Financial Controller
Taguig City, Philippines
1d ago

Job Description :

Organizational Context

Diageo Enterprise Operations (DEO) is a global multi-functional shared service entity that processes DIAGEO-wide transactions across various world regions.

Processes in scope are : Order to Cash, Purchase to Pay, Record to Report.

Diageo also has selected BPO partners that support service provision in Global offshore centres. DEO is a multicultural, multi-language and matrixed environment.


Financial Controller reports directly to the General Manager but supports closely and is the single point of contact of the country director in respect of financial controls.

For the geographical area it represents it is the liaison between the country director and the different functions, in general, finance & external stakeholders such as auditors and tax authorities.

As part of this role, to be responsible for the quality, accuracy, timeliness and financial relevance of the in-country statutory and management information.

Leadership Responsibilities :

He / she is the one point of contact and business partner for the Country Director & Functions when it comes to all point financial controls related for the geography.

Strategic responsibilities include :

  • Setting the strategy for effective and efficient delivery of the financial controls agenda for the individual countries, continuously raising the bar
  • Mobilize the right resources (talent, process, systems) and execute the strategy
  • Decision support activities, including :

  • Analysis and reporting of all financial reports, seeking and passing judgment in coordination with the countries where necessary
  • Active, pro-active management of financial figures
  • Risk treatment and assurance, Financial Control Activities, including :
  • Coordinate for the country statutory, management account and tax agenda.
  • Coordinate operational accounting activities, month and quarter end closes, within Manila BSSC and in country.
  • Ensure the team produces monthly and quarterly management and financial reports in accordance with the agreed group timetable.
  • Create and maintain high quality and effective internal control area. Deliver successful internal & external (GAR, KPMG) audits.
  • Ensure Financial Controlling / RTR processes are SOX / CARM compliant.

  • Ensures GLOBAL Diageo policies and processes are followed
  • Managing in sourcing and outsourcing projects. Liaise with outsource providers. Local specifics are documented and known in order to maintain and improve the control environment effectively (local DTPs, KPIs; etc.)
  • Continuously monitors and improves the control environment; proposes actions in order to eliminate or prevent risks and to deliver opportunities
  • Provide business partnering for all key stakeholders (market finance contacts) & network with various functions within GDBS / market (Cash Cycle, Treasury, CARM) and outside DBSC (KPMG / PWC / Deloitte)
  • Identify opportunities for scope expansion create possibilities
  • Orchestrate a major annual planning process (e.g. Annual Operating Plan AOP, Zero Based Budgeting ZBB) with business partners to set stretching but achievable goals
  • Work with business partners to understand the challenge components of forecasts; quantify risks and opportunities and help develop contingency plans
  • Frame the annual planning process with business partners in the context of the longer term strategic business unit goals and the external environment
  • Incorporate forecasts into a results-driven BPM process and work with business partners to deliver opportunities and mitigate risk
  • People Management :

  • Develop higher level understanding of the importance and the role of financial analysis and its impact at tactical and to a certain extent at strategic level
  • Working closely with other in-house and local finance and accounting teams (Finance, BPM, FP&R, Cash Cycle, Tax, PTP) etc )
  • Enable the high quality team performance through efficient and supportive people and professional processes
  • Manage / coach a team of 7-10 people
  • Provide professional guidance and advice for the Finance teams
  • Stakeholder management
  • Set the working priorities
  • Qualifications

    University / College degree in finance / accounting

    Work experience

    Qualified accountant with minimum of 10+ years working and management experience in a multinational corporate environment, with exposure to some of the following areas :

  • Financial and Management Accounting, Controlling & Reporting processes
  • Accounting standards (IFRS, US GAAP, etc..) / Statutory knowledge, experience
  • Experience on people management / management of big teams
  • Internal / external audit experience and / or SOX
  • Experience with Shared services process activities
  • Process improvement
  • Project / change management
  • Business experience and understanding
  • Risk assessment
  • Proven strong stakeholder and expectations management skills
  • Ability to work to meet priorities and manage tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, customer focused attitude
  • Language skills

  • Fluent in English (and native language when applicable)
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Other languages within geographical area is advantage
  • PC skills / System knowledge

  • MS applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Word, etc.) SAP FI-CO / COPA
  • BFC is an advantage Consolidated Reporting Tool
  • Functional Capabilities :

  • Company reporting and controls Developing / Mastery Experience and high awareness of accounting policies and standards and how they can be established to optimize performance and control risk
  • Process Developing / Mastery Drives and shares best practice across the business and externally. Continually works with the process control’s teams to standardize and implement world class processes.
  • Risk management and controls assurance- Mastery
  • Able to identify ways of treating specific risks and ensuring processes are in place to ensure risk is minimised and monitored.
  • Project / change management Experience
  • Able to construct project plans across boundaries and cultures and monitors the implementation progress of those projects to ensure successful implementation.
  • Top Accountabilities

  • Strongly contribute to the implementation of the RTR / Financial Controlling strategy - to drive and implement efficient and high quality financial controlling process in his / her area of ownership, identifying financial risks and opportunities.
  • Responsible for daily operational accounting and controlling activities.
  • Coordinate and participate to the month-end close, reporting and reconciliation process. Ensure the completeness and the accuracy of financial records.
  • Responsible for compliances and stability of the internal processes
  • Creating high performing finance teams (virtual) across markets and Shared Services
  • Worker Type : Regular


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