Procurement Accountant at Unilever Nigeria Plc

Procurement Accountant at Unilever Nigeria Plc


Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Procurement Accountant, West Africa

Job ID: R-62267
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Main Job Purposes

  • The Procurement Accountant, WA is a member of the West Africa Finance Excellence Team and will play a key role in material performance management.
  • As engine of the business, the role takes responsibility for end-to-end material financial forecast process and champions procurement value creation alignment with the needs of the various markets to meet the West Africa profitability agenda.

About FET

  • The Finance Excellence Team works above the market (as a regional team)
  • We have 3 management entities forming the West Africa business unit (Nigeria, Ghana and Francophone Africa, with base in Cote d’Ivoire).
  • The FET is responsible for business performance, budget and forecast across all 3 markets.

Our team purpose:

  • To be an agile, tech savvy and trusted business partner
  • Leveraging business acumen, data insight and influencing skill to make the right decisions.
  • To elevate business performance and business outcomes.

Main Accountabilities
Procurement Cycle Forecast:

  • Champion price update from Procurement to be considered for the cycle (contract price, landing price, FX, reflection of replenishment or consumption price decision)
  • Drive price variance commentary from procurement and planning between forecast cycle and year-on-year
  • Support Central (offshore) material costing – to be updated quarterly 
  • Data cost hygiene review and correct interface; check for material standard cost estimation in SAP.

S&OP and Financial Forecast cash up:

  • Ensure correct interface of procurement cycle forecast PCE in cash up ERP Oracle GCUT
  • Material cost input for country material adjustment (CMA)
  • Prepare and share along with S&OP financial deck material cost assumption – opportunities and risk areas in the forecast (ARO), variance current forecast vs Previous and prior year.
  • Reflect latest appropriate price for key materials in Forecast, where advised due to material change in price and FX.

Month end closing and performance management:

  • Identify top pareto material across all market.
  • Top material cost monitoring and reporting, cost accuracy and performance review across WA
  • Overall material cost performance actual vs forecast commentary.

Control and governance:

  • Purchase price variance (PPV ) monthly review, governance and control framework compliance (GFCF & E-GRC)
  • Overall GFCF material price related compliance (MTD C4.4; MTD C1.7; MTD C1.9; MTD C7.1)
  • Business partnering and value moment.
  • Monthly material savings review and performance tracking (SRS saving reporting system)
  • Risk and opportunity analysis and business update
  • Business and procurement update on material movement year on year and cycle vs cycle NMI/NMCI/FX/Saving/CMA.

Relevant Experience/ Skills

  • University graduate
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in Performance Management/ Management Accounting
  • Strong Excel and financial Modelling skills (PowerBI dashboard developing will be a plus)
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • To be Fluent in English (French will be a plus).
  • Experiencing working with SAP, Oracle PBCS GCUT or similar accounting software
  • Experience in FP&A, Factory Accounting, Supply Chain Finance
  • Storytelling, data visualising and presentation skills

Key Interfaces:

  • WA Procurement Function (Procurement Director and Manager)
  • Central Africa Finance Procurement
  • WA SCF Managers and Material Cost Controller
  • WA Categories and Finance Business Partners
  • WA FET Forecast & Performance Lead
  • FET Head, WA.

Leadership Behaviours:

  • Have passion for high performance and ability to drive business performance using insight to drive decision.
  • Have strong process design and optimisation skills , being able to design and re-engineer core process flows with effective control.
  • Have demonstrated stakeholders’ management skills to ensure maintaining great relation with people having impact and interest in your job
  • have ability to clearly prioritise work for effective job delivery.
  • Have effective communication skills enabling to produce creative, compelling content that engages the audience to make impact and influence.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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