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Purpose of the job: 

This role is responsible for the Planning, Forecasting, Actual performance variance analysis, Reporting, support and drive business performance through insightful business case study and analysis. The role applies a Finance lens and deep understanding of business issues and priorities to form a consolidated view of business performance and provide challenge from an independent, financial perspective & support the business by translating this view of performance to provide insights for informed decisions and ensuring financial implications are integrated into strategic plans and the forward view of operational in year performance.


Accountabilities of the job:


  • Ensure all financial reporting are compliant with group reporting manual, as well as external regulations wherever is applicable.


  • Facilitate annual and 5 years strategy refresh and planning process through translation of financials to enable the business to fully understand the impacts of decisions and drive informed conversations and effective decision making.


  • Lead weekly and monthly forecasting process by working closely with business teams and finance team.
  • Variance analysis between Plan and Forecasting

Performance Reporting

  • Ensure MI requirements of the business are met in the most effective and efficient way and are aligned with both the business and wider Petrochemicals MI strategy. Proactively develop and propose levers and actions to manage performance e.g. trend analysis.
  • Translate financial and operational performance to the BU and evaluate and articulate the underlying delivery of actuals vs. latest forecasts on a monthly basis to incorporate into the plan and current outlook for the year.
  • Gap analysis between actual result and forecast/plan
  • Support Zhuhai Accounting Manager and business stakeholders by providing insightful analysis of focus areas of performance using KPIs and trends, including timely presentation to the business of any insights , improvements and interventions required to support future prioritization and planning.
  • Drive a program of continuous improvement within the MI landscape to promote standardization and simplification through a systematic approach.


  • Manage the direct reports, ensuring delivery of team priorities.
  • Facilitate development of the direct reports –leading on HSSE, energizing staff, building Planning & Performance capability, developing talent and ensuring effective execution of the team’s accountabilities with focus on continuous improvement.

Business Partnering

  • Facilitate conversations between relevant parties to ensure underlying performance is well understood, transparent, and the right actions are in place to achieve agreed short term performance and longer term strategic targets.
  • Work closely with the business to proactively provide financial support and make suggestions to improve performance. Provide sophisticated financial analysis under different business scenarios to support sound business decisions
  • Work with the wider Finance team as a key player in the BU Finance team and also PPR network.


Required profile:

Educational background

  • A Bachelor's degree is required - preferably in Finance, Business, or Accounting
  • MBA and/or professional qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, CPA) is preferred


  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in Chemical industry is a plus but not required

Technical Competencies 

  • Integrated Planning and forecasting
  • Performance analysis
  • Business & Commercial Acumen
  • Financial Accounting & Reporting


  • Strong communication (oral and written) both in English and Chinese
  • Good influencing skills
  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Knowledgeable in technical accounting and financial statements
  • Knowledgeable in SAP, HFM & Power BI
  • Self starter and ability to meet tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities
  • Performance driven and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Minimum business travel is needed