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Title:  FP&A Manager - Entity Planning (Taipei)

Job ID:  51781
Country:  Taiwan
City:  Taipei
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taipei, TPQ, TW, 0000


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FP&A Manager - Entity Planning


FP&A Manager - Entity Planning is primarily responsible for managing the 2 Taiwan legal entities: 1252 and 1359 financial planning function. The incumbent will manage entity planning process covering PMM / LE / TDT and A&SP planning cycle to provide structured analytical information and support on entity performance management measure to Taiwan management team. The incumbent is responsible to prepare entity performance report and supporting analysis to optimize entity earnings and free cash flow management efforts and ensure entity financial performance is analyzed at highest levels, this includes monthly actuals, PMMs, LEs, TDT, ASP and any adhoc management request. S/he is tasked to build up the JTI entity planning knowledge, understand JTI market-entity structure and responsibilities flow as to ensure proper planning needs. The incumbent is required to train and retain entity planning talent.


What will you do?


  • You will manage entity financial planning and reporting function, review and provide analytical support on entity working capital management, FCF performance for actual and forecast result for management review
    1. Perform structural actual vs. plan analysis to identify areas of focus/improvement and provide proper financial report (entity P&L and FCF) for management review
    2. Review result variance vs. plan, highlight area of focus/improvement for management review and propose corrective action points for management consideration
    3. align corporate reporting standards/formats, work closely with finance colleagues to ensure consistency in report standard between market and Region/HQ requirement.  It is important to ensure consistency of data/information flow to/from market to HQ/Region
  • You will manage entity financial planning process: PMM/LE/A&SP
    1. Work with Market Planning Manager to incorporate entity planning timelines to ensure sufficient lead time to meet Region/Corporate reporting deadlines
    2. Coordinate deadlines in conjunction with each planning cycles requirement, following up with respective functions to ensure relevant information is available on timely basis 
    3. Review and validate forecast input to ensure correctness and completeness of planning requirement
    4. Establish entity planning flow to ensure each and every block is completed properly to compile the entity financial for submission 
    5. Align corporate reporting standards/formats, ensure changes/requirement is fully reflected in entity financial forecast
    6. Responsible for ensuring a smooth cross entity planning submission flow in BW: Intercompany, SPFG, Globcon (EAM)
  • You will manage market and factory finished goods/NTMs inventory flow, position to take charge of entity financial forecast
    1. liaise closely with logistic team to ensure update information/change is capture on timely basis
    2. coordinate closely with logistic and market FP&A team on SKUs planning for LE/ASP IVCP and SPFG submission to ensure targeted information/data flow from these GSC system to IFMR to avoid unnecessary surprises that will impact entity working capital/FCF performance
    3. liaise closely with factory finance to incorporate most updated business changes in each planning cycle, take effort to avoid last minutes surprises at quarter end and year end close
  • You will optimize market related planning input through TM1 planning model - Work with team member link relevant market related data inflow from TM1: P&L lines, customer gross sales for account receivable forecast, sales volume for inventory planning need etc. Manage Region/Corporate reporting requirement in excel base template and BW: FCF submission, complete entity data submission in BW for LE and AP planning cycle.Prepare entity cash-flow submission to Corporate, be able to review plan vs. actual variance trend to improve the forecast quality
  • Have a clear view/understanding of different JTI financial ledger: group reporting/local GAAP and tax ledger, understand the systematic differences between SAP CO/FI, market/entity structure and reporting needs. Lead and support team member in resolving day-to-day related planning/reporting matters, establish team goal in achieving a good performance standard and provide proper training and work to retain market FP&A knowledge


Who are we looking for?


  • A Bachelor / University Degree in Business or equivalent. Preferably with professional accounting qualification
  • Has at least 5-7 years of financial planning and reporting experience within a multi-national FMCG environment
  • Has good knowledge of IFRS, USGAAP and local GAAP
  • Has good knowledge on SAP HANA functionalities and MS Office applications
  • Proven team player, can effectively communicate with various organizational functions
  • Has good presentation skills. Creative, flexible and has customer-oriented attitude
  • Fluent in English and Chinese languages
  • Strong command of MS PowerPoint and Excel
  • Willing to work at Taipei, Taiwan




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