Unilever Associate Finance Manager, Treasury in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Background & Purpose of the Job

At Unilever, we act fast to anticipate consumer needs, fast to translate ideas into new products, and fast to make, distribute and market them. We create products that people enjoy, trust and use as part of their daily lives. Which is why, as part of Unilever, you could make an impact on a global and local scale. We look for people with different views, ideas, experiences and backgrounds to bring dynamism to the business and, most importantly, an empathy with consumers. It's those individuals working together that make Unilever one of the most successful consumer goods companies in the world. Individuals with the courage to be heard, seize opportunities and take risks. A job at Unilever is a career made by you, with development opportunities, benefits and a working culture that embraces diversity. You can shape your own path as you work with the brands and people that drive our sustainable business growth.

As the Associate Finance Manager for Treasury Operations, you will be joining the North America Controller’s Team and be responsible for local treasury operations and provide decision support and financial insight of long-term financial plans and cash forecasting requirements to all Unilever’s operating units in North America. The AFM will be business partnering on a daily basis with, among others; Unilever’s Central Treasury team based in the Schaffhausen, Switzerland, local banks, key internal stakeholders (tax, legal, payroll, finance management and global operating center) and 3rd party service providers (IBM, Cap Gemini, ADP) to ensure timely funding and delivery of other treasury needs and reporting requirements. Duties and responsibilities include managing the day to day business treasury needs and helping troubleshoot business queries and payments/banking issues and act as an interface between the business and local banks, approving/reviewing local banking systems user access and entitlements, supporting the Company to drive the financial flexibility agenda and engage the Central Treasury and Tax Teams to discuss treasury key priorities, supporting the business on settlement of treasury needs for business acquisitions and disposals, onboarding new businesses onto the Unilever banking platform, coordinating the timely and accurate filing of escheated funds with our 3rd party service provider, managing the financial close and reporting process for treasury related activities and ad hoc projects assigned by the Assistant Controller.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

Demonstrate exceptional accounting expertise, proactive approach, with the ability to support the business in developing and executing on reporting, planning and budgeting processes. Effectively and efficiently use financial information to provide the business with better insight into business performance trajectory and opportunities for growth; Plays an active role in driving for change and continuous improvement in the Treasury area; identify areas that require improvement and use technology/automation to improve it. Deal effectively with third party general accounting resources in different time zones, different culture/language and high turnover with outsource partner present particular challenges. Services a complex legal entity structure. Scope includes various operating units and legal entities in the Americas region. Manage information flow among numerous internal and external contacts. There are many third parties providing data into the area as well as a diverse number of internal customers with different information requirements

You’re a changemaker:Ability to drive change and innovation through the efficient use of technology and automation to ensure tasks are completed within timelines to a high degree of accuracy.

You’re a culture & change champion:Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

You’re a paradox navigator:The ability to leverage technology to navigate/identify new process improvement opportunities.

•You love to win, and have fun doing it:Models success and fulfillment, achieves satisfaction by helping others to continue developing their skills.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree with a finance/accounting emphasis (MBA/CPA/CA preferred), combined with 5-7 years treasury/banking operations/financial accounting/reporting experience.
  • SAP Financials system experience strongly preferred
  • Required high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office – especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and is tenacious in meeting deadlines and objectives
  • External Orientation – Build beneficial relationships with external service/information providers and be attuned to the information needs of internal customers. Build strong relationships with our local banks and our 3rdparty service providers
  • Team Alignment – Work with Central Treasury, General Accounting and Reporting teams to achieve success
  • Real Accountability – Become the expert in managing the North America Treasury Processes

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth|Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits|Every Voice Matters|Global Reach|Life at Unilever|Careers with Purpose|World Class Career Development Programs|Check Out Our Space|Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion 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.

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Job: Finance

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Englewood Cliffs-Englewood Cliffs -700 Sylvan

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Unposting Date: Jan-03-2019

Req ID: 18000HAZ