Regional FP&A Analyst, Beijing, China (CHI-FIN-0044)
Region
East Asia
Country / Territory
China
Location
Beijing
Department
Finance
Job Category
Finance
Pay Band
Pay Band 6
Vacancy Description
Contract: Indefinite | Location: Beijing, China | Salary: Pay band 6/G (from CNY 12,000 per month) | Start Date: As soon as possible | Deadline for Applications: 26 November 2019 (23.59 UK time)
 
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Regional FP&A Analyst, Beijing, China (CHI-FIN-0044)

 

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT/TEAM

The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defense’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls. This will allow the organisation to focus more easily on business decision making, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting on the basis of accurate monthly results.

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AND WHY

You will support the Financial Planning and Analysis team by providing accurate consolidation, review and analysis of the financial data linked with plans, forecasts or performance review to ensure the financial data used to consolidate the regional position is complete, accurate and represents accurately the reality of our product portfolio. 

 

To achieve this, you will make sure all adjustments needed to represent correctly the current state of our businesses are entered in the system and any variances resulting from the analysis is explained properly, in the context of the regional business strategy and taking into account the specific economic/business context associated with different markets/countries where the activity takes place.

 

WHAT IS INTERESTING ABOUT IT

You will liaise with the local SBU leads, Country Directors and Regional Financial Controller’s team when and where required, to ensure errors are corrected and prevent distortions resulting from financial accounting aspects. You will get to implement new ways of automating financial planning and reporting/consolidating information, making sure it is fully in line with SBU’s business needs.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

To be successful, you should be a qualified accountant with relevant working experience in operational financial management and/or management accounting. You will be required to work with various stakeholders and cope with business changes. Advanced Excel skills and Enterprise resource planning software such as SAP, Baan or Oracle are preferable for this role. You will be comfortable working under pressure with good time management and data management as well as having the ability to work well in virtual teams.

 

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL
- Smart working (most of us hot-desk!)
- Enjoy more than 20 days of Annual leave
- Year-end bonus and annual bonus scheme

- Supplementary pension saving scheme

 

 

Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.

 

Together, we can do more.

 

NEXT STEPS

 

For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours

 

 

ABOUT THE BRITISH COUNCIL

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

 

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.

 

All staff worldwide is required to ensure their behavior is consistent with our policies.

 

The British Council is a full member of Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and has achieved level 1 child safe certification. We believe that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989 and that every child matters - everywhere in the world. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks including criminal record checks, in line with legal requirements.

 

KINDLY TAKE NOTE

While various measures have been put in place by the government to help curb pollution in China, there are still potential health issues associated with the poorer air quality. The British Council does its utmost to provide a working environment that minimises employees’ exposure to pollutants, however, anyone wishing to work in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou or Chongqing should be aware of the situation.