Financial Controller, SEA & Australia

Job Title: Financial Controller, SEA & Australia
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: Bunge02
Contact Name: HTS
Contact Email: Hello@halftheskyasia.com
Job Published: June 12, 2019 21:18

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities Overall purpose of job

This position will be responsible for leading the controller function for S.E. Asia to ensure that a strong risk management and control environment is in place that balances business risks and compliance requirements that enable the business to achieve its strategic and business objectives.

This position will be an effective business partner across the functional, business, and commercial groups to ensure we identify risks and provide value-added control solutions that meet business objectives.

This position will also ensure that all financial reporting meets local statutory, US GAAP, and SEC reporting requirements while maintaining a strong control environment that is in compliance with SOX and internal control policies and procedures.


Main activities/tasks

Lead the S.E. Asia controller function to ensure timely and accurate financial statements are reported and analyzed in compliance with local statutory, US GAAP, and SEC reporting requirements.

Design and optimize policies and procedures to ensure that assets are safeguarded and records are maintained in compliance with global, Asia, and local requirements.

Train and develop people on COSO and SOX to ensure that a strong internal control environment and structure is in place that minimizes risks and provides the business an efficient and effective environment to conduct business.

Work closely with the IT, Business Process, and commercial functions to ensure that efficient and effective procedures and controls are in place and that our business systems are optimized to provide timely and accurate risk exposures, financial reporting and analysis of business results.

Develop a controlling team with a solid bench strength that is trained and equipped with the appropriate skills and competencies to achieve high performance in our financial reporting, control, and business partnering roles in controlling.

Partner with the business and commercial teams to provide business enhancing solutions and reporting that optimizes results.

Support the global Bunge Business Services “BBS” team to help deliver and drive improvements in where and how work is delivered to improve the efficiencies and quality of services we provide to our internal and external customers.

Work closely with the Tax team to ensure financial and tax reporting processes and procedures are in place to accurately report income tax expense and deferred tax exposures in compliance with US GAAP and local reporting requirements.

Work closely with Treasury team to ensure processes are in place to accurately report foreign exchange exposures, hedging results, and the impact of foreign exchange on business results.

Participate in the business planning and forecasting process to ensure that financial projections are properly reported and in line with global, segment, and Asia requirements. 

Actively participates in due diligence activities and other expansion projects for the Asia region.


Requirements Desired Qualities/Skills

Strong leadership, technical expertise and experience working in controlling, US GAAP and SEC financial reporting roles; U.S. multinational experience desired.

Experience and desire to work across multiple cultures and cross functional business environments.

Excellent communication, analytical and presentation skills and the ability to verbally and in writing communicate effectively with all levels of management and employees.

Ability to be flexible and to prioritize multiple responsibilities and activities in high pressure situations.

Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work independently; proactive towards problems and issues.

Bachelor’s and / or Advanced Degree in Business, Accounting, Economics, or Finance; CPA Desired.

8 to 12+ years in progressive leadership roles across controlling and / or finance with agriculture commodity or food ingredient business experience preferred.

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