The Business Controller (M/F)
Analyses the financial performance of the operational companies (OpCos) within Asia- Pacific and steers the realisation of their targets
Advises the OpCos on matters of accounting (IFRS), consolidation and tax
Maintains a continuous dialogue with senior management of the business unit Asia-Pacific around these topics through periodical reporting.
Supports the continuous improvement of the regional accounting, ERP and reporting tools.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Maintain a good understanding of the strategy of the group in general and the Business Unit in specific.
Maintain a good business understanding and up to date knowledge of the activities/countries within your scope.
Translate the strategy into concrete performance drivers (KPIs), and measure/monitor these KPIs.
Advise OpCos and the regional team on accounting, IFRS, tax, and systems matters.
Analyse OPEX, CAPEX, Working capital, risk and opportunities, financial lease, consolidation, foreign exchange impacts.
Monitor KPIs and propose improvements to the OpCos. Challenge the OpCos in their performance and target realization
Proactively analyse, propose and facilitate continuous improvement of the regional reporting and accounting tools.
Analyse and support implementation of harmonised reporting and accounting tools (ERP) within the BU.
Advise the OpCos on their Finance tools framework.
Facilitate the adoption by the OpCos of the Group reporting tools.
Collect and store all the Financial and performance data in an efficient and effective way and ensure data exhaustivity and reliability.
Responsible for the Finance tools (cartography and roadmap).
Responsible for the data exhaustivity and reliability.
Prepare the yearly budget and medium-term plan of the business unit, consolidating the inputs of the OpCos. Loading the budget/MTP data into the consolidation systems and ensure data is captured timely and accurately
Monitor actual and forecasted financial performance of the main group financial indicators (OPEX, CAPEX, margin, EBIT, Recurrent net result, FCF and Net debt)
Involved in the periodical closing processes, acting as point of contact for the OpCos
Work with OpCos to produce the monthly business review for senior management, monitoring actual performance against budget and targets.
Support the preparation of ad hoc reporting requests
Prepare proposals of innovative improvement of the Finance tools with a clear assessment of the quality, costs and delivery.
Prioritise the scope of work of the Finance tools roadmap.
Build and maintain professional and collaborative partnerships with OpCos and Group Finance departments to ensure that the Finance tools are compliant with local and with the Group’s standards
Interact with peers within the Group to exchange knowledge and practices.
Master’s degree, MBA or CPA preferred.
At least 5 years of experience in Financial Planning & Analysis or similar, ideally in energy sector
At least 10 years of relevant business experience
Strong analytical reasoning; Ability to make accurate and relevant financial analysis, assessments and judgments
Ability to understand what drives value in our activity, and measure the performance of our activities
Good knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS)
Very good communication skills in English: written and oral in a concise and “to the point” style
Expert knowledge of consolidation system (SAP Business Objects Financial Consolidation) and BI tools (SAP Business Planning and Consolidation).
Good knowledge of O365; proficiency in Excel being mandatory (ability to build complicated tables).
Good knowledge of ERP systems
Ability to work independently with a high level of initiative, anticipation and sense of urgency.
Able to manage various and shifting priorities, able to adapt quickly in an environment with tight deadlines and high-quality standards
Pragmatic with strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to engage constructively with controllers, IFRS experts, corporate financiers, financial advisors, tax managers and consolidation experts in HQ
Capability to summarize (synthetic mindset)