Coordinate BPC planning and reporting cycles for MOPEs, QPRs and BUD, managing the global processes that need to be performed as stated in the global BPC P&R guidance:
Global planning preparation: Deploy Reporting Business Process Flows for planning P&L below gross margin (OVH, BSE, CAPEX, employee benefits), update forecast FX rates, update Cost of Sales assumptions, Monitor BPC Master Data update, update depreciation for existing assets, unlock BPC working category, set first forecast period for forecast and EM scenarios, copy latest actual available into MOP.
Global monthly reporting: close planning category (Lock BPC for input), run Group’s currency translation, run Group’s management consolidation, copy MOP/FCT to snapshot
Proactively monitor and analyse the Financial Statements generated for management Actual and Forecast
Coordinate the third level support for the End Market and the GBS P&R BPC users resolving queries related to processes, data, systems reconciliation and BPC application functionality
Take ownership of the BAU BPC functionality updates. improvements and critical fixes throughout the whole process: business requirement and/or issue identification, testing, official release date and communication Leadership:
Actively share BPC Management Process related learnings across the FSSC teams as part of a continuously learning culture
Identify opportunities to simplify the Budgeting and Forecasting processes and drive efficiencies analysing most frequent queries/issues raised to the BPC Support Team Management:
Define plan to remediate the issues found during the BPC planning and reporting Cycles including BPC management master data and transactional data issues, meeting the deadlines with the least impact on the accuracy of financials
Manage continuous communication to the relevant stakeholders on BPC planning cycle guidance, new functionality and any important process-system update
Provide support and guidance to the CP&A BPC specialist and GBS Planning and Reporting teams
Work in close collaboration with the regional GBS P&R teams, regional teams and EM BPC Users to ensure successful delivery of planning and reporting processes allowing appropriate management of their expectations and ensure excellent & effective working relationships are maintained Innovation:
Actively contribute to enhancing existing thinking, measures and management activities to maximise efficiencies.
Identify opportunities to automate and simplify the Budgeting and Forecasting processes and drive efficiencies analysing most frequent queries/issues raised to the BPC Support Team.
Seek out opportunities for automation and simplification when we enter the business as usual phase for the rules development and the forecasting logic ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Excellent interpersonal skills: good, efficient communicator; good analytic capability; influencing, customer service and presentation skills
Experience in management reporting and financial forecasting and analysis is important
Able to work across functions
Able to effectively prioritize tasks, strong negotiation and creative problem-solving skills.
Politically and culturally sensitive; able to pursue and influence across the organisation regardless of geography, grade or function
Quality and process oriented and able to clearly communicate processes and procedures
Strong drive for completion and task focused. Innovative; pro-active
Fluently in English
BI Knowledge desirable
Key Success Factors
Support is provided within agreed time, cost & quality parameters and satisfy GBS defined expectations
Regular reporting to the relevant stakeholders providing visibility and informing proper decision making
Excellent business relationships maintained with key stakeholders.