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Required Skills: BCOM/BBA/MCOM/MBA/CA As Assistant Finance Manager-FCCR
Required Exp: 3 to 5 years
Category: MBA Jobs
JOB TITLE: Assistant Finance Manager-FCCR
MAIN JOB PURPOSE:
UniOps Global Costs are incurred in various entities across the globe captured in the different cost centres and grouped under International Cost Centres (ICC). These costs are recovered from these entities who benefit from the services delivered through Financial Central Costs Recovery (FCCR). This role will support to maximize the tax deductions and therefore Unilever’s absolute profit and EPS. With Project Go-Bots, UniOps Finance embarked in a significant transformation to charge UniOps Cost to all business units, allocating costs with more specific allocation keys to provide more visibility of services provided to all entities served.
The role will play a pivotal role to maximise cost recovery and therefore protecting Unilever’s profitability. The documentation of services provided is key to be presented to tax audits.
The role offers a unique opportunity to develop key Finance skills as it blends Financial Reporting, Management Reporting and Tax and develop key leadership skills by engaging in a multi stakeholder environment (Tax, Legal, FCCR, Business Units and UniOps Finance).
The role holder has the following key accountabilities:
Identify and propose areas of improvement, including the re-design existing processes to drive simplification, examples: reduction in number of ICC's, simplification of existing number of services reported to business units, determining new allocation model, (including new policies of allocation rules).
Create and maintain a strong documentation database of all services provided from UniOps to all business units including new services to be provided in the future (e.g. FFO Experiences), update relevant policies and design new polices.
Support in execution of strategic initiative and provide reports to leadership more efficiently and effectively.
The role requires strong collaboration with different functions across UniOps on regular basis, and an ability to work independently to design solutions.
Master-data rigour, especially in maintaining strong governance in the ICC narratives, allocation keys and deep understanding of UniOps costs.
Identifying potential areas to create operational efficiency, leverage technology and automate manual processes.
Hold people accountable, have high level of responsibility, strong leadership skill, have a bias for action and growth mind set.
Lead assignment to closure
Ability to multi-task and deliver desired result.
Key interactions: The role will interface with the following stakeholders:
Expertise Areas: Tax, Legal, Treasury and FCCR Teams (key stakeholders)
Unilever Markets representatives (NFD’s, Controllers, General Counsels)
TBM/ EBM Team
SSP (Supplier Strategy and Performance)
UniOps Service Lines and Programme Leads (when required)
The role holder should have the ability to think strategically and have high level of adaptability.
The ability and gravitas to influence senior stakeholders, with strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate and build effective working relationships at all levels.
Passion for Change and Transformation.
Proactivity and ownership of the agenda.
Ability to work in an unstructured environment.
Extensive knowledge of reporting, master-data and cost accounting.
Knowledge of SAP, Finance Master-data, Cost Control Cubes, IFinance, FCCR.
Excellent in Microsoft Office suite (Excel)
Min 4 to 6 yrs Experience in managing month end process and Financials - P/L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow of a large/mid-size organization.
Good exp as a Finance Controller
Understanding of risk, controls, Tax & Internal audit
Strong data accuracy skills and attention to detail
Process simplification/process excellence
Working in multi-national teams and/or a virtual team environment
Strong Accounting knowledge
Hands on experience in SAP
Qualified Chartered Accountant (Preferred)
Graduate in Commerce or equivalent.