Financial Controller in Lagos, Nigeria

at Unilever

Consumer Goods
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

• The responsibilities are cross sites and cover every aspect of the balance sheet, profit & loss account and control environment. 

• Leading a team of Finance people and provide coaching and support to an ambitious management team. 

• Leading the Corporate Risk management process of the business and act as the conscience of the business, both from a risk and from a “Financial Fitness” perspective. 

• The Financial Controller is a key member of the Operational Finance Leadership Team and co-leader of the Financial Controllers Group. 


Main Accountabilities 

Financial accounting and reporting of the legal entity, which comprises the Organisation, the Sourcing Units, the factory sites. 

• Full ownership of the Balance Sheet and P&L. 

• Risk management and the control environment, in line with the Sarbanes- Oxley legislation. 

• Lead the Accounts Receivables, General Ledger & Reporting, expenses, NPI and Asset Management functions. 

• Cash Flow forecast and management, Forex exposure, Overhead budget management, Eurocost reporting, statutory reporting and tax. 

• A variety of ad hoc projects including brand disposal & below the line activities. 

Part of the team establishing the Finance Excellence Centre. 


• Change management, as the Accounts Payable function is in the process of being transferred to the Finance Excellence Centre. 

• Ensuring the control environment is at re-performance standards, in line with Sarbanes-Oxley. 

• Process improvements to ensure each and every finance process will become World Class (e.g. driving further improvements/changes within the European SAP design; sharing best practice with Unilever global process owners) 

• Establish relationships with External Audit partners (i.e. PwC) 



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