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Nielsen Careers : East Africa Revenue controller (Nairobi)

Recours 4 Kenya
Full Time

East Africa Revenue controller

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Date: Jul 17, 2019
Location: Nairobi, KE
Company: Nielsen
East Africa Revenue controller – 37789
Finance and Corporate Development – Kenya Nairobi, Nairobi
The role purpose:
Support all revenue processes for the local markets, including proposal pipeline system support, sales orders, and contracts, revenue recognition and accounting, and collections. Maintain compliance with Global COE standards. Ensure effective internal controls associated with revenue & collections processes are in place and continuously monitored.
  • Partner with Client Service to support sales proposal and contract entry by Client Service, clarify USGAAP/Stat rules and contract interpretation and provide training
  • Adopt a Global & Regional COE agenda and link in with the respective regional COE hub to ensure adequate management of and reporting on the following:
  • Customer invoicing, credit management, and customer credit verification
  • Accounts Receivable management including cash collection and allocation
  • Revenue recognition
  • Support revenue closing activities, including accruals, provisions, and reconciliations, are appropriate and accurate and are performed in accordance with US-GAAP/Stat rules, Global COE processes, and together with the Operational Controller
  • Support local FP&A and Finance Business Partner to provide clarity on orders and contracts, revenue, billing and receivables, and credit management
  • Provide Global/Regional COE with input for Revenue-related reporting
  • Assist Revenue Controller on controls on revenue processes and ensuring adequate controllership is maintained at all times; take action on flagged control misses
  • Support regional statutory compliance related to revenue accounting; monitor and provide guidance on related statutory and tax accounting, reporting, and audit
  • Support with the Operational Controller during audits (CAS, statutory, VAT, etc) based on the pre-defined way of work according to Global/Regional COE standards
  • Support locally IT/Digital projects pertaining to revenue processes (i.e. SAP OTI, Salesforce, Google, etc.) for the respective market(s)
  • Support Revenue Controller, Global & Regional COE Leaders on all other projects pertaining to the scope of the market
  • Coaching and development of the team members
Education & Training
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Local or international Accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, ACMA, or other) preferred
  • Fluency in English and local language mandatory; third regional language preferred
  • Experience working in a multinational, multi-cultural environment
  • Experience working with remote counterparts
  • Experience working in Finance & some legal contract exposure preferred
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