Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Audit Experience is a must)

Location Singapore
Discipline: Accounting & Finance
Contact name: Karthik Balakrishnan

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Job ref: 2120

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Audit Experience is a must)


Our client is a leading fintech brand globally headquartered in Singapore and has its business in 7 countries across Asia.


They are looking to further strengthen their business by hiring a group fp&a manager based in KL, Malaysia.


Overview of the Position


This FP&A Manager will work on financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and will be a key finance business partner with the leaders in different functions. We are looking for a dynamic finance leader that can contribute to the strategic direction of the company. The right person will be highly analytical, possess a strong understanding of finance, be a strong communicator with senior leaders, and have the potential to grow into a senior manager role.


You will report to the Director of Finance and produce periodic reporting and analysis for management, update and check reporting files for accuracy, work on cross-country finance projects, and help manage the forecast process.




Monthly Financial Analysis


  • Drive and implement continuous improvement in management report templates and processes, facilitate a robust and timely financial analysis and decision making process
  • Providing comprehensive, timely and effective financial analysis, insights and recommendations
  • Perform variance analysis on both financial and operation KPI, against forecast/budget, identify key red flags and finalise it with good commentaries on factors contributing to such variances and action plan to close the gap
  • Compile the Monthly Financial Review for the C-Suite, including updating and checking the data, updating tables, collecting and writing commentary, and reviewing it with finance leadership in a timely manner
  • Partner with commercial stakeholders and local Finance team to provide business insights and identify trends and provide understanding of the numbers and the drivers, and deep-diving into material variances


Budgeting and Forecasting


  • Plan and organise the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting process with effective analysis and commentaries around risk and assumptions, initiatives and opportunities and action plan to close forecast gaps


Management Reporting

  • Support the month end closing process by reviewing the management accounts, reporting pack and balance sheet recons for reliable group reporting in a timely manner
  • Partner with stakeholders in local finance team, group finance, and Investment team to ensure a smooth reporting process


Operating Processes and Internal Control


  • Support and advise cross functional teams such as Tax, Legal, Compliance and Product teams for new country and product launches
  • Drive standardisation and efficiency of finance processes and management reporting across all countries


Ad hoc Projects


  • Review business cases and develop financial business models to assess financial feasibility of CAPEX investments/initiatives/products before presenting to the business leaders.
  • Review ROI in IT projects, pre and post-evaluation as well as new projects
  • Prepare Board of Director and investors related materials as required
  • Assist on other ad hoc projects as required





Academic Qualification

  • Degree in Accountancy, Finance or professional qualification in accounting i.e. ACCA, CPA, CIMA, etc.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant working experience in finance related managerial capacity.
  • At least 3 years of audit working experience; preferably with a big 4 audit firm or mid-tier audit firm.
  • At least 3 years of Financial Planning and Analysis experience preferred
  • Preferably experience in the tech, marketing services, or financial services industry




  • Competent in PC applications e.g. Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel and etc.
  • Experience in Oracle Netsuite
  • Experience in financial modelling
  • Reporting skills with highest standards of accuracy and delivers on time
  • Strong analytical with solid business acumen and ability to identify key business drivers