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Senior Finance Analyst - Controllers

Job ID: R-10779 Category: Finance Location: Englewood Cliffs, NJ Date posted: 05/19/2021
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Background & Purpose of the Job

The underlying philosophy in Unilever Finance is to help employees grow both personally and professionally. We invest in continuously developing finance capabilities so they may rise to the challenge in a diverse, changing and competitive market environment. We offer a wide portfolio of Finance roles across the business in Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Treasury, Internal Audit, Strategic Planning and Financial Reporting. Throughout your Unilever career, each experience allows you to continue to build and sharpen your financial and business judgment allowing you to become a better team player and a stronger leader.

There are formal internally developed training programs, mentoring programs and on-boarding programs to help you quickly and easily start your career at Unilever. We run a highly diverse business based on international brands – a business which believes in developing excellent individuals, teams and leaders, all of whom have meaningful roles to play in delivering our shared vision. Unilever's scale and geographical reach provides an opportunity for international experience and exposure which can be gained through virtual team working, short term projects or expatriation.

The Senior Finance Analyst (SFA) will join our Controllers team aligned with our key business processes and play an integral role on cross-functional teams, to set our direction and optimize our business performance. The SFA serves as a full business partner to their team, bringing an understanding of Finance, value creation and business drivers.

What You’ll Do

  • Display stewardship and ensure that the business attains the goals without compromising on the control environment

  • Viewed as a process expertise and provide guidance as required to the rest of the organization

  • Duties and Responsibilities may include one or many of the following areas – Treasury, Insurance, Pension & Benefits, Group Reporting and Statutory & Government reporting

  • Analyze financial results and key trends, assess current and future business risks, and communicate results to leadership.

  • Work Closely with various global teams including 3rd party service providers on delivering the common Unilever shared agenda

  • To be constantly curious and look for opportunities to be agile and digitize the areas being worked upon thereby driving efficiency.

  • Implement process improvement actions in assigned areas in line with development of procedures for required duties.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional business partners

  • Involvement with special projects as and when they arise

  • Contribute to our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical, and efficient.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field

  • Minimum of two years of related financial experience with increasing responsibility and control

  • Prior work experience in Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting or Financial Planning is preferred

  • Experience with Excel is a must

  • Experience with SAP / Oracle (or other ERP) preferred

  • An enterprising and inquisitive nature that can find solutions to complex problems

  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis in both verbal and written forms 

  • Experience communicating effectively with all levels of leadership and financial acumen

  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.  For more information, please see Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

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