BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre S/B

Business Reporting - Controlling (Senior Associate Analyst)

Kuala Lumpur, 14, MY
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits
23 Apr 2024
06 May 2024
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Do you want to work with passionate teams, providing excellent business and digital services to the Asia Pacific region?

Do you want an open, supportive, and caring working environment?

Do you view your development needs seriously as we do?

If YES, then take your career to the #NextLevel with BASF!

Main Tasks

A. Reporting & BI Solutions

  • Understand controlling and business requirements to create or develop dashboards by using business analytics/data visualization tools to simplify data preparation, produce interactive visualization reports and drive ad hoc analysis.
  • Design and lead SQL database development, maintenance, and related projects.
  • Data preparation and modelling, develop BI front end templates, support the front-end users with data from the data structures (i.e., SQL databases).
  • To identify and implement automation programming both in SQL data preparation and reporting applications (i.e., VBA scripts for Excel).
  • Updating/adjusting report/dashboard templates and maintaining queries (in case of changes in reporting or business organization).
  • Structure and reconcile basic data in preparation for further processing and report/dashboard generation, ensure data quality and consistency (give meaning to data).
  • Manage timely completion of financially oriented reports/dashboard based on standards or business-specific requirements.
  • Resolve and clarify issues (including ad-hoc queries) directly with controlling counterparts/business partner in continuous and close interaction.
  • To identify and implement optimization and improvement potential in reports, processes, and existing BI. Plan and coordinate implementation of improvement measures in close cooperation with experts and business partners.
  • Collaborate with team to integrate system and educate/train and share knowledge to the users.

B. Controlling

  • Act as controlling partner for key stakeholders and provide advisory services.
  • Provide timely analysis and review/monitor performance with target.
  • Communicate frequently across different supporting and business units for cost specific topics and proactively highlight issues/risks.
  • Support regular communication with Regional Finance & Controlling, Regional Support Units and all relevant parties.
  • Support for scheduled business steering meeting.
  • Ensure that finance & accounting policies & procedure are adhered to.
  • Support external/internal audit activities (if any)
  • Different project assignments in GBR Controlling and Finance areas.



  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computational
  • Mathematics or Finance related.

Working Experience

  • 3 years of working experience, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in IT and Business Intelligence, Information Systems and Information Analysis and minimum 2 years of experience in Finance/Controlling task supporting business units. However, candidate with less experienced can be considered to begin with Senior Analyst for the role.
  • Proven experience as a BI Developer or Data Scientist

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Experience and familiarity with BI technologies or business analytics tools such as Power BI and Tableau.
  • In-depth understanding of database management system, SQL Server setup, SQL Database Design/Construction, SQL script, ETL framework, Natural Language Processing, and programming knowledge. Other databases experience would be a plus, such as SAP HANA, Oracle, DB2 etc.
  • Skills and experience in MS Excel, SAP Analysis Office, Visual Basic, Think-cell application, VBA scripting and other programming languages.
  • Experience working with SAP, Business Warehouse (BW) data applications is an added advantage.

BASF regional service hub has been established since 2005 in Kuala Lumpur. The regional service hub has approximately 1200 employees and growing. Focused on being a competency and digitalization driven hub, it also provides quality functional and know-how services in the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, real estate and facilities management, communications, environmental, health and safety, procurement, import-export order management, and information services to BASF companies and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. BASF also has two other regional hubs located in Berlin, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay that cover the Europe and Americas regions.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. Further information at

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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