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Finance Business Partner



Accounting & Finance
Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia · Malaysia
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

Job Title: Finance Business Partner

Job Purpose: Mainly focused in FP&A and working with local and Indonesia market business teams in providing Financial Analytics.



  • Act as Finance Business Partner to designated regional units. Drive constructive collaboration, propagate clear goals and expectations, manage effectively to describe and deliver financial objectives. Share accountability for business performance.

  • Where relevant, be actively aware of the Commercial pipeline (local & GI) and support the deployment of GRO-endorsed pricing approval (PA) models. Be actively concerned that Commercial pipeline controls operate effectively. Participate in Opportunity Review Board discussions when required. Collaborate with the APAC Commercial FBP team to evaluate and report revenue pipeline (book-to-bill) status, opportunity pipeline performance and the booking soutlook.

  • Collaborate with the APAC Commercial and APAC Operations FBP teams - and directly with global business unit and functional stakeholders as may be needed from time to time - to deploy, establish and maintain management processes and working business models that coordinate and collate:

  • Strategic planning;

  • Growth projections, capacity& capital expenditure planning and cash planning & management;

  • Annual budgeting and multi-year planning(MVP); and

  • Monthly & Quarterly forecasting with structured assessment of risks & opportunities.

  • As the context of the role demands, support and/or provide routine reporting of financial results. Draw on and assimilate 'report on a page' or 'vital signs' style resources promoted by the Commercial FBP and Operations FBP teams to show: (i) a coherent mix of leading and lagging performance metrics; (ii) linkages to the underlying drivers of financial results; and (iii) measures of confidence around completeness.

  • Conduct variance analysis and other ad hoc investigations which provide the business with accurate and clear insights to: (i) identify and evaluate performance in comparison to strategic imperatives and budgeting objectives; and (ii) determine issues/countermeasures and assess risks/opportunities. Follow up issues to maintain awareness in the business and promote solutions.

  • Collaborate as required in the preparation and presentation of formal Business Review requirements and supply required inputs to country, cluster, regional and global stakeholders.

  • Contribute to the production of business investment and capital expenditure cases, ensuring due diligence in the assessment of variables and determination of modelling inputs.

  • Support and assist the propagation of initiatives, standards and protocols designed to sustain and grow profitability.

  • Support pricing and revenue management programs as required from time to time.


Consistent with the context of the Finance Business Partnering or FP&A role:

  • Appropriately and actively engage and co-operate with both:

  • C&A (Control & Accounting, through Cluster Controllership) in relation toExecution of accounting period close procedures and compilation of accounting records in compliance with group accounting policies and internal controls, US GAAP and SOX requirements.

  • Meeting all local compliance requirements:statutory financial reporting; taxation; prudential controls; other regulatory requirements.

  • Facilitating external and internal audit relationships, supporting audit projects and following through on audit issues.

  • Tracking Shared Services, KPl's, managing service delivery and maintaining quality. Maintenance of the balance sheet.

Management of cash resources (including consistent engagement with A2C to maximise cash collection and minimise bad debt), forecast cash flow and maintain funding to ensure the company can meet its commitments as and when they fall due.

  • Relevant Global Finance CoE's (e.g. A2C, GRO FP&A, treasury, tax, global real estate) to streamline or bolster local capability, including through adoption of best practice policies, data gathering protocols, transaction systems and operating procedures.

  • Be actively concerned that procurement and payables processes and systems operate to: optimise OpEx & CapEx; enforce required delegations of authority for requisitioning expenditure; match invoices to properly authorised requisitions or other validation prior to payment; and minimise transaction processing costs.



  • Minimum of 3 years of intermediate to advanced FP&A experience in a sizeable organisation with divisional structures

  • Demonstrable data analysis, financial management reporting and financial performance evaluation skills

  • Demonstrable experience supporting Commercial and Operations leaders and collaborating to successfully drive financial performance

  • Up to date working understanding of core accounting standards and essential financial accounting and internal control concepts

  • Experience designing, implementing and improving financial systems andprocesses

Skills & style:

  • High standards of accuracy and integrity: supports initiatives to drive revenue and grow the business while promoting orderly, controlled execution.

  • Leadership - orchestrate planning and forecasting processes across multiple functions.

  • Systematic, data-driven and results oriented: able to logically assimilate a variety of data points, manage a budget and help others do the same, execute and get things done without close supervision.

  • Well-developed financial planning & analysis competency, with a demonstrable ability to deconstruct problems and engage others in the development of actionable solutions.

  • Strong technology skills (Google Workspace with high spreadsheeting proficiency, good working knowledge of mainstream ERP and planning & analysis system concepts and processes.

  • Understanding of matrixed organisation structure and how to work successfully in such an environment.

  • Developing ability to articulate performance expectations and hold others accountable in a collaborative and constructive manner.

Category: Finance

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