Finance Business Partner

  • Competitive
  • Beijing, Beijing Shi, China
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Experian Singapore
  • 26 May 19

Finance Business Partner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Monthly forecast and closing

  • Assist FBP manager to articulate monthly rolling forecast (MMC, including HYMMC)
    • Review with GBL leaders to gain a full understanding of the key commercial trading issues and convert to financials
    • Articulate, monitor, and highlight the financial impact of all known salient business opportunities and risks in a concise and well-documented manner
    • Formulate business advice as concluded by forecast result for the next 6-9 months
    • Continuously improve MMC process to ensure comprehensiveness of information presented for country level management review
    • Leverage system tools to improve MMC ground-work process, including closely monitoring pipeline profile and key contracting progress
    • Ensure overall MMC data quality and timely submission
  • Participate in monthly closing for the Business Lines/Units
    • Prior to closing, work with business team to track post MMC follow up actions to ensure delivery of current month forecast result
    • Work with Financial Accounting Group to understand closing variances and underlying reasons for forecast inaccuracy
    • Propose to country finance leadership and after approval action on ad hoc measures prior to closing completion
    • Complete closing pack with FBP manager to country FD sign off
2. Mid-term and long-term business planning
  • Primarily responsible for Business Lines/Units budget and Strategic Planning, from information collection to deliverable submission
  • Ensure information collection completeness which should include both function input
  • Keep tracking follow up actions post to Budgeting
3. Country and Business Lines management information Assist FBP manager to articulate key business analysis information for management
  • Revenue insight
    • Actual revenue analysis (including timing, volume, and price) by key account/contract, by product, by client tier and by vertical market, against forecast and against budget
    • Utilise existing system tools (Salesforce, Sales Insight, Oracles, Hyperion etc) and supplement manual analysis where necessary to provide adequate revenue insights
  • Cost insight
    • Actual cost analysis by key cost drivers against forecast and against budget
    • Utilise existing system tools and supplement manual analysis where necessary to provide adequate cost insights
  • Margin insight
    • Perform concise actual product profitability and key account profitability of business lines/units for country management review
  • Functional performance measurement
    • provide monthly functional trading result update and KPI comparison
  • Ad hoc information analysis to support necessary management information needs
4. Sales productivity
  • Financial planning side input on the policy of performance linked staff costs, such as sales commission, to ensure policy within budget limit unless additionally approved
  • Provide support to sales operation team of monthly sales performance and commission calculation
5. Other work required from country finance as a team
• hands-on/detailed work attitude; strong business acumen
• excellent analytics skills and excel financial modelling
• at least 5 years working experience in MNC in-house finance or 3 years' experience in big 4 firms
• Good communication, information collection and performance tracking skills and strong collaboration ability
• Good presentation and excellent written (and communication) skills in both English and Chinese (Mandarin)
• Enthusiasm and flexibility to take lead and initiative for continuous improvement
• International CPA firms, FP&A or finance business partner experience a plus
• Hyperion and Oracle reporting tools experiences would be advantage