Accounting & External Reporting Lead Job at Mondelez International

Mondelez International, Inc. empowers people to snack right in over 160 countries around the world. We’re leading the future of snacking with iconic brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Cadbury Bournvita, TomTom, Cloret, and Trident gum.  Our 90,000+ colleagues around the world are key to the success of our business. Great people and great brands. That’s who we are.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Accounting & External Reporting Lead - WA

Job Requisition ID: R-107241
Job Location: Nigeria
Job type: Full time

Job Description

  • You will manage all accounting and external reporting matters for your assigned country.
  • You will also effectively partner with an external auditor to address complex accounting topics and to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of results. In addition, you will work with our Mondel?z International Digital Services organization to drive accurate and timely reporting and to ensure proper reconciliations for all accounts in the market.
  • In this role, you will foster a strong connection with the regional team and when appropriate, with the corporate controlling team to ensure full compliance with Mondel?z International’s Accounting and External Reporting (AER) policies and to ensure that we are adopting U.S. GAAP accounting standards in a timely manner.
  • You will also ensure that we comply with all local accounting standards, see to the timely filing of financial statements and of indirect tax returns/payments (e.g. VAT, excise tax, sales tax).

You will:

  • Manage all accounting and external reporting matters for your assigned country, including ensuring accurate and timely U.S. GAAP reporting and the timeliness and integrity of statutory financial reporting, balance sheet reconciliations and KPIs. You will also provide insights into balance sheet movements and cash flow and ensure account reconciliations, intercompany charges, fixed assets, and restructuring are signed off for your assigned country
  • Contribute to a strong controls and compliance environment in the country and ensure full compliance with our AER policies. You will act as our primary contact with our external auditor for the country
  • Drive for harmonization, efficiencies and improvements to ways of working on AER processes and systems such as SAP and build a mindset of continuous improvement in the country team
  • Address complex accounting topics in coordination with the Business Unit or Region Controller and ensure timely adoption of all U.S. GAAP Accounting Standards in the country. You will also support the business on policy interpretation for changes in process or M&A activity
  • Build a high-performing Accounting and External Reporting (AER) team (Mondel?z International employees and actively manage the relationship with Mondel?z International Digital Services/third party providers). Recruit and develop talent and drive our AER talent agenda in the countr

Education / Certifications

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • 4- 6 years of experience in statutory/ GAAP accounting / preferably in international business environment of a publicly listed entity
  • Must be a member of ICAN, ACCA or its equivalent.


  • Chartered Accountant
  • MBA an added advantage
  • IFRS Experience
  • Team leadership/management experience

Job specific requirements:

  • Deep knowledge of US GAAP / International Accounting Standards (for GAAP).
  • Proficiency in MS office and SAP.
  • Experience of working in a multicultural teams and environment.
  • Team Player: ability to support and lead to achieve common goals.
  • Strong Communication and Presentation skills.
  • Problem solving: Proactive and resourceful in solving problems, offering innovative and practical solutions in dynamic environment.

What You Will Bring
A desire to drive your future and accelerate your career. You will bring experience and knowledge in:

  • Technical Expertise in accounting and external reporting (AER) including a deep understanding of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, close processes and financial reporting systems. General knowledge in complex technical accounting such as treatment of FX, derivatives, employee compensation and pension plans. Expertise in policy, controls and compliance design including SOX reporting. General knowledge of tax laws and indirect and direct tax
  • Business Acumen and understanding of our business and finance beyond the AER scope. Big Four accounting firm experience preferred
  • Leadership Skill: including proven business partnering and communication skills across a large global, public company. Experience working as a global finance leader managing global, cross-functional and business partner teams to drive timely and accurate results
  • Growth/Digital Mindset: and the ability to identify strategic opportunities and leverage technology to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness
  • Integrity: and sound judgement in all decisions and interactions aligned with Mondel?z International values and policies and external regulation