Assistant Commercial Finance Manager

British American Tobacco
Full time Full day

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Assistant Manager


SUB-FUNCTION: Marketing Finance/Commercial Finance

LOCATION: Pakistan


The role is to be a key support to Commercial Finance Manager in ensuring appropriate common practices and standards to drive commercial focus and facilitate decision making. The role will also be key to ensuring a sound control environment to address business risks and to up-lift financial foresight within Marketing and Supply Chain functions.


  • To provide management with routine information, analysis and advice on ongoing performance against plans to improve decision-making.

  • To ensure existence of a strong control environment within the commercial finance by advising on compliance to policies and procedures, sharing best practices and ensure ongoing spot checks on control environment matters.

  • To coordinate all activities related to the provision of forecasts for all types of expenditures in the entity and the activity of calculating and reporting to local and area management of the performance in accordance with the BAT guidelines.

  • Ensure all promotions performed in the marketplace entered in the system reconciles to commitment.

  • Ensure all payments are completed accurately (verifying payment requests against supporting documentation) and all governance touch points are adhered to.

  • Work closely with Trade Marketing team. Liaise with account managers to ensure the appropriate checks and reviews are conducted and signed off prior to commitment being paid

  • Work closely with shared services team in payment execution ensuring strong governance controls are met

  • Pro-active in managing pricing claims to ensure timely clearance and recovery of funds through active and effective engagement with Account Managers

  • Month end preparation and balance sheet reconciliations including updating budget plans and preparing month end files

  • SPOC for Anaplan system usage, improvement, and enhancements


  • Degree educated ideally in commerce / accounting / finance, with professional qualification (CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA/MBA)

  • Experience in a similar dynamic operating environment – matrix cost base with multiple stakeholders to manage

  • Broad experience in large global organisation

  • Influencing and good interpersonal skills

  • Experience in strategic analysis, data analytics and business modelling, project planning and execution, commercial foresight

  • Ability to simplify complex situations and synthesise, communicate and present complex information

  • Insightful, comfortable with ambiguity and uncertainty, proactive, collaborative and consultative

  • Familiar with SAP

  • Anaplan experience is preferred, not critical

  • Attention to detail, diligent and resilient

  • Good stakeholder engagement and management skills

  • Proactive and adaptable to change

  • Continuous drive for improvement in execution

  • Excellent excel skills with hands on experience on MS power point


  • Credible and strong working relationship. Act as trusted business and expert advisor in order to challenge and support the business and its expenditure to improve overall performance of the company

  • Collaborate to provide end to end finance delivery for regions / areas / end markets

  • Collaborate closely with Finance Shared Service centres to provide high quality, timely management information to the business

  • Work together to deliver changes / improvements to current analytic tools and models

  • Identify and actively pursue continuous improvement opportunities to increase the overall efficiency and effectiveness of processes.

  • Flexibility to deal with ad hoc requirements and to work for Australia time zone working hours.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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