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Cargo Finance Manager, Asia & Middle East Singapore

Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM Singapore Singapore

2 months ago

The selected candidate will manage, steer and oversee as a financial manager including Revenue Integrity Center (RIC) matters relating to the area and support the line organization with analysis, advice, and management information (financial and non-financial), risk management, statutory compliance, internal control/fraud prevention, and set out the policy pertained herewith, to realize the goals as determined in the Area Business Plan in concert with the Area management team, Cargo Sales & Distribution management team and the overall AF/KLM policy.

The Cargo Sales & Distribution organization is responsible for all commercial and operational activities for Cargo worldwide, aside from the Hub Operations.

The Cargo Finance Manager Air France KLM Martinair Cargo reports hierarchically to the Inter-Continental Area Controller and functionally to the VP Controlling Cargo Sales & Distribution

The most relevant interfaces of the Financial Manager are:
• Inter-continental Controller,
•... Deputy Inter-continental Controller,
• Area Management team Sales & Distribution consisting of Market Directors, Director Customer Service, Director Capacity Revenue Management & Full Freighter Management, Airline Operations Directors, Commercial Manager, Project Manager,
• Asia/Middle East Management team (General Management, Customer Service Organization),
• Air France, KLM, and Martinair Operations worldwide,
• Network, Pricing & Revenue Management,
• Financial Shared Service Centers (Amsterdam, Budapest),
• Passage Finance in Asia/Middle East,
• Worldwide Cargo Revenue Integrity Centers (RIC’s),
• Human Resources in establishments,
• Procurement,
• Cargo HQs,
• Air France and KLM Head Quarters,
• Management Information & IT,
• Internal Audit,
• Other external interfaces (lawyers, tax advisors) for cargo-related matters.


1. Business Partner
• Signal and report developments that deviate from the objectives
• Interacts regularly with the responsible managers of his perimeter (Inter-Continental Controller, Market managers, Local OPS, Commercial, RMP Directors).
• Signal on risk management, fraud sensitivity and issues not handled in accordance with company/establishment policies in various regions/countries/establishments.
• Organise regular meetings with HR and Cargo Finance Manager (for every markets).

2. Planning & Control cycle
• Take into account Corporate AFKL, Corporate HR, local HR, Controlling HQ and Inter-Continental Controller instructions for Costs and Other revenues budget and forecast.
• Contribute and Support Costs and other revenues budgeting & forecasting process for Asia/Middle-East area: preparation, take into account inputs, deadlines, transmissions and elucidations.
• FTE and labour costs management (follow-up, monthly forecast, budget) in concert with HR, Management Team, Market Managers and Controlling HQ.
• AREA (Singapour city office) Management follow-up, forecast, budget.
• Joint Cost Settlement process, the calculation (for Asia/ME) for monthly (India), budget, hard close and year-end closing.
• Capital Investment Management (prepare, coordinate and approve CI application forms).
• Monitoring fixed assets movement (based on list from HQ).

3. Management Accounting & Information
• Act on behalf of the area team as the responsible source for (financial) information towards the head quarter department.
• Continuously monitor and validate the consistency and integrity of the data used as a source for management information.
• Ensure reliability, availability and adequate use of IT tooling.
• Monthly closing: Instruct all relevant accounting departments (FSSC SPL and BUD) on the correct monthly closing.
• Responsible for the Cargo debtor and creditor positions and all other cargo-related balance positions on the company balance sheet.
• Responsible for the correct approval, processing and booking of all costs and expenses concerned under all cost centres in the area.
• Responsible for the local settlements between AF and KL and MP. Responsible for the correct settlement between Sales & Distribution and MP Ramp organization. Interface for Cargo related to fiscal and legal matters executed by Corporate departments and Passage establishment organization (eg tax filing and statutory reporting); validate data before transmission.
• Organize monthly meetings with local finance departments to keep track of pending subjects and search for improvements whenever possible.

4. Compliance & Risk Management
• Contribute and adhere to cargo internal control framework.
• Signal fraud.
• Sign JCV (AFKL staff recruitment authorization)
• Validate, and sign bank Guarantees and new customers' application forms. Prepare and assist markets for financial and operational audits Act as interface between market, area management and audit to ensure the audit department is correctly informed. Provide external auditors with information, context and elucidation during audits. Arrange appropriate assignments to and application of the Power of Attorneys and internal proxies.

5. Procurement

6. People Management
• Hierarchical responsible for the Financial Controllers team and Revenue Integrity Center manager.
• Steer staff to achieve departmental goals by motivating, coaching, training and communicating.
• Responsible for appraisals and setting individual targets for the team members, developing competencies and fairly assessing performance.
• Liaise with Human Resources for all general and specific issues regarding the team.
• Interview and hire proper candidates.
• Establish policies and procedures for the department.
• Organize work.

7. Project Management
• Support participation in projects in the Area in coordination with Inter-Continental Controller regarding management accounting, information, Revenue Integrity Center and organizational changes.
• Proactive signalling of improvement actions in those domains.
• Participate in the system design and requirement meetings with the head office.
• Support in the implementation phase.


Knowledge and experience:
• Accuracy
• Drive, commitment, and good follow up skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Service orientated, strong team player
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Experience in a commercial and logistics environment, Air Cargo. AWB content is an advantage

Behavioural Competencies:
• Teamwork, motivating others, providing direction, relationship building
• Judgment, persuasiveness/negotiation, and analytical skills
• Strong quality focus and excellence orientation
• Technical & Professional knowledge and skills
• Management control, process improvement, and innovation
• Result and commercial orientation
• Organizational and cultural awareness
• Impact and integrity
• Empowering and delegating
• Planning & organizing activities and competencies.

• University degree in Finance.
• Thorough understanding of financial processes related to the commercial and operational organization.
• Minimum of 5-10 years (Financial) Management experience in a complex (commercial) environment.
• Process management and project management skills, both in financial and non-financial aspects.
• Fluency in written and spoken English.
• Computer literate

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