Product Finance Controller

Permanent Position
06 Apr 2021
Expires on 06 May 2021

Company Description

Commodity MNC

Posted by

Aloysius Wang Tat Peh (Reg No: R1878927)


+65 8518 0489


Job Description

Position: Product Finance Controller, Edible Nuts
Reports to Finance Head, Individual Contributor role


  • Legal, Regulatory & Statutory Compliance ensuring compliance with statutory and audit requirements including transfer pricing regulations, sanctions control, etc
  • Actively participate in the preparation of the annual budgets, comparison of actual performance against the budget, identifying and analyzing variance, devise and monitor implementation of necessary actions
  •  Driving business performance through business analysis and review across different businesses and with different legal entities spread across the globe. Business review / Controllership role includes review of initiatives on Working Capital and Fixed Capital Productivity, Direct and Fixed Costs Reduction / Optimization, independent assessment of Year-end projections, etc
  • Participate and work on organization wide Functional initiatives in areas such as capital productivity, cost optimization and management accounting policies
  • Handle Corporate reporting and annual statutory audit for the Business Unit
  • Playing a key role of Risk Manager for the Business Unit ensuring that there are effective controls in place
  • Timely review and closing of Management information system (MIS) with detailed analysis and insights on the accounts/reports prepared by Shared Service Centre as well as those received from overseas subsidiaries
  • Partnering with business on any new M&A activity, developing accounting & financial policies, putting in place necessary systems and controls, etc
  • Work on improving existing processes and systems, strengthening controls and improve efficiencies through automation


Financial Insights – Demonstrates in-depth knowledge on financial/ management accounting principles to be able to accurately reflect the business performance. Develops business appropriate financial insights to be able to provide timely and accurate financial advise in response to business priorities and stakeholder expectations

  • Financial & Management Accounting
  • Financial Impact on Strategy Execution
  • Business/ Country Economics & Regulations

Risk Management, Compliance & Assurance – Demonstrates ability to evaluate business risks and its impact on overall business delivery, developing and/or modifying control processes as required. Also, ensures compliance to legal and statutory requirements applicable to the business.

  • Risk management
  • Internal Control
  • Compliance

Reporting & Process Efficiencies – Demonstrates conceptual ability to ideate and implement robust systems and processes suited to business/ country. Also displays accuracy and efficiency in MIS reporting, budgeting and EOY forecasting through proper business understanding.

  • Budgeting/ EOY Forecasting
  • Financial & Management Reporting
  • Systems & Process Efficiencies

Business Partnering: Displays a combination of commercial, financial and analytical mindset that provides support to overall business success.

  • Good business understanding and commercial acumen
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team Player


  • Chartered accountant, ACCA or CPA with experience of 12-15 years
  • Managed full set of management accounts and good functional skills on accounting and analytics
  • Worked in a multi-cultural and multi geography organization (exposure in a Matrix Structure is preferred).
  • Key Strengths:
    • Strong on Financial Concepts and Analysis - Commercial Acumen to support businesses in their growth plans
    • Results orientation - Ownership to deliver; Execution efficiency; Tenacity & perseverance
    • Stakeholder Management - Meeting and managing expectations
    • Thought leadership/Strong analytical ability
    • Assertiveness – Being able to advocate one’s point of view in an open, honest and direct way
  • Soft Skills:
    • Keen interest to learn and grow
    • Team player with good written/oral communication
    • Confident personality
    • Consistency in previous jobs (not a job hopper)
    • Self-motivated with an ability to get things done, without reporting lines
  • Having worked in an SAP Environment would be a good advantage
  • Exposure to derivatives accounting and future trades commodities would be an added advantage

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