Assistant Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis (Beverages Industry)

Location Singapore
Contact name: Karthik Balakrishnan

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Job ref: 2174

Assistant Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis (Beverages Industry)

Our client is a global market leader in the spirits industry, and is looking for a dynamic and motivated person to join their exciting team.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in Singapore, the Assistant Manager will play a collaborative role in monitoring financial performance, focusing on profit and loss (P&L) and balance sheet (B/S). This role requires strong analytical skills and a deep understanding of business challenges within the organization and its broader group.

This position will support financial decision-making through insightful analysis, contributing to the company's overall financial well-being and ongoing transformation efforts. Based in Singapore, the role involves managing financial operations for the Company's brands across SEA, ensuring accurate reporting and strategic financial planning.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Monthly Reporting

  • Manage end-to-end monthly closing processes.
  • Ensure compliance with group accounting guidelines and deadlines.
  • Prepare management reports analyzing performance against targets with detailed channel and product insights.

2. Rolling Forecasts and Strategic Planning

  • Develop financial models to support planning processes.
  • Prepare forecasts based on data from marketing teams and brand companies.
  • Challenge forecasts shared by sales and marketing teams.
  • Analyze forecast variances and prepare management presentations for regional business reviews.

3. Supporting local teams

  • Act as a business partner for the markets under your purview, and mentor for local teams.
  • Develop financial analysis tools and templates for sharing.
  • Support local teams in improvement initiatives and share best practices across markets.

4. Business Partnering

  • Work closely with commercial and marketing teams on their day-to-day requirements in a collaborative and advisory role.
  • Challenge and control data (monthly reporting, rolling forecasts and Strategic Plan processes).
  • Track the company's actual spending vs. monthly reporting, actual quarterly cashflow, rolling forecasts and Strategic Plan processes.
  • Support business analysis teams on monthly reporting procedures.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field.
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience. Preferably within FMCG.
  • Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Robust analytical skills and proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis tools such as Power BI.
  • Experience with JD Edwards and management reporting tools (ORACLE, etc).

Functional & Leadership Competencies

  • Organizational skills with a focus on timely delivery.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities with a keen aptitude for negotiation and influencing.
  • Strong experience in business partnering and managing senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and foster teamwork.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.