Business Controller / Business Analyst

  • Company: Fresh Hong-Kong
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 2 years
  • Reference No.: FRSH00078
  • Date of publication: 2018.06.06



The Business Controller supports the Asia and Travel Retail business in all financial aspects including monthly management reporting, budgets, and all ad-hoc finance analysis.

He/she constantly reviews and improves the level of management reporting and creating clear and detailed analysis.

He / she will develop and maximize the quality of reporting and analysis with automatization and use of appropriate information systems.

He/she will develop new scorecard for the regional management office.

The business controller is responsible for the gathering of the financial information and to analyse monthly variance against budget/ last year with proper recommendation.



Management reporting & Closing

  • Build the Asia conso reporting and performance scorecard (retail, net sales, digital, by channel, Top SKU's)

           - Weekly sales

           - Monthly overview

           - 3 months outlook

  • Build the monthly conso closing ( P&L, A&P details).
  • Review the gap and comments from the local markets and make sure it is commented with details.
  • Automatization and ensure quality of the monthly flash report.
  • Monitoring of Regional team expenses, including distribution of monthly reports to Department Heads


  • Participate in the budget preparation for the Regional office costs
  • Build and analyze the P&L phasing for Asia and TR. Ensure the spending are balanced Quarter by quarter
  • Gather and analyse the A&P by line and franchise. Gather the ROI analysis per newness.
  • Support the budget consolidation for Asia and TR.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget presentation materials

Ad Hoc analysis

  • Participate in investment validation process (capex) and check list docs
  • Alert on gap vs Budget or average KPI
  • Participate in the strat plan consolidation

Optimization & standardization

  • Assist the automatization and standardization of our Budget package & presentation (ppt)
  • Lead and develop the automatization of our reports/scorecard from various information systems. (Syrus, Orion and Datamart, PL cube etc...)
  • Build-up historical data.




  • Desired: Master degree in business administration, finance or equivalent field
  • Additional degree in information system is a plus


  • 2 years of work experience in similar position within an international group

Skill & Knowledge

  • Advanced skills in key Office programs for data analysis, analytics & report generation using MS Excel, MS Access & data management.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Able to manage and run complicated excel spreadsheet
  • Eyes for details and abilities to avoid errors
  • Problem solving skills with business acumen
  • Strategic thinking capabilities with being able to see a big picture
  • Reports results/recommendation in a clear and cogent manner

Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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