Manager, Finance Business Partner




Payment Networks & Schemes / Partnerships

May 19

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Our Purpose

We work to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. We cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team – one that makes better decisions, drives innovation and delivers better business results. 

Job Title

Manager, Finance Business PartnerOverview

The Manager, South-East Asia Finance Business Partner, will support the execution of the corporate strategy through strong P&L governance, delivered via strategic insights and formulation of division objectives, deal closure, ensuring smooth business operations and maintenance of strong internal controls.

3 questions about who would be the best fit for this role:

• Do you have a broad understanding of all the different areas of finance?

• Do you have good understanding of reporting, forecasting and budgeting techniques?

• Are you able to apply strategic thinking and strong communication skills to successfully engage management teams to drive towards corporate objectives?


• Ensures that Finance is closely integrated with, and positively supports the business to maximize revenue, profitability and efficiency.

• Supports strategic planning sessions and works extensively with the management team to ensure alignment of the process into the budget and forecasting cycles. This includes the development of priorities, execution plans, establishing revenue targets, and alignment of Division plans with cross-functional partners.

• Manages division financial close and forecast, including analysis of key business drivers, expenses and timely communication of risks and opportunities.

• Apply contemporary accounting techniques such as competitive pricing analysis, consumer spending trends, cost behavior analysis, operating budgeting, value chain analysis to provide interpreted insights to direct management’s attention to key strategic issues.

• Provides leadership to the relevant business and finance functions to enhance their business acumen, financial know-how, to align them to delivery of financial objectives for the division.

• Provides finance support in the expansion of the business e.g. opening of new offices, new product and non-traditional customers business case development, etc.

• High level of engagement required with regional and global functions to have high impact on cross functional issues, and ensure alignment with regional and global direction.

• Communicates corporate and regional policies and establish review processes to ensure financial control and compliance and drive overall market compliance with SEC requirements as well as compliance with local statutory regulations, financial and taxation regimes in the region.

All About You

• Relevant qualification in business, accounting and/or a related discipline, with good understanding of reporting, forecasting and budgeting techniques. Specialist knowledge in Management Reporting- Chartered Accountant or CPA with business partnership experience preferred.

• Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills with the ability to capture the essence of key insights across the market opportunities.

• Broad based commercial awareness to manage risk versus return trade-offs.

• In-depth understanding of all the commercial drivers impacting MasterCard’s business in the division (current and emerging product lines, services and programs) to be able to conceptualize innovative incentive deal structures. Some of these dimensions are :

 market/consumer trends

 commercial distribution channels

 regulatory frameworks

 overlay of proposal with existing incentive deals

 member reporting and performance tracking

 customer priorities and cardholder rewards proposition

• Results oriented and performance driven with a focus on excellence.

• Strong communication, negotiation and influencing skills.

• Experience working in cross functional teams.

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