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Senior Finance Manager (Central Finance)

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Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Accounting, Audit and Finance

THE ROLE

Operating as a leader of central finance function, the Senior Finance Manager will lead, facilitate, co-ordinate and ensure timely and quality deliverables relating to financial strategic and annual planning, monthly rolling forecast, periodical and ad-hoc reports and analysis, product costing and analysis, study load and revenue plan, data warehouse setup and maintenance, to assist the University in achieving business targets

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Finance Manager is responsible to lead a team to deliver timely, effective and efficient financial services to the University, including and not limit to:

  1. Leadership and people management: 
  • Responsible to build and maintain a culture that supports team collaboration, result-orientation, outstanding customer service, integrity, continuous improvement and striving for excellent performance
  • Recruit, train, retain and manage team performance to ensure outstanding support to facilitate the work of Commercial & Finance Managers (CFMs)
  • Ensure strong and effective relationships with key stakeholders both in country and with Headquarters
  1. Data Management and Financial Models
  • Establish and maintain Data Warehouse from various systems used at RMIT (Students Records System, Accounting System, Workforce Management System…)
  • Lead to build Data Models as needed for future forecast and data analysis purpose
  1. Study Load Plan (Profile Development): 
  • Understand RMIT business in terms of enrolment performance and future forecasting
  • Lead annual and periodical planning cycles for study load plan by planning activities and coordinating with Schools Managers, Student Recruitment and CFMs
  • Obtain deep insights on academic operations, student recruitment and admission activities in order to predict the future study load of both commencing and returning students cohorts in all existing programs and products
  • Predict study load for new programs using market intelligence and business insight of similar programs
  • Deliver regular and/or ad hoc enrolment performance reporting comparing actuals trends against target by multiple cohorts to meet the needs of the University
  1. Product Costing
  • Develop and propose suitable costing methodology
  • Design and implement costing model based on the selected costing methodology
  • Provide actual reports on product cost and profitability versus plan with analysis and commentaries on deviations
  • Update product costing model in response to changing environments   
  1. Financial Budgeting and Planning
  • Lead and manage University financial performance in collaboration with Heads of School/Division and respective CFMs 
  • Lead finance function in strategic long-term, annual budgetary and monthly rolling forecast planning processes (from load plan, revenue, workforce, OPEX to CAPEX)
  • Work closely with both Revenue Owners and Expense Owners, especially shared resources pools (Property Services, ITS, HR…) in both long-term and annual planning activities to build sustainable and realistic financial plans for the University
  1. Reporting
  • Accountable for all university financial reports being accurate and available in a timely manner.
  • Responsible to provide product costing reports and analysis, highlighting gaps between planned and actual product profitability performance and work with CFMs to identify reasons and provide commentary
  1. Strategy Development, Control, Compliance and Risk Management
  • Develop strategies for Finance to deliver added values to the University and partner with business   
  • Be Subject Matter Expert in Strategic/Long-term Plan, Annual Planning, Load Plan and Product Costing
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to financial reporting standards that the University adopt.
  • Identify and monitor business risks and opportunities on a real-time basis, develop and initiate action plans to address identified gaps

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or equivalent experience. 
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in management and financial planning and analysis in medium or large-sized multinational organization(s) 
  • Maturity and seniority, strong leadership and effective stakeholder management skills in matrix environment
  • Demonstrated experience in producing comprehensive, high-impact financial and business analyses that can influence business strategies and decisions
  • Demonstrated experience in continuous improvement initiatives, root cause analysis and change management
  • Result-oriented, self-starter and effective problem-solver that quickly grasps tasks, operate independently and delivery quality results with minimal supervision
  • Strong financial modeling and data analytical skills
  • Ability to derive insights and opportunities from complex data sources, work with detail, analyze data in an organized and objective manner and determine actions based on data analytics and insights
  • Ability to respond to multiple changing priorities while demonstrating sound judgment and exercising prudent decision making
  • Proven capability to lead projects and teams, to work collaboratively with and effectively manage key stakeholders at all levels and functions
  • Proven capability to drive and manage change in a difficult environment, with a strong “can do”, customer-focused and result-oriented mindset.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to develop and deliver presentations
  • A good fit with RMIT Values (Agility-Courage-Imagination-Impact-Inclusion-Passion)  

BENEFITS

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment with creative and innovative committed colleagues.
  • Attractive and competitive salary package, negotiable based on candidate experience, knowledge and skill sets
  • 13th month Tet bonus
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • Education fee support for staff dependents after a qualifying period

TO FIND OUT MORE

For further information about this role, please click on the Job Description document below.

Download File Finance_Senior Finance Manager_Nov 2019_PSV9.docx

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

If English is not your native language then you will be required to demonstrate a minimum English language proficiency standard at a Advanced level (Linguaskill 170 or equivalent to IELTS (General) 6.5.  RMIT Vietnam will require you to complete a Linguaskill test to assess your level of English before an offer of employment can be made.

HOW TO APPLY

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close 15 December 2019

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