Business Planning Controller

  • Company: Fashion Group Asia Pacific
  • Country / Region : Hong Kong
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00238
  • Date of publication: 2021.01.26

Position

Primary Objectives

The Business Planning Controller shall be a business partner to Department Heads, Brand HQ, along with being a strong analyst, focusing on:

  • Assist the preparation of the Budget and Strategic Plan
  • Responsible for daily, weekly & monthly commercial reporting. To ensure actual results are in line with budget. Prepare analysis of financial results.
  • POS system management
  • Retail lease and Wholesale exclusive distribution contract review & maintenance
  • Pricing management for APAC region
  • Ad-hoc projects: Investment analysis, optimization of boutiques' operations

 

Job Description

  • Prepare the budgets from margin to expenses, running in-depth analysis to identify additional levers of growth, with the support of the BPC Manager.
  • Prepare, recommend and report on Company's result, weekly and monthly variance analysis against budget and forecast. Work with relevant business units to optimize sales & spending. Identify and report potential risk. A specific focus shall be made on Gross Margin (discount, channels, stock & depreciation) & management of stock coverage.
  • Review, analyze & comment on monthly financial results to provide management with visibility for APAC region.
  • To keep track of POS system improvements projects and also user requests
  • Support the businesses in identifying and solving business issues, with particular emphasis on growth in sales, profit, cash flow and credit management.
  • Work closely with the Regional Finance team to optimize all Balance Sheets items, especially cash & working capital.
  • Ensure that the internal controls in place are adequate and in compliance with all corporate governance requirements.
  • Analysis on the actual pricing market markup for the APAC region for all wholesale customers
  • Assist in the roll out of the boutiques' operations handbook

Profile

Specifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in business - a certification in Accounting is a plus
  • Minimum 2-3 years relevant experience
  • International exposure/ working experience
  • Ambitious, entrepreneur and high level of motivation
  • Ownership of tasks, open minded and flexible
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills
  • Excellent communication
  • Fluent in English AND Cantonese or Mandarin
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Presentation and other O365 operations
  • Knowledge in Microsoft AX (Axapta) and Cegid are a plus
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