FP&A Manager - Richemont

Recruiter
Richemont
Location
Sydney, Australia
Posted
09 Nov 2020
Closes
11 Dec 2020
Ref
26496-en_US
Function
Finance
Level
Manager
Richemont

Please note that Australia presently has visa and border limitations in place.

MAIN PURPOSE
This individual will be responsible for financial quarterly forecast, annual budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects for Richemont regional functions and Brands. S/he will provide financial consulting and strategic support to management including preparing presentations, financial presentations, capital expenditure analysis, brand capital investment feasibility analysis, and other adhoc projects. This function acts as the analytical engine of the company to provide insights and support 'optimal' business decision making. The position reports to the Finance and Admin Director.

BRAND/FUNCTION IN-CHARGE
• Oversee, provide guidance and manage direct reports
• Richemont Brands (2-3 Brands)
• Oversee, provide guidance and managing other Richemont brands (2-3 Brands)
• Manage general functions related to Richemont entity maintenance & reporting

REPORTING STRUCTURE
Reports directly to the Finance and Admin Director Australia
Dotted line report to the Head of FP&A South Asia who is based in Singapore
Supervise 2 Brand / Business Controllers

MAIN ACTIVITIES
Budgeting and Planning:
• Set planning calendar with brand/dept heads accordingly to HQ & Regional management calendar
• Deliver overall budgeting, monthly rolling, quarterly (LE), and "Year to Go" forecasting process timely and accurately by leading discussions and reviewing assumptions with brand/dept heads
• Provide financial projections & analysis from discussions with brand/dept heads based on sound assumptions throughout the process with compliance to accounting standards and Group's financial policy & guidelines
• Provide support in the preparation of Business plan presentation to HQ / Region (Strategic Marketing Plan / Budget Presentation)
• SAP SEM Light Planning system input & reporting to Business Control during budget and forecast periods
Strategic Planning/Business Support
• Evaluate new ventures (risks and opportunities) for boutiques /investment projects with 5-year plans & break-even analysis via (RECP/CAR)
• Drive & lead financial projects and initiatives locally accordingly to regional and group direction, ensuring financial visibility and controls are well respected

Ensure project strategies & plans are prepared with strict compliance of HQ / Group's reporting & approval requirements
• Stay abreast with the operations & activities for close partnership with brand, assisting the brand to manage the business more efficiently & effectively
• Monitor & track actual costs of investment projects vs CAR/Lease/Investment approved plan/ 5-year plan)
• Monitor completion & performance of projects vs 5-year plan
Commercial Support and Analysis:
• Manage the monthly performance reporting process to ensure data integrity, quality analysis & commentaries with strong business focus
• Supervise the preparation of the monthly reports for management review and initiate regular discussion meetings
• Prepare schedules/reports for prompt & accurate update by Accounts for closing
• Prepare schedules/reports on actual performance with variance analysis &/or commentaries for brand/dept
• Prepare EXCO presentation & schedules for HQ/Region/Local Management

Corporate Compliance
• IAS/IFRS compliance work
• Work closely with Internal Control team (Group Internal Audit, Regional/Local Compliance team) to ensure brand's adherence to internal control requirement and adequate documentation of controls & processes
• Identify risk areas specific to the brand and work with Regional Compliance Manager to close the gap
Staff Management
• Lead and organise workflow & resources required to meet expectations & timelines of the region and Group HQ
• Develop and maintain high performance teams in a dynamic and complex environment, coupled with regular meeting/updates, and staff performance reviews
• Be a good mentor & role model, coach team members to facilitate career development and succession planning
• Encourage good communication amongst team members & with all colleagues

Other tasks:
• Active participation to Regional / Transversal projects initiated by APAC or South Asia FP&A organization.
• Participate in stock count & other control compliance activities as and when required

KEY COMPETENCIES
• Strong relationship management, excellent interpersonal & communication skills and influencing skills particularly with business professionals
• Positive and can-do attitude, curiosity and a taste for challenges
• Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving capability
• Ability to work in a highly matrix organization with stakeholders from all levels and functional units
• Ability to work accurately with a strong attention to detail
• Good organisational and prioritisation skills
• Ability to challenge the status quo and propose improvement opportunities

REQUIREMENTS
• Degree and professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA / CA qualified)
• Minimum 3 years' experience in a financial planning and experience in accounting/auditing would be advantageous
• Strong experience or knowledge of SAP and technical accounting
• Strong commercial sense and with business partnering experience
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in the use of Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience in a retail business would be advantageous
• Good spoken and written English

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