The Manager in this position will be part of the Commercial Operations Team managing or leading Planning & Analysis (BPA) teams supporting a Region / country;
driving the team to fulfil its objective of being an effective business partner to enhance the revenue & profitability. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing support as a business partner to region / Country.
Managing a team of 4-5 FAs / SFAs; supporting their career development, defining & measuring their objectives for the year, motivating them, ensuring their deliverables are being completed on a timely basis, allocating tasks within the team, managing and escalating their concerns to senior management.
Reviewing the work of team members, suggesting changes, guiding on process improvements, interacting with the team members’ stakeholders on a periodic basis and providing feedback to the individual.
Collaborating with other managers in the team to influence decisions and knowledge sharing. Delivering on larger organizational strategy
Dealing with ambiguity & change management Functional Responsibility -
Business Analysis & Decision support - Analyze the results and provide meaningful insights into the numbers and suggest relevant business actions.
Bring the story of the Region / country together based on team’s inputs.
Business Planning - Support the plan cycles and identify appropriate risks and opportunities in achieving the financial performance targets.
Continuously review and update key underlying assumptions. Drive and support the preparation of annual budgets and thereby support appropriate resource allocation.
Management Reporting - Prepare accurate and timely monthly and quarterly business review decks. Support monthly P&L reviews and help monitor financial targets.
Coordinate & Consolidate business review decks for the Business / Region along with planning the calendar.
Cost Center Reporting To keep a track of the expenditures of all line items by various cost centers & analyze the spends to assist in forecasting for various cost centers & prepare cost center reports to be shared with various cost center owners .
Global Processes Lead the various processes from Hyderabad for multiple countries, be able to provide insights, expert knowledge and liaise with the various stakeholders in the process.
Lead the implementation of the processes across the board in collaboration with other teams.
Input all the relevant information & data into Local & Global BPC & ensure that accuracy of numbers in both the systems.
Productivity initiatives - Drive continuous process improvements to drive efficiencies in the existing setup and share and implement best practices from other engagements.
Support performance measurement and productivity enhancement initiatives at the site and in the business.
Ability to manage turnover, ensure diversity, keep the team motivated, define career plans
Ability to implement new projects and manage change
Accuracy in reports & timely submission, being detail oriented, ability to respond in tight timelines with accurate numbers ;
explain key drivers in reports
Ability to handle adhoc requests
Ability to interact with multiple stakeholders who work with the team and gather feedback on members
Ability to identify abnormalities and proactively set in motion corrective action
Expert knowledge of internal financial reporting systems
Communication skills ability to deliver the message in a concise manner, and provide suggestions to support decision-making
Chartered Accountant or MBAs (Finance) English
Minimum 6-9 years of experience in a business / financial capacity and also experienced in people management
Self-starter, past experience in managing teams
Excellent communication skills, eye for details, accuracy oriented
Able to collaborate across teams and advise team members to prioritize various deliverables
Project strong business acumen and ability to support ad-hoc requests (e.g. data research and analysis, business case development etc.)
Able to be BPA in terms of business partnering, planning, challenging and reporting.
Gather insights from Business Leads on a monthly basis in order to project high quality comments on Monthly Business Review decks
Experience of interacting / operating with senior leadership and with an ability to influence decision making
Strong Initiative skills to effectively work remotely and autonomously.
Prior experience in FP&A or BP&A