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Title:  Financial Planning & Analysis Specialist - Marketing & Sales

Job ID:  77581
Country:  Philippines
City:  BGC, Taguig City
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced
Location: 

BGC, Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634

 

We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International and we believe in freedom.

 

We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. In fact, we’ve spent the last 20 years innovating, creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries. But our business isn’t just business. Our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe when they’re free to be themselves, grow, travel, and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. 


That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend. And why we’ve been awarded Global Top Employer status, six years running.
 

So when you’re ready to choose a career you’ll love, in a company you’ll love, feel free to #JoinTheIdea. (Learn more: jti.com)

WHAT THIS POSITION IS ABOUT - PURPOSE

To support the M&S function, Commercial Finance Manager (M&S / RRP), and FP&A Director in the area of financial planning, reporting and analysis through: (1) Review and approval of marketing initiatives (2) Financial analysis of actuals and month end / year end monitoring of spend (3) Ongoing budget monitoring and planning submissions  (4) Business Partnering for compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures and driving financial awareness  (5) Ad hoc tasks as requested

 

This role is expected to understand business context and incorporate necessary financial analysis to contribute to sound decision making in M&S.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO - RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Review and Approval of Marketing Initiatives

  • Business partnering with M&S team on proposal of marketing initiatives 
  • Analytical checks on financial impact of marketing initiatives
  • Ensuring within budget and subsequent approval through system, raise concerns to Commercial Finance Manager M&S and FP&A Director as necessary
  • Liaise with other finance team such as Sales Finance and Internal Controls to seek alignment within Finance on M&S 
  • Support FP&A Director on projects to enhance the system and controls surrounding M&S spending e.g. OPB system enhancement, Premium items

 

Month End / Year End Actuals monitoring and analysis

  • Monitor month end closing entries for M&S, and ensure entries are completely and accurately recorded in conjunction with Entity Finance team
  • Closely monitor YE closing plan delivery and raise timely any variances for corrective actions
  • Complete analysis of M&S actuals analysis by sub function timely and accurately
  • Maintain and improve data collection, input and maintain WBS structure to enable automated reporting
  • Deliver analysis to M&S and partner with them to resolve any queries they have and make corrections where necessary
  • Raise matters to attention of Commercial Finance M&S Manager and FP&A Director e.g., exceeding budgets

 

Corporate Planning submission requirements 

  • Collaborate with Commercial Finance Manager and M&S partners to deliver plan in line with Regional / Corporate timelines and guidelines
  • Design templates for data input and guide business partners to completion together with Commercial Finance M&S Manager
  • Check all details and raise questions to ensure deep understanding and quality of plan submissions
  • Prepare data for system upload by Market Planning
  • Work with Commercial Finance M&S Manager on preparation of decks to explain plan numbers to FP&A Director and Finance Director
  • Encourage continuous budget review through linkage of actuals analysis versus latest plans

 

Business Partnering for compliance with Corporate Policies and Procedures and driving financial awareness

  • Work with M&S function on BAP Memo as required under JTI Operating Guidelines
  • Proactively discuss with M&S partners to ensure BAP Memo raised in sufficient time ahead of any commitments 
  • Prepare and / or review financial analysis attached to the memo
  • Ensure concise and quality explanations to minimize questions and ensure speed of approval
  • Educate M&S partners on finance topics for non finance teams
  • Examples include but not limited to gross margin impact of different programs, appropriate time to do goods receipt, monitoring of premium items inventory

 

Ad hoc projects or analysis

  • Perform any other relevant tasks given by the Commercial Finance Manager (M&S / RRP) and FP&A Director according to needs of the business

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR - REQUIREMENTS:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting a must, CPA not required
  • 3-5 years professional experience in multinational FMCG company or Auditing Firm, with experience in (1)  Financial forecasting and modelling, (2)  Budget monitoring and communications, (3)  Financial reporting and analysis
  • Possess effective verbal and written English communication skills
  • Must have strong skills in MS Excel and exposure in SAP and BW
  • Sound understanding of P&L and how initiatives translate to results in P&L
  • Able to manage deadlines under tight time pressure
  • Ability to work with high level of details and also see bigger picture
  • Adaptable to changing requirements of the business

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.

 

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS - RECRUITMENT PROCESS:

  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline

 


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