Upfield Nigeria Recruitment for Regional Financial Controller


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Upfield Nigeria Recruitment for Regional Financial Controller.

Upfield Nigeria is a global leader in plant-based nutrition with a great history and a portfolio of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations. This includes Flora, Rama, Becel, Blue Band, Country Crock, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter and ProActiv.

We are a global food company with 6 business units operating in 95 markets. We have the mind-set of a start-up. This makes us fast, agile, entrepreneurial, cost conscious and accountable for our products – from seed to serving at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Regional Financial Controller

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Business Delivery & Performance Management:

  • Interface with local Sourcing Unit Controller to understand cost trends and Capital investment requirements
  • Active cash management to manage business Working Capital and Free Cash Flow delivery
  • Lead financial forecasting/budgeting and longer-term strategic planning processes
  • In-year holistic business delivery across all KPIs (Market Share, Turnover & Operating Profit, Cash & Working Capital)
  • Provide analytics and insights to drive business performance and inform pricing, investment and innovation decisions
  • Drive robust cost control and embed Return of Investment approach

Business Controls & Risk Management:

  • Develop, implement and monitor strong internal control environment across all business processes.
  • Safeguard adherence to all company policies and procedures
  • Active risk management with a focus on driving key actions in partnership with country leadership team

Core Business Processes:

  • Manage Purchase to Pay and Order to Cash processes, including Credit management, pricing and claims management working closely with Finance Operating Centers

Tax, Audit & Legal:

  • Local Tax compliance and reporting, in conjunction with any local advisers
  • Lead Statutory audit process and reporting, managing relationship with external auditors
  • Support Internal Audit team and drive full implementation of any recommendations
  • Local commercial contract set-up and management, in conjunction with any local legal advisers. Drive adherence to contracts to realise business value
  • Manage local statutory insurance programs

Change Management:

  • Support transition away from current service provider and set-up of distinct Spreads organization
  • Ensure effective local implementation of Transition Services Agreements (TSAs)
  • Provide support to other countries within the BU during the transition

Talent Management & Development:

  • Recruit, retain and develop talent
  • Contribute to global Spreads Finance function agenda, with a focus on improving capabilities that can be leveraged locally


  • Strong people management skills and ability to motivate remote teams.
  • Effective Business Partnering.
  • Performance Management and business planning.
  • Decision Support and Ad Hoc evaluation.
  • Professional qualification in Finance or Accountancy
  • 9+ years of experience, with at least 5 years in a senior role in finance
  • Strong control and analytical mindset.

Your Personal Power!

  • At Upfield we want you to bring your ideas, your motivation and desire to succeed! This part of the role is up to you to complete.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should .


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