Agoda is hiring a

Commercial Finance Manager

Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Thailand
Overview:

The role is to partner the business streams in ensuring that business & contribution are optimized and effectively managed. The person in this role will provide strong commercial & financial advice on margin management and other operational issues as well as ensuring that the senior management team is appropriately communicated with on actual & forecast performance

 

The particular focus of this role is to work with and assist in the financial and commercial planning in the evaluation of emerging business development initiatives, investments and major operational changes to ensure alignment with the financial plan and strategic intent for the company.

 

The Commercial Finance Manager will be part of the team that drives the business forward and provides the day-to-day reporting of the financial and strategic KPI’s as well as being accountable for the development and implementation of the business case methodology that will be used across the organization.

 

There will also be a requirement to have an oversight of the finance functions supporting the Business Development, Marketing and Distribution teams. This role will be essential and is expected to contribute proactively to the day-to-day management of the business as well as the business improvement strategy.

 

This role is based in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Responsibilities:

General

  • Work with the Senior Management and Financial Director to define the weekly and monthly reports
  • Use the resulting reports/ dashboards to steer debate and action from the Management team on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Liaise with the Financial Director to ensure that accounting practices are aligned with what is necessary for company.
  • Management of Board Reporting & forecasting for the operational aspects of the business, including management of operations risks & opportunities by liaising with FP&A team
  • Develop ‘objectives-based’ system & process enhancements to enable more effective day-to-day management of business profitability
  • Fostering strong relationships with business units by establishing a customer service culture within the Commercial Finance Team 

Corporate Analysis & Reporting

  • Provide Commercial advisory support in relation to business-as-usual operations of allocated business units
  • Work with key managers to identify improvement opportunities arising from the KPI performance
  • Work with Finance team and Business Unit Managers to ensure the effective reporting of projects and operations associated with new initiatives

Business Planning & Development

  • Evaluate and test business plans to ensure growth and development and make adjustment recommendations as necessary
  • Help co-ordinate the annual strategic planning process as required. 
  • Work proactively with key business partners to identify opportunities and to drive transformational business growth initiatives, which deliver customer and shareholder value and meet targets as agreed with company’s board of directors.
  • Provide financial and commercial evaluation of new business initiatives/projects put forward across the business utilizing agreed methodologies for determining appropriateness to proceed, including:  analysis, business case development, assessment of options, financial modelling, project costing and reporting, taxation analysis and financial reporting requirements for new initiatives/projects 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Finance, Marketing or related discipline; or an MBA
  • A good understanding of technology and how it can be used within new business models
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to lead and work within a multi-discipline team with shared purpose
  • Advanced expertise in a variety of the fields concepts, practices and procedures
  • A high degree of proactivity, creativity and latitude is expected
  • Possess advanced analytical, evaluative and objective critical thinking skills
  • Ability to rigorously test assumptions and plans to minimize risk

 

About Agoda:

Agoda.com is Asia’s leading online travel agency and we are always looking for the best talent available. By joining Agoda, you will become part of a truly international team, with leading experts of different backgrounds (consultants, media agencies and recent graduates) coming from 70+ countries around the world.

 

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