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Finance Analyst - Overheads

Job ID: R-15190 Category: Finance Location: City of Taguig, Metro Manila Date posted: 05/21/2021
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Main Purpose

The Finance Analyst - Overheads role is to deliver:

  • Operational excellence in Overhead month end close & reporting by ensuring integrity of the data
  • Tight control on Overhead spend including SC Overhead, Local Overhead, OTI, Restructuring and A&D reporting
  • Business partnering with the budget holders & functional leaders, to provide visibility & insights to drive actions
  • Working closely with offshore team: GCOPA, R2R & ETS to deliver in the highest standards in these areas
  • Proactive risk management and controls: making sure issues are identified & dealt with before/as they arise

Main accountabilities

  • Month end closing for Overhead lines (SC Overhead – Local Overhead – OTI – Restructuring – A&D)
    • Ensure correct cost reporting
    • Provide un-bias & accurate view of the forecast
    • Work together with & manage the offshore team performance: GCOPA, RTR & ETS
  • Business partnering with budget holders & functional leaders
    • Standard reports issued timely with insights to drive actions
    • Provide visibility & insights to drive actions
    • Highlight spend risk & cost savings opportunity
    • Escalate spend issues, particularly within ZBB range: T&E, Contractors & 3P Services
    • Hold budget holders accountable to forecast and budget
    • Annual budget setting
  • Provide insight to Business Unit Finance Teams on Overheads cost trends, risks and opportunities.
  • Master Data Maintenance on Cost Centre & cost allocations
  • Main point of contact for Regional/Global on ICC, LCC/GCL, FCCR
  • Continuous improvement in reporting process excellence & simplification, leveraging technology to automate key tasks.

Skills & qualifications


  • Accounting/Finance degree, with achieved or working towards CPA/CA (or equivalent) qualification
  • Understanding of accounting standards
  • 3+ years’ experience in FMCG business or similar role
  • Working experience in business partnering
  • Strong accounting knowledge in both Management Reporting & Financial Reporting
  • Excellent communication skill, written & verbal
  • Self-motivated & able to work as a team
  • SAP knowledge


  • Drive proactive action through leadership and influence
  • Ability to drive process optimisation and simplification with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong planning and organization skills - to manage competing priorities
  • Working experience in managing offshore team

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