Danaher Corporation Senior Finance Manager – South Asia (India & SEA) in Mumbai, India
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Position SummaryAs a Senior Finance Manager - South Asia (India & SEA), this position oversees the financial management and reporting activities of the company, and is responsible for budget planning as well as supporting the South Asia management team in offering insights and financial advice that will allow them to make the best business decisions for the company.
Major Responsibilities• Business partnering with the General Manager, South Asia to drive sustainable profitable growth and help to drive Financial Objectives & Business results• Provide strategic financial analysis, insights to South Asia SU and drive financial discipline in all business decisions• Overall responsibility for FP&A for South Asia, and work with Danaher Shared services to deliver set objectives in Internal Controls, Tax, Accounting and GL and working with Danaher SSC center / LBS SSC• Formulate Service Level Agreement with Danaher and drive fulfilment of service level by Danaher Shared Service/ LBS SSC• Coordination and own the following financial business process for the India SU - Annual business plan/forecasting; financial reporting, strategic planning, quarterly updates and latest thinking, Monthly Flash & Sales Forecast & Mid-month Reviews, Weekly Sales Forecast calls, Funnel Management etc• Responsible for providing financial consultation for business development projects and responsibility for the financial projections and presentations for Budget, Strategic Plan and Quarterly, Monthly Business Reviews or as required• Lead the monthly closing activities (coordinate with DHR Shared Service for financial accounting), such as gather inputs, perform data analytics, prepare the management review deck (including powerpoint decks)• Lead the streamlining monthly, quarterly and yearly process to ensure accurate P/L reporting and forecasting• Drive adoption of standardized reporting, analytics and data management• Formulate dashboards, benchmarking and other analytics to proactively alert the organization about performance and issues.• Lead financial analyses, forecasting and planning• Ensuring compliance to local law and regulations, FCPA requirements and Danaher policies• Review of Internal Controls, ensure and formulate strong controls for all accounting and operational processes• Ensure compliance to Accounting Practices & SOX and all relevant policies• Document Standard Works, Drive Continuous improvements, ensure 100% internal controls and SOX compliance and always challenge status quo• Understanding of operational accounting, including AR, AP, GL and review invoices from Distributors and vendors• Review, Formulate Credit Policy and controls of Accounts Receivable• Review and Challenge Funnel, Demand Forecast & Financial Forecast by Business• Drive Distributors (via Operations) to collect and analyse in market Sales, Distributor Inventory accuracy and reporting• Any other Projects/ responsibility as assigned by Finance Director• Recruit the best, motivate and develop Finance Team in South Asia
Required Education, Experience, Skills• Chartered Accountant (> 13 years’ experience)• Strong Integrity and though process• Strong interpersonal skills; Teamwork & leadership skills; Self-motivated; and ability to multi-task• Must demonstrate proficiency and have experience in the financial close and consolidations process and the ability to work in a fast-paced, success-driven organization that operates with the mantra Best Team Wins!• Strong in Internal Controls and able to build Standard works and process re-engineering• Strong understanding of operational accounting & able to manage a finance team/ interactions with Shared service Center• Strong in Business Partnering & financial planning and analysis (for Commercial Operations)• Experience in managing and coordination with Shared Service Center (including understanding of Compliance, Tax, Audit and Financial Accounting)• Excellent systems skills- MS office, SAP BW/ Business Objects and SAP rollout/design experience• Financial tools such as Lucanet/Cognos/TM1, Navision or any similar financial Reporting/ Planning tool experience
Travel: less than 20%
Language: English proficiency
Competencies/Behaviors• Leadership and high ethical, performance standards.• Strong technical skills, including Controls, Accounting and Operations accounting of a Selling Unit (SU)• Strong Business Partnering Skills with good business acumen• Excellent analytical and proven problem-solving capabilities. inter-personal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate and gain credibility.• Ability to function independently, manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment and across cultures• Strong finance skills, especially in the areas of analytics and business case evaluations.• Ability to manage complexity, ambiguity and change• Resilient and able to multi-task and manage tight timelines
Scope of the RoleApproximate Direct Reports: 3Financial Responsibility: Yes
When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.