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Finance Manager Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic

Job Name

Finance Manager Puerto Rico & Dominican Republic (Catano)


Puerto Rico


Cataño Puerto Rico


Finance - Administration

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Rodrigo Zapata

About the role

The position could be based in Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico and some travel to other countries in Central America and the Caribbean is expected as required for business reasons.  

The Finance Manager is responsible for enabling Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic to clearly understand its past and provide analysis on the financial performance and then provide meaningful information to support decision making for business leaders. The individual needs to be a well-rounded Finance professional with an intermediate to advanced understanding of the business commercial environment, landscape, plans, and status and be an expert in excel and other financial planning systems and tools. The manager is responsible for data analysis of business unit performance versus plan, prior year, forecast and high-performance targets and then provide relevant financial information to business leaders.
  • You will need to be able to interact with several business partners such as Managing Directors and senior leaders and provide meaningful information to enable the business to achieve its short and long term goals.
  • You should be able to lay out the reality of the current and expected business performance versus the targets. You will then need to provide a synthesis of the risks and opportunities to enable scenario planning and optimizing financial results. 
  • You will co-ordinate the financial planning and budgeting process with the relevant people in the cluster, ensuring that they are trained and aware of what is available.
  • Your financial analysis should challenge the status quo and deliver new business insights on how to deliver the business units goals. 
  • You will deliver these results through your individual efforts and successful collaboration with multi-functional colleagues in the cluster, regional Finance and Global teams.

Key accountabilities and responsibilities

Drive results & excellence in execution:
  • Coordinate and support the planning process for the annual Budget and subsequent forecasts in a timely manner making sure they reflect a sound financial basis including the necessary building blocks to meet the established targets
  • Provide guidance in the preparation of reports/presentations and analysis of monthly results (root cause analysis).  Provide meaningful analysis that highlights variances, trends and potential issues influencing business performance
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual internal reporting
  • Compile, review, analyze and provide recommendations on key P&L components (i.e. depletion, sales, inventory days, pricing, cost of goods sold, advertising and promotion spend, operating expenses, market analysis, brand profitability, top-line drivers, etc.)
  • Work closely with commercial team to evaluate all initiatives including innovation launches to maximize their return and perform pre / post-mortem analysis and make recommendations (i.e. measurement and evaluation including but not limited to ROI / BEP) 
  • Provide guidance to the commercial team making recommendations on pricing, trade investments, product assortment by customer/channel to maximize sales/profitability while advancing revenue growth management agenda
  • Provide guidance in the Sales & Operating Planning (S&OP) process supporting the one number mentality to improve accuracy and zero-base forecasting (i.e. building blocks)
  • Lead the Finance Team in several roles on ad-hoc projects

Measures of success

Forecast Accuracy 
Delivery of Cluster financial targets and Commitments

For this role, you will receive the following:  A competitive base salary, annual bonus in line with our Annual Incentive Plan, company phone, eligibility to be considered for the Long Term Cash Incentive Plan (LTCIP) and competitive local market benefits. 

Critical experiences for success

To be successful in this role you will have/be: 

  • Strong analytic skills: able to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives and drive positive change
  • Experience in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to produce accurate financial reports to specific deadlines
  • Ability to work with limited support and in a group environment. 
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills that establish, foster and maintain working relationships with peers and management.  Be able to influence members of the organization both horizontaly and vertically
  • Attend meetings with peers to maintain knowledge of current and emerging issues and risks 
  • Proven knowledge relating to financial strategy, risk management, forecasting, P&L, business acumen, accounting principles, pricing, gross to net strategy, return on investment, break-even analysis, budget management and reporting.
Work experience requirements:
  • +5 years of related work experience in finance/accounting/analysis
  • Ability to work with limited support in projects and in a group environment
  • Experience providing Sales Decision Support (SDS) to business leaders is a must
  • Advanced Excel skills required (i.e. pivot tables, VLOOKUP, and models). Working knowledge of other Microsoft Office Products (ex. Power Point)
  • SAP, TM1, Business Intelligence (BI) knowledge a plus
  • Proven ability to lead multicultural teams located remotely
  • Manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills a must
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting.  MBA or equivalent designation preferred.
Language Skills: 
  • Advanced English and Spanish communications skills
Functional Excellence:
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve results in a matrix organization
  • Process focused with an understanding of end to end business processes and their financial impacts
  • Ability to identify root cause issues and develop plans to resolve
  • Skilled at prioritizing multiple tasks and resource constraints to optimize results
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both peers and business managers
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Our ways of working

Our family legacy has positively influenced our ways of working and has shaped the values to which our employees aspire. We’re caring, like a family, and not only internally, but also in the wider communities in which we operate. This is demonstrated by our commitment to both act responsibly and promote the choice to drink responsibly. We trust one another, and through that trust are able to forge strong teams and networks that empower our matrix organization structure. We’re passionate, reflecting our Latin heritage, and this means that we commit more than just time to our work: we commit energy, heart and soul. We are dedicated to being a role model in our industry, and we approach everything we do with Integrity First. Together, our values help us create what we’re most proud of: our True Heart and Winning Spirit – both in our home markets and across the world.