Agoda is hiring a

Planning Analyst Supervisor

Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Thailand

 

Planning Analyst is responsible for overall Agoda performance analysis of gross profit components, assets/liabilities position, foreign currency exchanges, and quantifying the impact to P&L and taxes. This person will cover various cuts of P&L by country and currency to support management strategic decisions, and will work closely with key functions to ensure proper hedging, tax forecasting, and management reporting.

Responsibilities

  1. Lead gross profit component forecast and tracking to ensure forecasting accuracy
  2. Lead the construction of P&L by country and by currency
  3. Support Plan, Guidance, 3-year Plan and weekly forecast process on providing gross profit components, forex gain/loss and transaction costs, and tax calculation.
  4. Prepare, monitor and analyze assets and liabilities report. Identify key variance and underlining reasons/root cause
  5. Work closely with Finance Operations, Treasury and Commercial Finance to identify/flag risks and opportunities on responsible areas
  6. Lead forecast uploading process
  7. Complete special/ad hoc analysis as required

 

Main interactions within & outside organization / External & Internal Environmental Factors:

Internal

  1. Finance Operations on a daily basis to gather relevant information to produce an assets/liabilities report, on a weekly/monthly basis to forecast gross profit components and to identify variances
  2. Treasury on a daily basis to provide an accurate report to support hedging, on a weekly/monthly basis to forecast foreign currency transaction costs and gain/loss
  3. GL team to understand variances between actual and forecast in terms of impact, risks, and opportunities
  4. Tax on a monthly/quarterly basis to forecast tax expenses by legal entity
  5. PCLN team on monthly basis on financials submissions related to gross profit components, fx and Q&A
  6. CFO/Senior Management on monthly/quarterly basis for currency impact to performance, P&L by country on budget, forecast/outlook, actual review, risk and opportunities review

Key Measures:

  1. Analysis of Agoda portfolio of all countries and currencies
  2. Data quality and forecast accuracy at 90% or better
  3. Business Partnering with Finance Operations and Treasury in providing accurate report for hedging. Partnering with GL team in variance analysis.

 

Key Skills/Experience Required:

 Critical

  1. BBA and/or Master degree in Finance or Accounting from a reputable university
  2. Solid technical/functional knowledge in Finance and Accounting
  3. 3-5 years relevant work experience in Finance, preferably management accounting
  4. Strong analytical skill
  5. Business partnering mindset to work effectively with cross functions
  6. Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly on Excel
  7. Good written and spoken English
  8. Ability to focus on priorities, details and work under pressure

 Desirable

  1. Strong communication and people skills
  2. Demonstrating initiative
  3. Familiar with AccPac, Hyperion