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Purchase to Pay Lead at Unilever Nigeria Plc

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Unilever Nigeria Plc – Welcome to Unilever, a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Purchase to Pay Lead, Nigeria

Job Requisition ID: R-62945
Location: Oregun, Lagos
Job Type: Full time

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

  • As a member of the Finance Function, you are responsible to the Financial Controller for the efficient management of local suppliers.
  • Responsible for payments to suppliers as stipulated in the contracts signed by Unilever   and the Supplier.
  • Exploit IT systems (Fourth Shift Excel etc) to track suppliers invoices up to payment/filing stage.
  • Reconciliation of suppliers’ accounts.

Main Accountabilities

  • Payments to suppliers
  • Ensure suppliers are paid within agreed credit terms.
  • Identify and address any weakness in the creditor management and accounts payable process
  • Reconciliation of suppliers accounts
  • Ensure suppliers accounts are reconciled monthly   
  • Issues arising are cleared by end of following month.
  • Ensure the dividend account is reconciled monthly and issues resolved promptly.


  • Make sure all major expenditures are captured in the month in which they occur.
  • Ensure accruals are made for services rendered without invoices at month ends.
  • Provide credible OCF forecast for creditors.
  • Ensure a follow up on stale and unpresented cheques.
  • Oversee the reconciliation and clearing of long outstanding of IOU’s on the advance account.
  • Ensure that the unvouchered account is reconciled at month end.

Functional Skills
Decision Support:

  • Identify and Frame the Issue
  • Structure & Integrate Information
  • Model & Analyse Data
  • Recommend, Communicate and Act on Findings
  • Employ Effective Partnering Skills

Steering Business Performance:

  • Set Goals
  • Create Plans
  • Manage Forecasting Process
  • Allocate Resources
  • Measure Business Performance
  • Align Rewards

Information Management:

  • Engage with Businesses to create pull for information
  • Create and manage common information management platforms
  • Manage Information Operations

Financial Transaction Processing:

  • Implement Transaction Processing Systems
  • Operate Accounting system
  • Generate Routine Accounting Records and Financial Reports
  • Manage in-house and Outsourced Financial Shared Services (FSS)
  • Provide Financial Shared Services

Financial Accounting:

  • Determine and apply correct accounting treatments
  • Manage Financial Reporting
  • Manage external reporting and audit

Corporate Governance:

  • Uphold Fiduciary Responsibilities
  • Establish Financial/Holding Structures and Policies

Risk Management & Internal Controls:

  • Identify & Mitigate Operational, Financial and Business Risks
  • Manage Financial Internal Control Systems and Policies
  • Manage Operational Internal Control Systems and Policies
  • Conduct Audits

Treasury Management:

  • Establish Optimal Financial Structures
  • Manage Cash
  • Manage Financial Risks
  • Maintain Banking Relations
  • Manage Pensions Investments
  • Manage Insurance and Risk Control Programme


  • Execute Tax Strategy
  • Manage Tax Risk and Tax Reporting
  • Manage Fiscal Relations
  • Uphold Integrity in Tax Matters

Acquisitions, Alliances and Divestments:

  • Identify Opportunities & Candidates
  • Evaluate Options
  • Execute A&D
  • Manage Completion and Post Completion Activities
  • Build Alliances

Investor Relations:

  • Understand Financial Markets: trends, organization and operations
  • Analyse Unilever, Industry and Competitors
  • Manage Communication effectively.
  • Manage Relationships & Programs

General Skills

  • Business Strategy and Formulation
  • Business Planning and Implementation
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Business Process Design and Management
  • Information Management
  • Application and Exploitation of Information Technology
  • Negotiation

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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