Regional Finance Director

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Name: Fiona Zheng
+65 6557 4681

EA License number: 11C5502

Job Type: 
Mon, 10/06/2013 - 07:57

Our client is the world’s largest player in its industry and is looking for a regional finance director to head the finance team.

Reporting to the regional CFO, the selected candidate will support regional senior leadership in ensuring that the organization’s financial processes are sound and in compliance with IFRS accounting standards and internal guidelines. The regional finance team are the knowledge and support center for key financial applications and the finance director plays a critical role in “connecting” the local entities with the corporate headquarter. The incumbent will support both internal and external audit and review processes and ensure timely and accurate reporting of our regional results to group headquarter. Additionally S/he will be involved in hands-on, onsite business support and play an important role in the design and roll-out of new systems and processes. As a Director, the canidate are expected to independently lead and deliver on projects and perform analysis either out of the regional HQ or directly onsite at our various locations. You will work in a highly dynamic and international environment that requires a high degree of flexibility, commitment and adaptability. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of finance staff looks after accounting, business process improvement, projects) 

  • Support quarterly and year-end audit process in the region 

  • Lead the annual internal controls review process in the region 

  • Responsible for various treasury and tax related reporting requirements to group HQ 

  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting of Singapore based regional HQ and holding companies 

  • Lead the implementation and ongoing maintenance of our internal authority manual which defines key decision making powers within the region 

  • Various ad-hoc assignments and onsite reviews of financial records and processes 


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree (preferably in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting) with a minimum of 5+ years of post-graduate experience. 

  • Very good oral and written English skills are a must. Other languages are a plus to collaborate with our operations in the region

  • Proven track record, preferably in a medium to large multinational company in regional or group function. 

  • A strong interest in financial systems and processes. Experience in internal or external audit is a plus but not a requirement. 

  • Very good interpersonal skills are a must as this function requires a high level of communication and interaction with other organizations, often under time pressure. 

  • Be able to handle multiple parallel assignments under time pressure and structure work accordingly. 

  • Motivates and leads a team to achieve ambitious goals 

  • Be eager, driven, pro-active and independent to constantly learn new skills and expand knowledge of organization. 

  • SAP R/3 (predominantly FICO) experience is a plus. 

  • Hyperion Financial Management and SAP Business Warehouse experience is a plus. 

  • Interested and very good understanding of various IT platforms. Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills. Microsoft Access or similar databases are a plus. 


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