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Regional Financial Controller, South East Asia (based in Singapore)

Job level Senior
Work exp 8 Years To 12 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Professional Qualification Qualified ACA or CPA degree with a Big 4 training background
Location
Singapore
Employment type Full Time
Industry Legal Services
Job function Accounting > Accounting / Finance Manager
Accounting > Financial Controller
Management > Top Executives (CEO, CFO, CTO, Director, MD)
Published On 28/05/2019
ref. CP-17576
  • Global professional services firm
  • Strong prospects for career advancement
  • Based in Singapore


Our client is a global professional services firm, providing expertise and services across a wide variety of industries from over 50 offices across the world. They have doubled in size in the last 10 years through both organic growth and a number of mergers. The firm continues to transform and drive changes to improve efficiency and scale. As a result, they are looking for a Regional Finance Manager to lead their South East Asia region.


Reporting directly to the Global Finance Director and the COO, this role will lead a sizeable team and will be responsible for the following:

  • Coaching, developing and stabilizing a team as the business continues to drive changes
  • Lead projects to drive process improvements, system developments and change to increase efficiency across all functions of accounting, reporting and analysis
  • Work more closely with the business and senior management to help them interpret financial data, understand profitability and make better commercial decisions
  • Assist with any strategic initiatives, conduct due diligence for projects, look at off shoring options, increasing capacity of shared service centres or use of technological innovation
  • Bring new ideas, best practices and a fresh pair of eyes to the business to drive change, add value and make a difference
  • Ability to work across all corporate business functions, collaborating with HR, sales and marketing, IT and operations


This is a unique opportunity for a high caliber incumbent to join the firm and really make a difference. This is not a conventional back office accounting role, but a step into a business with strong prospects for development and progression to expand your scope and promote from within. Suitable candidates should possess:

  • Qualified ACA or CPA degree with a Big 4 training background and 8-12 years of experience in a top commercial organization
  • Technically strong accountant who can roll up sleeves, get into the weeds and help improve processes
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to drive teams through periods of change
  • Hands-on project management skills in implementing systems, process mapping and driving changes
  • A strong team worker who is able to influence others, drive collaboration and alignment and bring people together
  • Commercially savvy with high analytical ability to work with non-finance management, helping them to understand concepts of profitability


A competitive package in local terms will be offered to the successful candidate. Assistance for relocation will be offered if necessary.


Interested candidates that meet the above criteria should send their resume to Janice Ho quoting reference CP-17576. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Janice Ho at +852 2920 9131.