Finance at BAT in Vietnam is comprised of the sub-functions of Marketing Finance, Operations Finance, Corporate Finance, and Tax & Treasury.

BAT operates in Vietnam with three types of structures: a Representative Office, Joint Ventures, and Contract Manufacturers, each of which has a distinct financial operating structure and working process.

Within this unique and complex business model in Vietnam, Finance talents at BAT are motivated to develop and stretch their functional knowledge as well as their engagement and leadership skills to a superior level. This environment provides a unique learning and development opportunity for aspiring Finance professionals, as well as mid-career Finance looking for new career challenges.

Finance team

Ha Thi Bich Thuy – Project Director
I have been with BAT for 6 years now and have completed various roles where I am lucky enough to see the long-term strategic future for the business and be an integral part of building the business for a sustainable future. I am extremely proud to be a part of BAT, being part of the team that I am constantly participating and embarking on the journey for growth in an emerging market like Vietnam, despite the industry challenges. During my time here, the company and leadership team continually offer us the opportunities to lead from front, allows us to challenge the status quo and always supports us in an open-minded culture. The organization is built on strong fundamentals which inspires me to go above & beyond to create more value for the business in terms of effectiveness & efficiency.

We are experiencing a rapid change and integration with global economy as Vietnam is becoming much more dynamic in adapting to the global norms & trends. As an organization, we are continually facing new challenges, which give us the opportunities to learn through. We commit during these times to the strong team spirits to turn around the situation. Our leadership team continually show us the agility, evolve strategies, and embrace new ideas from different perspectives in order to drive the business forward into new domains. This keeps me going & motivated every day that this is great opportunity that I am always learning new skills and developing myself that this journey continues to be exciting.
Ha Thi Bich Thuy – Project Director
Pham To Kieu Phuong – Trade Marketing Director
I joined BAT 7 years ago as a financial accounting executive and since then I have been advancing through a series of 2 promotions and 5 rotations where I am currently in the Marketing Finance Team.

It is not every global corporation who offers its employees all the latest platforms, encouraging learning, freedom working environment and most importantly working and celebrating success together. But this is a primary part of BAT’s signature offering: it provides a full set of support, coaching, guidance, motivations and opportunities to help me thrive in my career and bring out the best of me.

One of the things that I have been enjoying the most while working at BAT is that it never stops challenging status quo as in BAT we all well perceive that the world keeps changing and so does business context. And the diversity of a team plays a crucial part in bringing the abilities to fully forecast and evaluate potential changes with agile and dynamic mindsets, to steer the business wheels.

I’m not a huge fan of sports but BAT Sport Community has changed my mind significantly by providing a great community and flexible schedule so that I can join with my colleagues, getting to know and bonding with them and more importantly recharge all the energy for my dedication at work.
Pham To Kieu Phuong – Trade Marketing Director

As a global company with operations in more than 180 markets, we focus on standardization of all financial processes and systems. You will be exposed to the financial best practices from around the globe, as well as have the opportunity to interact and learn from international colleagues on a daily basis. BAT is truly a Global Company, providing professionals with unique perspective and insight, and culturally rich experiences, enabling them to develop on both personal and professional fronts.

Change and innovation are the trademarks of the Finance function at BAT in Vietnam. Here, you will be working in an environment that encourages constant learning, supported by passionate and high performing colleagues. Training and development are paramount to us - as tools to support all our employees in contributing to their full potential.

If you are a new graduate, or looking to start a career in Finance, a financial education background is not critical to join our BAT Finance Team as long as you have ambition and potential. Strong analytical and quantitative skills are required, and you have to be a self-motivated person with a passion for learning and a result-oriented working attitude.

Moreover, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also very important to perform successfully at BAT. Upon joining us, your finance and business acumen can be developed through our 70-20-10 training structure (70% on the job, 20% from other successful peers and managers, and 10% from formal training).

For mid-career professionals, critical experience in Finance is required.  Professionals with the objective of expanding their skills, and growing to an even higher level in Finance at BAT Vietnam should be willing to take on responsibilities in different positions and entities of BAT to acquire well-rounded experience and understanding of the business and develop the agility to navigate through constant changes and new challenges.