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Finance Controller – WECA at Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work and on the go. Throughout our 144 years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex®, and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®. While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and engaging experiences and endless opportunities to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Our 43,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Controller – WECA

Location: Lagos

Worker Type: Employee

Worker Sub-Type: Regular

Time Type: Full time

Job Description

Internal Control:

  • Develop, implement and maintain a risk management policy.
  • Maintain, develop or enhance the systems of internal controls in the WECA region,  ensuring compliance with the CFI’s and procedures.
  • Plan and oversee Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, including review of controls, design of testing and preparation of management’s assessment of internal controls.
  • Manage the external audit function through planning and execution to ensure reporting requirements are met.
  • Initiate and maintain constructive dialogue with all business functions to create and grow internal control awareness in the business.

Finance Operations and Reporting:

  • Manage through appropriate planning and co-ordination the completion of monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual financial reporting to shareholders according to their requirements, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Maintain, through appropriate review and analyses the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the corporation’s consolidated financial transactions to ensure correct financial results are reported.
  • Plan and analyse financial data through the review and preparation of general ledger reconciliations in accordance with corporate financial policies, legal and statutory requirements to ensure the financial accuracy and integrity of the financial records which are used as a basis for reporting financial results to shareholders.
  • Monitor doubtful debt exposures and adherence to credit management policies. Participate in managing unusually large or complex credit structures for specific exposures in collaboration with Legal or and other department.
  • Manage the Company’s short-term funding requirements through the investigation and cost efficient use of suitable and adequate banking facilities.
  • Ensure that all capital expenditures are correctly reported and accounted under US GAAP and local GAAP, the disposal of assets are recorded according to internal procedures and all assets CFI are respected.
  • Maintain, through appropriate review and analyses the accuracy, completeness and integrity of the corporation’s consolidated financial transactions to ensure correct financial results are reported.
  • Monitor intercompany transactions; transfer pricing, accounts payables, accounts receivables, payments and reconciliations with proper authorisation for any discrepancy adjustment.
  • Drive achievement of Cash Conversion Cycle targets by leading the Steering Group, identifying risks & opportunities and reporting to SALT on a monthly basis.
  • Grow equity value – increase gross profit and reduce debt.
  • Oversight of day to day accounting to reporting operations ensuring that issues are timely identified and solved or escalated to the appropriate level including establishing and maintaining a robust and sustainable balance sheet reconciliation process.
  • Ensure annual tax return prepared and submitted in accordance with statutory requirements.  The tax returns must be updated monthly to provide input for budgets and forecasts.

Business Partner:

  • Expand financial reporting systems to proactively provide the commercial and management team with useful data.
  • Drive effective internal and external communication interactions.
  • Provide valuable inputs into aspects across the business to execute and drive maximised profitability.
  • Effectively manage MEA/KCI senior management and other stakeholder relationships.
  • Lead systems integration efforts.

Minimum Requirements

  • B.Com, CIMA or similar Financial qualification with a minimum of ten years experience in all aspects of accounting, preferably within a FMCG or manufacturing environment at a senior management level.
  • 5+ years of experience in Accounting and Reporting in a multinational context.
  • Good knowledge of US GAAP reporting gained in multinational context, Good knowledge of Local GAAP in one or more of the European Geographies and exposure to IAS.
  • Good understanding of tax accounting and reporting.
  • Exposure to major ERP system, preferably SAP R3.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

  • Kimberly-Clark makes the essentials for a better life with well-known brands that matter every day – at home, school, work, and on the go.
  • For 140+ years, we have challenged conventional wisdom to innovate products that better meet the needs of consumers. We have created new categories with top brands like Kleenex®, and redefined categories with Huggies® and U by Kotex®.
  • While growing our $18+ billion global business, we help build careers through collaborative teams that push boundaries and engaging experiences and endless opportunities to work with some of the world’s most recognized brands. Our 42,000 employees are changing the world for the better, too, generously giving back to communities and causes around the globe
  • If innovative thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.
  • This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the role’s country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.


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