Finance Manager

Job Title: Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: 391
Contact Name: Tulay Verim
Job Published: August 07, 2020 14:57

Job Description

Finance Manager (Consumer Goods)

(SGD8500-10000 monthly salary)

We are looking for an Assistant Finance Controller for an European Consumer Good company with regional responsibilities. This role will manage two legal entities’ closing, controlling and reporting by working closely with the third-party service provider based in India to whom accounting is under transfer process and support the Finance Director with reports, analysis and process improvement for Asia region.


  • Manage accounting, reporting, statutory requirements and cash flow for two legal entities
  • Handle two legal entities (Singapore and Hong Kong)
  • Liaise with the accounting third-party service provider based in India to ensure timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, annual closing and reporting following IFRS, SFRS and management requirements
  • Ensure compliance with accounting policies and internal control procedures and accuracy of the financial data
  • Support a successful set-up by working with the outsourced accounting team based in India, the tasks being just under transfer to the third-party service provider
  • Review and/or prepare financial reconciliations and analysis of various general ledger accounts
  • Supervise adequate cash flow process during the transition by liaising with the markets, the third-party service provider and Global Treasury team, to secure timely payment and cash collection
  • Ensure timely delivery of any local compliance requirements for Singapore and Hong Kong: GST and WHT preparation and submission, CPF submission, annual filing requirements including annual report, audit and tax
  • Liaise with and support external stakeholders: auditors, tax agent, authorities, bankers, corporate secretary, payroll provider, accounting third-party service provider
  • Liaise with and support internal stakeholders: Singapore Finance Director, European based Group Reporting, Global Treasury, Global Tax, Global Assurance and India based Internal Controls
  • Support and/or detect and drive local/global improvement projects (processes, systems)
  • Provide analysis and support to the Singapore Finance Director for Asia region, among others:
  • Market Financial System and Process integration to improve data quality
  • Business analysis: e.g. Price-Mix and Margin, Free Trade Agreements
  • Process Improvement with Global Services team: e.g. automation of supplier invoices
  • Responsibilities and project contribution would evolve upon stable transfer of accounting to the third-party service provider


  • Minimum 10 Years’ with Accountant qualification such as CPA, CA, ACCA..
  • Progressive accounting and finance experience in international trade and/or FMCG, preference for successful experience with outsourced accounting team based in India
  • Fluent in English is a must (written and spoken)
  • Strong Singapore compliance acumen including SFRS and GST/WHT knowledge, IFRS is a plus
  • Ability to understand B/S and P&L and perform controlling over accounts and financials
  • Ability to coordinate with Accounting service provider, Auditors and Tax agent for finalisation of accounts and annual filing
  • Highly proficient in Excel
  • Experience working with ERP systems (IFS experience is an advantage)
  • Detailed oriented with a strong sense of ownership over results
  • Well planned and organized, able to meet tight deadlines and perform under pressure
  • Hands-on, not afraid to dive deeply in systems and processes
  • Independent player with team spirit, desire and ability to work remotely with dynamic and multi-cultural teams (Asia, Europe, Latin America). International experience is a plus.
  • Patient and flexible: ability to be challenged and to challenge the status-quo
  • Availability for occasional business travel
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and drive Change initiatives