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Regional FP&A Manager (APAC)

Experian is an Equal Opportunity Employer Including Disability/Veterans Job Number: 189657 Cyberjaya, Malaysia


The APAC Financial Planning & Analysis (FPA) team is the focal point for many of the region’s key financial processes such as MMC forecasts, Strategic Plan and Budget. It is an exciting and fast paced function with visibility across a number of business areas and senior stakeholders.FP&A Manager role is required to manage a team of FPA with 4 FTE and support various APAC FP&A activities, including global month-end reporting submission, global QPR submission, regional monthly forecasting process, annual budget process, strategic plan and other ad hoc reporting. The role will also be responsible for centralising additional activities into the KL centre and optimising these processes thereafter and embed high performance and empower culture. This role reports to Head of Global Finance Service Centre.Job DescriptionsManaging the team
  • Developing and managing the team performance on a daily basis.
  • Lead as a role model, you will instil a robust culture of knowledge sharing and working together as well as implementing clear metrics to measure the success of the overall team.
  • Manage Team KPI’s and to take accountability and ownership of issues that arise.
  • Knowledge transfer through training, coaching and mentoring across the team. Plan and prepare for Integrations and Improvements and build into objectives and accountability within the team.
Empower Advocate and Stakeholder Management
  • Lead on the momentum on workshops and be an empowerment advocate for the team.
  • Develop and coach analysts to increase efficiency and improve quality of output
  • Drive more work into KL team, (taking workload from country teams and other Corporate teams)
  • Liaise frequently with other managers in the team (based in country) to ensure that regional processes are being managed optimally
  • Regular calls with defined stakeholder to resolve outstanding actions. Feedback on team’s performance
  • Set a culture of Cross training and support across the other country reports/dashboard and align processes where possible
Financial Planning & Analysis Activities
  • Coordinate the annual budget/strategic planning/monthly forecast process and ensure that all regional/global deadlines are met
  • Build and maintain robust financial models for budgeting, strategic planning, financial management and analysis to support regional decision making.
  • Create executive ready PowerPoint presentations for various reporting needs including the APAC budget/Strategic planning presentation deck.
  • Create ad hoc financial analysis that provide analysis and insight to senior stakeholders.
  • Assist with preparation of APAC CFO/CEO presentations or financial performance packs (e.g. QPR/town hall presentations)
  • Continually identify process and reporting improvements that improves quality of deliverables in the finance function
  • Drive a culture of robust forecasting throughout the business by working with the countries to improve consistency and accuracy, especially in support of Finance 2020 / Transformation projects and initiatives

Knowledge, Experience & Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications The role is high-profile with frequent exposure to senior management (both in Finance and across the wider business). The successful applicant will need be presentable, confident and articulate. Ability to work to tight deadlines is a fundamental requirement.Education and Qualifications:
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant with strong university degree qualification. A member of internationally recognised accountancy qualification would be an advantage, i.e. CPA, ACA, CGMA (CIMA) or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a Financial Accounting or FP&A function (6+ years), including dealing with stakeholders in different global locations.
  • At least 5 years management experience with proven track record of change management and developing direct reports
Technical Knowledge:
  • Good knowledge of Oracle OBIEE and Noetix knowledge would be of an advantage
  • Knowledge of and experience using financial reporting systems (such as Hyperion Smartview) would be preferred
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel and PowerPoint)
Experiences & Skills:
  • Strong organisation and delegation skills
  • Proactive individual, with ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical skills- ability to think of pragmatic solutions to analytical challenges
  • High Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint – with an ability to build complex financial models and graphs
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Resilient and durable, able to maintain momentum in the face of obstacles and setbacks.
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in an effective manner.
  • Ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • Customer and output focused
  • Highly effective communication and presentation of propositions and solutions. Deliver and pitch ideas to a wide audience at different levels
  • Process efficiency approach to everything. Making manual processes or reports more automated/macro-driven.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a virtual regional team
The successful candidate will:
  • Gain a unique insight of the APAC strategic plan
  • Have the opportunity to support senior management
  • Develop modelling, forecasting & presentational skills.
  • Liaise with other functional areas such as Sales, Delivery, Marketing and HR.
  • Have the opportunity to develop a strong network of contacts across the entire business.
From a career path perspective, this role being in the regional hub, could lead to other opportunities for the individual down the line either within the regional finance team; or in the business.