Head of Finance (Klang)

Malaysia Permanent

Added 08/04/2021

  • Opportunity to work in a large MNC
  • Excellent career progression opportunities

About Our Client

A fortune 500 company within the industry and rapidly expanding and growing its business within Malaysia. As a dynamic and people centric organization, they believe in hiring the best people to partner in their ever-growing profitable organization. Due to the growth of the business as well as the increased complexity of their business landscape, they are looking to expand their business in Malaysia, resulting in availability of the abovementioned role. They have a very warm and open workplace culture which helps make it a good place for further growth and development.

Job Description

  • Day to day management of the Malaysia based Finance and Accounting team
  • High quality reporting to regional stakeholders; including IFRS compliant audited consolidated financial statements, various metrics and relevant operating reports
  • Timely and accurate preparation of financial information to be used for the filing of various local financial statements, SST and tax returns and other statistical/regulatory reports
  • Timely and accurate monthly and quarterly financial reporting of the branch to the S.E.A & Asia/US Corporate accounting team under local & US GAAP.
  • Maintaining a system of internal controls over financial reporting in accordance with company policy and guidelines
  • Day to day cash management; including timely execution of payments, bank account maintenance, cash planning, etc.; in close cooperation with the regional cash management stakeholders
  • Liaising closely with various HODs and branch GM to ensure timely cash collections
  • Maintaining, contributing to and initiation of tax planning and tax structuring where required to optimize the company's policies; in close cooperation with the Asia corporate tax department
  • Acting as a member of management in all aspects; including stimulating a collaborative environment, driving for continuous improvements, ensuring open communication lines to other departments and regions and communicating the company's decisions, vision and strategy to the team

The Successful Applicant

  • CPA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent (preferable)
  • At least 10 years of accounting and financial management experience. Familiarity with the freight forwarding industry or logistics industry in Malaysia is a big plus.
  • Proven leadership skill in managing and growing a team is a must. Very strong interpersonal skill is required to manage the work-stream across departments/GM office and to operate in a matrix organization.
  • Strong understanding and experience with accounting, SST, corporate tax, treasury and cash management.
  • Thorough understanding of Malaysia GAAP/IFRS with working knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • Excellent communication skills, both in English and Chinese (preferably spoken at least).
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite and ERP systems)
  • Pragmatic, hands-on, flexible and adaptable to change, continuously driven to challenge and improve, self-starter

What's on Offer

- Opportunity to work in a fortune 500 MNC

- Excellent career progression opportunities

- Good working culture and environment

Arvind Kumar
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Phone number
+603 2302 4033

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Arvind Kumar
Consultant contact
+603 2302 4033
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