SEA FM/ FC for a renowned Global Professional Service MNC
Date Posted: 28 Jan 2019
Role will manage a team
Role focuses on FP&A, revenue and pricing management
Business partnering role supporting senior management
Our client is a top notch and international name within the professional service sector.
For this role, you act as a strategic finance advisor and business partner to the SEA practice (covering Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Thailand). The role reports directly to the FD and is responsible for the oversight of the financial operations of the SEA business and the management of the Finance Team which comprise 5-6 qualified accounting professionals.
You are expected to be heavily engaged with various stakeholders (i.e. SEA Partner manager group, SEA department managers, Global/Regional finance counterparts in US and other Asia Pac countries, Legal, HR)
Financial Planning and Analysis:
Independently drive, develop and manage the annual planning process (Plan, 3 Year Plan and Forecast)
Work closely with Cost Centre Managers on generating their Plans and performing regular cost review to ensure financial objectives are met
Monitor performance against plan through proactive oversight and communication. Preparation of monthly variance analysis for submission to FP&A.
Budget inputs into the system and preparation of management reports
Pipeline, Pricing & Revenue Management
Support the FD in the review of pricing and commercial terms (e.g. supporting requests for proposals, MSAs, pricing negotiations, case team pricing and letter of engagement development, bill rates review)
Oversee the revenue analysts to ensure timely pipeline management and proper recognition of revenue and timely, accurate revenue reporting.
Assist case management with pricing matters
Payroll, Financial Accounting & Compliance
Understanding the firm’s accounting policies and process to effectively oversee the monthly /year and closing activities (financial and management aspects) of the entire team
Have a deep understanding of the payroll operations/ implications within the SEA cluster and be willing to undertake some payroll operations (e.g. regulatory requirements, transfer payroll, tax equalisation, treaty exemptions etc.).
Ensure local entities comply with all local regulatory authorities and corporate policies (e.g. annual tax return, GST/VAT, payroll reporting, external financial and tax audit etc.), through comprehensive knowledge of local office financial position, local accounting rules and regulations
Pro-active support of regional/global functions and timely responses to regional/global requests for information e.g. revenue forecast, cash flow reporting, monthly variance analysis and year-end reporting
Ensure the Headcount reporting system is done correctly. Liaise with HR and Financial Controller to ensure Headcount assumptions and pyramid shape reporting and projections are in line with Plan
Overall joint accountability and leadership of the SEA finance team with the FD
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and either CPA/CA qualification, audit experience is preferred.
Professional service industry exposure is preferred but this is not a must
Around 10 to 15 post-qualification experience, with at least 4 years managing a team and experience working within a MNC
Experience in a high results focused culture
Strong analytical and FP&A skills
Strong system skills including proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, data base accounting and financial reporting software essential (experience in developing macros and excel automation/coding is a plus).
Good people skills
Confident, articulate and present well in front of senior management
Hands-on, meticulous and organised.
Has strong written and communication skills
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CAP Consulting (EA license: 14C7175) Caroline Poh (EA Registration: R1105649)