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Planning & Reporting Cluster Lead - BASS Aspac
Job purpose and key deliverables
The primary responsibility of the role is to proactively manage the delivery of Group Management and Statutory Reporting information in line with the agreed service level agreements of our customers. Group Management information will include financial information and scenarios required for S&OP meetings, QPRS, 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 prior to releasing to the customer for approval.
The objective of this role is to enable the FSSCs to meet their business objectives by providing quality financial reporting information and analysis support for end markets
Strategic Scope - Process execution
Reporting Level – Manager of others or Manage Managers
Geographic scope – End market/Area/Region/Global
Professional Finance Expertise – 3-7 years PQE depending on other dimensions
Business Complexity – by exception
Complexity / Innovation (amount of change required)- Multi dimensional / complex / simply -
Role Outputs, Management Control and Governance Responsibilities
Monitor and control activities related to General Accounting processing system(s) to assure correct accounting reporting and system controls
Manage the delivery of financial information and scenarios required for S&OP meetings, QPRS, budget and for actuals in line with the agreed service level agreements of our customers & respecting deadlines..
Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer/site training & issue resolution
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
review and validation of country's financial & management data handoff to highlight data integrity issues
Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of the financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls
Drive in implementing internal controls to ensure accurate financial reporting
Lead the CI initiatives in order to enhance efficiency & effectiveness, using external benchmarks for World in Class units
Finance Business partners & specialist finance teams- collaborate to provide end to end finance delivery for regions / areas / end markets
Finance Shared Services Centre (R2R teams)- Collaborate closely with other Finance Shared Service centres to provide high quality, timely management information to the business
The financial controlling team and business partners
Regional Corporate Finance team; internal auditors; Global Management Accounting and Reporting Team and Global Statutory Reporting team
External Auditors – maintaining on-going relationship and dialogue
Skills , Knowledge and Experience
Degree educated with professional accountancy qualification (i.e. CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA)
At least 3-5 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
Working at BAT
British American Tobacco (www.bat.com) is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.
Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.
If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you’ll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.
BAT Aspac Service Centre Sdn Bhd
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