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Director - Planning & Reporting CoE

Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka Karnataka, Karnataka, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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This is an exciting time to join Dentsu as we focus on elevating the profile of our Global Finance function to become best in class, demonstrating functional excellence and efficiency,
being fully connected and a true partner to the business to drive sustainable growth.

Job Title:

Director - Planning & Reporting CoE
Job Description:

Role purpose
  • Leads the Bangalore-based Planning & Reporting Centre of Excellence (PRCoE) as part of Finance Services enabling the delivery of the commercial finance operating model.
  • Leads delivery of Reporting & Data Management Systems to enable a single source of truth for Financial Reporting.
  • Delivers Business Intelligence Reporting, accurate Financial Planning & Analysis, and operational excellence in business performance reporting.
  • Standardize Global Business Performance Reporting & enable adoption of the RCoE standard reporting catalogue & methodology.
  • Plays a key role in driving and implementing the Finance Transformation projects.

Key Accountabilities

Lead the Centre of Excellence
  • Define & execute the Planning & Reporting CoE strategy to create a world-class CoE in line with Commercial Finance vision and Finance Data strategy.
  • Accountable for service excellence, developing and delivering, accurate and timely reporting, Planning, forecasting & analysis of the business performance.
  • Transition, Stabilize, and deliver operational excellence of FP&A roles enabling Regions, clusters, markets & functions across Dentsu.
  • Drive Standardized, Simplified, Automated, and seamless reporting in Power BI & Other intelligence tools, to enable Finance in Dentsu.
  • Own the RCoE Reporting catalogue, harmonize, simplify, and standardize reporting across Regions, Markets, and Global Practices.
  • Enable Client Centricity through centralized Client Revenue & Profitability reporting.
  • Drive implementation of SAP Analytics Cloud Planning tool to enhance Standard Forecasting Processes & Accuracy.
  • Provide timely and impactful analytics across Planning & Reporting to Regions, Markets, and Global Practices.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the PRCoE team enabling talent and leading with Dentsu values & culture.
  • Ensures achievement of KPIs, prioritizing & aligning to Finance Priorities & the Finance Operating Model.
  • Establishes and maintains business continuity measures for the PRCoE, ensuring seamless service delivery.

Planning, Strategy, and Evolution of the Function
  • Resource local team, establishing consistent capability standards.
  • Build and maintain relationships with Key Stakeholders, ensuring PRCoE is the “go-to” function for business performance reporting & analytics.
  • Continue to build real-time Business Insights, ensuring real-time & accurate delivery across various cloud technologies.
  • Identify and continually implement opportunities that drive cost and operating efficiency across the PRCoE.
  • Continue to evolve the PRCoE Strategy through the execution of new Services, Market Penetration & Talent Build.

Report development and Business Support
  • Ensures robust governance processes for report build and maintenance of BI reports through collaboration with Technology.
  • Lead and increase maturity of automation & intelligence, using Dentsu proprietary platforms.
  • Manage report development prioritization, ensuring reasons for non-development are well-communicated and understood by stakeholders requiring strong demand management.

Professional Skills
  • At least 15 years of extensive FP&A, data, analytics, and Financial Reporting experience in complex multinational organizations and leading a Finance Centre of Excellence.
  • Qualified Accountant (Chartered/ Management Accountant or equivalent)
  • Experience of aligning, leading & motivating leaders and teams.
  • Ability to manage several initiatives with multiple stakeholders and follow through to conclusion.
  • Ability to work effectively with senior management across all functional areas.
  • Experience in managing Techno Functional team on BI reporting.
  • Excellent verbal/ written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems to identify proactive solutions and implement change in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proven ability to foster a culture of continuous improvement relating to processes and operational performance across organizations to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Understanding (and ideally experience) in how Reporting can be enhanced through NLG, AI, etc.


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