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Title:  FP&A Associate Manager - Market Planning (Taipei)

Job ID:  77701
Country:  Taiwan
City:  Taipei
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taipei, TPQ, TW, 0000


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FP&A Associate Manager - Market Planning will manage the Market P&L planning process covering OL, LE, SRP and ASP planning cycles and provide analysis on Market P&L to Management, Region and Corporate. The incumbent will work closely with the FP&A Manager - Market Planning and peers to ensure appropriate assumptions and completeness of information are used and reflected in the planning cycles which includes OL, LE, SRP, ASP and any adhoc Management request. The incumbent is responsible to ensure financial forecast is completed timely, accurately and with high level of quality, which includes reporting requirements to Region and Corporate in TM1, GPM and IBP systems


What will you do?

  • You will manage Market P&L planning and submission, provide analytical support on Market P&L, analyze Market P&L performance for actual and forecast result for Management review
    1. Review and check posting transactions before period closing to ensure entirety of posting for the period and prepare Market P&L draft by WD2.
    2. Perform actual vs. plan analysis to identify areas of focus or improvement and suggest corrective action points for Management consideration
    3. Prepare monthly corporate submission reports such as CFO Volume and Financial Briefs which includes the variance analysis and narratives
    3. Review and maintain pricing file to ensure the data in SAP and forecast cycle is aligned and accurate
  • Work closely with Entity Planning Team and Business Planning Team to ensure sufficient lead time to meet Region and Corporate submission deadlines
  • Coordinate deadlines for each planning cycles requirements, follow up with respective functions to ensure relevant information is available on timely basis
  • Review and validate forecast input to ensure correctness and completeness of planning requirement
  • Align Region and Corporate reporting standards/formats and ensure changes and all requirements are fully reflected in financial forecast
  • Responsible for ensuring a smooth Market P&L Planning submission in TM1, GPM and IBP
  •  Ensure update-to-date structure and assumptions are reflected which include but not limited to SKUs, Profit Center, Pricing Structure, Excise Tax and VMC
  • Maintain efficient planning model and process; and seek continuous improvement on the model and process
  • Work to establish a structural analytical approach in reviewing the output in Excel planning model against the output in TM1, focus of necessary check points to ensure correctness and completeness of financial result
  • Work to establish more analysis dimension to support Management decision making and to further understanding the key drivers in area such as Market P&L (total market and by brand family; reported and management); Profitability Analysis (by brand family and brand styles); Variance Analysis; and Scenario to Scenario comparisons and Roadmap
  • Have a clear understanding of CO and FI module; Market P&L and Entity P&L; Market FCF and Entity FCF; group and local GAAP; and statutory ledger and tax ledger reporting difference to ensure proper information flow for market planning process
  • Support team members in resolving day-to-day related planning and reporting matters


Who are we looking for?

  • A Bachelor / University Degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent. Preferably with professional accounting qualification
  • Fluent in English and Mandarin 
  • Has at least 5 years of financial planning and reporting experience, primarily in Market P&L planning process covering OL, LE, SRP and ASP planning cycles within a multi-national company
  • Has good knowledge of IFRS, local GAAP, statutory ledger, and tax ledger
  • Has good knowledge of S4HANA functionalities and MS Office applications
  • Proven team player, can effectively communicate with various organizational functions
  • Has good presentation skills, flexible, and has the ability to manage deadlines under pressure
  • Willing to work in Taipei, Taiwan



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