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Director, IT Controller

Keywords / Skills : CPA, Chartered Accountant, cost control, budget, accountancy, cost accounting, Financial Analysis, Financial Controller, accounting, finance

10 - 20 years
Posted: 2018-07-12

Industry
FMCG
Function
Finance & Accounts
Role
Chartered Accountant (CPA)
Financial Controller
Accounts Head
VP Finance/ CFO
Posted On
12th Jul 2018
Job Description
Purpose


Reporting directly to the VP for global finance, the Director is a trusted strategic business partner to the Global Technology leadership team, in providing financial control guidance. The Director will work with the Technology leadership team in ensuring all Technology spend and investment yields the expected results and ensuring projects ROI are met.

Responsibilities:
  • The Director is responsible for analysing, organizing and reporting all Technology spend into meaningful cost reports and reviewing to ensure accurate forecast of future costs. To accomplish this, the position will also require significant interaction across all Technology Managers, end user group, vendors and Global Finance team. 
  • Ensure compliance of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) per IFRS/IAS, Company Accounting Policies 
  • Financial Control. This includes defining, implementing and improving financial control processes. 
  • Oversee the Budget, Strategic Plan (beyond 1 year) and Forecast for all Technology Operating and Capital Expenditure. 
  • Guide Product Teams to plan, estimate and deliver outcomes. This include putting in place the matrices and measurement processes. 
  • Ensure timely identification & communication of projects’ changes, costs overruns and risks. 
  • Proactively drive strategy and finance discussions within the business with a focus to explain and deliver business outcome 
  • Developing and reporting monthly and ad-hoc Technology budget vs. expenses analysis 
  • Measure and report Financial KPI and IT budget performance trends to forecast future costs and assist in mitigation plans. 
  • Ensure Global Technology costs from all cost centers are properly accounted in Global Technology budget. Work closely with Global Finance team in the monthly finance close and reporting process. 
  • Close partnership with IT and Business product owner and stakeholder to ensure accountability. 
  • Join, support and ensure relevant accounting methods to support the AGILE Transformation of the organisation from a finance perspective. 
  • Act as Global Technology liaison with other finance departments. Provide instruction and guidance in response to operational changes initiated in the team. 
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy / Business 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in cost accounting, controllership or similar role 
  • Experience working under a complex business structure 
  • Proven experience in managing direct and indirect team members 
  • Strong understanding of IT cost structures and category 
  • Project Management experience preferred 
  • Preferably from software industry, IT Product industry 
  • Experience in ‘Agile Methodology" preferred 
  • CPA / Chartered Accountant / CIMA 
  • Experience with SAP preferred but not required 
  • Strong business acumen, analytical, detail oriented yet, able to conceptualize end-state solutions. 
  • Confident, not afraid to challenge the status quo. 
  • Ability to manage change process and implement new processes. 
  • Ability to identify meaningful cost information from multiple sources 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build relationships in cross-cultural setting. 
  • Ability to meet organizational goals and user expectations. Inherent ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analysing problems, and calculating risks. 
  • Effective at planning and managing own workload and ability to split time between reactive tasks and planned work. Well organized with the data being managed, and able to quickly locate and report on queries from management. 
  • Ability to build collaboration internally under a complex global organization and with service and technology partners to achieve common goals. Able to develop effective relationships with technology staff and external vendors. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts. 
  • Ability to work through issue when clear instructions are not provided.


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