Commercial Controlling Assistant Manager

Job Title: Commercial Controlling Assistant Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM Attractive
Reference: A002545 (AKJR-885472)
Contact Name: Abigail Jong Shzu Chin
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 14, 2019 17:46

Job Description

About our client

Our client is a FMCG company with 10,000 employees across Asia.


About the role

You are responsible for analysing and controlling the financial performance of the Commercial Unit within South East Asia against predefined targets.

  • Monthly Reporting and Analysis of Performance

  • Leading and executing in the Budget process

  • Business Partnering with Commercial teams

  • Adhoc Financial Studies with Commercial team

  • Business diversity and complexity: working with Sales, Marketing, Finance Reporting, Product Supply and Group Reporting outside Malaysia.


Your responsibilities

Monthly Reporting and Analysis of Performance

  • Prepare monthly management report and review with the management.

  • Review with commercial team on actual performance compared to Budget results. Highlight major deviations against Budget. Update of performance against KPIs where relevant.

  • Monthly Review of Profitability – Perform monthly review of profitability on Trade Channel, SKU and etc.

  • Monthly Review of Sales and Marketing on actual and estimate spends, and compare to BP/forecast.

  • Continues Improvement - Identify and continually seek improvements areas for better profitability.


  • Preparation of budget Template – Assist the Controlling Manager to setup, manage and control the budget template, including the preparation of budget.

  • Roll down of Budget – Roll down of commercial approved Budget

  • Consolidation of the SEA budget for submission to the Group Reporting

Business Partnering with Commercial Business Units

  • Finance Analysis – Support the calculation of feasibility study on Commercial initiatives; includes Marketing and Sales promotion activities, Pricing Review, New products/Product Upgrade, transportation model (effects on logistic cost) and etc.

  • Financial Measurement – Support with commercial team on post-event evaluation. Identify and continually seek improvements in business processes to maximize promotion efficiency and increase profitability.


  • Cost reduction – Assist and advise commercial team to seek for costs reduction through financial analysis, contract review and etc.

  • Financial education – Periodic financial education to the commercial team.

  • Any other business support with commercial project management, cross functional

  • Capex evaluation – Support project team in capex investment analysis


You will have

  • University degree in Accounting/Finance or in relevant discipline. Preferably with professional certification (ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW)

  • 2-4 years of similar working experiences

  • Sound financial understanding preferably in FMCG or MNC environment

  • SAP system experience is preferred