Controller

Employer
Syngenta Group
Location
Pune
Posted
May 02, 2024
Closes
May 17, 2024
Ref
4675857019
Work Mode
Work from office
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
Job Description

Role purpose
  • Carry out routines for weekly, monthly, and quarterly reporting on performance for the Syngenta Group, such as weekly bi-weekly Business Performance Reviews or monthly/quarterly Finance LT / Group Leadership Team / Board reviews
  • Support the changes and implementation of effective Group Performance cycles
  • Work closely with Performance Management Lead and all involved parties related to Performance Management processes
  • Establish a good connection each BU to be able to collect required data, information and comments on time and with high quality
  • Display a good understanding of gaps to Latest Plan / Budgets / PY etc. and can describe variances
  • Increase effectiveness through standardized processes and automation where meaningful
  • Generate insights through data and financial analysis
  • Support Budgeting and Planning process
  • Define clear data ownership

Accountabilities
  • Ensure effective collecting, validating and combining all relevant information into a high-quality performance management view, aligned with Performance Management Lead
  • Translate gathered information into agreed templates, charts, tables, graphs and commentaries
  • Support the preparation of financial Dashboards of key business forums
  • Adhere to Corporate timelines and ensure that recurring routines work well (“not dropping the ball”) whilst adapting to newly agreed outputs
  • Proactively collaborate and effectively engage with teams in different Business Units and Functions
  • Continuous improvements in the process / operations to drive efficiencies
  • Work closely with CoE team for development of new Stories in SAP Analytic Cloud (SAC) and maintenance and improvement in existing
  • Setup an adequate infrastructure to help facilitating the process e.g. Team space, Shared drives
  • Define and optimize data flows and ensure effective quality checks and assurance

Ways of Working:
  • Be recognized as reliable and trustworthy person
  • Effective help linked to improvement and/or automation projects
  • Activate relevant network to be able to facilitate a proper reporting
  • Proactive and empathetic

Critical success factors & key challenges
  • Demonstrates end-to-end accountability for delivery
  • Demonstrates influencing skills where needed
  • Ability to work independently
  • Show high degree of proactivity
  • Ensure high quality, on time delivery
  • Problem solving mentality and agility to respond to urgent tasks / requirements
  • Staying positive and open to change
  • Ability to work cross functionally and build partnering relationship across teams and stakeholders
  • Attention to details without losing sight of the bigger picture
  • Customer centricity
  • Team player being part of the Finance team and Corporate
  • Technology savvy and willing to learn and work with new technologies / tools
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate

Critical knowledge / capabilities
  • Bachelor/Master/MBA in Economics or Finance
  • Holds professional Finance qualification i.e. CA, ICWA or equivalent will add advantage.
  • Minimum 8 -12 years of experience in multinational environment
  • Experience in Cost Analysis, Variance Analysis, MIS, P&L reporting and management
  • Experience in the understanding and effective communication of financial results to non-finance stakeholders
  • Understanding of reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes
  • Sound understanding of key financial concepts, solid theoretical background in finance and accounting and reporting
  • Ability to effectively analyses numbers, present conclusions
  • Influencing and winning others
  • Ability to work under pressure while keeping high quality of output
  • Good at people management, networking and collaboration skill
  • Strong collaborative, communication skills and global awareness and sensitivity to a multi-cultural and multi-functional environment
  • Confident and able to work in ambiguous work environment
  • Capable to prioritize and strongly engage with others to achieve joint goals

Technical capabilities
  • Good working knowledge of Financial Accounting and Management Reporting systems (e.g. SAP, EBI / BW, SBFC, SAC) or should be a quick learner to learn the technology and tools used by Syngenta
  • Good working knowledge of all Microsoft Tools with an expertise in Excel, Graphs and Powerpoint
  • Experience with FP&A tools (e.g. Qlik, PowerBI, Smartsheets) is an added advantage