Mexico Finance Head

Category: Finance
Job ID: R-68071
Employment Type: Full time
Location: Mexico – Mexico City
Posted Date: December 13, 2018

Scope: Responsible to lead the Finance Organization in Mexico.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides insight and analysis to support the GM and Senior Management Team.
  • Ensure that business decisions are based on financial criteria.
  • Lead key initiatives in finance that support the overall strategic goals.
  • Ensure sufficient funding is available to execute strategy set by the GM.
  • Lead the FP&A & Performance Reporting activities.
  • Ensure day-to-day Finance, Accounting and General Administration activities are properly executed according to Corporate Guidelines and Local Requirements.
  • Assess performance, identify, retain and develop key talent for the organization.
  • Assures Regional HUB support for affiliate based on SLA agreement
  • Partnering with the business and providing leadership to drive performance/productivity and creating value
  • Manages resources in order to achieve results when dealing with multiple and competing priorities projects using PMO skills
  • Make sure of a correct balance between commercial and financial needs
  • Provide strategic insight to the organization
  • Shaping the future of the organization – develop the best team

Manages a team that:

  • Provides robust & objective financial analysis with interpretation and recommendations to the RVP/GM to support business decisions.
  • Proactively advises RVP/GM on important business and financial decisions/issues.
  • Supervises and ensures timely and accurate execution of all FP&A activities (e.g., Budget, LRP, Forecast, LT, Management & Statutory Reporting, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Audits, etc.).
  • Manages statutory (i.e., profitability) results with RVP/GM and Management Team.
  • Ensures implementation and adherence to Corporate and IC policies & procedures.
  • Finds solutions to potential fiscal and social issues with the help of internal and/or external advisors, if needed.
  • Leads or participates in local and International projects
  • Actively contributes to Intercontinental finance processes and issues and represents IC specific topics/issues.
  • Develops Finance team (MAP, IDP, etc.). Coaches and mentors Finance Department staff
  • Active player on IC Finance ED’s senior staff meetings (ICFLT).

Key Behaviors:

  • Be a role model
  • Be a change agent
  • Assertive, good negotiator, able to challenge the status quo and courage to provide candor and disconfirming information
  • Motivate/focus/push self and others to achieve targets and deliver results
  • Positive attitude, adapts well to change and can work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Good communicator both oral and written
  • Team player and able to navigate a cross-functional matrix
  • Able to negotiate, influence, and resolve conflicts across multiple stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

  • College/University Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration or alike.
  • 15+ years aggregate experience in different managerial functions within Finance.
  • Proficient in Financial Planning and Analysis, state-of-the-art know-how.
  • Excellent general business knowledge (e.g., industry, finance, applicable laws, tax, insurance, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of IS systems (including demonstrated capability of Hyperion Planning/Reporting, Excel, Word, PowerPoint & SAP ERP.)
  • Fluency in English, both in oral and written communication

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA from leading school; or CPA plus relevant 10 years PQE.
  • Experience in Pharma/Biotech Industry
  • – >12 years of experience in Finance and >10 years in managerial and/or team leadership position
  • Proven experience with US GAAP
  • Experience in leading a Finance & Administration function in a matrix and international environment.
  • Fluent with multiple languages (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish).
  • Startup/small affiliate experience

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