Controlling & Planning Specialist
Lead a team of FP&A Analyst providing Financial Planning and Controlling expertise to the organization by compiling and analyzing metrics, identifying trends and problems, communicating information to relevant groups and recommending actions to improve financial performance.
Perform analysis of business performance versus budget and forecast.
Perform benchmarking of key performance indicators with external and internal peers.
Work with the other financial professionals in Divisions / Regions / Countries and functions to understand and analyze the drivers of financial performance and identify trends.
Prepare financial analysis for various “what if” scenarios and sensitivity analysis and the overall impact to the business units.
Analysis of overhead under / over absorption indicating root cause
Preparing and analysing Product / Customer profitability.
Calculation of Labour hour rates and overhead absorption rate for different business scenarios.
Perform cost / benefit analysis, NVP / IRR analysis and payback period for capex initiatives.
Analysis of inventories and NWC
Prepare ad-hoc reports as per Business units’ request
Support preparation of relevant organization financial reporting, business planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Validate accuracy of financial data and business information and reports by performing reconciliation and review of exceptions
Information and communication
Provide information to management by assembling and summarizing data, preparing reports, presentation of findings and analysis
Optimize own performance to increase productivity by developing automated solutions, eliminating duplications, coordinating information requirements.
Recommend changes of process standards and procedures to improve the timely performance of process activities
Identify areas for process / report standardization across different countries, divisions and business units.
Internal control and documentation
Ensure processes and controls within own area of responsibility are designed and implemented in line with Group and unit requirements.
Maintain proper audit trail and documentation for future tax / internal / external audits and reviews.
Ensure SOPs are prepared and updated regularly for all activities performed by the team.
Ensure service delivery of the team is within the agreed SLAs and KPIs
Bachelor degree in Accounting with CMA/ CA / MBA.
At least 5 year experience in Accounting and Finance in a Manufacturing unit with 2+ years of experience in FP&A is preferable.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Thorough / detail oriented approach.
Strong communication skills.
Fluent in English.
Hands on experience in SAP FICO and COPA modules
Basic Knowledge of Sales & Distribution, Production planning, Projects, Material master modules in SAP
Experience with MS Office
Ability to work with diverse teams across different countries.
Self-motivated with a strong commitment to quality
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