Finance Director, APAC

Permanent Position
30 Oct 2020
Expires on 29 Nov 2020

Company Description

Medical device/instruments

Posted by

Aloysius Wang Tat Peh (Reg No: R1878927)

Job Description


  • Provide finance leadership to EAO finance team
  • Take full ownership of the region’s finance functions including financial planning & analysis, accounting and compliance
  • Key driver of finance excellence, champion new initiatives, improvement projects, identify and mitigate audit issues across the region


  • Independent with his/her own work, only new work is reviewed before issue
  • Some work requires analysis and use of initiative and independent judgment, but most assignments are specific and well defined


  • Guide and drive the EAO finance team with respect to budgeting, financial analysis, accounting and compliance 
  • Financial analysis emphasis would be on deal profitability within the region taking into consideration timing of revenue and expenses to pursue

1) Excellent profitability

2) Proper revenue recognition

3) Acceptable cash flows

  • Improve reporting quality and drive efficiency through standardization and automation 
  • Follow US GAAP on accounting and revenue recognition, continue to build a shared service center in Accounting
  • Work closely with internal and external auditors and work constructively towards addressing issues and gaps identified by auditors and pass the audits
  • Work with Accounting team and High Growth Market CFO to build a strong team in each country where excellent results are coupled with a high integrity environment
  • Monitor KPI’s, highlighting trends and communicating any causes of unexpected variances.
  • Manage working capital especially DSO and bad debt in the region


  • Supports EAO in meeting the Revenue, Gross Margins, Operating Profit and Working Capital objectives with Company's Core Value Drivers in mind
  • Partner with cross functional teams through financial and management planning,
    information analysis, reports, and recommendations
  • Anticipate organizational needs and provide recommendations on new business channels, product offerings and business development opportunities including pricing analysis and proposals
  • Create ad-hoc financial modelling to support operational and strategic business
  • Maintain and improve existing models and metrics, while developing and introducing new analytical frameworks that enhance insight, efficiency and decision-making speed.
  • Improve the assembly and dissemination of meaningful financial data throughout the organization to assist in management's decision-making abilities.
  • Continually automate, stream-line, and improve current reporting, operational and accounting processes to improve business efficiency in the region



  • Minimum Degree in Finance or Accounting from accredited university; CPA/MBA preferred
  • 15 years of working experience with 5 years of leading a regional finance team
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skill, strong financial modelling skill with concrete knowledge in Visual Basic/ Macro is preferable. Knowledge in Oracle/SAP is a plus
  • Proficient in US GAAP
  • Demonstrates excellent communication (written and spoken) skills in English
  • Requires some business traveling; up to 30%



  • Optimistic, hands-on, multi-tasker, team player
  • Strong business acumen with strong analytical and problem-solving techniques
  • Have sound business ethics and consistency among principles, values and behaviours
  • Adhere to policies and procedures, and be able to exercise judgments within defined
  • procedures and practices to determine the appropriate action
  • Confident working collaboratively with diverse groups of people at all levels throughout an organization in a multi-country environment.
  • Ability to present and translate often complex financial information; through a capacity-building lens, educate non-financial managers
  • Strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to lead large scale initiatives and projects with executive management to ensure positive outcome
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to the rapid business and organizational changes that accompany a high-growth environment

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