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Finance Manager

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Client Overview:

A Japanese pharmaceutical company with global presence.

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Job Description and Qualification:

The Finance Manager will be responsible for the financial resources and support business decision to ensure sustainable and profitable growth. He will drive the achievement of short and long term financial and operational targets while aligning to corporate strategy/principles and adhering to legal and compliance regulations.

Some of the key duties will be:

  • Monitor, analyze and report periodical actual financial performance in comparison to budget to senior management.
  • Provide financial advisory support on business, brand and financial plans.
  • Analyze overall financial results and determine underlying reasons for any deviation, which will be raised to functional heads for appropriate action
  • Propose and drive cost saving initiatives to businesses/functions.
  • Develop financial plans using business valuation tool, for strategic investments/ divestments for management approval.
  • Oversee and align accounting and financial systems.
  • Ensure compliance with tax regulations and generally accepted accounting practices.
  • Establish financial model with banks, treasury, taxation and controlling in order to ensure optimum cash flow, financing cost and capital employed at competitive rates.
  • Establish and oversee maintenance of controls over cash flows and payments authorization to safeguard corporate assets.

The ideal candidate must be a CPA with at least 10 years of experience in finance and audit with focus on controllership including 5 years in a managerial level.

Must have experience in SAP and with in-depth knowledge in cost and management accounting, budgeting and business planning and analysis.

With excellent people and project management skills as well as presentation skills.

Ability to work and influence across functions.

Proficient in MS Office.