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Syngenta Group
Pune Pune, Maharashtra Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 13, 2024

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Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description


To collaborate and support the Business facing Country teams in managing and collection of financial information (Actuals and Forecasts) as decision support for Production & Supply (P&S)

To process and deliver country forecasting process (e.g. Budgets and Latest Estimates), in conjunction with the business facing teams; including provision of reports and insightful analysis for the preparation of presentations to country/Global management

  • Responsibilities of Month End Close Activities (Inventory reporting, variance analysis, Budgeting & forecasting, other controlling activities, Overview posting).
  • Provide accurate, timely and relevant financial analysis and reports to Global Finance team in order to support key business decisions and validate results against Budgets and P&S KPI's.
  • Produce, validate and analyse financial data and reports for country/function/site forecasting processes (i.e. Standard Costing cycle, quarterly Latest Estimates (LE's) and annual Budgets) in order to ensure timely completion, accurate information and qualitative financial input.
  • Support country teams in preparing Monthly Business Review, Country Leadership Team decks etc.
  • Display a good understanding of gaps to Latest Plan / Budgets / PY etc. and can describe drivers of variances to senior stakeholders accurately
  • Generate meaningful insights through data and financial analysis
  • Support Budgeting and Planning process
  • Prepare the financial case for investment proposals for review and approval by the relevant decision making body
  • Support Ad hoc analysis, projects and requests as necessary to enable decision support
  • Support best practices, knowledge and implementation of them to improve processes/services.
  • Support Continuous improvements in the process, in line with the finance operations.
  • Global residual function cost review

Experience required for the job:
  • Working experience of Financial and Management Reporting
  • Experience in the understanding and effective communication of financial results to non-finance stakeholders
  • Understanding of reporting, budgeting, forecasting and planning processes, ideally within a shared service environment
  • Sound understanding of key financial concepts, solid theoretical background in finance and accounting and reporting
  • Ability to effectively analyse numbers, present conclusions and recommendations in a clear way
  • Ability to influence finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Ability to work under pressure while keeping high quality of output
  • Ability to combine attention to details and understanding the big picture
  • Good working knowledge of Financial Accounting and Management Reporting systems (e.g. SAP, EBI / BW, SBFC, SAC) and should be a quick learner to learn the technology and tools used by Syngenta
  • Keen attitude to learn and take on new tasks where necessary

Functional or Leadership Competency related specifically to this job
  • Collaboration: Looks for opportunities to enhance or expand relationships with internal stakeholders supporting them with trade off analysis when making requests of Finance, proactively shares best practices to foster collective responsibility in achieving goals and escalating new ideas to improve quality and processes, empower the network, and enables the performance of others
  • Self- Improvement : Asks for help when appropriate, seeks feedback constantly, evaluating successes and failures to learn from experience
  • Technology awareness: Understands emerging technology platforms and services across industries, bringing innovation and taking risks in pursuit of valuable digital opportunities. Understands emerging technology platforms and services across industries, bringing innovation and taking risks in pursuit of valuable digital opportunities.
  • Judgment: Analyzes information, guidelines, and requirements from different sources to evaluate alternatives and make effective judgments. Draws accurate, useful conclusions from financial, business, and quantitative information. Makes timely and sound decisions on everyday issues and problems by

Minimum education and critical knowledge required for the job:
  • 8 -10 years of experience in multinational environment / plant exposure / FP&A
  • Controlling experience (Cost Analysis, Variance Analysis, MIS, Product costing))
  • SAP CO module must and Knowledge of FI, MM & SD module will add advantage
  • Ability to manage senior stakeholders
  • Fluent in English communications
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office tools and proficiency in Excel is preferred
  • Concern for high standards and data accuracy and service mind-set
  • Should have managed stakeholder in a multi country set up
  • Strong self-confidence in presentations and discussion with senior stakeholders
  • Able to work independently without much guidance

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