Manager - Financial Planning & Sales Controlling

  • Sector: Monroe Industrial
  • Contact: Ashne Preet
  • Client: Monroe Consulting Group
  • Location: Malaysia
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Expiry Date: 17 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH439063_1713399495
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Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group's Industrial Division is exclusively partnered with an MNC who is well established in the field of chemical manufacturing.

Job summary
The ideal candidate would be someone responsible for:

  • Financial reporting and Sales controlling, budgets and forecasts. Ensures business partnership, high quality and timely reporting within framework of ARM (Accounting and Reporting Manual).
  • Ensures quality and speed in delivering to the Shared Center's deliverables to business and In Country Finance (ICF) relating to financial reporting and sales controlling.

Job Responsibilities:
Sales controlling and Performance Management

  • Identify and develop key performance indicators that align activities with business and financial goals. Actively engage with cross function and the Shared Service Center's functions for improving pricing, project execution, performance management etc.
  • Thoroughly review, understand, and explain variances and drive actions to improve profitability of plant, Segment, Entities etc.
  • Analyze business information, identify opportunities to reduce cost and increase revenue.
  • Analyze, evaluate and administer processes, recommend improvements and drive change.
  • Interpret complex financial data points and related business activities for improving performance of entities in collaboration with cross functional management team.
  • Weekly monitor accounts receivable and recommend improvement ideas to reduce DSO,
  • overdue, improve working capital, negligible write-offs, improve pricing based on AR data, etc.
  • Administer and maintain Sales controlling process documentation.

Reporting & analysis, Project management.

  • Manage project transition and work shadowing for Wave 2 countries.
  • Proactively review financial reports before and after monthly closing.
  • Prepare presentations for performance management, track and ensure ownership of action items and follow up as necessary.
  • Ensures quality & timely Financial reports relating to business and ICF. Should facilitate business support and decision support to ICF, Finance and Business team.
  • Perform regular ratio analysis on key financial parameters, present to cross functional team to drive and improve results.
  • Fulfill all reporting requirements and meet reporting deadlines.
  • Co-ordinate extensively with entities for reporting deadlines.
  • Perform deep dive product mix, customer mix, pricing mix, etc. evaluation and analysis.
  • Prepare MIS reports and analysis as needed by local business, ICF, Director-Shared Services.


  • Actively involved to prepare, develop, maintain and automate pricing models.
  • Bi-weekly finance compilation for Regional CFO.

Budgeting & Planning

  • Prepare, maintain, consolidate planning files.
  • Drive and manage annual target setting to business and finance entities.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly and annual forecasts as needed.
  • Lead together with Cross functional team for the yearly Plan.
  • Perform complex analysis, modeling, and other tool creation to enhance quality in planning and reporting processes.
  • Processes, Process improvements, Controls & Compliance
  • Monitor and enforce adherence to standard processes.
  • Maintain timely financial database with confidentiality.
  • Drive automation and actively participate in process improvement projects.
  • Drive group initiative relating to financial reporting incl Internal Control System (ICS)
  • Coordinate with the Shared Service Center's functions and local business for quality financial reporting.

Key Job requirements include:

  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Professional accountancy certification desired (e.g. ACCA/ CIMA/ CPA)
  • 10 to 12 years of relevant finance experience and/or in Sales controlling.
  • SAP experience must (experience in the past will be considered too). Demonstrate leadership which creates impact and value for the Shared Services and Regional finance function.
  • Must be meticulous and analytical.
  • Accepts ownership for goal attainment.
  • Ability to solve urgent matters and work under pressure.
  • Attention to detail, process driven & high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and be team player.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Good IT skills with computer spreadsheets, software
  • Proven track record to manage processes, workflows.
  • Prior Business Partnering skills will be an added advantage.
  • Possess critical thinking, problem-solving skills, good analytical skills.
  • Ability to connect dots.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and collaborative skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize