China, Shanghai-Zhangjiang, Finance

Manager Business Controller


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

At Henkel, we promote a holistic Diversity & Inclusion approach. The diversity of our employees, their backgrounds, experiences, talents, knowledge, creativity, and the appreciation of all their individual differences are the foundation for our competitive advantage. As a multinational corporation, Henkel employs people from 120 nations in almost 80 countries. About 85 percent of our employees work outside of Germany, with more than half of them in emerging markets.


  • Take direct accountability for Controlling of China Consumers & Craftsmen business, ensuring data integrity, transparency of business performance & commercial control as well as providing strong financial decision support and analysis, drive business growth
  • Support regional controlling of Consumers & Craftsmen business, to provide in-depth financial analysis across APAC and contribute to the continuous improvement of process efficiency as well as standardization


  • Manage / Coordinate financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets / target setting, and analysis reports
  • Identify areas of risks and opportunities, determine root cause for performance deviations, propose actions and solutions to improve overall profitability and drive the development of KPIs
  • Provide high quality, clear and useful financial and business information which offers insights and decision support, to the management team and commercial heads
  • Take initiatives on digitalization and automation to further increase data transparency, improve data analytics and support business decisions
  • Lead and drive Controlling related projects in China as well as support APAC & cross-regional projects from Controlling & Financial aspect
  • Contribute to continuous improvement in controlling relevant concepts, processes, and tools
  • Support regional/global knowledge sharing and training activities


  • Steering closing, prepare rolling forecast, manage annual budget setting(10%)
  • Analyze monthly business performance (vs. PY, Plan, Forecast) (10%)
  • Provide high quality, clear and useful financial information to support management in best informed decision making(10%)
  • Manage cost and profitability development: review of pricing / rebate / commission strategy, COGS tracking (20%)
  • Coordinate APAC consolidation in terms of financial reporting and analysis(20%)
  • Controlling related projects / initiatives and other projects(20%)
  • Other ad-hoc analysis / presentations / tasks(10%)


  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • Minimum 5–7 years of experience in Finance / FP&A / Controlling or related field, qualified CICPA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent preferred
  • Complete understanding of financial statements and financial processes
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities and business understanding
  • Advance numeracy, accuracy and excellent attention to details
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly motivated with a strong sense and ability to proactively engage internal and external stakeholders to develop value-added solutions and steer continuous improvement
  • Ability to influence commercial and finance partners with negotiation and conflict resolving skills
  • High willingness to learn and strong team spirit
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Power Point skills, digital skills and international working experience a plus
  • Fluent in both verbal and written English and Chinese


  • Manager level position for young Hi-Po talent.
  • Be the Business partner to involve in China Consumers & Craftsmen key strategic decision making.
  • Regional exposure with close collaboration with all APAC countries and HQ.
  • Steer full P&L with Interesting combination of projects.
  • Excellent platform to grow both professionally and personally due to the broad scope of work and interactions with various key stakeholders within the company, with a wide range of optionality for your future career path.
  • Continuous Learning & Training for all related topics (industrial, financial, soft-skills, digital skill, PMO etc.)
JOB ID: 21026188
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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