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Financial Planning and Reporting Manager

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Taguig City, Philippines - PHL
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
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Job ID: R-18164

Position Overview:

Oversee and lead the business support operations in the respective Asia Pacific (APAC) service work stream - Operating Expenses (OPEX) Management Services

Act as process excellence subject matter expert (SME) who identifies and provides an appropriate solution to any opportunity in the service or work scope (such as process simplification and reports standardization).

Handle the overall performance management of the team, identify the appropriate resourcing levels for the segment's operations, coach and develop people.

Function Specific Activities:

Business Support Operations

  • Manage the overall delivery to APAC Group Office and Business Units (“Clients”) of OPEX financial forecasts and analysis within the service level commitments agreed with the clients.  At the minimum, service level commitments are as follows
  • Timely delivery of forecasts and management reports based on agreed due dates;
  • Forecasts (Budget, Rolling Estimates (RE) and Flash Estimates) are reasonably accurate based on the business assumptions and data provided by the clients and other relevant teams (such as Corporate, Integrated Services (IS) , IS FS);
  • Forecast accuracy level is maintained based on a measure as agreed with client;
  • Management reports reflect information that is accurate and relevant and contain (but not limited to) business-related insights, trends, historical rates, ratios, comparatives, productivity suggestions and other details that are necessary to support key business decisions on OPEX;
  • Timely and accurate submission in the system of forecasts (as applicable)
  • Lead the coordination of the team with other parties in obtaining information or data required to deliver a reasonable, accurate and comprehensive OPEX forecasts and analysis
  • Review monthly OPEX management reporting packages and ensure that narratives on OPEX forecasts and results, plus other insights (as discussed above) including any OPEX opportunities and risks (O&R) are reflected in the reports.  Lead client discussions with his/her team and manage responses and actions to follow-up inquiries or requests
  • Lead the team in supporting the clients in effectively monitoring and controlling their respective functional OPEX
  • Enforce a service level agreement (SLA) with the client and make recommendations if changes to the SLA are appropriate
  • Coordinate the applicable planning and reporting protocols and/or guidelines from Corporate and/or Group to the respective BUs in the region

Process Excellence

  • Establish and maintain relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operation of the team and ensure that business support service delivery commitments are achieved
  • Evaluate and improve the effectiveness of business support processes and procedures to enhance quality, speed, efficiency, and output. 
  • Identify and lead the implementation of necessary controls, systems and procedures to address any service delivery gaps or issues. Coordinate with applicable parties (such as IT, other teams in IS and IS FS) actions required to deliver such solution
  • Establish  an appropriate back-up system in the team through job rotation, people training, work scope documentations and other possible solutions
  • Maintain alignment of processes and procedures (and any proposed changes thereof) with existing SOPs on OPEX management services.  As appropriate, recommend changes and discuss accordingly with his/her manager
  • Support (as applicable) any project initiatives on OPEX management services and coordinate work accordingly with the appropriate teams in Integrated Services (IS), cross functional teams in ISFS, BU management teams, and others
  • Support other IS FS - Planning and Business Analytics initiatives as required

People Management

  • Handle the overall performance management of the team through proper performance enablement discussions and monitoring
  • Identify and recommend the appropriate resourcing levels for the segment's operations including back-up systems
  • Oversee on-boarding of new associates and implement an appropriate transition plan whenever there are organizational or service scope changes
  • Provide oversight and direction on the associates' professional development by identifying skills and competency opportunities and applying the necessary actions thru coaching and mentoring and applicable training program/s for the associate
  • Foster a positive workplace culture that is consistent with the overall Coca-Cola organization's principles and values


  • Bachelor's degree in Accountancy
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or has acquired a professional certification in the same field (i.e. CMA, CFA)

Job Experience and Qualities

  • At least 8 years of financial planning and management reporting experience preferably in multi-national FMCG companies
  • Adept in preparing complex financial modeling scenarios
  • Highly analytical with excellent communication skills (written and spoken)
  • High level of proficiency in MS Applications particularly MS Excel.  Some knowledge in database applications (e.g. MS Access) and business analytics tools
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to do effective collaborations with various departments or teams
  • Excellent organizational management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team
  • A positive thinker with a “can-do” attitude who can work effectively in a team-oriented workplace

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

7-10 Years Experience

Leadership Behaviors:

  • DRIVE INNOVATION: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain our business(encompassing everything from continuous improvement to new product and package innovation). 
  • COLLABORATE WITH SYSTEM, CUSTOMERS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS: Develop and leverage relationships with stakeholders to approximately stretch and impact the System (Company and Bottler).
  • ACT LIKE AN OWNER: Deliver results, creating value for our Brands, our System, our customers, and key stakeholders. 
  • INSPIRE OTHERS: Inspire people to deliver our mission and 2020 Vision, demonstrate passion for the business and give people a reason to believe anything is possible. 
  • DEVELOP SELF AND OTHERS: Develop self and support others' development to achieve full potential. 

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

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