Country Finance Lead

Client:

The company is a leading distributor for fragrance and beauty products and carries brands from Europe and the rest of the world. They have offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, India, and Vietnam.

Base: Q Sentral, KL Sentral area

Responsibilities:

  • Drive and co-ordinate the period-end closing activities. Ensure the accounts are recorded and reported on-time, with quality and in full compliance.

  • Review monthly reports, operating results, financial position and variance.

  • Drive and lead the financial budgets, forecasts and business planning.

  • Understand the country’s business requirements and ensure the Finance team fulfill their supporting obligation.

  • Finance business partnership with Country Managers, General Managers and Business Managers.

  • Identifies risks and opportunities and participates in growth initiatives and makes recommendations for improvement and optimization

  • Cash flow management, staff development and manage ad hoc special projects as required.

  • Partner with Finance Services and HQ FP&A teams to accurately report results and offer variance analysis to management

  • Facilitate external audit and tax work

  • Supervision of Business controllers

Requirements:

  • Degree in Accountancy, Finance or other professional accounting qualification

  • 14+ years of relevant experience, including minimum 2 years in auditing

  • Confident and articulate, strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong people interaction skills; develops, motivates, fosters strong client relationships

  • Experience in leading a team

  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.

  • Demonstrated ability to roll-up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on management capacity











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