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Vacancy for Finance Analyst, West Africa at Upfield Nigeria

Upfield is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Analyst, West Africa

Location: Nigeria
Fixed Term Contract: 7 Months
Reports to: Finance Controller, West Africa

Want to make an impact where it matters?

  • At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.
  • You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career.
  • If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!
  • We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.
  • We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.
  • Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.
  • We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.
  • You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact.

 

Your Role
OVH, BMI and Forecasting:

  • Management reporting including Financial forecasting/budgeting and longer-term strategic planning processes
  • Provide assistance in forecasting and other ad-hoc business analysis
  • OC Governance, continuous improvement on rule-based journals + controls
  • Provide ad-hoc support to countries within the BU
  • Managing and reporting of OVHs and BMI costs
  • Ensure correct bookings of costs in P&L as per SCOA
  • Forecast working capital
  • Support related budget owners

P2P Analysis:

  • P2P OC Governance, continuous Improvement on P2P Processes + controls
  • Working Capital forecasting, reporting and commentary;
  • Partnering BMI and Overheads teams with P2P processes
  • P2P Metrics – POT (Payment on time), POC (PO Compliance), FPY (First Pass Yield) – working with/ supporting OC with directive to improve metrics
  • Approval of urgent/ manual payments
  • Query Escalations from business on poor service/ issues after contacting AP helpdesk/ OC/ BCS Agent
  • Resolve audit queries which IBM/ OC cannot resolve
  • GRNI support
  • Provide ad-hoc support to countries within the BU

O2C and credit controls:

  • Manage customer overdues across all customers
  • Improve working capital through management of customer payment performance and trade term compliance
  • Manage and mitigate bad debt and minimize bad debt provision
  • Work with the shared service teams to ensure effective and aligned communication and deliverables are met
  • Worked with shared service teams to ensure that accounts are reconciled correctly, customer statements issued in a timely manner
  • Work with shared service and other internal functions to ensure that customer claims are placed in a timely manner and support the resolution of deductions on customer accounts
  • Ensure accurate and timely month end reporting
  • Support first line investigation and resolution of EDI issues
  • Raise manual accruals for CD trade terms
  • Prepare and validate rebate review
  • Allocate promotional invoices against correct rebates
  • Resolve deductions, disputed claims that IBM cannot resolve with the CD team
  • Provided support for statutory reporting requirements

Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • A very strong academic record
  • Excellent understanding of financial metrics and FFG Financial processes
  • Very strong track record of delivery in previous Finance roles
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure and ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines
  • Good team player With great communication skills
  • Strong analytical bias and excellent attention to detail
  • Microsoft Excel skills and PowerPoint capability.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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