.
  • Implement/Execute the CD finance lead projects i.e. Credit note automation, USD Invoicing.
  • Supervise and develop WL 1 staff reporting to him/her and ensure their work is delivered on time and in full.
  • Takes responsibility of own development
  • Suspends, pending closure, customer accounts in the event of non-payment.
  • Authorises re-opening of accounts hitherto closed for payment issues.
  • Charges interests on all overdue accounts and ensures collection of both principal amount and interest before customer account is re-opened for trade.
  • Intercepts some customer orders to protect credit extensions, e.g. where a defaulting customer attempts to buy on cash before settling account debt.
  • Freezes upward credit limit reviews for habitually defaulting customers.
  • Sets the time, in line with the month-end time-table, for system closure (SAP).
  • Regularly respond to audit issues and implement corrective measures on actions highlighted in all audit reports.
  • Initiates legal hand-over of defaulting customers.
  • Advise other Leadership team members on company finance issues to improve on company financial decisions.
  • Ensure OCA is done and issues arising are remediated.  
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate for the Unilever Finance Officer - Customer Development job placement should hold a University Degree in Accounting or related field from a reputable institution
  • At least three to four years’ experience in accounting job is required
  • Previous management/ financial accounting experience in an FMCG business.
  • Previous experience in a multinational company will be ideal.
  • Computer literacy i.e. knowledge and practical experience in the application of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word tools.
  • Good knowledge/hands on of an ERP system- SAP.
  • Accounting graduate & Chartered Accountant.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to Apply Only by clicking on the web link below.


Deadline: 16th July 2016 by 11:59 PM


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