Finance Director

Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Finance director
Experience level
We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
  • Reporting to the VP & CFO APAC, the candidate is responsible for managing the ASEAN Finance function, and delivering high levels of organization effectiveness through business support. The country Finance Directors across the 6 countries reports into this role.
  • Be accountable for the integrity of all financial processes and be the principal business partner to the Managing Director ASEAN, as well as Manufacturing Director ASEAN, HR Director ASEAN and the marketing and product and technical development (P&TD) group working on the ASEAN business.
  • This role also works closely with the country General Managers across the 6 markets.
  • Work closely with the APAC Shared Services team to ensure financial results are accurately reported to management, stakeholders, and appropriate external parties.
  • Lead, manage and inspire the Finance team across ASEAN to meet the business and finance objectives.
  • Ensure adherence to K-C corporate financial policies, internal controls and instructions, and to communicate any major and/or continuing non-conformance to the APAC Regional and Corporate Controller's office.
  • Ensure the availability of funds to meet the company's requirements for day to day operations and capital expenditures both short and long term.
  • Influence profit direction by evaluating business plans and capital appropriations, product variation proposals and post-project completion reports, to ensure the best use of the company's resources.
  • Manage the ASEAN business analysis team to performing strategic, financial and operational analysis to facilitate sound business decision to country business team including the:
  • Manage monthly reporting including financial performance dashboard, tracking cost savings, and other key performance indicator reports. This also specifically includes managing and tracking ASEAN sector (regional) cost spending across all the ASEAN functional departments [general management, marketing, P&TD, product supply, finance, HR, legal, etc.]
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting, preferably CPA, ACCA or CIMA qualified. MBA an advantage.
  • At least 15+ years exposure to corporate business, including 5 years at a Finance Director level position in a multi-national company. Fast moving consumer good (FMCG) or consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry experience an advantage.
  • Demonstrated strength or success in business partnering with commercial organizations (country Managing Directors; Sales and Marketing teams).
  • Proven track record of good leadership, developing people, interpersonal and communication skills. Enthusiasm, energy and great engagement are key attributes that we would like in the candidate.
  • The incumbent must have demonstrated strengths in strategic thinking, functional technical skills, and business analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of company financial policies and practices and a high level of knowledge of computer systems, capital investment analysis and forecasting techniques are required.
  • Knowledge or prior work experience in controllership / accounting, tax, internal control and / or and exposure to manufacturing operations would be an advantage.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills; and SAP knowledge would be helpful.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and tight time demands.
  • Stakeholder communication up and across the organization.