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BES Finance Manager

Job Name

BES Finance Manager






Finance - Administration

Reporting Line:

VP, Bacardi Enterprise Services (BES)

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Amy Geng

About the role

Your Opportunity

To lead the BES Shanghai operations team in their daily support for the regional commercial and finance organizations, and driving a cultural change, in a fast-moving transformational environment, having the opportunity to interact with and influence different levels in the organization.
To have the empowerment to make decisive changes impacting the BES operation and other organizations we serve. 
The opportunity to lead or interact with people with different areas of expertise and a broad range of cultural backgrounds. 

About You 

Leader willing to transform the organization, optimize processes, improve quality and stakeholder satisfaction and to be an advocate of the Bacardi family culture.  
If you would like to join the Bacardi Enterprise Services team in Shanghai, you have experience leading Shared Services teams and Finance & Accounting expertise in RTR, PTP and OTC, please have a look at the job description below. 


With our Consumer at the heart, your key focus will be to:
  • Lead the delivery of strong Finance and Accounting processes in RTR, PTP and OTC areas, including timely financial closings and accurate financial data reporting and submission, and achieving all critical KPI´s – Excellence is What We Do
  • Interact and collaborate with local business partners and stakeholders to identify strategic opportunities through which BES can drive additional value for Bacardi. – Delight our customers.
  • Participate actively in global projects that could impact RTR, PTP and OTC processes and in BES scope expansion projects.  
  • Ensure a robust internal control environment and structure, including coordination with internal and external auditors, monitor and ensure effective implementation of SOX controls
  • Demonstrate a strong (and collaborative) leadership style that empowers the team to achieve desired outcomes, coach and participate actively in the development of his/her direct reports and their teams. 
  • Lead initiatives to reinforce the cultural pillars in the organization
  • Responsible for PRC/USGAAP accounting reports preparation; Review monthly account reconciliation, financial fluctuation analysis, quarterly Briefing Book and other accounting report requested by region or group
  • Ad hoc project support and process improvement tasks
  • Being an advocate of Bacardi culture and ensuring cultural transformation to achieve our BEST 10 objectives
  • Provide support on Tax related activities to the Tax CoE representatives

Skills and Experience

The Skills & Experience needed to create your legacy
  • Minimum of ten years professional accounting experience in progressively responsible roles.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working across one or more of the RTR PTP and OTC process areas
  • Minimum of five years of relevant people and process management experience.  (Preferably shared services and/or BPO).
  • Experience with PRC/IFRS accounting standards. CPA or equivalent Accounting Certification is preferred
  • Strong prior experience using SAP and working knowledge of US GAAP 
  • Strong organization skills and interpersonal skills and good ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional organizations in a confident manner
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English; comfortable presenting to an Executive Level audience.   Other languages specific to served geographies desirable (i.e. Japanese)
  • Ability to manage a diverse team including direct and indirect reports, process improvement experience is preferred.
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities with experience in process and quality analysis
  • High level of initiative, commitment to excellence, ability to work independently, meet deadlines and under pressure.
  • Ability to make decisions by seeking the appropriate quality and quantity of information, analyzing information to identify key issues, relationships, root causes and solutions, and considering the impact of decisions on the entire process 
  • Familiarity with quality management systems, data driven root cause analysis and internal audit processing
  • Proven experience building business relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills with the ability to challenge decisions & facilitate change 
  • A proven ability to establish strong business partnerships with senior managers and operate successfully at a senior management level
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage a rapidly changing environment.
  • Proven process implementation success including the establishment of plans and processes for accomplishing work and projects, evaluating progress and results, and adjusting when needed
  • Understanding the importance of training and employee development including providing timely and straightforward performance feedback, evaluating strengths and development needs, and providing opportunities for professional / personal growth
Personal Qualities
  • Experience in the Spirits and/or FMCG industry is a distinct advantage  
  • University degree in Accounting/Business/Finance or related discipline, CA / CPA certification, MBA, or advanced degree preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate in English. Advanced writing and speaking are a must.
  • Be a role model for the organization showing cultural pillars: Fearless, Founder Mentality and Family. A customer focused service delivery specialist with global orientation. 
  • Experience in Shared Services environment strongly desirable

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.