Finance Analyst – Supply Chain

October 24, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc

PZ Cussons is a dynamic consumer products group and innovator of some of the world's best known and loved brands. Calling on over 130 years of expertise, we operate internationally in carefully selected developed and emerging markets that present the greatest strategic potential for future growth. Our world-class supply chain and distribution networks enable us to meet our global consumer needs and deliver quality brands that add value and enhance everyday lives.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Finance Analyst – Supply Chain
Job Requisition ID: JR000507
Location: Lagos
Job type type: Full time
Job Grade: 6
Department: Finance
Responsible to: Head, Supply Chain Finance
About the Job

To provide all round finance support to the supply chain function, ensuring proper financial control and reporting and performing insightful analysis and challenge.

Job Purpose

To support the logistics unit of Supply Chain (inbound, outbound, Distribution Centres and Depots, etc) by providing detailed financial information, visibility, and insight into logistic cost and to drive cost optimization and compliance.

Key Accountabilities

Logistics cost control to maximise OP, guide logistic team on their spent and make a quality and effective decision to CSL leadership team
Ensuring cost drivers are visible to all CSL stakeholders and support in the delivery of all other assignments and objectives
Evaluation of logistic monthly COST TO SERVE and ensure risks and opportunities are properly call-out to logistics team and this is properly recognised in financial planning
Preparation and submission of CSL overhead budget on quarterly and annual basis in line with communicated deadline
Balance sheet control, reconciliation and review of Local freight accrual and transporters Deduction, inventory and other logistic related issues
Coordinate FG stock count across all DC and Depot. Call out reasons for stock variance to all stake holders and ensure adequate controls are put in place
Give clarity and response to any query or request from external and internal audit on issues that relate to logistics

Key Stakeholders – Internal Relationships

Cross-functional teams from Finance Share services, Commercial, Supply Chain etc.

Persons Specification
Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications / Technical / Professional experience:

Candidates should possess a B.Sc. / HND in relevant discipline.
Membership of ICAN or ACCA is desirable
3 -5 years minimum work experience
FMCG, logistics (inbound, outbound, Distribution Centres and Depots, etc) experience preferred
Strong analysis and stock accounting experience required
Proficiency in MS Office tools
Sound Knowledge of accounting and financial principles and practice

Required Behavioural Competences:

Bold – As individuals we are Bold.  Fearless, pioneering, and passionate, open and honest, true to ourselves and proud of who we are
Energetic – In our teams we are Energetic.  Dynamic and proactive, capable, and flexible, embracing change and moving fast into the future
Striving – As a business we are Striving.  Raising the bar, pushing performance, aiming high and achieving more
Together – Our shared culture brings us Together.  One family, many voices; supported, included, respectful, empowered, and with joy in what we do

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualifie candidates should:
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