Job ref no.: CT3116513-01#0532

Manager, Regional Controlling, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific

BASF Asia Pacific

We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We have over 110,000 employees connecting around the world. For you, this means an almost unlimited range of job opportunities, career development and lots of potential to continue learning . At BASF we believe strongly in the power of connected minds.


Located in Hong Kong, BASF’s Asia Pacific headquarters oversees more than 18,000 employees at about 100 production sites and 125 sales offices across the region. In addition to a number of regional business units, the Hong Kong office also houses regional functional units including Corporate Affairs, Finance and Controlling, Human Resources, Management Consulting, Procurement and Supply Chain Services.

Objectives of the Position

  • Reporting to Regional Head of Strategy and Controlling, Coatings Solutions Asia Pacific, the incumbent will support the business steering of the Regional Business Unit (RBU), by providing insightful business performance analysis and financial evaluation, supporting the operational planning process and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) monitoring.

Job Responsibilities
  • Reporting and monitoring
    • Coordinate with country controllers across Asia Pacific to ensure accurate and timely submission of performance reports
    • Develop regional summary and forecast with highlights and interpretation of deviation by consolidating performance reports from countries
    • Provide financial analysis on business performance and ad-hoc requests to RBU management
    • Constantly monitor and improve the data collection and retention processes to reduce cost and improve timeliness and accuracy
    • Propose and support implementation measures to improve reports to efficiently display information to local business management and RBU management
  • Business Support
    • Create transparency on key performance indicators and indicate areas of concern to support business steering for local business management
    • Support business decisions with financial evaluations and analysis on business performance
  • Operational planning and budget preparation
    • Support consolidation of the regional budget and provide monthly budgets by product and/or customer segments
    • Ensure the preparation of operational planning and budgeting by involved parties meet RBU requirements consistently
    • Recommend modification in budget preparation process to reflect the business development in the region Asia
  • Leadership
    • Supervise and manage the Cost Sharing Agreement (CSA) process for the entire RBU across Asia Pacific including coordination with country controllers, monthly charge out handling, annual charge out planning and audit preparation
    • Guide country controlling units through operational planning and monthly reporting activities
    • Instruct countries on master data maintenance and data clean-up to ensure accuracy of product and customer segmentation
    • Act as the regional contact person for several IT systems within the RBU

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or other related disciplines
  • 6 to 8 years of experience in which 4 years in business controlling

  • Solid and hands-on knowledge of SAP or other controlling software and tools is a plus

  • Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Mandarin is a plus

  • Proactive team member who takes ownership and shows persistence to achieve results and exceed expectations

  • Strong analytical skills and communication skills with the ability to simplify complex subjects to reach a wide variety of people

  • Candidate with less experience will be considered as Senior Specialist


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Job ref no. CT3116513-01#0532
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 6 years - 8 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree