Assistant Corporate Finance Manager

BAT ASPAC Service Centre Sdn Bhd
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020
Job role
Finance manager
Experience level
The primary responsibility of the role is to proactively manage the delivery of Group Management and Statutory Reporting information and drive process improvements. Group Management information will include financial information and scenarios required for S&OP meetings, budget and for actuals. This will include co-ordination of assumption and other data inputs, running the forecasting process activities, preparation and generation of financial information and quality review. Process improvements will include identifying key areas for better integration between P&L management (including overheads) and cash flow forecasting with the key objective to drive simplification.

The objective of this role is to ensure business objectives are met by providing quality financial reporting information and analysis support for end markets.

Key Accountabilities and Business Impact:
  • Manage the delivery of financial information and scenarios required for S&OP meetings, budget and for actuals in line with the agreed service level agreements of our customers & respecting deadlines
  • Drive process improvements to better simplify and integrate processes
  • Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer/site training
  • Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction
  • Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
  • Support SAP User Access Management
  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements
  • Coordinating with the global process owners on the implementation of reporting changes, which includes submission of comprehensive business specifications where technology enhancements are required, providing training and user testing resources to test enhancements
  • Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of the financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls
Key Stakeholders & Nature of Relationship
  • DRBU's Finance Director & End Market Corporate Finance Business Partner: informing about local control environment, local financial figures and influencing in terms of business insights and LFR opportunity areas
  • GBS CFOM - point of contact for local country specific
  • External Audit: leading and influencing the external audit field work and reporting
  • Degree educated with professional accountancy qualification (i.e. CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA)
  • At least 5 years of experience in an global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment
  • Understand the impact of the accounting process and practice;
  • Understand the platforms and analyse reports, identify issues and challenges within reports functionalities and data;
  • Understand and apply relevant financial skills and knowledge.
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of relevant finance tools and systems, specifically BI/BPC, SAP or ERP equivalent
  • Able to drive projects and process improvements and handle a remote customer base model
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, proactive, and can work under pressure with minimum supervision
  • Knowledgeable in identifying risks and in implementing controls