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APAC Head of Finance

Ref: JN -012019-64584
Salary
Negotiable
Location
Asia, Singapore
Sector
Accounting, CFO/Finance Director
Date
17th January 2019
Job Type
Permanent

My client is a leading giant focused in Industrial Real Estate with more than USD 80 Billion in AUM.

They are looking for a Head of Finance in Singapore that will provide leadership and also responsible for accounting, financial reporting, cash management, assistance with tax planning and compliance, budgeting and forecasting.

  • Manage a regional team in the APAC region on Finance and Accounting matters
  • Timely preparation of financial information for local financial statements, tax returns and regulatory reports (IFRS and SFRS)

  • Monthly and quarterly financial reporting US accounting team under US-GAAP

  • Handle cash management; including timely execution of payments, bank account maintenance, cash planning, etc.; in close cooperation with the global cash management department

  • Maintaining a system of internal controls, contributing to and initiation of tax planning and tax structuring where required to optimize the company's policies; in close cooperation with the global tax department

  • Providing financial expertise in transactions, structuring, debt raising and equity raising

  • Supporting Fund Management and other departments through preparation and/or review of analyses, financial projections and proforma statements for transactions including, acquisition, disposition, recapitalization, restructuring, debt issuance and ongoing operational activity

  • Acting as a member of management in all aspects; including stimulating a collaborative environment, driving for continuous improvements, ensuring open communication lines to other departments and regions and communicating the company's decisions, vision and strategy to the team

    Requirements

  • CPA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent; At least 10 years of accounting and financial management experience, with minimum 5 years cross-regional fund accounting and financial management experience; preferably in the real estate sector.

  • Strategically focused with familiarity in China private equity real estate fund

  • Proven leadership skill in managing and growing a team is a must. Very strong interpersonal skill is required to manage the workstream across regions and to operate in a matrix organization.

  • Strong understanding and experience with international consolidations and accounting, fund reporting, tax, treasury and cash management

  • Strong computer skills (MSOffice suite and ERP systems)

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