Assistant Finance Manager Arabia

Accounting / Finance Full Time
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Full Time
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • +3 Years of Experience in month Controlling or business partnering preferably in FMCG industry

Website Unilever

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Assistant Finance Manager Arabia

Company Profile:

At Unilever you are more than your job title, you are part of the world’s most successful, purpose-led business. Work with brands that are well-loved around the world, that improve the lives of our consumers and the communities around us.

We produce world-leading brands including Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo, alongside trusted local names and innovative-forward thinking brands like Ben & Jerry’s, The Dollar Shave Club and Surf.

Be part of the most successful purpose-led business in the world. Have the opportunity to see the true impact that you’re having in the work you do – every small thing counts.

Job Scope:

You will be the Finance partner to the Digital Marketing, Media, and Commerce Hubs (DM2CH) Arabia Lead – working with the finance Business Unit partners and be responsible for the monthly closing of Brand Marketing Investment (BMI) spend for Arabia. You will be able to identify risks and opportunities within this space and suggest and drive improvements within BMI spend across all the Arabia Business Units. You will be part of a key agenda within Unilever’s Fuel 4 Growth (F4G) for promotions and media savings projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • To identify and highlight opportunities for improvement in BMI spend and Media decisions
  • Support the DM2CH Arabia Lead in meetings and decisions
  • Be the key contact for support related to advertising and promotions Activity Proposals (APs) on Unify
  • Monthly closing of advertising, keeping track of releases and ensuring they get reflected
  • Monthly closing of promotions and Point of Sale (POS) and provision tracking
  • Promotion budget reconciliation vs. forecast (weekly) and media spend reconciliation (monthly, keeping track of prior year spends, agreed bonuses, etc.)
  • Quarterly Gulf Sales Bill of Materials (BOM) update
  • Ensure the Arabia P&L is not carrying a risk by flagging comparing the financial forecast with media plans, Digital Hub spends, and agency fees
  • Coordinate with and be the link between finance and media teams to find mitigations and manage impacts in case risks are identified and to keep teams informed on budget or plan changes
  • Provide monthly insights on Media spend using SOS/SOM and B-Smart
  • Provide analysis on and track new projects to be reflected as Fuel 4 Growth savings (F4G) for Arabia and highlight any inefficiencies you identify in the process
  • Monitor the progress of media and promotions savings projects in the funnel versus the ambition and keep the business unit teams up to date on these. Ensure the monthly submission is capturing all opportunities by coordinating with the media team and BU teams.

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance / Accounting
  • +3 Years of Experience in month Controlling or business partnering preferably in FMCG industry
  • Experience of working with key information systems and computer literacy (incl. Excel, Power point, and SAP)
  • Excellent communication skills – Impactful and flexible communicating and influencing
  • Highly analytical without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Strong business acumen
  • Passion for high performance and growth

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity 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. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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