Unilever Is Hiring: Supply Chain Finance Accountant – Coastal


This role will manage all aspects of the P&L and Balance sheet within Supply Chain undertaking activities such as inventory reporting and stock controls, management of production cost in category P&L, CAPEX management, audit and controls and support Site teams on cost management. This role is required to maintain strong accounting controls aligned with the Global Financial Controls Framework (GFCF) and support the factory to deliver results aligned with pre-set targets linked to the Supply Chain KPIs.

This role is also required to support the Factories with financial insights to deliver key projects and business cases throughout the year.


Accounting controls

Maintain strong accounting controls across all areas of Make to Deliver (MTD) and cost management in line with GAAP and UL Global controls. Support Factories through self-assessment audits and providing insights on key gaps and risks. Reporting to the SUDs and Site leadership teams on the key controls including monthly consumption variances, stock counts, inventory write offs, expired stock and stock in transit etc.

Cost Management and reporting

Comprehensive understanding of all Site Contracts, costing allocation rules to derive category results per the UL SOA and CRG guidelines. Reporting of actual spend vs. target, identifying opportunities/risks and advise management. Reporting on savings in SRS and provide forecast update if savings missed/land. Cost Centre management and analysis, providing inputs and management of production cost in GCUT. Provide P&L insights to Site LTs and SUD for production cost and MUCs bridging the gap between cost centre reporting and the category results.


Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual site budgets. E2E understanding of Operational Plan (OP) and recoveries and PCE insights in line with Factory labour structures, line speeds and run strategy. Reporting category results to FET and CCBTs.

CAPEX Management and reporting

Control project authorisations, budgets, expenditures, WIP, capitalisations, forecasting and reporting as well as asset verification. Understanding CAPEX processes/UL policies, loading of projects in Marlin and reporting. Business partner with Site Engineering teams to ensure timely management of CAPEX spend and capitalisations according to project end dates. Manage the physical asset tagging post capitalisation and conduct regular asset spot checks on production lines.

Finance Partner- Projects and business cases

Financial support to Site LTs and SUDs to quantify risk and rewards for key projects, business cases and initiatives. Advise management on key financial indicators for capital projects to support growth and Supply Chain deliverables.


Curiosity and practical application on digital initiatives and automation of reporting in applications such as Power BI.


As required, preparing adhoc tasks for Supply Chain and Finance

Experiences & Qualifications

2 – 3 years’ experience in Supply Chain or Factory Finance required

Financial Acct qualification with CIMA or good progress toward CIMA OR a CA

Strong analytical skills

Ability to manage upwards

Strong work ethic, great attitude, self-starting & proactive mind-set, resilience in the face of pressure, strong team player

Ability to handle and work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines

Excellent business partnering skills

Advanced Microsoft Excel, SAP PM/FI and PA knowledge desirable

Digital native


You are energized by delivering fantastic results. You are an example to others – both your results and your resilience. You are constantly on the lookout for better ways to do things, engaging and collaborating with others along the way.

As an individual you are the one responsible for your own wellbeing and delivering high standards of work. You must also focus on the Consumer and what they need. You are humble and have your head up, looking around to interpret evidence and data smartly, spot issues and opportunities to make things better.

Critical SOL (Standards of Leadership) Behaviors

PASSION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE: Takes personal responsibility and accountability for execution and results. Has an owner’s mindset, using data and insight to make decisions.

PERSONAL MASTERY: Sets high standards for themselves. Actively builds own wellbeing and resilience.


Whatever their role, always looks for better ways to serve consumers. Invests time inside and outside to understand the needs of consumers.


Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.


Explores the world around them, continually learning and developing their skills.


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