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Assistant Controller - R&D Site

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Trumbull, CT;
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
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Background & Purpose of the Job

Our finance professionals are aligned with Unilever’s key business processes and serve as strategic partners to bring an understanding of Finance, value creation and business drivers. They make recommendations and influence decisions that maximize value for the organization. They build and maintain effective working relationships with cross-functional partners to develop annual financial plans and ongoing forecasts Research and Development.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The R&D Controller will join our Controllers team aligned with our key business processes where they will play an integral role on cross-functional teams, to set our direction and optimize our business performance. The R&D Controller serves as a full business partner to the U.S. R&D Team, bringing an understanding of Finance, value creation and business drivers.

  • Display stewardship and ensure that U.S R&D attains the goals without compromising on the control environment 

  • Viewed as a process expertise and provide guidance as required to the R&D organization 

  • Duties and Responsibilities may include one or many of the following areas – Fixed Assets, Budgeting & Planning, journal entries, assistance to the tax department on R&D matters, Statutory 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. 

What You’ll Need To Succeed

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

  • 5+ years of relevant financial experience with a preferred experience in Audit, Accounting, Financial Reporting, or Financial Planning is preferred 

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

  • Experience creating Excel models and implementing process improvement solutions 

  • 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 leadership, and experience communicating with all levels of financial acumen 

  • Strong fundamental business technical skills (including strong Excel and PowerPoint skills) and software applications (e.g. SAP) 

  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment 

Pay: The pay range for this position is $83,200 to $124,700. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


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. 

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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