Brand Finance Controller (Luxury Retail)

Location Singapore
Discipline: Accounting & Finance
Contact name: Karthik Balakrishnan

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Job ref: 2094

Brand Finance Controller (Luxury Retail)


Our client is the largest luxury retail brand in the world in its category.


Based in Singapore, the Brand Controller, South Asia and Australia oversees the financial monitoring of South Asia business performance of two to three brands with key focus on the annual budget, rolling forecasts, latest estimates and actual reporting, strategic plans, financial KPIs, office & facilities investment requests, balance sheet and cashflow management.


This position reports to the Head of FP&A, South Asia. The position is a member of the FP&A community of APAC and South Asia driving FP&A initiatives, promoting best practices, and elevating professional competency of the Finance function. The position has no direct report.


Key Responsibilities


  • Safeguard the assets and resources of the Group by maintaining the independent view of Finance in business decisions
  • Owner of budget and forecast processes of the two brands for South Asia, key contact between head-offices and the 4 markets (SG, AU, TH and MY), to drive financial planning and monitoring of targets and KPIs
  • Monitor business and cost trends across markets, analyse financial impacts of budget/ forecast deviations, and recommend corrective measures
  • Drive insightful analysis and financial visibility to enable strategic and operational decisions.
  • Evaluate the feasibility and profitability of brands existing and future projects
  • Promote financial discipline within the brand teams, ensure quality of the financial forecasts and compliance of corporate finance policies
  • Lead APAC FP&A initiatives by bringing functional efficiency and elevating the quality of reporting and financial monitoring


Qualifications & Experience

  • University graduate of tertiary educational institute
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in Controlling/ FP&A in consumer, luxury retail or any other similar consumer centric industry
  • Experience in senior single contributor roles
  • Work experience in matrix organization is highly valued; experience in retail industry is an advantage
  • Experience with SAP and Business Object is a plus



  • Strong technical skills in managing high volume data complexity
  • Highly process-driven and systematic in approach
  • Strong sense of anticipation to build and update work retro-planning
  • Excellent communication and business presentation skills
  • Possess a sharp intellect with curiosity; be proactive, make decisions, problem-solve, and adapt to change




  • Strong leadership and executive presence in driving the brands financial planning process
  • Solid stakeholder management capabilities to work successfully in a multi-matrix organisation with conflicting priorities
  • Challenging partnership and collaborative mindset to drive effective financial monitoring
  • High learning agility, able to deliver under fast changing and dynamic market conditions
  • Adaptability and ability to work with different functions and levels of seniority
    • Positive and resilient mindset to thrive through uncertainties