Brown-Forman Commercial Financial Analyst in Thailand
Assist the Finance Manager Thailand providing financial management support and analytical insights to the business management teams in Thailand. This role is responsible for support and preparing reports, analysis and working with data for marketing, sales, finance and other departments of BF Thailand.
Financial Planning & Analysis:
Support Finance Manager in building and loading annual budget and subsequent projections into B-F planning systems. This includes thoroughly understanding B-F planning processes and systems and ensuring data is submitted timely and accurately. This also includes managing communication with internal stakeholders.
Support Finance Manager in identifying and explaining key drivers for variances vs. last year and vs. budget/projections, including monthly assessment of risks and upsides vs. the latest projection.
Support with the preparation of presentations, analyses and documents, including White Papers, relating to the budgets, projections and long term plans as requested by Finance Manager
Support supply chain processes by ensuring alignment of forecasted volumes, by monitoring inventory levels, and by maintaining close working relationships with distributors and B-F supply chain teams.
Preparing price chains
Commercial Support and Analytical Insights:
Providing commercial support by preparation of sales data realization
Maintain knowledge of external industry trends, utilizing data sources such as Nielsen and IWSR as requested by teams
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, ensuring the structures properly reflect the current market conditions, (transfer prices, margins, shelf pricing, taxes, etc.).
Support with Financial Management & Controllership:
Support Finance Manager in tracking, analyzing and reporting on discounting, brand expense and SG&A spending to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are informed and remain within budgets/projections.
Work with internal and external accounting teams to ensure our financial results are accurately reported (proper expense classification within the P&L line items, properly supported accruals, monitoring of receivables, etc.).
Support with setting up and monitoring internal controls
Reporting and analysis:
Perform monthly management reporting and review.
Work on improvement of reporting processes, data maintenance and insight collection together with Finance Manager
Keep key stakeholders up to date with reporting tools and collect feedback for further development
Ad hoc projects:
- Provide ad hoc support for teams on special projects, such as RTC reviews, systems implementations, global projects roll out etc. as needed
Qualifications & Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field.
5 or more years of experience in Finance
Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently based on logical assumptions and factual information.
Advanced PC skills, including Excel and Power Point.
Demonstrated ability to handle projects to completion by agreed deadlines.
Fluent business English, both speaking and writing.
Experience with SAP and BW (or similar software)
Experience of managing major projects to completion
Experience with process improvement
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-00001103