Reporting to the MCI CFO based in Denver, this role supports the Asia Pacific region from our Melbourne office in Australia. This role is responsible for all of finance, accounting, internal controls, risk management, FP&A, Revenue Management, M&A, and cash management for this region (incl Australia/China/India/Korea/APAC Millitary/new business) leading a finance team across multiple countries.
The role also acts as an influential finance business partner for the region, reinforcing strategy and supporting growth and decision-making, working closely with the Managing Director for AsiaPac.
The role requires the ability to balance the compliance of financial controls and risk management required for an international division of a large publicly traded company, with the expectation of improving business performance and leading for growth.
Serves as the right hand of the Managing Director for AsiaPac as finance support to control and track all financial aspects of this newly designated region. The Finance Director will lead the region's forecast, reporting and variance analysis on a monthly basis. Other responsibilities include tracking sales, BME spending management, and monitoring the monthly forecast process to ensure the plan is being executed. In addition, this role is instrumental in setting the planning calendar with full alignment with MCI and MCBC expectations and Guidelines.
This role is instrumental in supporting MCI's International strategic initiatives as well as the implementation and tracking of project finances and budgets, risk and communication plans with minimum direction along with influencing the resolution of cost savings and trade-off decisions.
Serves as the business partner for all functions of the AsiaPac region (Marketing, Supply Chain, etc.), working closely with each functional team and driving and tracking accurate forecasts and budgets, as well as identifying cost saving opportunities and areas for process/business improvement. Directs the AsiaPac teams on defining and analyzing financial aspects of capital business case development for MCI via the pipeline management START Process (a cross-functional approval process for new packaging and products) and drives quality in decision-making for new products/innovations. This includes carrying out return on investment calculations for new customers and new channels for new products through the SKU launch proposal assessing the profitability impact of the new SKU's for promotional activities, new overhead structures, marketing projects, capital investments, etc.
This role focuses on strategic business partnering with outside customers and partner/distributor finance personnel to review business results and drive profitable and sustainable growth. Moreover, this role increases cost consciousness by creating transparency, rethinking local policies / checking compliance with existing ones, challenging spending behavior, conducting bidding processes/tenders and creating a "competition" for lower spending. Most importantly, this role helps to facilitate business operations and ensures the business brand plans are aligned with the commercial needs of the business with resources allocated to the right growth areas.
Financial Control, Reporting, and Governance: Ensures the team has all the information necessary to be successful in their goals of expanding the business' and delivering sustainable growth. Closes the books (monthly, quarterly, annually) and produces timely results reviews, risks & opportunities. Performs SOX testing and certification and provides an accurate roll-up of results, with a focus on PACC, to the MCI CFO with an accountability for all internal control and GAAP compliance. Additionally, this role is responsible for ensuring that all internal and external policies are followed and acts as the business' Ethics and Compliance Champion, including FCPA oversight and reports all violations and issues as appropriate. This role ensures all contracts are followed and that all statutory reporting requirements are met (working with external service providers as needed). Finally, imperative in this role, is the establishment of an effective tax management process in cooperation with local tax specialists at Corporate and external tax advisors ensuring that all changes in tax legislation and their implications are evaluated well in advance and that a regular tax risk assessment is being conducted and all day-to-day queries are handled in the most cost efficient way.