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JOB TITLE            : Corporate Finance Team Lead

REPORTS TO       : Compliance Manager (G35)


SUB-FUNCTION   : Corporate Finance (CFOM)

LOCATION            : Selangor, Malaysia


The role is responsible for the management of risks, controls, and compliance for South Pacific Markets. This is achieved by ensuring all BAU (eg, Business Risk Register, Control Navigator, Local Risk & Governance Committee Submission, SOX compliance, Audit, Policies Management) to ensure a sound control environment to address business risks and model the competitive impact on BAT’s business.

It also contributes to risk management by coordinating, validating the proposed measures to mitigate risks identified, and following up on the implementation of identified mitigating actions. A key element of the role is stakeholder management with control owners in the end markets, as well as presenting to Compliance & Control Manager on a monthly basis and Leadership Team occasionally.



  • To assist the provision of assurance to management on different process & systems and activities adherence to company’s policies, procedures & relevant laws, and regulations.

  • To support and monitor End Markets SOX compliance.

  • Support risk & control management activities such as monthly governance meeting.

  • To assist the Control Navigator assessments, follow up and ensure the actions of remediation plans are completed as per the approved due date.

  • Control Excellence Dashboard: follow up with stakeholders to ensure accurate actions are taken to deliver Local Policy Review, Immediate Reportable Issues (IRI), and Segregation of Duties (SoD) review.

  • Preparation and delivery On-Time In-Full (OTIF) of the risk register exercise to avoid any business disruption because of a control breakdown as well as any monetary losses.

  • To support audit (internal & external) ensuring audit timelines are met.

  • Ensure business needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction.



  • A minimum 4 years of experience in a global FMCG or similar dynamic operating environment;
  • Experience in audit would be an added advantage;
  • Understand the impact of the accounting processes and practices and any changes in accounting standards;
  • A detailed understanding and knowledge of relevant finance tools and systems, specifically BI/BPC or SAP equivalent;
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills to collaborate and coordinate effectively within the DRBU, with stakeholders at varying levels in the organisational hierarchy;
  • Able to identify process and reporting improvements and proactively implement solutions;
  • Responsible, meticulous, proactive, and can work under pressure with minimum supervision to contribute to change in a dynamic environment;
  • Knowledgeable in identifying risks and in implementing controls;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to interpret financial data;
  • Degree educated with professional accountancy qualification (CA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA) preferred;
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken; Local language will be a plus;
  • Able to cater to South Pacific market work hours

  1. Relationship Objective:

Create a proactive and effective stakeholder engagement to maintain good relationships.

  • Corporate functions like HR, finance, IDT
  • GBS internal community
  • Cross-functional teams (Finance/Marketing/LEX/BCT, others)
  • External parties (Auditors, Tax agents, others)

  1. Innovation Objective:

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


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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