Job Title Company Finance ControllerName: Christian Kaufmann

Company: Unilever UK – Home & Personal Care

Professional Qualification(s):
University degree in Finance

Brief overview of your job:
To provide timely, precise and comprehensive information and insights to support decision making for both Brand Activation and Customer Development
What does your job involve?
• Leading a team of Finance manager who are located throughout the business within the various teams

• Making sure that regulatory requirements are met (e.g. Sarbanes Oxley)

• Making sure that the business keeps on strategy

• Increase financial awareness throughout the business

What do you most like about your job?
• Contact with people from different function

• Being at the heart of the business by driving decision making

• Working with finance professionals

What skills are required in your job?
• Financial & Management Accounting skills

• People management

What is your advice to people looking for a career in the food & grocery industry?
• Do you like to work in a constantly changing environment – go for it.

• Talk to the companies directly and experience “touch & feel”

Career so far within Unilever:
• Controller
• Reporting & Information manager
• Regional Consolidation manager Latin America
• Senior Auditor
• Management Accountant
• Graduate Trainee

Did you complete an industrial placement as part of your degree? 
Controller with Lever Faberge