Contract : Full TimeRegion : CN-Kwun Tong, KowloonDepartment : FinanceOverviewSenior finance leader responsible for financial and budgetary control and commercial finance reporting and development for the buying office.
The buying office manages the vendor base located within the geographic area supporting end to end supply chain processes from vendor selection, negotiating terms and conditions, factory visits and quality checks, distribution and logistics ensuring always compliance with Kingfisher policies and ways of working.
ResponsibilitiesFinancial AccountingManage and review buying office finance, accounting, tax and regulatory processes to ensure compliance with local legal and Kingfisher group requirements.
Prepare and submit monthly financial report and ad-hoc analysis as requiredManage inter-company accounting with OSC and Kingfisher retail operating companiesManage both external and internal Auditors for their field work during the year for the buying officeRepresent the company in front of local statutory authoritiesMonitor and proactively respond to changes in local legislationSupport development and implementation of policies and procedures and appropriate internal controlsPrepare and conduct internal control reviewsCommercial FinanceSupport the local Sourcing teams for annual vendor negotiations by providing key financial information.
Carry out financial checks on current and potential future vendorsSupport development of new ways of working in strategic sourcing and industrial purchasing.
Perform analysis of cost price reduction opportunities.Report all commercial finance information concerning the Categories and provide insights to enhance commercial performance and delivery of metrics and KPIs Ensure full and timely collection of rebate and contributionsOtherLead, manage and develop the buying office Finance team that includes setting annual objectives, conducting regular appraisals (formerly every 6mths), performance management, coaching and training & development.
Support and contribute actively to wider OSC Finance initiatives and maintain local working processes and practices that are aligned and consistent with the OSC Finance group where appropriate.
Support development and implementation of new Kingfisher processes and systemsPROCESS COMPETENCIES (Including Tools e.g.
SAP modules) What are the key processes and will the role require access to specific tools. Financial accounting Cash management Budgeting and controlling Analysis and decision support General administration Other Information Mainly working from Hong Kong buying office but will require occasional travel to take part in regional meetings in Shanghai or Shenzen and global meetings in London or other buying office locationsQualifications Qualified accountant with over 7 years relevant experience within a multinational corporation with over 5 years in a managerial position Excellent communicator with strong management skills to lead, challenge and motive a team Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and deliver accurate and professional solutions Good technical background and able to manage all local statutory requirements Strong analytical skills with a high degree of commercial awareness and understanding A self starter who can make good judgments and remain focused on the end goal at all times and work independently being the senior Finance representative for the geographic territory Ability to communicate, challenge and influence credibly to different teams members across and at all levels within the organisation Excellent presentational skills#L1-DK1