The Clorox Company Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (FP&A) - Burt's Bees Asia in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (FP&A)

This position will actively participate in the decision making process of the company, ensuring long term profitability through best in class financial analysis, product, category and customer forecasting. This position is responsible for leading the management accounting, reporting and financial planning for the Burt's Bees Asia business. The position will also ensure full compliance with internal controls, accounting policies and procedures. The position works closely with the Regional Finance and local cross functional teams to provide clear financial guidance, independent thought and strategic input. There is also some interaction with Corporate and International Finance.

Make your mark.

At Clorox, we build big brands that make everyday life better, every day. We value our differences, and challenge each other to think and act boldly. We try new things, succeed, fail and keep learning. We work hard, and have busy personal lives. And we're all able to make a positive impact -- at Clorox, in our communities, and in the lives of millions of people who invite us into their homes. Make your mark and help us drive Good Growth -- growth that is profitable, sustainable and responsible.

Key responsibilities:

Strategy and Execution

  • Plan and execute the monthly, quarterly and annual accounts processes. Present resulting financial statements to Finance Manager for review.

  • Compilation of all financial plans and forecasts together with financial packages and presentations for review by the Finance Manager.

  • Work with cross functional partners to provide clarity on gaps vs. commitments and collaborate on finding solutions for growth

  • Provide higher level support and expertise, thus freeing up the Finance Manager to devote more time to key business priorities

Business Results and Targets

  • Provide monthly performance tracking on business fundamentals and ability to understand and distill the drivers of financial performance across varied Asia markets

  • Always adopt a customer service approach that translates financial reporting into user- friendly, event driven analysis.

  • Actively engage with budget owners to provide monthly budget tracking and assistance with controlling costs.

  • Provide pre and post event analysis

  • Assist team members with ad hoc requests

  • Help maintain a robust internal control environment and ensure adherence to accounting policies

Efficiency, Innovation and NPD

  • Perform high quality financial analysis to support new product, supply chain and pricing initiatives

  • Improve and influence the close, forecast, and S&OP processes

Communication and Networking

  • Actively collaborate with Finance Manager and Leadership teams to understand business choices and provide a point of view

  • Be a pro-active service provider to the Regional Finance team and cross functional team within the Burt's Bees Asia organization

  • Build a good working relationship with the Local, Regional, International and Corporate Finance teams.

  • Partner with the AMEA Finance team to share knowledge and drive best practices across the AMEA region

Position requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Years and Type of Experience:

  • At least 5 years of broad experience in Finance and Accounting, Forecasting, Planning & Analysis

  • Multinational Skin Care or FMCG industry experience

  • Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent collaboration and ability to develop strong internal relationships and interact at all levels

  • Solid interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Well organized with ability to work under pressure and to prioritize workload to meet deadlines

  • Attention to detail, excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Self-motivated, flexible and responsive to business needs and changes in priorities and deadlines

  • An ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently while meeting strict reporting deadlines and deliver high quality of work is a must

  • Technical Skills

  • Advanced Excel data manipulation and analysis skills

  • Strong computer literacy is essential, particularly across all Microsoft Office packages

  • The ability to explain complex concepts and problems in simple terms, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels

  • Ability to demonstrate conceptual, innovative thinking in forecasting and planning methods and techniques

  • Excellent knowledge of management reporting, financial analysis and strong analytical skills

  • Strong, core accounting skills

  • Experience in SAP, Essbase, and Netsuite preferred

  • Experience in Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) system a plus

Education Level/Degree:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field

  • CPA certification or equivalent preferred

  • Preferred Qualifications: At least 5 years of broad experience in Finance and Accounting, Forecasting, Planning & Analysis

  • Multinational Skin Care or FMCG industry experience

More about Finance

Ready to keep learning? Whether your focus is on supply chain cost management, financial forecasting, long-range planning and analysis, or financial reporting, you'll work on assignments across the organization that will build your business knowledge, technical skills and leadership experience.

More about Clorox

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with 8,700 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2017 sales of $6 billion. In addition to our namesake bleach and cleaning products, we market some of the most trusted and recognized consumer brand names, including:

  • Brita® water-filtration products

  • Burt's Bees® natural personal care products

  • Fresh Step® cat litter

  • Glad® bags, wraps and containers

  • Hidden Valley® dressings and sauces

  • Kingsford® charcoal

  • Liquid Plumr® clog removers

  • Pine-Sol® cleaners

  • RenewLife® digestive health products

  • Rainbow Light®, Natural Vitality®, Neocell® and Stop Aging Now® dietary supplements

  • Professional services: Clorox Healthcare® and Clorox Commercial Solutions®

More than 80% of our sales are generated from brands that hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories.

More about Hong Kong

Clorox Hong Kong was founded in 1986. Hong Kong is part of the Greater China operation and has an integrated team of 40 employees. Our iconic brands are Glad®, Burt's Bees®, Clorox®, Greenworks®, Tilex®, Kingsford® and many others that you can find at retail chain stores, supermarkets, hyper supermarkets and drugstores. You can visit our website at: https://www.burtsbees.com.hk/

Making a positive impact

Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact, a community of global leaders committed to sustainability. We've been broadly recognized for our corporate responsibility efforts, most notably being named to the Drucker Institute's 2017 Management Top 250 list, The Just 100: America's Top Corporate Citizens list, CR Magazine's 2018 Best Corporate Citizens list and the first sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender Equality Index in 2018.

We also support our communities, and, in FY2017, contributed $11 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing.

The Clorox Company and its subsidiaries is an EEO/AA/Protected Veteran/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled