Operations & Planning Finance Asst. Manager.

  • Unilever
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 11, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017
Full time Accounting

Job Description

MAIN JOB PURPOSE: To ensure an effective business partnering role for the operations on cost management, risks & controls management and leading business initiatives of an effective operations business model that enhances strong performance and continued growth.  

JOB SUMMARY

  • Business partner the Estate and Factory operations managers and the operations Director.
  • Responsible for all the budgeting, planning and costs review of the estates and the factories
  • Responsible for ensuring and continuously reviewing operation controls and review of Accounting policies
  • Works with the Finance Manager on World Class Manufacturing (WCM) cost deployment pillar
  • Responsible for stock control and management in operations
  • Responsible for validation and approvals of all journal postings from operation
  • Lead in spearheading receipts of all the monthly returns from all the units for end month reporting
  • Driving both Gross Margin (GM) and Core Operating Margin (COM) through savings drive in operations and monitor key operations KPIs on a monthly basis
  • Management of the out growers’ model and payment process on a monthly basis
  • Lead both internal and external Audits processes in the operations
  • Review of all critical ledger Accounts and ensure sign off of reconciliations and closure of all actions on a monthly basis.
  • Lead on Financial and Accounting trainings for the non-finance teams 
  • Support other finance Sections including approval of suppliers’ payments
  • Champion the operations IT systems controls and reviews.
  • Responsible for team direct reports development.
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KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Degree in Business/Accounting
  • Professional Qualification of CPA K or ACCA will be an added advantage
  • 5-8  years in Finance/Accounting in a customer facing role/organization
  • Experience and knowledge on the use of SUN system or any other Finance system.
  • Proficient in office packages i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Should be very articulate, results oriented, innovative, challenges convention, works with no supervision and should be a great team player.
  • Leadership attributes- proven ability to manage teams.