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Finance Accounting and Reporting Coordinator

Job ID:
R-85440
Category:
Finance
Location:
Katowice, Silesia
Date posted:
03/14/2024
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ABOUT UNILEVER

With 3.4 billion people in over 190 countries using our products every day, Unilever is a business that makes a real impact on the world. Work on brands that are loved and improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us. We are driven by our purpose: to make sustainable living commonplace, and it is our belief that doing business the right way drives superior performance. At the heart of what we do is our people – we believe that when our people work with purpose, we will create a better business and a better world. 

At Unilever, your career will be a unique journey, grounded in our inclusive, collaborative, and flexible working environment. We don’t believe in the ‘one size fits all’ approach and instead we will equip you with the tools you need to shape your own future.

JOB PURPOSE

Unilever is the place where you can bring your purpose to life with the work that you do – creating a better business and a better world.  If you are passionate to lead the delivery of accurate performance of accounting operations within the end-to-end service delivery model ensuring the month end reporting for a cluster of countries and to lead continuous improvement & harmonization initiatives for one of the R2R Process for Europe to increase cost-efficiency & speed of the service delivery model and audit then this role is just for you!

WHAT WILL YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES BE

  • Take E2E ownership for the accuracy & correctness of the books for a cluster of countries with medium-complex legal structure

  • To manage and co-ordinate the end to end process for transacting, closing and reporting the Group accounts including control and reconciliation of the general ledger

  • Ensure effective management of all input to financial systems and the control, verification, and processing of all financial transactions – either through the own team or the external service provider

  • Ensure accounting rules are properly applied for both management and financial accounts in compliance with corporate standards and secures integrity of financial systems and the financial operating model, in accordance with financial procedures, external audit requirements and best accounting practice

  • Present & explain movements in financial statements to National Finance Director or VP Finance in quarterly close meetings

  • Verify accounts reconciliation performed by service provider

  • Ensure intercompany balances at minimum level

  • To lead strategic continuous improvement & harmonization initiatives for one of the R2R Process for Europe to increase cost-efficiency & speed of the service delivery model

  • Present & explain movements in financial statements to National Finance Director or VP Finance in quarterly close meetings

  • Manage the relationship with Service Recipient Managers in the MCOs.  Interact with the Controllers and National Finance Director or VP Finance wherever required

  • Developing win-win relationships with selected providers to meet our current and future requirements

  • Take responsibility for the end-to-end financial accounting process for all countries serviced

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Experiences & Qualifications

  • University degree (preferable accountancy, economy, or finance) or ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant would be an asset

  • Good knowledge of IFRS and Financial Accounting (R2R) confirmed by 2-3 years of experience

  • Demonstrated track record of excellent service delivery and crisis management

Skills

  • Embedding a service excellence mindset and focusing on client and user needs

  • Effective communications both written and oral in English

  • Ability to apply professional knowledge in accounting provisions, accounting principles, preparation, audit and disclosure requirements to make appropriate judgements and recommend solutions

  • Project and Change Management

  • Performance Improvement

  • Networking

Leadership

  • 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.

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

    • PURPOSE & SERVICE: Has humility, understanding that leadership is service to others, inside and outside Unilever.

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

Unilever embraces diversity and encourages applicants from all walks of life! This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Hybrid work and flexibility

  • Opportunities for the development and improvement of qualifications

  • Annual Bonus

  • Sharing the cost of professional training & courses

  • Benefits: life insurance, private medical care, pension fund, sharing the cost of sports activities, and many others

  • Extra days off to take care of yourself and others

  • Unilever store - Our products at attractive prices

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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