Senior Operations Finance Analyst, Asia Pacific

Department:  Finance
Date:  Apr 30, 2022

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Operations Finance Analyst, Asia Pacific to join a leading agricultural sciences company.


Ab out Us

FMC is an agricultural sciences company that advances farming through innovative and sustainable crop protection technologies. From our industry leading discovery pipeline, to unique application systems, to modern biological products, we are passionate about bringing new solutions to farmers around the world. For more than 130 years, FMC has been rooted in agriculture and innovation.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and brought into use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


Our six Core Values define who we are and how we do business: Integrity, Safety, Sustainability, Respect for People, Agility and Customer Centricity. Collectively, these values guide us as individuals and as a team of 6,500 people around the world.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets.  If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


About the Role

The primary purpose of this position is to provide Operations Finance support to AgS Regional Operations. The support will include reviewing operating budgets and monthly forecasts at the site and regional level. Additionally, the position will include preparing materials for Regional cost reviews and providing explanations as necessary. As a senior analyst you will be the direct contact for complex F/P (Formulation & Packaging) sites as well as oversee the work of fellow analysts.


More specifically, the responsibilities associated with this role include:

  • Foster a strong business partner relationship and good communication with Operations Management (Site and Regional level)
  • Act as key Operations Finance point of contact for Regional F/P manufacturing sites and tollers
  • Collaborate with Procurement team to review and validate raw material purchase prices
  • Support standard cost setting process at Regional F/P site / tollers
  • Provide analysis and explanation of financial results. Qualified candidate should have the ability to: 1) provide in-depth explanation of results, 2) synthesize data to identify key business drivers and 3) coordinate analysis across different locations. Assess the quality of inputs, generate insightful outputs and communicate effectively to decision makers
  • Monitor and report financial performance, explain variances to budgets, forecasts and prior year. Prepare and present consolidated reports to management as appropriate. Understand root causes of variances, work proactively with the different locations to institutionalize improvements and remedy unfavorable performance. This includes creating and maintaining spreadsheets to manage data and consolidation
  • Prepare consolidated monthly and quarterly financial reporting packages as well as prepare presentations for budgets and forecasts
  • Seek opportunities to improve the analysis of monthly financial and operational results
  • Provide business data and analysis to Global Operations Management Team
  • Lead group of OFAs in ad-hoc regional analysis as requested from Regional Ops Director or Global Ops Management Team
  • Monitor performance against SLAs and escalate identified issues (as needed)
  • Support ad hoc projects
  • Support SOX and internal audit as needed
  • Participate in and / or review the following:
    • Request costing master data changes
    • Develop operating budget (site-level)
    • Develop standard cost for products
    • Run standard cost reports and perform cost analysis
    • Collaborate with local site personnel to understand costs and determine variances explanations
    • Develop and update the rolling forecast
    • Prepare materials for site-level cost reviews
    • Support OF close activities (e.g., reserve/obsolete inventory capital projects, physical inventory counts)
    • Identify and drive reporting and process improvements/automatio
  • Ability to travel regularly to manufacturing locations


About You

We imagine that you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/business required.
  • MBA or Chartered Accountant preferred
  • Minimum of 6-8 years diversified experience in financial planning and analysis, product costing, and/or operations finance, within manufacturing (preferably the chemicals industry).
  • Strong financial acumen and analytics skills.
  • Ability to build effective business relationships.
  • Above average ERP (SAP preferred), Excel and BI and analytics tools experience required.
  • Experience with all aspects of financial reporting cycle including development of annual business plan / budget, financial projections / recurring forecasts and operations cost management required.
  • Demonstrated ability or aptitude for computer systems, database management and data assimilation, SAP experience mainly in COPA (profitability analysis) module.
  • Excellent business partnering skills required. Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with executives and management is required
  • Ability to influence outcomes and set overall performance expectations.
  • Strong analytical skills; with an ability to ask challenging questions and get to the underlying issues.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management and organizational savvy.
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization.
  • Strong written and oral presentations skills.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft office suite to include Excel and Power Point. 


What We Offer

  • Exciting opportunities to learn and grow within a dynamic, results-focused and growth-oriented international business where your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one
  • A diverse and inclusive work environment where you can bring your whole self to work
  • Competitive salary and benefits package


See Yourself in FMC, Be Yourself in FMC: We strive to be an inclusive workplace where our employees reflect the community, are valued, find purpose in their work, and grow and contribute to their fullest potential. FMC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.