China - 中文 (中国)

Regional Finance Processes & Systems Optimisation (FPSO) Senior Analyst

Singapore, Singapore
Job Reference JR0077613
Professional Areas Finance
Function Accounting, Finance and Treasury
Contract Type Permanent
Start date 2024-07-08

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

LDC in South & Southeast Asia   

LDC first established a presence in Asia more than 100 years ago with an office opening in Melbourne, Australia in 1913, trading grains to the international market. Our regional headquarters opened in Singapore in 1993, which now serves as the hub for our origination and merchandizing activities in the South & Southeast Asia Region, which spans across 7 platforms - Grains & Oilseeds, Rice, Freight, Global Markets, Coffee, Cotton, and Sugar with offices in 7 countries – Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

Reporting to the Regional FPSO Manager, we are looking for a FPSO Analyst / Senior Analyst to drive business transformations by developing and improving core business processes/structures and facilitating the implementation of new systems/processes/requirements with minimal business impact.  Your objectives will be to ensure that the systems meet business requirements, controls, and compliance; that users are trained and use the system correctly; and that support is delivered in a pro-active and efficient manner. You will work as part of the Regional FPSO Team, interacting closely with the regional functional teams, regional management and the Global FPSO team.

Main Responsibilities:

Supervise the country deployments of front (Trading) and back-office (Treasury and Accounting) applications:

  • Lead meetings or discussions related to system implementation independently and ensure smooth deployment
  • Drive and define system/operational requirements for new business setups and ensure essential needs are met
  • Responsible for efficient release of system enhancements that fulfill user requirements and project deadline
  • Regularly update project status and metrics to regional management as well as cross-functional teams within organization. Take ownership of assigned projects.
  • Communicate any system changes (before and after) to Finance users to mitigate any downstream impact to business operations

Act as a Subject Matter Expert in Systems & Finance Processes

  • Be a functional advisor in business systems/processes and have a good understanding on interconnected systems workflow. Must be hands-on to perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Serve as a central point of contact, working closely with stakeholders from Finance, BPO (business process owner) team, IT, both regionally and globally. Display exceptional capability to multi-task.
  • Arbitrate priorities and design efficient approach to manage system/project rollouts.
  • Translate local requirements, identify gaps, analyze, align, and integrate into global applications end-to-end following core/group global standard model
  • Contribute and ensure efficient governance on system implementations and support clear definitions of roles and responsibilities when required
  • Standardize finance processes/system usage across the region
  • Automate, optimize, and improve existing processes. Assist to document SOPs.

User support & training

  • Validate approach on system testing, and formulate jointly with team members on detailed test plan
  • Animate key user meetings to conduct change management and empower end-users to be autonomous
  • Arrange training of key users on the functional usage of the systems and on best practices
  • Bring any useful training feedback for functional evaluation

Post implementation monitoring / Performance monitoring

  • Monitor projects KPIs and track deliverables are met 
  • Ensure all outstanding items have continuously been followed up and there’s proper closure

Experience

  • At least 5-6 years of strong operational experience in project management and finance processes/systems implementations.

Other skills (Computer Skills, etc)

  • Project Management skills and good knowledge of key finance processes and best practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to interact with different levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to run multiple projects in parallel in a fast-paced, tight timeline working culture. 
  • Excellent competence to gather & analyze information, resolve problems and form a plan of action
  • Demonstrate calibre to be resourceful and thrive in navigating through ambiguous situation.
  • Positive and proactive attitude toward problem solving.
  • Experience with UAT (User Acceptance Testing), handling both in-house and external systems like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, payment system (FIS TRAX) and Cash Management system (Quantum) would be a plus
  • Ability to identify/control weaknesses and implement process improvements
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Working knowledge of Financial Markets, in particular Commodity is preferred

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  •  Degree in Business/Accounting/Economics major or related field of study

 

Additional Information for the job

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Regular events that foster team engagement
  • Access to Training and Development
  • Hybrid work arrangement offered (availability varies by role).
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and flexible benefits
Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


Job Description

LDC in South & Southeast Asia   

LDC first established a presence in Asia more than 100 years ago with an office opening in Melbourne, Australia in 1913, trading grains to the international market. Our regional headquarters opened in Singapore in 1993, which now serves as the hub for our origination and merchandizing activities in the South & Southeast Asia Region, which spans across 7 platforms - Grains & Oilseeds, Rice, Freight, Global Markets, Coffee, Cotton, and Sugar with offices in 7 countries – Singapore, Australia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Malaysia.

Reporting to the Regional FPSO Manager, we are looking for a FPSO Analyst / Senior Analyst to drive business transformations by developing and improving core business processes/structures and facilitating the implementation of new systems/processes/requirements with minimal business impact.  Your objectives will be to ensure that the systems meet business requirements, controls, and compliance; that users are trained and use the system correctly; and that support is delivered in a pro-active and efficient manner. You will work as part of the Regional FPSO Team, interacting closely with the regional functional teams, regional management and the Global FPSO team.

Main Responsibilities:

Supervise the country deployments of front (Trading) and back-office (Treasury and Accounting) applications:

  • Lead meetings or discussions related to system implementation independently and ensure smooth deployment
  • Drive and define system/operational requirements for new business setups and ensure essential needs are met
  • Responsible for efficient release of system enhancements that fulfill user requirements and project deadline
  • Regularly update project status and metrics to regional management as well as cross-functional teams within organization. Take ownership of assigned projects.
  • Communicate any system changes (before and after) to Finance users to mitigate any downstream impact to business operations

Act as a Subject Matter Expert in Systems & Finance Processes

  • Be a functional advisor in business systems/processes and have a good understanding on interconnected systems workflow. Must be hands-on to perform basic troubleshooting.
  • Serve as a central point of contact, working closely with stakeholders from Finance, BPO (business process owner) team, IT, both regionally and globally. Display exceptional capability to multi-task.
  • Arbitrate priorities and design efficient approach to manage system/project rollouts.
  • Translate local requirements, identify gaps, analyze, align, and integrate into global applications end-to-end following core/group global standard model
  • Contribute and ensure efficient governance on system implementations and support clear definitions of roles and responsibilities when required
  • Standardize finance processes/system usage across the region
  • Automate, optimize, and improve existing processes. Assist to document SOPs.

User support & training

  • Validate approach on system testing, and formulate jointly with team members on detailed test plan
  • Animate key user meetings to conduct change management and empower end-users to be autonomous
  • Arrange training of key users on the functional usage of the systems and on best practices
  • Bring any useful training feedback for functional evaluation

Post implementation monitoring / Performance monitoring

  • Monitor projects KPIs and track deliverables are met 
  • Ensure all outstanding items have continuously been followed up and there’s proper closure

Experience

  • At least 5-6 years of strong operational experience in project management and finance processes/systems implementations.

Other skills (Computer Skills, etc)

  • Project Management skills and good knowledge of key finance processes and best practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to interact with different levels of stakeholders
  • Ability to run multiple projects in parallel in a fast-paced, tight timeline working culture. 
  • Excellent competence to gather & analyze information, resolve problems and form a plan of action
  • Demonstrate calibre to be resourceful and thrive in navigating through ambiguous situation.
  • Positive and proactive attitude toward problem solving.
  • Experience with UAT (User Acceptance Testing), handling both in-house and external systems like SAP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, payment system (FIS TRAX) and Cash Management system (Quantum) would be a plus
  • Ability to identify/control weaknesses and implement process improvements
  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Working knowledge of Financial Markets, in particular Commodity is preferred

Languages:

  • English (Fluent)

Academics

  •  Degree in Business/Accounting/Economics major or related field of study

 


Additional Information

Additional Information for the job

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Sustainability

Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

We offer

  • A workplace culture that embraces diversity and inclusivity
  • Regular events that foster team engagement
  • Access to Training and Development
  • Hybrid work arrangement offered (availability varies by role).
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage and flexible benefits