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Senior Financial Analyst, Operations Finance

Accounting & Finance
Full-Time
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Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur

About The Job

Key Purpose of the Job 
As part of the Asia Operations Finance Team, the Senior Financial Analyst will support Finance Leaders and Business Partners in delivering Monthly and Quarterly Analytics Reports, proactively streamlining and re-engineering the current way of doing things (including interaction with stakeholders, analytical framework, coordination within the team) through involvement in individual or groupwide projects and being a subject matter expert for the team in key reporting/analytical areas. 
 
The individual will have the opportunity to gain a diverse experience in both technical and soft skills with areas in sourcing finance, financial modelling, dashboard visualization and project management.  These experiences will provide a good foundation to grow into a leadership role or finance business partner role with more exposure to senior stakeholders.

Key Areas of Responsibilities  
The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for: 
  • Coordinating with the remaining of the team to produce monthly and quarterly analytics report to US HQ and regional FP&A team, which includes analysis of internal and macro factors impacting COGS, assessing cost mitigation initiatives, understand movement/changes in COGS forecast and writing commentary to support the overall product cost headlines from a supply chain organization perspective.
  • Re-engineering and streamlining the analysis framework to improve the process efficiency and insights quality to the stakeholders
  • Being a Subject Matter Expert for the team for a designated topic (depending on the strengths of the individual)
  • Coaching and supporting other Financial analyst including role modelling key behavioral qualities required for the role to be successful.
  • Supporting in any ad hoc analysis and ad hoc projects.   

Key Stakeholders
 
To develop a strong relationship with key stakeholders which includes multiple teams across Supply Chain Central Finance (US), PSO Finance (Panama), Finance Controllership (HK), Global Material Supply (HK), FP&A finance (HK), Designated Sourcing Divisions* (HK) and Brand Finance teams across US, EMEA and APAC. 

These stakeholders are across multiple levels up to Senior Manager / Directors.    
Major Challenges:
  • Independent problem solving and capability to identify the “real problem” and comfortable with ambiguity or incomplete data to provide a reasonable assessment/output/conclusion.
  • Prioritization of key deliverables, team projects, coaching and training wider team and managing own development areas.
  • Strong communication/presentation skills with senior stakeholders.
  • Overcome system limitation/constraints to provide analytical perspectives that supports business partners in making effective business decisions.
  • Cross functional/team collaboration within a matrix organization across geographies and time zones.
  • Agility and responsiveness to support finance leaders and other business needs 
  • Empowered to operate independently for further growth and development  

Job Requirements

Minimum Relevant Experience:
5+ years of experience at a multinational company, with strong experience in Financial Planning and Analysis

Minimum Academic Requirement:
Degree holder in Finance / Economics / Accounting / Business Administration preferred, but other disciplines considered

Party of Internal Communication & Degree of Difficulty:
Cross-functional, global teams at all levels of VF 

Required Written Language:
Fluent to native-level English 

Required Oral Language:
  • Fluent to native-level English
  • Cantonese and /or Mandarin an advantage

Required Competencies and Behaviors  
Expected to demonstrate most (but not necessarily all) of the following qualities: Independent problem solving and capability to identify the “real problem” and comfortable with ambiguity or incomplete data to provide a reasonable assessment/output/conclusion
  • Advanced Excels skills to develop financial models for consolidation, forecasting and budgeting, scenario and sensitivity analysis, dashboard visualization and data manipulation.
  • Analytical curiosity and application to solving a problem statement.  Demonstrating proactiveness to learn, being inquisitive and linking information / data points to provide perspective on a problem or business requirement.
  • Strong communication skills in communicating the insights to the business/regional finance team in a clear, easy-understandable way ·         Continuous learning and improvement mindset to lead or drive a change initiative (project) involving other stakeholders.
  • Collaboration with others by sharing ideas, active participation in projects, take the lead in group discussions, provide training and presentations to a wider audience.
  • Leading with empathy to provide coaching and guidance to other Financial Analysts.
  • Cultural sensitivity and respecting different perspectives, values and viewpoints of all individuals.

Required Special Skills:
  • Very strong knowledge in Microsoft Excel (Pivot Table, Financial Modelling), PowerPoint and Word
  • Knowledge on Tableau/Knine/Excel Macro would be an advantage 

Our Culture

FIVE REASONS TO JOIN US

VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. 

  • Find career-defining opportunities with brands you know and love. A career with VF Corporation gives you unrivaled opportunities to make an impact across multiple geographies, product categories and distribution channels. 
  • Collaborate with the world’s best and brightest. From innovative designers to expert digital marketers, you’ll work side by side and learn from the best. All in an atmosphere of trust, respect and passion for the sustainable and active lifestyles we power. 
  • Discover what’s possible within a truly people-first culture. We’re a company devoted to you, the people who make us successful. Here you’ll find respect, passion and straight talk. You’ll also find an expectation of hard work, accountability and unrelenting expectations of high standards that lead to effective results.
  • Be proud of your contribution toward our company’s Purpose. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. No matter the role, we each come to work every day ready to inspire, support and drive one another forward. We all have the opportunity to go home every night knowing we’ve made the world a little better and brighter than it was yesterday. 
  • Reach your personal and professional potential. At VF Corporation, human potential is our primary competitive advantage. That’s why we put such an emphasis on every associate’s personal and professional growth. From the C-suite to the retail floor, there’s no better place to find something you love and to be challenged, stretched and supported in order to discover what you’re really capable of. 

VF associates enjoy a generous benefit package that includes on-demand learning opportunities, tuition assistance, product discounts and much more. Our “One VF” culture makes VF a place where people of all ages, genders, races and orientations feel at home. It’s a unique trait - one that’s earned us honors like Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” and Barron’s “100 Most Sustainable Companies

FIND YOUR CALLING HERE

  • Your career at VF can have the agility to follow your passion wherever it takes you, across our brands, our functions, and even countries. 
  • Our competitive spirit is nurtured inside a culture defined by integrity, authenticity and respect. We celebrate our success as “we”, never “me.” Every VF associate is surrounded by colleagues they can trust to share wisdom, sweat the details and have their back when things get tough.
  • We are one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish through our family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands. 
  • You can do what you love and accelerate a career here with far less limitations than elsewhere.
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