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Brown-Forman Finance Director Emerging Asia/IMENA in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Leads, directs, develops and administers the financial activities of the Emerging Asia and IMENA Region including the local/country finance teams. As the Finance lead for the Region, provides advice, counsel and leadership on key business issues to the VP & Managing Director and the leadership teams of the markets within the Region. This includes strategy, business planning, forecasting, analytics, financial controls, business processes and distribution structures. Takes ownership for the financial strategies, reporting and analysis for the region and oversees the whole range of accounting, tax, treasury, and financial issues related to various distribution models in the Region

. Strategic Planning

  • Serves as the key advisor to the VP & Managing Director and the leadership teams of markets in the Region. Performs analyses, interprets business results & trends, and recommends strategic initiatives to drive growth in revenue, reduce costs, and grow profit.

  • Identifies opportunities for sales and profit improvement and leads development of long-term strategic plans.

  • Develops and drives the analysis to support the long-range planning process with regional leadership through the diagnoses of current business performance, development of comprehensive financial models and a strategic roadmap of “how to achieve the goals”.

  • Participates in and formalizes short and long range planning in areas of possible growth, expansion and new profit opportunities.

2. Financial Analysis, Commercial Support and Operation Effectiveness

  • Establishes procedures and systems necessary for concise, accurate, periodic financial reports on a timely basis on Region results and financial position.

  • Appraises the Region’s financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports.

  • Oversees the business analytics function – coordinates key projects/initiatives with corporate groups and builds analytical capability within the Region

  • Develops and administers bonus plans for Region and countries within it

  • Prepares financial analysis, capital budgeting requests and provides analytical support to commercial initiatives and country businesses.

  • Identifies cost improvement opportunities and works with broader cross functional teams to capture financial benefits and operational efficiencies.

3. Budget and Forecast

  • Issues accurate financial forecasts on the current state of the business measured against the on-going business updates with BF executive leadership on a timely basis along with the appropriate qualitative / quantitative analysis and recommendations.

  • Oversees the budgeting and forecasting processes and interpretation and presentation of such information.

4. Internal Controls

  • Ensures all appropriate financial controls and legal/regulatory requirements are properly followed and certify the Region’s results quarterly for Sarbanes-Oxley purposes.

  • Works with Accounting, Credit and Transactions (ACT) to develop policies and procedures for the establishment and maintenance of proper internal controls surrounding financial results throughout the Emerging Asia and IMENA markets, including compliance with corporate policies.

  • Works with IT and Business Intelligence teams to develop management reporting and analytical tools to control the business as well as improve efficiency in all areas of the commercial business.

5. Pricing Structures

  • Oversees pricing and associated cost structures of brands throughout the region and takes charge of pricing structures where particular distribution model exists.

  • Owns revenue growth management initiatives in the Region – analyzing margin improvement opportunities, setting objectives, identifying initiatives to reach objectives

6. Supply Chain

  • Supports the coordination of Supply Chain functions with other functional areas (accounting, operations, financial analysis, etc.).

7. Team Management & Development

  • Provides leadership and direction to Regional and country Finance teams.

  • Acts as a role model of B-F values and culture.

  • Leads a diverse and inclusive culture where different perspectives are encouraged and individuals feel connected and valued.

  • Builds and develops bench strength to fuel Brown-Forman regionally and globally with ready talent.

  • Supports team development by providing opportunities and coaching to the team with on-going appreciative & constructive feedback.

  • Participates in talent initiatives to build talents for short & long term, i.e. Talent Review, Performance Growth Planning, etc.

  • Engages the team in company’s visions and directions and motivate them to make active contribution. . Strategic Planning

  • Serves as the key advisor to the VP & Managing Director and the leadership teams of markets in the Region. Performs analyses, interprets business results & trends, and recommends strategic initiatives to drive growth in revenue, reduce costs, and grow profit.

  • Identifies opportunities for sales and profit improvement and leads development of long-term strategic plans.

  • Develops and drives the analysis to support the long-range planning process with regional leadership through the diagnoses of current business performance, development of comprehensive financial models and a strategic roadmap of “how to achieve the goals”.

  • Participates in and formalizes short and long range planning in areas of possible growth, expansion and new profit opportunities.

  • 2. Financial Analysis, Commercial Support and Operation Effectiveness

  • Establishes procedures and systems necessary for concise, accurate, periodic financial reports on a timely basis on Region results and financial position.

  • Appraises the Region’s financial position and issues periodic financial and operating reports.

  • Oversees the business analytics function – coordinates key projects/initiatives with corporate groups and builds analytical capability within the Region

  • Develops and administers bonus plans for Region and countries within it

  • Prepares financial analysis, capital budgeting requests and provides analytical support to commercial initiatives and country businesses.

  • Identifies cost improvement opportunities and works with broader cross functional teams to capture financial benefits and operational efficiencies.

  • 3. Budget and Forecast

  • Issues accurate financial forecasts on the current state of the business measured against the on-going business updates with BF executive leadership on a timely basis along with the appropriate qualitative / quantitative analysis and recommendations.

  • Oversees the budgeting and forecasting processes and interpretation and presentation of such information.

  • 4. Internal Controls

  • Ensures all appropriate financial controls and legal/regulatory requirements are properly followed and certify the Region’s results quarterly for Sarbanes-Oxley purposes.

  • Works with Accounting, Credit and Transactions (ACT) to develop policies and procedures for the establishment and maintenance of proper internal controls surrounding financial results throughout the Emerging Asia and IMENA markets, including compliance with corporate policies.

  • Works with IT and Business Intelligence teams to develop management reporting and analytical tools to control the business as well as improve efficiency in all areas of the commercial business.

  • 5. Pricing Structures

  • Oversees pricing and associated cost structures of brands throughout the region and takes charge of pricing structures where particular distribution model exists.

  • Owns revenue growth management initiatives in the Region – analyzing margin improvement opportunities, setting objectives, identifying initiatives to reach objectives

  • 6. Supply Chain

  • Supports the coordination of Supply Chain functions with other functional areas (accounting, operations, financial analysis, etc.).

  • 7. Team Management & Development

  • Provides leadership and direction to Regional and country Finance teams.

  • Acts as a role model of B-F values and culture.

  • Leads a diverse and inclusive culture where different perspectives are encouraged and individuals feel connected and valued.

  • Builds and develops bench strength to fuel Brown-Forman regionally and globally with ready talent.

  • Supports team development by providing opportunities and coaching to the team with on-going appreciative & constructive feedback.

  • Participates in talent initiatives to build talents for short & long term, i.e. Talent Review, Performance Growth Planning, etc.

  • Engages the team in company’s visions and directions and motivate them to make active contribution.

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

Business Area: Global Finance

City: Hong Kong

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Country: HKG

Req ID: JR-00000856

Brown-Forman Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. It is the policy of Brown-Forman Corporation to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all employees and potential employees without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status.

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