East Africa Revenue Controller

Job Summary

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.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Responsibilities:

·         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

Requirements

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

·         Experience working in a multinational, multi-cultural environment

·         Experience working with remote counterparts

·         Experience working in Finance & some legal contract exposure preferred

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy. The company is an S&P 500 company, and has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. Working for Nielsen means you have all the benefits of working for a local company, as well as the opportunities and structure of global business. As a leader in marketing and media information, we are one of the most trusted sources of business and consumer intelligence for the world.

We succeed as a company because we invest in our products, our people, and the communities in which we live and work.

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