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If you are interested to pursue a career as Planning & Forecasting Associate within Finance team at GSK Regional Hub in KL, please submit your professional profile through our career page (CLICK HERE TO APPLY). As Planning & Forecasting Associate, you are expected to register with ICAEW and complete the three (3)-year training and practical work experience with GSK. At GSK, our modern and technology-led Regional Finance Hub – APAC team, we work together with colleagues from across Finance to support our businesses across APAC in delivering the best outcome for our patients and consumers. Our new Finance Hub team in Malaysia will be part of a global network of Regional Finance hubs to share best practices and knowledge whilst working closely with our HQ Finance teams. You will be responsible to support the Planning and Forecasting Process which includes the preparation, review and submission of in-market annual, quarterly and monthly forecasts. Also, you will be responsible to provide Value added Analytics on Actual and forecasted Business Performance in the areas of P&L, BS and Cash flow. Year 1: Focus core commercial cycle activities Participate in monthly core commercial cycle. Support the P&F Lead in the preparation monthly consensus forecast deliverables in accordance with GSK Corporate requirement. Provide support to the P&F Lead with the preparation of the 3+1 plan, UP2 & Flip on annual basis. Understand the various planning cycles and their key role in the overall corporate planning process. Attend pre demand review meeting on monthly basis to understand business Planning process. Responsible for supporting the preparation of the monthly OPEX, A&P, Sundry, headcount and cash flow forecast. Upload and validate approved forecast numbers into GSK tools. Support the P&F lead in creating, updating and maintaining financial models to provide detailed monthly and quarterly forecasts for the market (CCC process) Prepare adhoc analysis to analyse forecast Vs budgets, prior month forecasts and prior year actuals. Support the preparation of internal management reports (e.g. DRM, MPR) for executive leadership. Year 2: Focus on financial management and analysis *Note: Year 1 job responsibilities remain with expanded responsibilities. Performs Core commercial cycle activities independently for a LOC. Performs variance analysis to explain differences in actual performance against forecast. Support the process of generating commentary on variance analysis such as flash sales commentary, P&L commentary and price volume analysis. Responsible to monitor Innovation sales performance against forecast and support all activities related to innovation sales. Identify key learning for Year 1 role and make improvements going forward with global process owner or process improvement expert to standardize activities across P&F. Evaluate forex impact on actual and forecast numbers and validate GSK P&L performance in all rates such as Budget rate and Actual rate. Year 3: Becoming a true finance business partner Note: Year 1& 2 job responsibilities remain with expanded responsibilities. Drive the monthly core commercial market with In- house commercial team and market finance director. Present monthly performance review to area finance director with minimum supervision. Work closely with supply chain finance team on annual flip exercise. Responsible to maintain annual transfer price which is aligned to tax requirements. Other ad-hoc activities: Support ad hoc analysis requirement on Sales, Gross Margin, Operating Margin, A&P, OPEX, Sundry, Working Capital, Headcount, OE and Capex. Any other business relevant tasks assigned by P&F Lead or P&F Director Other tasks as BSC management, system upgrade and changes to business environment. Involvement in Change management projects Why you? We look for people who appreciate the importance of safety and quality and strive to continuously improve our performance and practices. We work in an open and transparent environment so you’ll be someone who treats others with respect and integrity – as you will be treated yourself. Ideally, we are looking for someone with: A Bachelors degree (Finance / Accounting is preferred) You must be a registered student of ICAEW. Excellent customer service skills Positive working attitude and willing to take challenge Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Self-motivated and displays initiative in solving problems Actively seeks to improve processes making them more effective and efficient Must be fluent in English – both written and spoken Attention to detail, good analytical and problem solving capabilities Ability to plan and manage workload to ensure all key deadlines are met. Why GSK? GSK’s dedication to the wellbeing of our employees is reflected in the benefits we offer; including healthcare for yourself and dependents, performance related bonus, etc. We also offer a range of employee health and wellbeing programs including our truly unique Partnership for Prevention program, a global commitment by GSK to provide all employees with up to 40 preventative healthcare services bringing to life our mission to: do more, feel better and live longer. Our goal is to be one of the world’s most innovative, best performing and trusted healthcare companies. We believe that we all bring something unique to GSK and when we combine our knowledge, experiences and styles together, the impact is incredible. Come join our adventure at GSK where you will be inspired to do your best work for our patients and consumers. A place where you can be you, feel good and keep growing.
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Who are McDonald’s? McDonald’s is proud to be one of the most recognised brands in the world, with restaurantsin over 100 countries and billions of customers served each year. As the global leader in the food and service industry, we have a legacy of innovation and hard work that continues to drive us. Today, we are growing with velocity and are passionate about modernising our experiences, not to make a different McDonald’s, but to build a better McDonald’s. The UK & Ireland market has operated in UK since 1974 and the business is growing continuously with more than 1,400 restaurants and over 136,000 employees. We are moving fast and are adding to our outstanding team. Joining McDonald’s means thinking big every day and preparing for a career that can impact around the world. We are customer obsessed, committed to being leaders and believe we are better when we work together. Over the last couple years, we’ve launched home delivery, modernised our restaurant experience through digital enhancements and have so much more to come. We are dedicated to using our scale for good: good for people, our industry and the planet. From ambitious recycling initiatives and balanced sourcing efforts to our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, we are constantly improving. We see every single day as an opportunity to have an impact on our customers, our people and our partners. Job purpose: The McDonald's Trainee Graduate Accountant scheme is open for applications now, for a Summer 2021 start. Principle Responsibilities: We have an exciting opportunity to join the McDonald's Finance Graduate Scheme, with the successful candidate starting in Summer 2021. The role is a structured, broad three-year rotational scheme specifically crafted for final year undergraduates looking to join a robust Finance Team. As part of the program you will complete up to 16 exams over a 3-year period in order to gain accreditation to a chartered accounting body of your choice. The scheme will provide continuous rotational opportunities and is an outstanding opportunity for an aspirational graduate to gain experience in some of the following areas: - Global Business Services (GBS) – Accounting & Finance Within this team, you will be an accounting and finance subject matter specialist. Ensuring that all accounting transactions are recorded timely, accurately and with compliance to relevant standards and principles. You will provide support and mentorship across the organisation on all financial matters and see opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes to ensure the robustness of the financial documents and reporting. - Operations Finance In this area you will assist in the provision of key financial support to our restaurant operators (partners, working with partners throughout the business to further improve our restaurants financial position. - Strategic Finance In this team you will work closely with a wide range of partners, acting as a true financial business associate to help deliver our business strategy and strengthen our brand for the future. - Financial Reporting As a member of the Financial Reporting team, you would be a trusted finance adviser for the entire organisation. Providing in depth financial analysis of how our business has performed to help drive future decisions to grow our business. You will also be hands on learning and guiding on technical accounting and reporting standards. - Capex Accounting You will be a dependable financial business partner for the business, providing financial expertise to aid investment decisions across the entire business and help to maintain a current and accurate fixed asset ledger. You will help to appraise investment decisions and proving financial analysis to key partners. The new Trainee will initially rotate through roles within the Global Business Services (GBS) Finance Team, based in Sutton Coldfield (near Birmingham), and then move to our Head Office in East Finchley, North London where they will complete their training. Upon completion of the scheme there are significant opportunities within the Finance Team to tackle more challenging and leadership roles. The scheme offers an extraordinary start to a career within Finance, with previous trainees who have finished the scheme going on to hold senior management positions across the business. Examples include our current Finance Director, who completed the scheme 11 years ago, our Head of GBS Finance who completed the scheme 18 years ago, and our Head of Strategic Finance who completed the scheme 7 years ago. Relationships: • To collaborate closely with external suppliers and all internal Corporate and Regional departments. • Build collaborative relationships with the wider Finance team. • Develop a close working relationship with key contacts in Construction & Property, Supply Chain, Marketing and IT teams. Knowledge and Experience: We are looking for a results-oriented, self-motivated and hardworking graduate to join our fast-paced finance team. The successful candidate will have graduated with a 2:1 in any relevant subject area and should expect to get going quickly! The candidate should have at least 3 B's (Or equivalent UCAS Points)at A-Level and a passion for Finance. Benefits include: • Competitive Graduate Salary with London living allowance upon the move to London • Fully provided for CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA training and up to 20 days' study leave per year • 28 days' Annual Leave per year, plus bank holidays • 2 additional days of annual leave, upon completion of three years of service • Private Health Insurance • ‘Dress for your day’ Casual attire when working in our offices • Plus discounts at major UK retailers Application Process: The below timelines are guidance and subject to change: • CV and cover letter submission • Skype interview • Attendees for virtual assessment day will be required to submit a short recorded video (Video brief will be provided after successful Skype interview) • Virtual Assessment Day and Interview • Final Virtual Interview Those looking to apply should submit their CV alongside a cover letter which includes a brief paragraph on: ‘What challenges do you think McDonald’s has faced with Covid19, and what should be done to ensure strong recovery in 2021?’
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