Finance Manager vacancy at Hindustan Unilever– Management Reporting, Asia

The Enterprise Technology Solutions (ETS) unit of Unilever prides itself in innovation and operational excellence. Group Management Reporting (GMR) team operates within ETS and champions to deliver timely, credible and consistent information to stakeholders with digitally enabled business insights leveraging available data to enable better and faster decision making for Unilever – at the right level.

GMR team would be leading the Digital agenda in month-end reporting through technological and business process re-engineering. It aims to streamline E2E management accounting & reporting by radically re-designing processes and operations are managed at best-in-class costs and service standards.

Main Purpose of Job

As the key partner for the Global Performance Management team, Group Controller and Clusters – the Finance Manager, GMR will be the Centre of Excellence for all matters relating to Management Reporting – Forecasting and Actuals. This role offers exposure to not just Finance teams but also cross-functional teams across global and local organizations.  This role also offers a unique opportunity to understand and drive thought leadership around the implementation of Financial Information Modules, Future Technology Landscape for Finance Support systems, and Future design of Finance organizations.

The role includes partnering with senior stakeholders in Group Controllers Department / Global Performance Management team / Clusters in Unilever. The successful candidate will drive new insights into key financial and operational performance levers and become a trusted leader within the organization.

The ideal candidate should have 3 to 5 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) / Finance Business Partnering with a good understanding of Management Reporting.

Key responsibilities include

  • Drive Process and Technology change in Month-end Close & Reporting
  • Drive and land transformation plans relevant to operations and process efficiency initiatives
  • Collaborate with Central teams (ie. FIM / FIC / GCAD / GPM) in defining & delivering reporting changes
  • Partner with global & cluster finance leaders to deliver best-in-class services
  • Strong governance on process compliance and management of all dependent processes ie. Master Data / IT support
  • Strengthen operation controls to Comply with data quality checks in reporting & consolidation systems
  • Focus on continuous improvement in operational efficiency leading to cost efficiency at 3PSP
  • Work closely with Process Excellence & Capability (PEC) team in implementing digital transformation projects
  • Develop a high performing team – within Unilever & in 3PSP

Key Stakeholders and Interfaces

  • Group Chief Accountant’s team (GCAD)
  • Global Performance Management team (GPM)
  • R2R Service Delivery Managers (working in the 6 Operating Centres)
  • Finance Information Model (FIM) teams
  • Finance controllers in Markets
  • Within ETS:: Landscape Information Technology (IT) teams; Master Data Management (MDM) team and Information & Analytics team
  • Third-party service providers (3PSPs)
  • Process Excellence & Capabilities (PEC) team
  • Corporate Audit team

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Hindustan Unilever
Finance manager
  • Qualified Accountant or an equivalent Business Management degree in finance with  3-5 years of working experience in Financial accounting & Management Reporting
  • In-depth functional knowledge & working experience in Record to Report processes in SAP,  preferably in SAP-Controlling modules. Ie. Cost centre accounting; Internal Orders and Profitability Analysis
  • Understanding and excellent application of Analytical tools – Power BI & Microsoft Excel and proficiency in using PowerPoint would be highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Preferred candidates within Unilever are expected to have additional skills:
  • Strong knowledge of Unilever Financial Accounting Policies, SCOA, FIM, and R2R relevant GFCF controls
  • SAP knowledge in Financial & Management Accounting and R2R tools that are being used in Unilever.
  • Understanding & its dependency on various Global functions especially relating to Record to Report
  • Experience in Finance role in MCO / Country involving Management Reporting would be preferred
  • Strong stakeholder management
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