Head, Country Controllership

Manila (Exquadra Tower)
Flexible benefits package
28 Oct 2022
28 Nov 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Job Description:

Life at Grab

At Grab, every Grabber is guided by The Grab Way, which spells out our mission, how we believe we can achieve it, and our operating principles - the 4Hs: Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility. These principles guide and help us make decisions as we work to create economic empowerment for the people of Southeast Asia.

Get to know the role

  • To partner with cross-functional teams throughout our Philippines business and regional and corporate teams, to develop best practices, optimize the launching of new products business initiatives, while maintaining strong compliance and internal controls
  • To act as finance business partner to support country operations and regional projects
  • To seek out improvements in finance and accounting processes, focusing on strengthening of internal controls, efficiencies and automation
  • To oversee and optimize the company’s financial close, focusing on enhanced analytics and reporting and building and maintaining SOX controls.
  • To mentor, coach and supervise the finance team, building a high-performing team that supports public company and local statutory reporting

The Day-to-Day Activities

  • Weekly cashflow forecast & working capital monitoring
  • Monthly financial close
  • Tax reviews and submissions
  • Statutory filing
  • Development, documentation and maintenance of key controls for the company’s SOX program
  • Regional finance projects
  • Monitor automated transactions and system generated reports
  • Review key reconciliations, journal vouchers and others financial schedules
  • Perform analytical review over accounts, including Country financial performance and position (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cashflows), period over period, actual vs budget.
  • Ensure compliance of accounting policies, tax regulations and other company policies
  • Respond and support queries from regional teams and other functions to support business growth and development
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, local authorities where necessary.
  • Closely work with other departments, guide them in terms of accounting, tax related matters in order to aim common goals.
  • Coach and review team members’ work and build a strong team with 4Hs (Heart, Hunger, Honour and Humility) core values.
  • Collaborate with regional teams and provide required engagement and support
  • Facilitate business partner engagement (e.g. vendors, banks, customers)
  • Facilitate finance and accounting operation by actively engaging with local and regional finance team resources and monitoring finance operations
  • Ensure that all financial transactions are complied with company policies.
  • Continuously review, revise and build clear and necessary processes in place for related accounting and tax matters.
  • Work closely with FP&A team to support the budgeted P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows
  • Perform P&L variance analysis between actual vs budget/ projection for certain business verticals

The Must-Haves

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting CPA/ ACCA (optional but preferable)
  • At least 10-year total working experience, including online business, online payment, financial service, food delivery, express experience is a plus
  • 5-year experience in finance and accounting and related field and from International (“Big 4”) accounting firms experience is an added advantage
  • Philippines FRS
  • General knowledge of Philippines tax revenue legislations
  • General knowledge of IFRS
  • Good track record in dealing with internal/ external auditors
  • Effective communication and relationship builder. Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to manage senior stakeholders including Country Heads/ leaders and other senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent people management skills

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