Unilever

Direct to Consumer (DTC) Finance Analyst

Posted Mar 9, 2021
Project ID: UNILJP00012197
Location
Rotterdam
Duration
6 months
(Apr 1, 2021 - Sep 30, 2021)
Hours/week
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
28 - 53 €/hr

DTC Services is a new platform – implemented in 2019- to host all Direct to Consumers initiatives, with 3 main pillars: stores (DTC), e-commerce DTC (e.g. Stock-on) and Home Delivery (e.g. ICNow.com). Home Delivery include the IC sales (all brands) on Uber Eats, Deliveroo or Glovo platforms. And E-commerce DTC could include other categories (such as BPC) done on Shopify for example.

All these pillars have the same needs when looking at back end: managing flows of operations, getting information, managing payments, as a summary a full and efficient set of processes (record to report, purchase to pay and order to cash), including controls.

The DTC Finance Team manages the deployment and organization of DTC Finance Shared Services, the accounting rules & controls -aligned with Unilever requirement- and the UL management reporting of businesses statutory reporting of Legal Entities dedicated. We operate using a specific ERP called Netsuite (Oracle).


Key Interactions

The DTC Finance analyst will interface with the following stakeholders:

DTC Finance Director / DTC Global Controller

• Unilever Countries Controllers (MSO)

• Operating Center (OC)


Key Accountability

The key activities are:


Reconcile incoming sales from API vs Netsuite

Perform weekly payment reconciliation with payments providers (PSP)

Post weekly bank charges from payments providers

Prepare monthly P&L

Prepare monthly journal entry into SAP

Perform control execution as per control framework

Follow up finance issues where needed

Managing Group timelines, Monthly Closures

Propose improvement and efficiencies to the IT DTC team.


Knowledge and Skills

We are looking for an analyst experienced in accounting, hands-on, and good communication skills.


Associate graduate / bachelor graduate in accounting or finance

Independent, hands-on and good problem solver, with good communication skills

The candidate is fluent in English (verbally and written)

Ability to work cross-functionally and cross-culturally

Commercial and Financial acumen


Experience Required

1+ year experience in accounting and control

Experience working in an international context,

Previous experience in Audit Firm, or FMCG Business are a plus

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