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FP&A Assistant Manager

  • Location:

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sector:

    Monroe Health

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  • Contact:

    Julia Gonsalvez

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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  • Client:

    Monroe Consulting Group

Executive Recruitment Company Monroe Consulting Group's Health Division is partnering with a global leading provider of innovative products in the healthcare industry. Our established client is a principal company that brings high-tech innovative optical products to more than 80 countries over the world.

As business growth and expansion continues, our esteemed client is looking for a Financial Planning & Analysis Assistant Manager. As a member of the Finance Leadership team, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of high-quality financial management information and providing professional advice to senior managers. He or she works closely with various functions to identify and execute strategic initiatives that drive transformation of the business to meet short-term and long-term growth agenda.

Job Responsibilities:
Strategy - Business Partnering

  • Monitor and advise on financial performance by developing forecasts and scenario modelling to create forward visibility.
  • Work with management in shaping the strategy of the company which includes strategy for entering new markets and cost-benefit analysis of strategic choices
  • Establishes, coordinates, and administers as an integral part of management, an adequate plan for the control of operations including profit planning, programs for capital investing and financing, sales forecasts, expense budgets and cost standards, together with necessary controls and procedures to effectuate the plan.
  • Coordinates the long-range plans of the company, assesses the financial requirements implicit in these plans and develops alternative ways in which financial requirements can be satisfied.

FP&A and Budgeting

  • Support in KPI dashboard development and secure successful execution and track delivery of agreed plans. Monitor and drive financial performance vs. last year, budget, trends and forecast. Identify and manage business risks. Escalation of issues and action plans to the appropriate business leaders as required. Analyse the company's financial strengths and weaknesses and propose corrective actions.
  • Develop and lead Annual Plan and Quarterly Budget process including budgets, forecast and variance analysis working with budget owners. Develop and present financial plans and projections to senior management.
  • Develop trend analysis P&L, balance sheet and cash flow. Conduct monthly variance analyses through result evaluation to recommend business process improvements. Develop root cause analysis and gap closure plans when results are not as per financial plan expectations.
  • Operation process efficiency: Collaborate with other departments to analyse different projects to develop goals, measure performance and make recommendations. Search for financial opportunities to improve business and budgeting processes.
  • As part of the finance transformation, support the integration of the finance team into a more commercially orientated role.
  • Manage the production of reporting tools (bridges, scorecards, etc.) and key performance metrics to provide management insight into revenue and operating expense trends, track project spending, headcount, and potential risks/opportunities to forecast or plan.
  • Ensure that corporate initiatives and requirements are communicated to the Business and provide appropriate support in complying with these. Lead Country launch of corporate initiatives or projects from time to time.
  • Manage or oversee the relationship with external stakeholders such as independent auditors, tax officers, bankers etc.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Economics / Finance / Business, Chartered Accountant designation or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant FP&A experience.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise large amounts of data to identify and present meaningful observations and recommendations.
  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting with an analytical mind with a strategic ability is desired.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, financial management software (e.g. SAP, Dynamics 365) and BI reporting tools (e.g. Cognos, BO, Qlikview, Hyperion etc.).
  • Resilience, having the personal strength to work with difficult people and challenging circumstances.
  • Must be self-directed with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities and thrive under pressure.
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload to meet deadlines. The level of detail to be commensurate with the need for the work and resources available.