Director of Finance and Analytics (Ecommerce Start-Up)

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

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Job ref: 525
Published: 14 days ago

About the job

Director Of Finance & Analytics (Ecommerce Start-up/Singapore Country Role)

We’re looking for a highly driven and motivated Director of Finance and Analytics for our team in Singapore to lead a team of 36 comprising of Finance, Business Intelligence, Digital Payments, Legal and GRC teams. 

This role will be based in Singapore and will report to the Managing Director.


  • A large scope, spanning finance, Business Intelligence, legal, and compliance:

  • Manage all finance functions including, financial planning, budgeting, procurement, invoicing, accounting, reporting, and audits

  • Manage the Business Intelligence & Pricing team

  • Manage Legal, and Governance, Risk and Compliance teams

  • Manage Digital Payments

  • Partner with cross-functional teams through financial and management planning, information analysis, reports, and recommendations

  • Improve the assembly and dissemination of meaningful financial data throughout the organization to assist in management's decision-making abilities

  • Continually automate, streamline, and improve current reporting, operational and accounting processes to improve business efficiency

  • Be responsible for the development, maintenance and optimization of the existing reporting system, as well as preparation and analysis of performance reports and ad-hoc analyses for the management

  • Own pricing end-to-end, and in particular delivery fee optimization

  • Strengthen our corporate governance setup, continuously improve at risk identification & management, and coordinate with regional & global teams on group-wide compliance frameworks

  • Support all departments with legal vetting & advice - this role doesn’t require deep legal knowledge supported by the in-house Legal Counsel


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Accounting & Finance, Economics or Business related subject

  • Minimum 12 years of work experience in business finance. Experience in startup, high tech, retail or e-commerce industry

  • Excellent knowledge of accounting, IFRS and knowledge of local Singapore regulations are a must

  • Strong analytical skills, ability to extract & analyze data, and presenting to-the-point actionable insights

  • Assertive, hands-on, dynamic and with a strong drive

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills; self-motivated, with strong analytical thinking

  • Proven managerial skills, experience with leading a team

  • Familiar with Risk and compliance management