Senior Analyst, Controlling, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific

Full Time
Intermediate (3-6 years)
English, Mandarin (Putonghua)

Job Description

Senior Analyst, Controlling, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific

Location: HK-Hong Kong-Hong Kong

Located in Hong Kong, BASF’s regional headquarters oversees more than 16,000 employees at about 100 sites across Asia Pacific. In addition to regional business units, Hong Kong office also houses regional functional units including Corporate Affairs, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Procurement and Supply Chain Services.

Objectives of the Position

  • Reporting to Regional Head of Strategy and Controlling, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific, the incumbent will support the business steering of the Regional Business Unit (RBU), Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific, by providing insightful business performance analysis.
Job Responsibilities
  • Coordinate and ensure accurate and timely submission of performance reports by controllers across Asia Pacific
  • Develop regional summary and forecast by consolidating performance reports from countries with highlights and interpretation of deviation
  • Provide financial analysis on business performance and ad-hoc requests to RBU management
  • Create transparency on KPIs and indicate areas of concern to support business steering for local business management
  • Constantly monitor and improve the data collection and retention processes to reduce costs and improve timeliness and accuracy
  • Propose and support implementation measures to improve reports to efficiently display information to local business management and RBU management
  • Ensure the preparation of operational planning and budgeting by involved parties meet RBU requirements consistently
  • Support consolidation of the regional budget and provide monthly budgets by product and/or customer segments
  • Recommend modification in budget preparation process to reflect the business development in the region Asia
  • Guide country controlling units through operational planning and monthly reporting activities
  • Instruct countries on masterdata maintenance and data clean-up to ensure accuracy of product and customer segmentation
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related disciplines
  • At least four years relevant experience in business controlling
  • Solid and hands-on knowledge of SAP or other controlling software and tools is a plus
  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Mandarin is a plus.
  • Proactive team member who takes ownership and shows persistence to achieve results and exceed expectations
  • Strong analytical skills and communication skills with the ability to simplify complex subjects to reach a wide variety of people



Technical Skills

  • Accountancy
  • Budgets
  • Business Development
  • Costing
  • Financial Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • SAP