Unilever Nigeria Plc Needs Inventory Accountant


Nigeria’s Unilever Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporation with operations in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion customers who use our incredible products on a daily basis. We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Inventory Accountant, Nigeria

Job ID:  R-54369
Location: Lagos
Category: Finance

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

  • As a member of the Supply Chain Finance section of the General Finance Function, the main purpose of role is to Business Partner with Procurement, R&D and SU’s to produce a validate product cost estimate for all sku’s produced in Nigeria,
  • Validate Costings are correct and update all appropriate systems including SAP and input into transfer pricing. Business Partner with Category Finance and other Stakeholders on impact of Cost Movements.
  • Oversee and give direction to all SCF including all factory sites regarding Governance, policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for preparation and submission of Supply Chain financials in line with published timelines. 
  • Supports the Finance Business Partner-Supply Chain in preparing schedules, analysis and Management Information to aid the Supply Chain team’s routine decision-making / understanding of the results.

Main Accountabilities
Product Costing:

  • Prepare Templates for Procurement inputs.
  • Review pricing from procurement, challenge and validate by comparisons and sense checks.
  • Upload pricing into SAP.
  • Create Costing runs, execute, manage errors and validate.
  • Product final PCE’s
  • Supply PCE’s to Category Finance and Other stakeholders.
  • Manage daily costing requests.
  • Business Partner and produce PCE’s for innovation packs.

Transfer Pricing:

  • Input PCE’s into transfer pricing models.
  • Business Partner with Central TP team in India to produce final TP output.
  • Validate outputs.
  • Ensure SharePoint’s are updated.
  • Ensure Master data for pricing is updated with new pricing.
  • Business partner with Costing lead and give input into PPV’s and charge outs.
  • Manage daily requests for TP’s from all countries.
  • Manage all queries on transfer pricing.
  • Business Partner with relevant Global/local teams and ensure Product Cost and Transfer Pricing guide lines are being followed.

Central Team Activities:

  • Product analysis of PCE and TP outputs by preparing relevant decks.
  • Ensure all activities are managed in line with Local, Regional and Global timetable.


  • Build models and scenarios on the impact of changes from Supply management on SCF.
  • Validate savings calculations, approve these in SRS and ensure data is managed in proper categories and stages in SRS.
  • Manage off line calculations for projects not in SRS and possible opportunities for the business.
  • Prepare and present analysis of commodities and savings, provide insights to relevant stakeholders.
  • Prepare benchmark and trend analysis.
  • Assist and give direction to the SU and PCE teams on analysis of data within their areas.
  • Meet regional requirements for areas under direct control.


  • Controls Master file database and enforces governance process around master files
  • Sources Unit Budgetary Control, analysis and Performance Reporting
  • Consolidates & co-ordinates Supply Chain Cost monthly forecast
  • Computes Forecast Gross Margin Variance Analysis with commentaries on significant variances – Commodity, Currency, one offs, Savings & other underlying costs.
  • Computes Actual Gross Margin Variance Analysis with Commentaries – Month, Qtr. & Full Year
  • Compiles & Reports Regional SC Management Information Deck & KPIs
  • Responds to all Regional & Local data requests
  • OCF Forecast – Consolidation of Fcst input & Reporting – Concern Depn, IWC, Finance Charge, Concern NBV of Disposals, Stock movements & Capex
  • Entrenches & Monitors compliance to the Small Control Framework in Supply Chain Operation
  • Consolidates & co-ordinates sign-off of the Small Unit Control Framework for Supply Chain Finance
  • Management Information input: All Slides for Supply Chain Chapter in Company Management Information Deck
  • Updates monthly result timetable for SCF & Publishes monthly SCF Result Performance Scorecard


  • Prepare and track logistics cost budget and forecasts
  • Analyse and summarize cost variances data as requested by management on a weekly and monthly basis
  • Troubleshoot problems identified in the budget reports and recommends necessary changes
  • Supervise and analyse transporter invoice reconciliation, payment requests and resolve all issues regarding transporter invoice payments
  • Liaise with the global team on regional reports required

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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