Brown-Forman Commercial Finance Analyst - Indonesia/Singapore/Malaysia/Indochina in Singapore, Singapore
Brown-Forman Asia is one of the operational units of the Brown-Froman International division. Asia presents one of the largest opportunities for Brown-Forman globally and is expected to continue to be one of the most significant growth contributors to the company. B-F Asia is composed of 19 countries with 100+ employees distributed across offices in 10 key mega-cities. Within B-F Asia, Southeast Asia (SEA) comprises 10 of those countries, with employees distributed across 4 cities. From a portfolio perspective, Asia is largely led by our flagship Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, presenting a large opportunity for our Super Premium portfolio of American Whiskeys and Single Malt Scotches.
Meaningful Work From Day One
The role will be to provide analytical support and reporting on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. This position will also assist in annual planning and quarterly forecasting and provide commercial finance support in driving revenue growth for the business management teams of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, East Timor, Indo-china (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) and SEA Home Office.
What You Will Experience
- Financial Analysis & Reporting
Monthly variance analysis of the P&L and business results, identifying key drivers with clear concise communication, identifying potential risks and opportunities. Participate in and lead financial aspects of monthly business reviews.
Supports regular and ad-hoc analysis to better understand the business and make informed decisions. Communicate analytical results with cross functional partners
Weekly and monthly depletion reporting. Coordinate with distributor and IT in automating and enhancing depletion reporting.
Provide support in managing the A&P budget by reviewing spend with sales and marketing managers, providing monthly A&P tracking, analysis and reporting
Review SG&A on a monthly basis; identify and communicate reasons for variances and follow-up action steps
Collaborate with the Accounting Manager in the monthly and quarterly accrual process
Support the preparation of presentations, analyses and documents
Work on improvement of reporting processes, data maintenance and insight collection
- Financial Planning and Forecasting
- Assists in annual planning and quarterly forecasting processes, providing analysis and collaborative support to the Sr Finance Manager and sales and marketing teams.
- Commercial Finance / Revenue Growth Management/ Analytical Insights
Maintain knowledge of external industry trends, utilizing data sources such as IWSR
Through hindsight analytics and forward looking scenario analysis, support decision making in areas such as volume, pricing, margin control, investment efficiency and new SKU introductions
Maintain and analyze price structures/value chain for each market, ensuring the structures properly reflect the current market conditions
Track, analyze and report on discounting and brand expense
Review performance vs. budgets/projections and to understand outstanding spend commitments
Act as key financial contact for distributor partners within assigned geographies, taking part in business reviews, planning meetings, trade visits
- Financial Management & Controllership:
Ensure our financial results are accurately reported.
Support the accounting team on the annual statutory filing of our Singapore branch office and all tax compliance filing by working effectively with PwC Audit and EY Tax in collaboration with accounting team
5 + years experience in similar positions
Experience in alcohol beverages or branded consumer products, at a multinational organization preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field
Demonstrated high level of proficiency in computer applications (Microsoft excel, powerpoint, G-Suite) as well experience in SAP and BI reporting.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects to completion by agreed deadlines.
Superior analytical and mathematical skills with ability to make sound business decisions
Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
Familiarity working with foreign currencies, exchange rates, and conversion factors.
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
Req ID: JR-00003001