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Brown-Forman Senior Finance Analyst, Ukraine & DgE East in Ukraine

Scope:

This role is to provide financial management support and analytical insight to the Ukraine business and Developing Europe East cluster. The holder of this role will have full financial responsibility of Ukraine and act as a second hand to DgE East Finance Manager on several aspects of financial management of DgE East Cluster; specifically in achievement of profit growth targets of Ukraine and the East cluster focusing in the areas of volume, pricing, profitability, cost management and investment effectiveness among others.

Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

  • Work very closely with the country team to manage Ukraine P&L topline and bottomline, acting as the main point of contact on finance related issues.

  • Achieve a deep understanding of Ukraine business and give support to the team in areas such as pricing, margin control, new SKU creation, performance evaluation, brand investment opportunities.

  • Provide monthly management analysis and insights for the Ukraine Leadership Team and help DgE East FM for the East cluster; track, analyze and report on discounting and brand expense to ensure that internal and external stakeholders are informed and remain within budgets/projections.

  • Participate in and lead financial aspects of monthly business reviews (MBRs) with DEAR region on Ukraine -and on DgE East as needed.

  • 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.).

  • Perform annual distributor margin reconciliations for Ukraine and help as needed DgE East cluster bonus reconciliations.

Budget, Projection and Long Term Planning Processes:

For Ukraine full responsibility, and support on DgE East as needed:

  • Design, maintenance and loading of the Annual Budgets and projections throughout the year.

  • Responsible for timely submission and integrity of data input throughout planning & monthly projections.

  • Identify and explain key drivers for variances vs. last year and vs. budget/projections.

  • Monthly assessment of Outlook upsides and downsides, risks and opportunities vs. the latest projection.

  • Support the development of long-term strategic plans and multi-year investment case proposals.

  • Independently work with Europe Financial Planning and Analysis Team as needed to resolve issues.

  • Support the preparation of presentations, analyses and documents, including White Papers, relating to the Budgets and Projections.

Commercial Support and Analytical Insights:

  • Interact with distributor finance teams, take part in business reviews with the distributor, understand and keep the pulse on the overall business through trade visits.

  • Maintain knowledge of external industry trends, utilizing data sources such IWSR.

  • Maintain and analyze price structures/value chain for each market, ensuring the structures properly reflect the current market conditions (transfer prices, margins, shelf pricing, taxes, etc.).

  • Through utilizing Revenue Growth Management tools and scenario analysis, support decision making in areas such as volume, pricing, margin control, investment efficiency and new SKU introductions.

Brand Spend and SG&A Control:

  • Track A&P spend to ensure that the Marketing teams (or) distributors are within permitted spend.

  • Provide projections for the area SG&A cost centers during planning and forecast as needed throughout the year.

  • Analyze monthly SG&A reports to heads of department and perform quarterly reviews with them to track YTD spend and ensure there is no full year overspend.

Ad hoc projects:

  • Provide ad hoc support to DgE East cluster on special projects; such as RTC reviews, systems implementations, market deep dives and strategic plan developments, etc.

Must Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or a related field with at least 5 years post qualification experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions independently based on logical assumptions and factual information.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects to completion by agreed deadlines.

  • Experience with computer applications in accounting, budgeting and valuation techniques; in particular advanced PC skills incl. G-Suite, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Familiar working with foreign currencies, exchange rates, and conversion factors.

  • Fluency in Russian and English language.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience in the wine and spirits industries or FMCG.

  • Experience with SAP and BW.

  • Experience of managing major projects to completion.

Skills:

  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically

  • Superior analytical and mathematical skills with ability to make sound business decisions

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills

  • Sound judgment

  • Influencing skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Great customer focus

  • Adaptability to change

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Business Area: Global Finance

City:

State: Kiev

Country: UKR

Req ID: JR-00000956

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