Finance Costing & Inventory SME

Requisition ID:  41979

Pasay, 00, PH

Work experience:  Professional
Type of position:  Full-Time
Job Family:  Finance

 Vestas Factory



Finance SSC, Controlling & Reporting. The Controlling and Reporting group is in charge of ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting. This includes compliance with the Company's Financial Guidelines while securing proactive engagement with stakeholders. The group also acts as a business partner for Regional, Project, or Group stakeholders and makes sure that the financial activities-based decisions are taken on a good financial business case that can and will be followed. For this specific opening, the primary focus will be on the management of product costs - standard costs, group costs, and transfer pricing in SAP.


SSC > Finance SSC > Costing and Inventory and VPS Finance Controlling



The Costing & Inventory SME is accountable for the timely, complete, and accurate setting up of costing and pricing information in SAP. The incumbent will drive a culture of accountability and end-to-end controller mindset to ensure first-time-right task execution. The incumbent will also own metrics implementation and performance management. The incumbent will also oversee the ongoing involvement of the team in the delivery of group/org-related initiatives that impact the entities in scope. The incumbent will also support the team in meeting operational development aspirations.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Proactively engage and collaborate with relevant colleagues and business stakeholders, addressing operational issues and problems with speed and quality
  • Formulate a functional strategic plan applicable to the operations in scope and align it towards the Overall SSC strategic plan


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensure all processes, procedures, and controls are followed, and that a robust control framework is maintained. This includes adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and that this document is updated
  • Embed knowledge management (business/process) within the team and ensure that local process/business/stakeholder knowledge is adequately recorded/documented and retained
  • Organize and coordinate the work efforts of the team to assure objectives are completed within deadlines and budget
  • Identify possible improvement opportunities toward a more effective/efficient end-to-end process


  • Exhibit strong leadership behavior that will support the growth and development of staff and the organization
  • Establish and maintain an office environment welcoming of diversity and inclusiveness



  • Bachelor's Degree in any Finance, Accountancy, Business or Management course
  • 5 to 8 years post qualification professional experience; at least 3-4 years Costing SME role
  • Demonstrated Project and Change Management abilities; Lean six sigma training or certification
  • Deliver results - take personal accountability to ensure timely and first-time-right delivery of commitments of self and team
  • Champions customer focus - establish solid working relationships within the team and stakeholders
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles & Cost Accounting Standards
  • Experience in SAP
  • Very good proficiency in Microsoft applications especially in MS Suite. (ie. Macros)
  • Good background in standard costing and baseline for procurement, manufacturing, and supply chain and has an overview of how accounting works in these respective departments. Should have a high willingness to learn Controlling in Vestas
  • Good and confident communication skills as the role require discussing with business stakeholders



  • Ability to navigate in the environment of management, project, and functional stakeholders with separate agendas and influence them toward a common goal
  • Detailed understanding of the costing processes and management of its interfaces
  • Exposure to data quality management and keen to accounting details, MEND (Month End Close) reconciliations and data analysis, MEND reporting, and issue management
  • Innovative and motivated both in Organization and Operations as Vestas SSC is just starting to build the center in Manila
  • Efficient documentation and process mapping experience is a big factor in the consideration
  • Experience in handling process transition and standardization
  • Experience in project management


What we offer

We offer you an exciting role with great professional and personal development opportunities in an inspiring, progressive, international work environment at an established manufacturer of wind turbines. We offer attractive company perks like fitness subsidy, health insurance, pension, life insurance, medical allowance, travel allowance, internet allowance, etc. We have a modern, inspiring office overlooking Manila Bay, conveniently located near public transport. We believe in work-life balance and plan annual offsite outings, team building, and sports events. In Vestas, you will experience an innovative environment where no days are ever the same, strengthening your personal as well as professional growth.


Additional Information

We do amend or withdraw our jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including before the advertised closing date. Please be advised to apply on or before the 31st of December 2023.


Additional Benefits

  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Retirement Benefit Plan

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We are specialised in designing, manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. 
Across the globe, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. We consider ourselves pioneers within the industry, as we continuously aim to design new solutions and technologies to create a more sustainable future for all of us. With more than 145 GW of wind power installed worldwide and 40+ years of experience in wind energy, we have an unmatched track record demonstrating our expertise within the field. 
With 29,000 employees globally, we are a diverse team united by a common goal: to power the solution – today, tomorrow, and far into the future. 
Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills, and perspectives. We also aim to give everyone equal access to opportunity. 
To learn more about our company and life at Vestas, we invite you to visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels. We also encourage you to join our Talent Universe to receive notifications on new and relevant postings.