Financial Controller

Location

Singapore

Overall Job Purpose


The Group Financial Controller is a senior level position reporting directly to the CFO. The primarypurpose of the role is to act as the “eyes and ears” of the CFO, ensuring the financial results are accurate and reported to schedule under a strong financial control framework. The Group Financial Controller is responsible for and applies the company’s accounting policies and advises the business on their practical implementation, taking responsibility for decisions in key areas of judgement and complexity. The role involves a high level of interaction with senior management within the Group. The role has clearly defined core responsibilities but will also include involvement in significant ad hoc issues that arise across the business including process reengineering, systems, working capital management and intercompany initiatives.

Key Responsibilities


Reporting and Accounting


  • Ensuring the financial results are accurate and reported to schedule under a strong financial control framework.


Ownership, implementation and advice on accounting policies


  • Ensuring company compliance of relevant accounting policies and that the business understands their impact/importance 


Finance Team


  • Management and development of the Financial Accounting team based in Singapore and Sofia, Bulgaria. 


Management of the external audit processes and adherence to the financial control framework 


  • Active engagement of the external auditors to ensure a smooth year-end audit and the timely resolution of judgement areas throughout the year including the timely filing of the statutory accounts, VAT and other required documents with the appropriate authorities. 


Balance sheet and cash flow insight and forecast

Competencies


Excellent communication skills


  • Is highly skilled at communicating vision and big picture business scope

  • Is highly skilled at tailoring messages to the needs of the audience.

  • Coaches others on effective communication strategies and techniques.


Displays High Integrity and Honesty


  • Is a role model and sets an example for his/her workgroup.  “Walks the talk” and avoids saying one thing and doing another. Always honours commitments and keeps promises.

  • Confronts dishonesty and unethical behavior.

  • Inspires and encourages others to higher standards of ethical behavior


Technical and Professional Expertise        


  • Is sought out as a subject matter expert in own subject area. Acts as a technical coach and mentor to others.

  • Uses a highly adaptable approach and is able to express complex technical expertise in a simple, understandable manner to those outside own function.

  • Stays at the cutting edge of own discipline understands and implements best practice.


Solves Problems and Analyses Issues


  • Brings a strategic perspective to problem-solving.

  • Skilled in breaking down large complex issues into simpler elements that can be effectively addressed.

  • Shows interest and is energised by complex issues and problems that require solutions.


Builds Relationships


  • Fosters an attitude of collaboration across the organisation.

  • Builds and supports mutually beneficial relationships with other organisations. Communicates belief in and positive expectations toward others.

  • Recognises and celebrates the strengths of individuals.

Job Requirements



  • Qualified accountant with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a multinational organization

  • Knowledge of sales tax and corporate tax regulations

  • Experience in technology, the telecommunication sector is a plus

  • Ability to act and operate independently 

  • Be very hands-on and possess a can-do attitude Proficient in MS Office applications