The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (“AEPW”) is a leading global membership organization made up of CEOs from over 40 international companies that make, use, sell, process, collect and recycle plastics with a clear mission to help end plastic waste in the environment. To achieve this goal, AEPW is bringing together industry, governments, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, local communities and citizens to advance a range of solutions that can be deployed around the world, especially where the challenge of unmanaged plastic waste is greatest.
While plastics have helped improve living standards, hygiene and nutrition around the world, rapid increases in the consumption of plastic goods combined with a lack of adequate waste management systems in some parts of the world have led to a global environmental challenge that is affecting communities, individuals and wildlife.
AEPW is collaborating with organizations from civil society, innovators, entrepreneurs and national, regional and local governments to develop scalable solutions that will keep plastic waste out of the environment. Alliance projects and partnerships will help minimize and manage plastic waste and increase the value of plastic waste streams while also supporting overall sustainable development including improvements to the quality of life, health, local jobs and economic activity in many communities.
The AEPW has committed nearly US$1 billion, with a goal of deploying US$1.5 billion within five years of the Alliance’s launch in January 2019.
AEPW has developed a global vision and a comprehensive, integrated strategy made up of four pillars:
• Infrastructure to collect and manage waste and increase recycling, especially in developing countries;
• Innovation to advance and scale new technologies and business models that minimize waste, make recycling and recovering plastics easier and create value from all post-use plastics;
• Educationand engagement of governments at all levels, businesses, communities and consumers to mobilize action; and,
• Clean Up and prevention of concentrated areas of plastic waste in the environment.
The members of the Alliance to End Plastic waste represent the following companies: BASF SE, Berry Global, Braskem S.A., Charter NEX Films, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, China Petrochemical & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec), Clariant International Ltd., Covestro, Dow Inc., Equate Petrochemical Company, ExxonMobil, Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., Gemini Corporation NV, Geocycle, Grupo Phoenix, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, LyondellBasell, Milliken & Company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., NOVA Chemicals, Novolex, OxyChem - Occidental Chemical Corp., PepsiCo Inc., PolyOne Corporation, Pregis LLC, Reliance Industries Limited, Sasol Limited, Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC), SCG, Sealed Air, Shell, SKC, Storopack GmbH, Suez, Sumitomo Chemical Company Ltd., The Procter & Gamble Company, Tomra Systems ASA, TOTAL, Veolia, Versalis and Westlake Chemical.
AEPW welcomes all companies, big or small, from all regions and sectors to support this effort.
AEPW seeks a highly experienced, entrepreneurial and dynamic individual to support the Chief Financial Officer. Managing the finances of AEPW is a complicated puzzle with varied sources of income being used to cover various types of activity. The challenge for the Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis is to help the organisation keep projects and programs running as fast as they can whilst staying within the resources available. This is a permanent role, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.
The position is full-time and based in Singapore.
KEY OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The majority of the role is focussed on classic not-for-profit FP&A, but it also includes responsibility for the coordination of membership funding, which is very closely linked. This means coordinating the annual budgeting process to ensure that both members’ preferences and AEPW’s strategic priorities are appropriately funded. The running the two reforecasting cycles after 4 and 8 months, tracking and managing deviations from forecast on a continuous basis.
Strategic and operational considerations
• Review the medium, and long term, financial objectives and challenges of the organisation and support senior management in developing a five-year financial plan;
• Provide financial management input into the enterprise risk management process
• Continually review and refine financial and related operational KPIs to drive the appropriate behaviours;
• Proactively implement ways to improve accuracy of financial projections and provide early warning to senior management of deviations from plan;
• Ensure that the process for approving any expenditure budget (i.e. giving the green light to spend) is clear, transparent, understood and documented.
Financial planning and analysis
• Coordinate the annual business planning process including:
• assisting with refining the program structure and survey of members’ interest
• coordinating and critically reviewing income projections
• assisting in the development of budget assumptions
• Manage the process of defining the parameters of the resource allocation model for each budget cycle;
• Drive the finalisation of the budget in good time for presentation to the ExCo and Council at the Council Meeting each year;
• Coordinate the four, eight and twelve-month forecasting processes to ensure all income and expenditure is realistically forecasted and risks are quantified;
• Continually monitor actual and forecast progress towards key income and expenditure targets, including financial risks, and alert senior management to any significant deviation or concern;
• Develop a process of identifying opportunities to improve the financial situation in the short and medium term in terms of additional income, reduced cost or optimisation of resource allocation and efficient management of excess funds;
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with budget holders and ensure their forecasting aptitude through hands-on support and coaching;
• Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the ICT function and ensure systems and processes to support FP&A are robust, documented and secure.
The Grants Management process
• Design and get approval for a clear, simple but comprehensive grants management process that supports each of the key steps of the grant life cycle and is coherent with, and mutually reinforces, the project management and budget management processes;
• Design and build a grants management database to support the management process including visibility of timelines, deliverables, deadlines and reporting requirements;
• Coordinate the grant management process to grow the organisation’s access to grant funding whilst controlling liabilities and protecting reputation;
• In collaboration with accounting staff, help project managers prepare and submit financial reports to grantors as per the requirements of their respective agreements;
• Design and prepare a dashboard or other recurring management report for senior management to illustrate funding trends and issues.
General Finance Administration
• Ensure compliance with the local statutory reporting requirements (i.e audit and tax filings)
• Suggest updates and improvements for accounting systems
• Oversee and ensure that all financial transactions are properly documented and readily available for examination
• Oversee all aspects of the financial management, corporate accounting, regulatory and financial and management reporting.
• Develop and ensure compliance of accounting and internal control policies and procedures
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste has prioritized the following mission critical leadership competencies:
• Cultivates Innovation – Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
• Persuades – Using compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
• Strategic Vision – Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
• Navigates Networks – Effectively building formal and informal relationships inside and outside the organization.
• Global Perspective – Taking a broad view when approaching issues, using a global lens.
• Balances Stakeholders – Anticipating and appreciating the varying needs of all parties invested in outcomes.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
• 10-plus years of finance, budget, operations and strategic planning experience in a complex, highly regarded and forward-thinking organization with significant scale.
• Experience building strong teams, organizations and cultures, as well as collaborative relationships both internal and external to the organization.
• Experience working and complying with complex tax and reporting requirements across many national and international jurisdictions.
• Stewardship over the preparation of timely and accurate financial reports and tax filings to the strictest legal and accounting standards.
• Enhancement and management of accounting systems and controls for significant budgets.
• Knowledge of and proficiency with a broad range of strategic, financial and operations principles, analytics and practices including financial planning and analysis, control, treasury, tax and audit.
• Candidates may come from either for-profit or not-for-profit organizations, but they would need to understand a host of highly complex financial issues related to both types of organizations.
• Strong educational credentials are required. An advanced degree in business administration or related field is preferred.
CANDIDATE APPLICATION PROCESS
How to Apply: Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Closing Date: 14th February 2020
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