Financial Planning Analysis and Business Controller

10-12 years
12 days ago
Job Description

Job Description

Financial Planning & Analysis Expert manages the long range plan, budget and forecast processes for the cluster / country, he/she is responsible for target setting, resource and challenge allocation, and monthly financial performance monitoring.

Business Controller supports the business units in setting strategy, decision making, provides insights & options that drive enhanced value creation, is part of the bid management process and helps the business to achieve targets through relevant and timely monitoring of results

Groip /Region Reporting

  • Meeting Group / Region reporting Deadlines as per the reporting timetable
  • Addressing Group / Region related queries
  • Preparation Group/ region related requirements, Swing, Ops Commentary, Pricing updates etc

Local Reporting

  • Monthly Cost allocation
  • Day 2 result analysis commentary for MD with various variation and explanation on variances
  • Monthly Dashboard for MD
  • Revenue reports to LOB for revenue comments
  • Balance Sheet Review
  • Other Corporate deliverables
  • Deployment of QMS System within Finance

Long Range Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Lead the planning process
  • Set the timetable, the agenda, the guidance, the tools & the process steps
  • Define and validate the set of key information to be planned and monitored
  • Coordination with the Business controllers for forecast reporting to SEAP
  • Validation of the forecast and reasons for variation against the trend
  • Ensuring an accurate intra forecast based upon revenues, margins and customer figures with the help of review with the Business controllers
  • Validation and Compilation of Budgeting activities as per Group reporting and Local Reporting requirements
  • Provide early warnings to management as soon as material deviations are detected and support and monitor corrective actions to be taken
  • Work Closely with Business controllers
  • Adopt, at all times, a safe behaviour by exercising due regard for the health and safety of SGS employees and clients, in line with SGS policies and procedures.
  • Comply, at all times, with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct

Finance Responsibilities

  • Group reporting requirements
  • Identify Loss makers and devising actions to bring in green
  • Tracking the deliverables to achieve Revenue and LC Targets
  • Monthly Revenue and LC comments and commentary for SEAP
  • Monitoring of Unbilled and WIP, Provisions
  • Support the Business team / Finance Team for completion of unresolved queries
  • Forecast Monitoring and maintaining accuracy against actual delivered
  • Facilitating Budget completion exercise
  • Control on various matrices allocation
  • Open PR and BOSS OM orders Monitoring

Business Partner Support

  • Part of the business unit management team contributing to strategy & decision making, whilst being a constructive challenger
  • Provide strategic input and financial support to commercial & operating issues (pricing, etc.), track and report financial information and identify activities which are below the required performance level and bring changes to improve them
  • Support the on-going review & maintenance of an adequate operational control environment over financial items with the SBU managers e.g. over site rental costs customer credits etc
  • Assist the management with Management of change requirements with necessary planning
  • Preparation and submission of Monthly dashboard

Business Cases

  • Gather all inputs from commercial & technical departments & external references
  • Review / challenge business case, present trade-offs and rank alternatives
  • Support senior management to take the appropriate decision
  • Identify ways to track actual results and carry out ex post analysis & propose recommendations.
  • Finance Support to Bid Management
  • Prepare CAPEX proposal and track the timely execution with deliverables
  • Execute profitability analysis of SGS offers and verify alignment with forecast
  • Negotiation with external stakeholders (i.e Suppliers and Clients)
  • Support with ad-hoc analysis to develop revenues, margins and return on investments

Target Setting, Planning, Performance Management & Monitoring

  • Monitor business unit performance against targets
  • Support business to identify, analyse, validate and implement remedy actions
  • Support FP&A and business in the planning process, whilst being a constructive challenger
  • Adopt, at all times, a safe behaviour by exercising due regard for the health and safety of SGS employees and clients, in line with SGS policies and procedures
  • Comply, at all times, with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct
  • Support the Cluster / Country GM Finance to define priorities and targets for the business
  • Drive the management reporting standardization by systematically using the Symphony solution
  • Provide input into individual target setting process ensuring these are linked to the agreed plan
  • Define the set of KPIs and information to be regularly monitored
  • Ensure an accurate intra forecast based upon revenues, margins and customer figures
  • Provide early warnings to management as soon as material deviations are detected
  • Support and monitor the implementation of corrective actions / initiatives

Finance Support to Bid Management

  • Execute profitability analysis of SGS offers and verify alignment with forecast
  • Support with ad-hoc analysis to develop revenues, margins and return on investments

Resources Allocation

  • Support the Cluster / Finance & Procurement Director with resource allocation (including Group challenges) across the Cluster / Country by preparing scenarios and evaluating risks and opportunities
  • Challenge business plans & request for resources through the Business Analyst

At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Degree in Business Management / Accounting or in the relevant technical subject
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a financial accounting or financial management role
  • Ability to prioritise, work to tight deadlines with a number of competing demands
  • Ability to plan and proactively manage time and resources
  • Able to lead and competently project manage a number of projects at any one time
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Staff supervisory experience
  • Proficient with MS Excel

Additional Information

  • Leadership
  • Analytical skills in finance and accounting.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills (all levels)
  • Highly organized with excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work and able to react effectively to a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work under own initiative and independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and to coordinate several activities simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively work with different people across the organization
  • Enthusiasm and perseverance
  • Good time management
  • Team player
  • Taking responsibility
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Quick and decisive
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Fosters innovation and change
  • Thinks strategically
  • Develops self and others
  • Delivers superior results

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