Corporate Finance Manager

Strategic Finance Manager - FP&A

About This Role

We are looking for a highly passionate, analytically-driven, strategic finance professional to join our Finance team in China. This role will serve as a key driver on finance and business operations unit, playing an instrumental role in strategic decision-making, key business processes and achieving growth and profitability at a scale few businesses have ever achieved. If a front-row seat in helping to drive a business at hyper growth and massive scale excites you, look no further and buckle up.

This role will partner and work closely with key stakeholders (Real Estate and Design & Development) and senior management to measure and track KPIs and financial metrics with a focus on capex that support strategic decision-making. You will balance multiple projects at once and partner with various operating groups. The ideal candidate is analytical, motivated, resourceful and eager to dive into the data. To succeed in this role, you must have strong leadership, communications and relationships skills as well as strong problem solving and analytical skills. You will have significant autonomy, so we're looking for good judgement and experience working cross-functionally and at all levels.

Key roles and responsibilities:

1.Planning: Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Serve as a key stakeholder in the development of the region's annual operating plan, budgeting and quarterly forecasting, with a focus on capital planning

  • Assist with company-wide roll up and consolidation

  • Partner across key stakeholders to develop bottoms-up financial forecasts and top-down goals

  • Help define and develop the region's long term plan

  • Ensure reporting, measurement and forecasting consistency across region

2.Reporting: Financials and KPIs

  • Provide visibility, governance and timely reporting of financials and key performance metrics

  • Work closely with HQ finance team to streamline reporting, consolidations

  • Help drive KPI and financial accountability and visibility throughout the organization

  • Develop a cadence and structure as well as reporting dashboard to report and explain the business performance

3.Strategy: Business Partner

  • Finance Partner: Serve as a trusted, strategic finance partner to our leadership team as well as internal stakeholders in the areas of capital spend and ROI

  • Provide custom analytics tools, calculators, dashboards and tools to allow our Real Estate and Design & Development teams to make data-driven decisions, move faster and/or plan more effectively

  • Apply business judgment and financial insights to assist with decision making

  • Identify and communicate risks to hitting goals and recommend optimizations

  • Support strategic planning and capital review processes

  • Provide sophisticated financial modeling to frame, analyze and provide insight

  • Think strategically and then execute - the models we build aid in decision making and strategy - we operationalize our insights

4.Capital: Efficiency and Profitability

  • Serve as a steward of capital by identifying opportunities to drive higher returns and ensure the consistent and universal application of strategic, ROI-based decision-making

  • Identify and obsesses over the key drivers and metrics by which to measure and drive the business

  • Identify opportunities to improve cash flow by driving efficiency in capex and ROI, assess results, ensure best practices across regions and increase transparency and visibility into capital spending

  • Create ad-hoc analyses to drive business strategy, improve efficiency and maximize ROI

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Economics, Business or other quantitative focus

  • 7+ years of experience in FP&A and/or Strategic Finance equivalent functions; 3+ years of experience in analytically-driven roles (Investment Banking, Consulting, Analytics, etc.) a big plus

  • Experience in construction (project) or capital finance is a plus

  • Experience in fast paced, start-up environments is preferred - able to work comfortably under pressure, frequently changing landscape and tight deadlines

  • A strategic thinker with excellent business judgment

  • Experience defining analytical/research projects, analyzing data and generating practical insights and decision-making recommendations

  • Highly motivated and willing to take on multiple responsibilities at once

  • Resourceful and relentless: Independently capable of seeking information, solving conceptual problems, corralling resources, and delivering results in challenging situations.

  • Highly Innovative problem solver: possessing strong interpersonal, multi-tasking, organizational, and project planning skills, and demonstrating ability to meet aggressive deadlines

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to deal with complex problems and present recommendations and findings in a clear, concise format.

  • Quick and scrappy learner who adapts well to a fast-moving environment and gets things done, combines creativity, problem-solving skills, and a can-do attitude to overcome any obstacle

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

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