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Associate Director – Financial Planning & Analysis

Pune Pune, Maharashtra Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 14, 2024

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Full Time
Job Description

Job summary:

As a Finance Controller leading Financial Planning & Analysis, you will work closely with senior management and business teams to make data driven choices and critical decisions through financial insights and analysis.
You are responsible for providing the best understanding and overall financial analysis for the finance, top management and operations functions for Ubisoft India Studios.


Your core responsibilities will include analyzing financial data, monitoring expenditure, forecasting revenue, and ensuring accuracy of financial information.

Budgeting Process

Studio budgeting process
  • Drive the entire budgeting and reporting process for the Studio, working with the team through initiating the process to uploading it in the tools for yearly and quarterly budgets
  • Review accounting records (P&L and Balance sheet) for correct account and cost center allocation
  • Verify purchasing requests and compare them to budgets
  • Analyze cash out flow and in flow and highlight potential issues
  • Work with finance team to prepare annual & quarterly subsidiary budgets using guidelines and projected growth targets
  • Prepare budget presentations for management
  • Co-ordinate with all stake holders for preparation of budget
  • Provide necessary templates for budgeting
  • Compile and analyze the data and prepare justification for budget
  • Align/ realign the budget as per the logical drivers if required
  • Upload the budget in budgeting tools after validation

Project Budgeting process
  • Co-ordinate with Producers/ PMO for project forecast -Staffing and activity cost for yearly and quarterly budgets and for new project budgets
  • Prepare initial project budgets and monthly forecast update
  • Consolidate and analyze financial data (staffing, activity costs, actuals, forecast)
  • Monitor and challenge projects’ budgets and ensure the projects’ spending are within the budget
  • Build and maintain dashboards on financial status and risks
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to optimize costs and improve financial performance
  • Manage and maintain staffing tools
  • Consolidate and prepare projects’ P&L
  • Prepare finance dashboard for Production’s major updates to HQ
  • Uploading project forecast in tools form time to time as required

Financial Planning & Control
  • Work on and oversee Financial projections, Budgeting, Forecasting, Cost Control, Costing & Profitability Analysis and Management Reporting
  • Perform financial planning operational responsibilities
  • Managing financial transactions
  • Analyzing financial data
  • Evaluating and managing risk
  • Monitoring internal controls
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Perform additional controller duties as necessary

Reporting and analysis
  • Preparation on project cost report and analysis on monthly basis
  • Preparation of actual expenses report and variation analysis on monthly basis
  • Provide timely and important reports to support management decision from time to time
  • Preparation on monthly MIS
  • Preparation of presentation of Business plan review on quarterly basis
  • Prepare management dashboard with relevant and important data analysis
  • Working on various simulations as required by management from time to time
  • Sending alerts to PMO / producers for project variations from time to time
  • Answering various queries pertaining to project costs from different stake holders

Projects Business Partner
  • Engage with business stakeholders in making recommendations for financial/business process and tool improvement
  • Conduct regular meetings with producers and executives to communicate finance vision
  • Conduct business studies on historical performance, conduct benchmarking, develop financial models, identify trends, conduct ad hoc studies
  • Anticipate future challenges & critical risks & opportunities and work on addressing them with high performing long-term solutions
  • Raise flags when need be to address quickly any potential domain issue
  • Analyze current tools and practices, assess about efficiency and drive change if need be

Tools implementation / automation
  • To support the HQ tool implementations for budgeting and/ reporting
  • Drive more automation in the current process

These responsibilities are not limitative and can be modified in order to reach the company's goals and objectives as well as personal performance.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • 10-12 years of experience in General Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis and Financial management
  • Advanced degree in Accounting
  • A Demonstrated ability to efficiently gather and consolidate diverse Financial data to make relevant analysis and interpretations
  • A capability to evaluate return on investments, outline potential risks & opportunities to ease decision making
  • Ability to work in a dense finance tool ecosystem with a strong competency to build new reporting / workflows, or enhance existing ones when required
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software and tools
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple priorities within deadlines is required
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and listening skills
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills
  • Strong collaborations skills

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