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Financial Analysis & Commercial Reporting Manager

Date: 11-Oct-2018

Location: Johor Bahru, MY

Company: Kerry


Reporting to the regional Corporate Commercial Controller, the Financial Analysis & Commercial Reporting Manager will play a pivotal role in supporting Kerry’s APAC Commercial Finance function deliver timely and accurate financial information and analysis to key stakeholders within the Kerry APAC business.


The Financial Analysis & Commercial Reporting Manager will assume key responsibility for the assimilation, reporting and presentation of business unit performance reporting across Kerry APAC’s Technology and Country based matrix structure. The successful candidate will be a strong team player capable of demonstrating key leadership competencies and working in a fast paced and dynamic environment. As Kerry APAC’s Commercial Finance function continues to adopt best practice ways of working and operating models, this position will play a central role in the design and influencing, communication, implementation and management of continuous improvement initiatives and optimization strategies at a regional level.


Key Responsibilities:


•Management of Central Commercial Finance team with specific responsibility for monthly performance reporting and management of Kerry’s regional Business Intelligence solution, OLAP
•Regional representative for Kerry APAC at global Commercial Finance meetings in respect of commercial performance management and AFO/BI initiatives. Responsible for recommending, influencing and managing strategic direction of Business Intelligence reporting for the APAC region
•Ultimate responsibility for the preparation and delivery of various monthly reports / metrics together with the Corporate Commercial Controller with a strong emphasis on monthly Volume, Revenue & Margin reporting at a Technology, Country and Sub-Regional level
•Oversight of the weekly Forward Projection (“Flash”) report, providing regional management with a real-time assessment of current month business performance
•Performance and co-ordination of monthly reconciliation activity against Kerry’s Hyperion / SAP statutory reporting platforms
•Assume regional governance role in relation to the integrity and quality of Business Intelligence data in the region
•Ad hoc analysis and report compilation as required to drive key insights around key business drivers and performance indicators
•Implement and manage engagement and communication strategies with wider Business Unit teams to foster greater cross functional links and understanding of common objectives and KPIs
•Support ad hoc regional Commercial Finance initiatives and annual strategic plans to include Budgeting and Forecasting and regional pricing initiatives




•Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or other numerical disciplines with at least 3-5 years professional experience in a previous Financial Analysis & Commercial reporting role
•Familiarity with AFO, BI, Hyperion, PowerQuery, SAP and SAP implementation processes are all strongly desirable
•Highly computer literate with strong emphasis on analytical skills; Candidates should be capable of analyzing and reporting on large volumes of data in a succinct and user friendly manner


Competencies Required:


•Highly numerate, comfortable working with large volumes of data
•An analytical thinker capable of conveying technical information in a user-friendly manner
•Strong IT skills essential. Familiarity with advanced MS Excel functionality and systems outlined per above
•Self-starter who can manage fluctuating workloads and projects using a high degree of initiative
•Strong team player with a clear focus on stakeholder engagement and solution delivery
•Strong communicator, comfortable interacting with confidence across a wide range of stakeholders
•Takes personal accountability and ownership of actions to completion


Work Location : Johor Bahru, Malaysia


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