• The Budget & Activity Planning role is responsible for supporting budgeting activities for the service desk and ensuring financial compliance.
  • This role plays a crucial role in monitoring activity throughout the fiscal year, tracking deliverables, and ensuring adherence to proper systems and processes.
  • By providing accurate reporting and key performance indicators (KPIs), this role positively impacts the business by enabling effective budget management and informed decision-making.

Role Overview:

  • Support budgeting activities for the service desk and ensure financial compliance.
  • Monitor all activity throughout the fiscal year, track deliverables, and ensure adherence to systems and processes.
  • Provide periodic reporting and KPIs to stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Service Engagement: Support new fiscal year planning efforts, handle PO/IO requests, and act as a resource for the local region regarding contracts, tools, and processes.
  • Budget, Forecasting & PO Management: Develop project plans, coordinate local execution, and ensure end-to-end tracking of marketing activities. Manage marketing service requests and coordinate with local privacy leads for compliance. Validate customer journey data flow and coordinate events.
  • Data Quality, Hygiene & Compliance: Consult with budget owners, investigate spend discrepancies, and ensure adherence to local budget restrictions and PO compliance.
  • Budget & Spend Reporting: Manage accurate spending reports, update budget forecasts, provide spend tracking updates against established KPIs, and identify actionable insights for budget owners.

Required Competencies/Skills:

  • Proven skills in written and verbal communications.
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles and budgeting.
  • Basic business, systems, and process analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Excel with advanced skills.
  • Ability to articulate and evangelize services with stakeholders.
  • Relationship management, collaboration, and conflict resolution skills.

Required Experience:

  • University degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years of experience in accounting, business operations, or business consulting.
  • Budgeting and forecasting experience.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Self-starter: Proactive attitude and a desire to find creative solutions.
  • Team player: Focus on winning as a team, being cooperative and collaborative.
  • Open-minded: Ability to effectively work with different teams and personalities, being flexible and adaptable.
  • Detail-oriented: Take ownership of the work and possess strong analytical skills.
  • Cool-headed: Maintain patience and an even temperament.
  • Drive for results: Be tough and persistent, knowing when to conduct research versus making quick decisions.
  • Client service-oriented: Have a positive and optimistic attitude.
Job Category: Accounting Finance
Work Set-up: Work-from-home
Work Specification: Full-time
Work Location: Manila
Salary Range: Salary Negotiable

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