Group Financial Analysis & Planning Manager

Location Singapore
Contact name: Karthik Balakrishnan

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Group Financial Analysis & Planning Manager

Our client is a leading European consumer brand delivering growth in Asia and beyond

Job Summary

Support management reporting, analysis, performance tracking and issue management, decision support, budgeting/planning, investment, contract appraisal and working capital management for the Group.

General Responsibilities

  • Target (Budget) and Estimate (Forecast) accuracy, working capital control, business performance (top line, costs and EBIT), currency impact.
  • Support superior in managing day-to-day operating expenditures against operating budgets to ensure efficient usage of resources.
  • Support annual target setting process for whole Group. Establish templates, set timetables and reviews, challenge BUs, consolidate plans and prepare annual budget presentation to the Senior Executive Team.
  • Analyze monthly performance based on various data sources to derive a consistent picture of current performance, key issues and action items. Prepare monthly management reporting for Group level reviews.
  • Participate and drive Reporting improvement initiatives to streamline reporting and improve efficiencies through better utilization of automated systems (Lighthouse, PBI etc.).
  • Support internal interactions across Business Units on matters related to business controlling to ensure timely understanding of financial performance and adequate management of any financial issues.
  • Work with Business Unit controllers to drive consistency of analytics and reporting. Drive high quality business control support to the Business Unit.

Leadership Responsibilities

  • Someone who can challenge business controlling teams in a positive way and can have meaningful discussions on key business drivers.
  • Presentation skills – articulates well and is able to flex style basis audience.

Job Requirements

Functional Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the business and industry.