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ATLANTIC RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIES, L.L.C.
Senior Management Executive Search & Recruitment Worldwide
 

Americas   -   Asia Pacific   -   Europe   -   Middle East   -   Africa



GLOBAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE SEARCH LISTINGS

 A Sampling of Past or Currently Listed Jobs

This list is not complete. Many urgent current searches are listed on this website, but some are not, for reasons of confidentiality. As these pages are not always up-to-date, some jobs may have been filled by the time that you read this page. This list is primarily  intended to show some typical types of searches that we are called to fill, but if a job in your discipline, industry or location is not listed, this absence does not necessarily mean that our clients may not now or soon have a suitable position for your experiences, nor does it mean that we are not equipped to recruit in a market, industry, or discipline for which there might be no jobs posted below. 

        To view sample positions from your region, please scroll to your region heading:

    USA & Canada  -  Asia-Pacific  -  Europe  -  Latin America  -  Middle East  -  Africa

 

Finance Management Executive Search & Recruitment
for the High Tech, Manufacturing and Service Sectors
- CFO, VP Finance, Finance Director, Finance Manager, Controller, Audit Manager, etc. -

Please click here for more information about our Finance Management Recruitment Practice

 

 

***ART Mostly Recruits for "C" Level, VP, Director, & Manager Titles***

                                                                              Sample Finance Job Titles:

      Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
      Vice President of Finance
      Finance Director
      Financial Controller
      Plant Controller
      Division Unit Finance Head
      Regional Finance Director
      VP, Mergers and Acquisitions
      Treasurer
      Finance Manager
      VP, Director of EMEA Finance
      VP, Director of Asia-Pacific Finance
      VP, Director of China Finance
      VP, Director of European Finance
      VP, Director of Mexico Finance
      VP, Director of Brazil Finance


 

USA & CANADA

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Electronic Components

LOCATION: US - Southwest (Texas)

COMPANY: Major Electronic Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Broad financial background with a small to mid-size company. Broad exposure to ERP and BI systems (like SAP, etc.) and past experience in utilizing them to drive fundamental improvements in the business. Minimum of 10 years in finance and/or accounting, including 5 to 8 years of management experience. Familiar with SEC requirements and SOX for public companies. IPO experience in US is preferable. International M&A experience is preferable. International manufacture experience is preferable. A background in Public Accounting is desirable but not required. Broad exposure to cost accounting practices in a manufacturing environment is desirable. Skills / Competencies:

•   Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to effectively direct the company’s overall financial operations in order to maximize revenues and profits.  

•   A thorough understanding of GAAP regulations.

•   Technical and comprehensive knowledge of all finance, financial planning, accounting and tax areas of a business.

•   Proficiency in accounting software.

•   Thorough knowledge of SEC and IRS reporting requirements.  

•   In-depth knowledge of manufacturing costing, standard costs systems and corporate reporting.  

•   Strong cost accounting and inventory management skills are desirable.

•   Excellent time management, communication, decision making and presentation skills.

•   Able to make decisions based upon incomplete information.

•   Multi-cultural fluency.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of an electronic components firm, a Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides strategic and operational directions to the company’s finance and accounting departments. Assists President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in establishing financial strategic objectives and operating policies and procedures to ensure attainment of corporate objectives. This position requires a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with a hands-on approach to financial reporting as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills. Reports directly to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) directs and administers the company’s finance and accounting departments:

•   Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of financial policies and procedures.

•   Responsible for accurate and legal financial practices and reporting.

•   Establishes and maintains appropriate analytical tools, information systems, and models of cost behavior to ensure effective and efficient management of resources.

•   Analyzes operating results of business and its departments versus approved plans and objectives; ensures soundness of company’s financial structure:

•   Reviews working capital/cash flow requirements on a regular basis.

•   Negotiates/arranges outside financing, when necessary.

•   Presents operating and capital expenditure budgets for review and approval by Board of Directors.

•   Directs and coordinates the establishment of corporate budgets.

•   Work closely with management team to develop business forecasts (revenues, manufacturing expense, etc.).

•   The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the development of financial corporate strategies and strategic objectives as well as operating policies and procedures to ensure attainment of these corporate objectives.

•   Ensures that finance plans and policies are understood and administered by the management team.

•   Uses strategic objectives as basis for establishing performance measures and incentive

programs for finance and accounting management team.

•   Communicate objectives/strategies with Board of Directors and investors.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Beverages

LOCATION: US Southwest

COMPANY: Major Beverage Manufacturing Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:

•   Financial/Accounting Bachelors degree required, MBA preferred.

•   CPA is required.

•   8 to 10 years as a CFO in the food or beverage industry is a requirement.

•   Experience within a manufacturing environment is a requirement.

•   Experience in a senior-financial management role, partnering with corporate executives, resulting in the development and implementation of creative financial management strategies.

•   Demonstrable passion for the positive interaction with employees and developing accounting skill sets for subordinates.

•   Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operation model.

•   Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management systems.

•   An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and willingness to share information.

•   A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.

•   Creativity, with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast-growing beverages firm, a Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Reporting to and partnering with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in developing and implementing all corporate financial strategies. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be an advisor to all corporate executives and general managers, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization.

 

Strategy

•   As a true business partner to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assess organizational performance against both the annual budget and our long-term strategy.  Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial

and operational information to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

•   Engage the Board of Directors and all corporate executives regarding financial trends, changes in the operating model(s), and operational delivery.  Assist in establishing annual objectives and meeting agendas, and selecting and engaging outside consultants (auditors, lenders and investment advisors).

•   Oversee long-term budgetary planning and costs management in alignment with our strategic plan, especially as the organization considers potential mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

 

Financial Management

•   Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems to ensure compliance with appropriate Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, regulatory requirements, and Office of management and

Budget audit requirements.  Maintain internal control safeguards and coordinate all audit activities for compliance.

•   Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.

•   Manage cash flow and forecasting.  Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.  Optimize handling of banking relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash positions.

•   Oversee budgeting and implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present financial metrics both internally and externally.

•   Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, and auditors. 

 

Team Management

•   Mentor and develop all finance and accounting employees in a positive and professional manner. Manage work allocation, training, problems resolution, performance evaluation, and building of an effective accounting team dynamic.

•   Partner with and provide leadership to the information technology (IT) team to procure specialized finance and operations IT systems that meet the needs of the organization.

•   Develop collaborative relationships with all corporate executives and general managers in order to develop a trusting and respectful working relationship.

  

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Oil & Gas

LOCATION: Canada (Alberta)

COMPANY: Canadian Energy Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Post-IPO CFO who is fast paced and familiar with North American standards

Recruiter, on behalf of a Canadian energy development firm, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO should have strong O&G experience, must know Canadian GAP, and have public traded company experience in Canada or the US. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) should understand Canadian securities laws and have a strong corporate governance background. Management experience a must, accounting levels, CA/ CPA etc. Strong background in OA&C, and a background in accounting computer systems.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Computer Electronic Components

LOCATION: US - California (Orange County)

COMPANY: Major Computer Electronic Components Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, fast-paced Financial Controller

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a computer products client serving the retail market, a good hands-on, charasmatic controller to serve as Chief Finance Officer (CFO). The main focus here will be a CFO who could take charge of all credit, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and logistics. The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience and have retail consumer products experience, ideally with experiences with Target, Costco, BestBuy, etc. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) should possess good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and the ability to work independently. The person must be very fast paced and comfortable working in a small southern California office (under 100 staff here).

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Service Sector

LOCATION: US- Northeast (metro-Boston)

COMPANY: Major Service Sector Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strong money-manager CFO for multi-business unit group

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading service sector firm with business units across the US, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the financial and accounting operations for the organization. The CFO will develop business strategies that support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the company, while providing overall financial leadership and direction.

•   Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or related field. MBA required, CPA preferred.

•   15+ years financial experience; 8+ years as CFO preferably in real estate

•   Outstanding financial acumen and organizational skills.

•   Knowledge and experience with best practice financial practices, processes and tools.

•   Knowledge and experience with capital markets and complex financing arrangements.

•   Team player with a high energy level and excellent communication skills.

•   A critical thinker with innovative solutions to complex business issues.

o   Works with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), and Chief Sales Officer (CSO) to provide strategic direction for the business. Assures that appropriate financial systems, processes, controls, and personnel are in place to successfully maximize business opportunities and manage risk.

o   Optimizes profitability through revenue maximization and cost and operational efficiencies.

o   Set financial goals in support of business operations and strategic direction.

o   Oversees the financial and accounting departments of business; taking the lead on high-level, strategic business initiatives.

o   Acts as the Company financial spokesperson. Communicates business strategy and operating results to internal and external audiences. Delivers strategy and financial presentations to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Board of Advisors, third party investors and partners.

o   Identifies appropriate financing alternatives and works within capital markets to negotiate complex financing arrangements. Interfaces with institutional lenders, investment banks and rating agencies regarding the company’s financing and equity needs.

o   Selects appropriate investment strategy and investment vehicles for company retained earnings; Assures execution of investment strategy for corporate investment accounts.  

o   Works with Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to develop tax planning and shareholder wealth building strategies.  

o    Responsible for insuring financial reporting and compliance is in accordance with generally accepted financial, accounting and regulatory standards.

o   Mentors and develops the financial and accounting teams; provides training, education and opportunity for career development.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Manufacturing

LOCATION: US - Southeast (North Carolina)

COMPANY: Well established manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Problem-solving, well organized Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a well established manufacturing firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who would report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Main duties and details:

---Develop company's annual budget and related analyses                     

---Work with Chief Operating Officer (COO) to define Finance organization                         

---Work with Chief Operating Officer (COO) to communicate company's goals for upcoming year           

---Prepare monthly and annual financial statements for internal distribution                

---Thorough assessment of company's (cost) accounting processes                 

---Move standard costs to Oracle operating system

---Conduct month-end closing review with Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Finance staff              

---Ensure that proper controls exist around the movement of inventory

---Define any holes in company's (cost) accounting practices and develop

---Analyze variances to budget and prior year and identify trends corrective action

---Evaluate all financial statement reserves                            

---Assist Chief Operating Officer (COO) with monthly business forecasts and communication with investors  

---Annual financial statement audit                             

---Implement company's corrective action plan with regards to internal controls

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Service Sector

LOCATION: US - California (Orange County)

COMPANY: Fast Growing Service Sector Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: fast paced CFO with experiences at multi-office medium sized service sector firm

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), for a fast growing medium sized financial services firm.

•   Provide strategic financial leadership and support on issues affecting the firm

•   Provide the necessary financial information to leaders with corporate, geographical, and product line management responsibilities

•   As a member of the leadership team, build financial and technological infra-structure and have the vision to support and guide senior leadership through periods of rapid growth

•   Ensure the firm’s capital structure, financial systems, controls, and forecasting models will support the growth and expansion anticipated

•   The Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will serve as one of the “business partners” to the CEO on the firm’s financial, budgeting, and associated administrative processes

•   Develop and report on business metrics aimed at business decision making

•   Develop, communicate and maintain the firm’s Corporate Finance and Accounting Policies and Procedures, making recommendations for improvements

•   Ensure regulatory compliance associated with the finance function. Ensure on-going knowledge of trends and regulations to ensure effectiveness and compliance

•   Oversee policies and processes, resources and systems supporting the financial accounting and reporting requirements

•   The Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will manage the accounting transaction processes including billing, invoicing, collections, cash, receivables, payables, customer/vendor financial interaction, and fixed assets

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Chemicals

LOCATION: USA or Asia

COMPANY: Early Stage US Electronic Materials Startup

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong fundraising contacts at Asian Consumer Electronics (especially displays and solar panels) or Venture Capital firms. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should be fluent in English; Korean, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese skills a strong plus. CPA or CA desirable.

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a US based startup firm developing chemicals for the electronic displays and photovoltaics industries. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)'s chief role is to raise money and to ensure that it is used wisely.

•   Assess necessary funding levels to support strategic objectives

•   Identify appropriate funding methods and specific funds/groups to target

•   Utilize, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with appropriate private equity and venture capital contacts

•   Work closely with marketing to increase awareness of firm as a strong investment opportunity

•   Lead the development of appropriate materials to “craft the story”

•   Lead preliminary meetings with appropriate potential investors

•   Communicate consistently with management team and board on progress

•   Building detailed financials models for valuation purposes

•   Provide valuation, negotiation, transaction structuring, and due diligence support

•   Anticipate internal and external financial factors to help guide forecasts and budgets

•   Participate with management team to identify ways to achieve financial targets and “hit the numbers”

•   Provide insights regarding pricing, product mix, and market focus.

•   Interact with current investors to ensure everyone understands what we can and cannot achieve financially

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)  - International - Electronic Sector

LOCATION: US Northeast

COMPANY: Electronics

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong experience in oversight of international operations. Very strong auditing background.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a very large, well established, privately held electronics firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - International. The firm is a large and expanding privately held multinational corporation. CPA and Public Accounting experience preferred. International travel will be required. Responsibilities include:

-- Financial and Operating Internal Controls
-- Compliance Audits (sales and use tax, payroll tax, etc...)
-- Treasury Management
-- Annual Audit Reports and Full Consolidation in Compliance with US GAAP, including selection of local auditors
-- Oversight of monthly financial reporting, including:
-- Timely financial closing and reporting for all entities
-- Reconcile forecasted profitability to actual results
-- Balance Sheet Responsibility
-- Inventory Management and Controls
-- Fixed assets
-- International experience is required


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Finance/ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Sector

LOCATION: US Northeast

COMPANY: Electronics

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A VP Finance or Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong experience in the oversight of multi-facility operations

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a very large, well established, privately held electronics firm, a VP Finance or Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The firm is a large and expanding privately held multinational corporation. CPA and Public Accounting experience preferred. Responsibilities include:
-- Manage Financial Operations (AR/AP)
-- Manage Oracle Financials General Ledger
-- Monthly financial reporting, including:
-- Timely financial closing
-- Regional, Divisional, and Consolidated P&L
-- Balance Sheet and Balance Scorecard
-- Inventories
-- Fixed assets
-- Quarterly Financial Reporting, including bank compliance reporting
-- Treasury Management
-- Financial and Operating Internal Controls
-- Compliance Audits (sales and use tax, payroll tax, etc...)
-- Annual External Audit
-- Financial Budgeting and Projections

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO) - Commodity Trading

LOCATION: US Southwest (Texas)

COMPANY: Major Global Commodity Trading Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Business-savvy CFO, ideally with trading experience. CFO with an ability to work with other departments in order to grow business and sales prospects of firm in the Americas region. CFO with M&A, Latin American experiences a plus. Fluent English; Spanish and/or Portuguese skills a strong plus. Expererience at commodity trading firms of great interest.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading global firm in the trading field, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for all financial matters and the CFO reports to and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads all Financial Administration (Accounting, Financial Control, Treasury, Credit, etc.), as well as Human Resources (HR) and IT.The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is able to adapt to a continually evolving environment and thrive in an autonomous, efficient and business minded workplace.

 

Finance / Credit

o   Oversee cash flow planning and ensure availability of liquidity as needed

o   Oversee cash, investment and asset management

o   Provides internal financial risk analyses of customers and vendors

o   Coordinates all internal and external financial risk mitigation efforts  

o   Providing business oriented solutions to the commercial departments

o   Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models and activity-based financial analyses to provide insight into the organization´s operation and business plans

 

 

Strategy & Policy

o   Partner of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of Directors on all operational and strategic issues; provide strategic recommendations based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification, allocation and revenue/expense analysis

o   Coordinate the development and monitoring of budgets

o   Develop financial business plans and forecasts

o   Develop short-, medium- and long-term financial plans and projections as well as present the data to the Board of Directors

o   Participate in corporate policy development

o   Represent the company to financial partners, including financial institutions, investors, auditors, public officials etc.

o   Remain up to date on best practices and federal law stipulations regarding the company´s operations

 

 

Financial Control

o   Proactive strategic and operative control by exertion of influence on the achievement of the yearly and monthly finance and budget goals

o   Develop and implement cost targets and guarantee cost discipline

o   Compliance of cost planned budgets even under modified circumstances

o   Development of the control instruments and optimization of the planning and forecasting methods

o   Establish and maintain appropriate internal control procedures and control safeguards

o   Implement and coordinate the internal and external revision

o   Review all formal procedures, processes and administration related to Finance, HR and IT, recommending improvements to the systems in place and managing the system going forward

o   Assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time

 

 

Finance Administration

o   Oversee the Finance department to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting and finance systems and functions

o   Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures

o   Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of financial and management reporting; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements

o   Coordinate audits and proper filling of tax returns

o   Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions

o   Oversee the ERP and Treasury Management Systems with regard to Finance, Control and HR

 

 

Team Management

o   Select, develop and manage direct staff; guide larger multi-disciplinary teams outside of direct span of control

o   Engage other members of the senior management team for research, evaluation and training as well as improve the cross-department collaboration

o   Provide guidance on attracting and developing key team members

 

 

Profile of qualification:

o   Master Degree in Economics or Business Administration with a strong focus in Accounting and Financial Control

o   At least 5 years of operative experience and proven leadership as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in an international company

o   Excellent knowledge regarding the preparation of the annual financial statements and consolidation in the context of the financial accounting under US GAAP

o   Profound knowledge of the applicable federal, commercial and fiscal laws as well as accounting regulations

o   Entrepreneurial way of thinking and commercially minded method of operation

o   Self-conception as teamplayer with a distinct "hands-on-mentality" being able to successfully solve operational as well as strategic challenges

o   Extraordinary commitment, high ability to communicate, excellent target-orientated behavior, resilience, creativity and diplomatic skills in exposure to employees of all hierarchies

o   Experience in international trading and all underlying instruments as well as industry practices in steel or ferrous metals related products would be an asset

o   Good SAP know-how required

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Manufacturing

LOCATION: US Northeast (Maryland - metro Washington DC)

COMPANY: Medium sized Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Diplomatic, poised, well-paced, strategic,creative Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Potential to be COO.

Recruiter, on behalf of a medium sized manufacturing firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO potentially could move to a Chief Operating Officer (COO) role. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) must exhibit superlative communication skills, in order to communicate effectively with investors, team members, and customers. An MBA and CPA is preferred.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Oil & Gas

LOCATION: US Southwest (Texas - Houston, Dallas or Austin)

COMPANY: O&G Exploration Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with srong Contacts in the Energy Investment sector

Recruiter, on behalf of a firm in the energy sector, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Strong finance-oriented experience in such areas as financial analysis, budgeting/modeling, profit management, compliance, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, analysis and integration. Chief Finance Officer (CFO) who is skillful with interpreting and understanding financial statements and trends, competitive and market trends, operating efficiency enhancement, revenue forecasting, controls, broad-based business leadership. Executive presence, excellent presentation skills and outstanding communications ability. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) must possess a high level of integrity, ethics, and judgment.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Telecommunications

LOCATION: US Northeast (Maryland)

COMPANY: Privately held telecommunications services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Diligent Chief Financial Officer (CFO), results-driven

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a well established telecommunications firm. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CFO should focus on increasing market share, expanding business opportunities, improving productivity, and maximizing profitability.

•   Set daily goals to achieve short and long term results.

•   Recognize and act on areas for improvement.

•   Ensure a high level of customer satisfaction with all clients or customers, both internal and external.

•   Evaluate the cost/benefit effectiveness of all business opportunities as they pertain to the larger vision and mission, based on company strategies.

•   Foster relationships with others by ensuring communication occur in a timely manner keeping others fully informed.

•   Assists others in the achievement of goals focusing on the achievement of team outcomes over individual accomplishments.

•   Work in cooperation and consult with other leaders to ensure strategies are sound and support the organizational vision and mission.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP/ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Equipment

LOCATION: US Midwest (Minnesota)

COMPANY: Major Technology Corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who will help propel firm to next level. Familiarity with both US GAAP and IRFS

Recruiter, on behalf of a technology leading corporation, seeks a VP Finance/ CFO who will oversee all financial functions, including financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures, and the organization’s financial relationship with the parent company.  Directs the controller, accounting, treasury, tax, IT, facilities and human resource functions for the operating company. Broad experience and demonstrated competence in financial management to include: Business planning, control & improvement, Corporate tax, Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial reporting & analysis, etc.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Finance Officer (CFO)
LOCATION: California (metro- Los Angeles)
COMPANY: Equipment Manufacturing Firm

Los Angeles area equipment manufacturing firm (sales approx $10 million), seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to head the company's finance department. A controller and an A/R-A/P person report to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO). This person must be an extremely hands-on, detail-oriented CFO. C.P.A preferred. Reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronics
LOCATION: US Northeast (metro-New York)
COMPANY: Electronics Company

Well established firm in the $500 million range seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for their metro-NY headquarters. Candidates in New Jersey or New York are preferred.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller- Electronic Systems
LOCATION: US Pacific Northwest ( Seattle, Washington)
COMPANY:  Division of Multi-divisional electronics corporation

A newly acquired electronics company seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller who has the capability of running finance for a projected high growth that might take the company to $50-100 million. This Chief Finance Officer (CFO) must be self directed and highly entrepreneurial. Experience in cash management and strong operational accounting skills are required. Experience in public company accounting, CPA and Sarbanes Oxley are nice to have, but not mandatory. Experience with a high tech electronics company useful but not required. Reports to Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Service Sector

LOCATION: US Northeast (Maryland - metro Washington DC)

COMPANY: Service Sector Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) coming from the ranks as Controller. Strong interpersonal skills, strong leadership. Self disciplined, intelligent, confident, with good sense of humor, high sociability, strong personal drive and ability to energize others.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf a metro-Washington, DC service sector consulting firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with 10-15 years' experience. CPA a plus. Experience at firms sized from 80 to 300+ persons preferred. CFO would have direct responsibility for interface with Senior Management, preparing and presenting reports to Management on corporate fiscal status and growth projections/forecasting; and preparation of forecasts and project management reports for use by branch office managers, technical team leaders and technical supervisor personnel.  Also experience in supervisory responsibility for staff of five to ten professionals. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) should have the ability to recognize, analyze and discuss problems to reach optimum solutions.  Willing to work to improve performance of both individual and team. Excellent oral and written communication skills, Team-player, prepared to go the extra mile for the team - again and again

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Components
LOCATION: California (Los Angeles)
COMPANY: Privately Held Electronic Components Manufacturing Company

25-year old privately held Southern California electronics components firm employing 200+ and serving the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, commercial and industrial industries, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Company prefers a seasoned accounting and finance professional with strong manufacturing industry experiences. The firm prefers a solid hands-on Chief Finance Officer (CFO) with experience with cost accounting, government regulations and contracts, FAR, strategic planning and measurements. Previous expertise with preparation for IPO might be of interest as well.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Oil & Gas

LOCATION: Canada (Ontario)

COMPANY: Canadian O&G Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: CFO with a CPA or CA background

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a Canadian energy firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who reports to the CEO. The CFO has comprehensive responsibility for all financial reporting, audit, compliance and governance issues and s/he is the primary contact with the regulators and specifically the Toronto Stock Exchange. As an executive of the Corporation, the CFO is responsible for managing the financial activities in a manner that results in growth, profitability and that enhance shareholder value. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for: ensuring the overall excellence of the finance function of the Corporation by ensuring timely and accurate financial reporting and the integrity of related systems and procedures; supporting the CFO’s responsibilities and duties as the senior financial person of the Corporation; providing assistance and expertise to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors; contributing to the organization's strategic direction and growth; and handling Mergers and Acquisitions. The CFO will also be responsible for managing all accounting functions for the Corporation including: managing financial accounting and reporting; budgeting and cash flow management; managing risk and developing processes, structures and systems; presenting at investment meetings; other accounting, finance and special project responsibilities as required; communicating financial issues with non-financial professionals; preparing monthly, quarterly and year-end consolidated financial statements and the MD&A; reviewing statements and transactions to ensure compliance; and conducting internal reviews to ensure compliance and transparency. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO), will also be reviewing contracts and preparing relevant tax returns, handling financial performance analysis, dealing with control and authorization of expenditures as directed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and reporting and analysis of costs. Other responsibilities include:

§   Reporting and analysis of working capital employed in and the cash flow of the Corporation.

§   Preparation of financial database and reports with analysis and comparisons against budgets and related objectives on a consolidated monthly and quarterly basis.

§   Working closely with the CEO and other executives and employees as related to development and implementation of business plans, objectives and reporting against these plans.

§   Fostering good working relationships with the corporation’s banks, auditors, Board of Directors and shareholders.

§   Assisting as required in the financial aspects of acquisitions, strategic partnerships, joint ventures and other alliances;

§   Performing all other related finance functions as may be required by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors;

§   Ensuring compliance with Corporate Policies and all regulatory, statutory and legal requirements applicable to the CFO’s duties and responsibilities;

§   Ensuring that the financial statements, together with other financial information fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the Corporation.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - IT Services
LOCATION: US Midwest (Chicago, Illinois)
COMPANY: IT Services Startup

This critical Chief Finance Officer (CFO) position requires a minimum of ten years experience,  balanced with "Big 5" accounting environments and small, fast-paced, high-growth, technology companies.  The CFO's background should include both accounting and finance. Acquisition and merger experience is a definite plus.  A CPA is required, and a related undergraduate degree and MBA are desirable. 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Software

LOCATION: US Northeast (Boston, Massachusetts)

COMPANY:  COMMUNICATIONS/ COMPUTER/ WIRELESS - Wireless/ Broadband Software Startup 

A software development startup company that leverages WAP, Jini and Bluetooth technologies to create applications for the wireless and broadband world, is looking for an experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who can help them in their target markets of Asia and Europe. Firm only want to see the best people - not merely ones who are ready to advance but those who have "been there."   The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should have startup experience and ideally experience preparing firms for an IPO. Firm currently has approximately $3 million in financing, so persons with good connections in the high tech investment market would be of interest.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Software
LOCATION: US Mountain West (Denver, Colorado)
COMPANY:  Enterprise Software Firm

Enterprise Application Service Provider (ASP), serving large base of Fortune 1000 clients, seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Depending on the candidate and structure of the compensation package, firm may choose to hire their CFO prior to or subsequent to their current round of financing. It is very important that the Chief Finance Officer (CFO)candidate have Nasdaq IPO experience as well as experience in successfully raising private equity. It is also very important that this invididual live in the greater Denver area.

  

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Pharmaceuticals
LOCATION: US Northeast (Northern New Jersey)
COMPANY: Early stage pharmaceutical firm

Early stage pharmaceutical firm seeks an experienced finance executive to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This CFO will have had experience as a senior financial officer for a publicly traded corporation (preferably biotechnology or pharmaceutical) and familiar with SEC regulatory requirements, GAP accounting rules, money management, investor relations, and public financings. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) must have experience dealing with Wall Street analysts, shareholders, and prospective investors. Will be required to participate in the IPO process, supervise the accounting components of the IPO, and execute the policies approved by the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)Financial Services
LOCATION: US Northeast (Eastern New England - Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine)
COMPANY: Medium Sized Financial Services Firm

--To direct and oversee all the financial activities of the corporation including preparation of current financial reports as well as summaries and forecasts for future business growth and economic outlook.

--To manage the Accounting department. To participate in the overall management of the corporation at the Senior Management level.

--The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) directs the timely and accurate preparation of all financial reports, including income statements, balance sheets, reports to shareholders, and tax returns. Ensures the appropriate financial controls, checks and balances, and levels of review occur.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Commerce
LOCATION: US Northeast (Northern New Jersey)
COMPANY:  U.S. Division of Korean Pre-IPO Electronic Commerce Firm

Highly successful Korean internet startup firm is seeking several key executives to kick off a new US electronic commerce subsidiary serving simultaneously the B2B and B2C markets by offering a fully automatic bidding for goods with multiple buys and multiple sellers. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be the first such executive hire.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - E-Commerce

LOCATION: US Midwest (Ohio)

COMPANY: E-Commerce company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: E-commerce Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Business development ability (esp. VC and M&A). Targeting candidates in or relocatable to Cincinnati or Dayton areas. This is a position which requires a high energy, business-oriented, “hands on” team player. The successful CFO will possess a strong work ethic, be trustworthy, have a sense of urgency and will be motivated by accomplishment and success.  The candidate must be able an excellent communicator with superb written and oral skills and be able to appropriately contend and be decisive in a fast moving entrepreneurial atmosphere.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of an internet software company, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will report directly to the COO and be part of a leadership team with the goal to greatly expand the firm's business beyond its current markets.  The firm seeks an individual who has integrity, is highly ethical, financially responsible, and is a broad based business thinker. The successful Chief Finance Officer (CFO) should have an extensive background in financial and strategic leadership and preferably, a background in the dotcom arena. Reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Americas VP Finance

LOCATION: US (to be discussed)

COMPANY: Government of Australia

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very project oriented, diplomatic, self-confident, VP Finance comfortable with multicultural international business. Ideally CPA, CA or similar designation, including audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm. Strong managerial capacity. Understands compliance, can manage complexity, matrix mgmt arrangement. Knowledge of import/export helpful.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of the Australian government, a VP Finance whose scope includes the entirety of the Americas. Transactional processing. Travel 25-30% of time. Manage budget of US$20 million. Forecasting, monthly reports, monitoring 32 locations in North and South America. Has 3 reports.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Corporate Vice President-Finance - Professional Services

LOCATION: US Northeast (Boston, Massachusetts)

COMPANY: Professional Services Corporation

A privately-held, international company with sales of over $100 million operating through three divisions, seeks a VP Finance, who will be expected to be a future prime candidate for CFO. Incumbent will assist the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and over time take over the CFO’s day-to-day relations with lenders, investment bankers, investors, potential investors and the Board and the merger and acquisition and Treasury functions in order to provide for a smooth succession plan when the current Chief Finance Officer (CFO) withdraws from the business or limits his involvement.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Finance - Software
LOCATION: California (Bay Area)
COMPANY: Major Corporation
Corporation seeks a VP Finance for their East Bay division. Beyond experience in handling the finance and administration functions, the VP Finance must be an outstanding communicator, both with local staff and with the corporate headquarters finance department. The person will need to be bright and articulate and know how to complete the sentence: "If I ..... , then I can improve the cash-flow." 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Finance - High-Tech Manufacturing

LOCATION: US - California (Southern)

COMPANY: Aerospace Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, fast-paced VP Finance.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast growing aerospace firm, a VP Finance, who, reporting to the company President, would have primary responsibility for directing the financial functions and allocating the financial resources to achieve or exceed business and strategic plan objectives. The VP Finance is accountable for developing and implementing financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures. The VP Finance will direct other financial and administrative organizations. The VP Finance participates with other key senior executives in setting objectives and developing and implementing current and long-range business plans and strategies. Bachelor’s or masters degree (preferred) in a finance/accounting related field.  Minimum 15+ years experience in a corporate finance setting. CPA.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vice President Finance and Operations - Service Sector

LOCATION: California (San Francisco)

COMPANY: Fast-growing marketing services company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on, fast-paced Vice President Finance and Operations

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a fast growing marketing services client that expects to grow significantly this year, a finance manager to serve as VP Finance and Operations. The main focus here will be a person who could take charge of all accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial planning and analysis, and b'kkeeping. The ideal VP Finance will possess a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in a small to medium sized services business. The candidate should possess good interpersonal skills, negotiation skills, and the ability to work independently. Person might have come from a larger company who seeks a smaller, high growth company. Business is driven month-to-month, as opposed to quarter-by-quarter. Business is heavily transaction oriented. Experience at a marketing services or advertising firm could be useful.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Corporate Controller - Medical Devices

LOCATION: California (San Diego)

COMPANY: Major Medical Devices Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A worldwide Controller who could allow Chief Finance Officer (CFO) to concentrate on other duties. International experience and international manufacturing experience helpful. Treasury, SEC/ Oxley Sarbanes experience a plus. Must be a good manager.

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a well established medical device firm, a Corporate Controller. Reports to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO). BA in Finance or related field. MBA preferred. CPA required. Minimum of 10 years business experience, including public accounting and experience in publicly-traded company with revenues over $50M.  Recent SEC reporting and compliance experience essential. Familiarity with SOX and 404. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Successful experience supervising professional and support staff.  Must be able to work effectively in fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. Strong technical background required, with ability and willingness to work at both strategic and tactical levels. Must be able to work collaboratively in cross-functional results-oriented environment. Experience working with multiple subsidiaries, including international. Experience working collaboratively with manufacturing operations, sales and/or customer service functions. Experience with mergers and acquistions, including due diligence, preferred.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: VP Finance/ Controller - Consumer Products

LOCATION: US Northeast

COMPANY: Major Consumer Products/ Retail firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, Financial Controller with strong experience in the consumer retail sector. Required: BSBA – Accounting; Previous successful Controller experience; 50+ Multi store retail industry experience; demonstrated complex data systems exposure; strong analyst; budget/process; forecast; business decision support and business partner; strong experience related to CPG specific wholesale manufacturing inventory/cost [Knockout factor]; must be  promotable to take VP level Finance or Ops and Admin role in new acquisitions which will require future relocation [knockout factor]. Desired: Strong (POS) Systems; SAP or MI9 a plus; Operational grounding or interest; has served in matrix reporting structure; CPA or MBA preferable.

Recruiter seeks a VP Finance, on behalf of a famous consumer products firm that operates a large number of retail stores as well as a vigorous e-commerce site. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Americas, the VP Finance (or Controller) will manage and direct general accounting for the Retail business to include accounting of assets, liabilities, income, expense, capital accounts and compliance.  

-- Support and execute all strategic initiatives.   30% 

-- Work with Executive management and provide leadership of the $150M US Retail, E-Commerce and Canada ($35M) with critical financial information, opinion and analysis to support and execute various strategic plansForecasting and Planning  20% 

-- Provide monthly, quarterly and annual budget forecast and planning data along with proper presentation and conformity.Product management 20% 

-- Margin control and analysis, sales allowance and budget control, inventory control and analysis.  Account discounts, coop advertising.  Reserves management. Perform Month end Closing Process   10% 

-- Prepare and/or review all ledger input for monthly close. Analyze key P&L and balance sheet accounts. Ensure timely delivery of financial statements. Process Improvement    10% 

-- Consistently improve internal controls, system integrity, internal reporting and all other processes.  This includes projects similar to system conversion from Island Pacific to SAP/MI9 and implementation of XBR

Manage Accounting Department Staff  5%  

-- Manage a disciplined day to day financial organization with a strong sense of urgency and a focus on adding value to the business. Mentor, hire, discipline, staff meetings, performance reviews and compensation management.Ad Hoc support  5%  

-- Provide timely and accurate ad hoc reports and analysis as requested by senior management and Corporate finance.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Head of Finance - Advanced Materials

LOCATION: US - Southeast (Georgia - Atlanta)

COMPANY: Leading multinational advanced materials manufacturing firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Finance Manager with strong forecasting expertise

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a major multinational industrial firm, a Head of Finance. The Head of Finance is responsible for the finance and accounting for a $220M manufacturing company. This position is responsible for maintaining the financial books and records; maintaining internal accounting controls to safeguard company assets; developing financial strategy recommendations for future company growth; and improving efficiencies and reducing cost across the business. Additional responsibilities include managing the process of identifying, measuring, accumulating, analyzing, preparing, interpreting and communicating financial and cost information used to plan, evaluate and control the company’s resources.  These responsibilities requires the incumbent to work with the president and other senior management, Corporate Controlling and Accounting in Germany, the Regional Center, outside auditors and other related parties. In addition, the Head of Finance also serves as Treasurer and officer of the company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned as required):

    • Direct report to the Global Head of Finance (functional) and the local President (legal)
    • Work closely with the President and other senior management in running and growing the business and being an active sparring partner in the management team regarding all financial, strategic, and commercial aspects.
    • Being an integral part of the global Finance team developing and implementing an effective reporting and steering framework for the business
    • Effectively lead the local Finance & Accounting team, further develop its role as business partner, and optimize processes and procedures to improve department efficiency and effectiveness
    • Prepare reliable and accurate monthly financial statements and management accounts as well as the quarterly and year-end reporting packages for the entity in close collaboration with the Shared Service Center
    • Lead the local financial planning process including monthly forecasting and annual budgeting
    • Provide financial reports and deviation analyses to local and global senior management in a timely manner, not only including the numbers but also summarizing underlying business reasons that drive the results and providing advice on areas for improvement
    • Actively drive identification and implementation of profit improvement and efficiency measures across the business and ensure rigorous tracking
    • Ensure rigorous capital expenditure review, approval, and monitoring processes and take an active role in assessing the financial attractiveness and strategic rationale of relevant investment projects
    • Drive the optimization of working capital
    • Foster an optimal usage of the new SAP platform to improve reliability, quality, and timeliness of financial information and increase the degree of automation in data preparation
    • Maintain the integrity of the corporation’s financial books and records in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as well as the company’s guidelines
    • Ensure the maintenance and further development of an effective internal control framework and issue necessary guidelines, commensurate with a manufacturing company of that size
    • Serve as Treasurer and Officer of the company
    • Provide required information to the Regional Center for preparation of federal and state tax returns
    • Coordinate and direct the local activities relating to the annual financial audits as well as internal audits
    • Closely interact with the Shared Service Center to ensure and improve the accuracy and timeliness of services provided (incl. preparation of vendor payments, employee payroll, cash receipts, fixed asset records, and other accounting entries)



Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company's policies and applicable laws.
    • Supervisory responsibilities include the selection, training and development, assigning work, and performance management of employees.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  An individual should have experience managing the entire spectrum of finance and accounting in a manufacturing environment including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, cash management and other related duties.

Education and/or Experience

    • Successfully completed Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent educational background
    • At least 8 years of experience in the areas of Finance and Accounting in a manufacturing environment, thereof at least 5 years in management roles
    • Fluent in English both written and spoken
    • Experience in managing the entire spectrum of finance and accounting in a manufacturing environment including budgeting, forecasting, accounting, cash management and other related duties
    • Accounting expertise (esp. International Financial Reporting Standards)
    • Excellent SAP know-how (especially FI and CO modules) and advanced Excel skills
    • Highest level of integrity and professionalism, exhibiting a high level of energy and initiative with the ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent leadership skills and proven track record in motivating teams
    • Well established empathy and social skills that enable the build-up of trustful relationships across the business
    • Courage and assertiveness to constructively challenge counterparts if necessary
    • “Self-starter” with the ability to work with a minimum of supervision

Language Skills

Ability to write business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and government officials.  Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) with all levels within the organization. Excellent interpersonal skills required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Corporate Controller/ Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) - Software

LOCATION: US Northeast (Boston, Massachusetts)

COMPANY:  Medium Sized Software Firm

On behalf of a successful and expanding privately held software company, recruiter is seeking candidates for a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO)/ Corporate Controller. A focus of this Controller will be to move the company toward an IPO. Reporting directly to the Chief Finance Officer (CFO), this position will be responsible for all accounting and financial reporting of the Company and its worldwide subsidiaries in conformance with U.S. GAAP. This will include preparing the company for transition from a private company to a public company, and if the company goes public, ensuring the Company complies with all SEC (and other regulatory) reporting requirements.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Financial Controller - IT Services

LOCATION: US Northeast

COMPANY: Major IT services firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast-paced, Finance Manager familiar with IT services sector.

Recruiter seeks a Financial Controller, responsible for the accounting operations of the company, to include the hands-on production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with International Financial Reporting Standards.
• Directs and plans the timely and accurate preparation of consolidated financial management reports and external statements for subsidiary and JV companies.
• Prepares budgets, hands-on, by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data, recommending plans
• Capable of handling multiple database systems and complex data compilation
• Management and review of the company’s cash position and cash movements
• Establishes, monitors, and enforces internal controls
• Coordinates external audits
• Complies with international, federal, state, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, filing required reports, and advising management on needed actions
• Assures corporate income tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all corporate income tax returns taking full advantage of all favorable tax codes.
• Communicate effectively and manage the accounting department, including selection and coordinating training of employees, following up on work results, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional societies
• Maintains organizational awareness by maintaining positive relationships with other departments, clients, and third parties
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed accurately and in a timely manner.
• Participate in a wide variety of special projects and compile a variety of special reports

Skills and Abilities Required:
• Great Plains/MS Great Plains and FRX proficiency
• BI360 familiarity a plus
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance plus CPA or CMA certification, MBA preferred
• 10 years of hands-on accounting managerial experience
• Strong direct, first-hand general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, income tax, banking, financial control and management reporting experience in a for-profit, corporate environment
• Preferred experience in multi-subsidiary, multi-national companies
• Strong managerial abilities
• A confident hands-on self-starter, with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment
• Advanced excel skills and advanced understanding of major accounting and reporting software packages
• Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners
• Solid understanding of Deferred Revenue and Revenue Recognition standards and Subscription and Project Accounting.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance Manager for Latin America- Service Sector

LOCATION: US Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota)

COMPANY: Leading Services Corporation

A $9+ Billion-dollar global services provider, is currently seeking a senior-level finance manager to assist in the business planning, development and financial direction of their Latin American business. The firm is one of the world's largest companies in their field, with more than 74,000 employees in over 1,600 different locations spread among 120 countries. The Finance Manager is responsible for assisting in business planning, development, and financial direction of the Latin American operations ($140M+ USD, 4,000+ associates, currently supporting more than 70 customers in Mexico and South America). This position will report to the Senior Director of Commercial Finance for Latin America. The Finance Manager will provide in-depth analytical support to operations and various levels of site and Senior Management.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance & Administration Manager - Import/Export

LOCATION: TBD

COMPANY: Australian Government

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, project-manager type Financial Controller

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a division of the Australian Government, a Finance Manager. The Manager, Finance and Administration, Americas Region, would have oversight for North and South America.  Responsibilities would include all region financial functions, performance reporting, planning and administration and the provision of expert business advice.The successful candidate would have strong skills and experience in business planning, financial performance monitoring, and financial reporting. Good analytical and interpretive skills and a demonstrated working knowledge of contemporary financial and reporting policies, practices, procedures and systems are required. It is necessary to have excellent oral and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills, including the ability to establish rapport with a wide range of people, adjusting approaches to suit different cultures and situations. This Americas Finance Manager requires a Bachelor degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration or related area and a CPA, CA or similar designation, ideally including audit experience in a medium to large public accounting firm. A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior financial management position, capacity to travel 25% of the time, and experience with computer-based accounting packages will be expected.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: ControllerElectronic Components

LOCATION: US Northeast (Boston, Massachusetts)

COMPANY: Small division of a Multi-billion dollar electronics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, unbureaucratic Financial Controller

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a division of a multi-billion dollar electronics firm, a Financial Controller. The Controller reports directly to the Vice President Finance and Administration and is responsible for financial reporting at the group and corporate level as well as cash management and control of certain expenditures within the division and subsidiaries. Govt accounting experience including working knowledge of FARs and CAS. DoD experience at a small division is a plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Controller - Analytical Instrumentation

LOCATION: California (Bay Area)

COMPANY: Major Scientific Instrumentation Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Financial Controller who could improve the finance dept.'s processes

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a leading mid-sized instrumentation client serving the OEM market, a well rounded financial controller, who would be making strategic and tactical decisions as they relate to the accurate processing of transactions, proper accounting treatment, financial reporting, and compliance matters. Firm needs a person to identify and implement process improvements. Supervises 7. Candidates will have a BA or BS degree in accounting or business. A C.P.A or M.B.A is preferred. Five years experience as a Controller for a high tech manufacturing company is required as is a strong background in cost accounting. Knowledge and application of GAAP and financial reporting are essential. Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems (JD Edwards), Hyperion, and financial reporting experience preferred. Candidates now residing in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Marin, or Sonoma would be of greatest interest.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: ControllerElectronic Equipment Manufacturer

LOCATION: US Midwest (Ohio)

COMPANY: Medium sized, privately held industrial electronics firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands on Financial Controller

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a medium sized, privately held, industrial electronics firm, a Financial Controller. The Controller reports directly to President. Develops and implements financial policies and procedures that will enhance the corporate image and insure a growth-oriented, smooth-running organization. Maintains the financial health of the organization through forecasting, monitoring and controlling key financial ratios, coordinating the budget process, coordinating product and service pricing and maintaining accounting and banking relationships. Assures adequate cash flow.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Operation Controller - Industrial/ Heavy Equipment

LOCATION: US Southwest - Texas (Houston)

COMPANY: Multi-billion dollar industrial corporation

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: 10 years finance/ accounting experience with minimum 5 years in a supervisory/ management position. Operations Controller with demonstrated expertise in product costing and cost analysis. MBA preferred

Recruiter, on behalf of a multi-billion dollar US industrial corporation, seeking an Operations Controller, who will have responsibility for leading a group of 9 professional staff and have responsibility for all finance and accounting functions for a $300M Supply Chain Business. The Operations Controller will partner with senior management on matters related to strategic planning, supply chain and logistics management and the development of product strategy. Direct staff professionals in performing accounting, financial planning and analysis and product costing and cost analysis activities.  The Operations Controller will work closely with supply management, engineering and the contract logistics center in providing information and reports on operations cost reductions programs.

 

 

ASIA - PACIFIC

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia VP Finance - Semiconductor Capital Equipment

LOCATION: Korea (Seoul)

COMPANY: Major US Semiconductor Capital Equipment Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Highly trustworthy service sector Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Highly analytical, dependable, flexible and hardworking. Can handle pressure and priorities in a multi-task environment

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading American semiconductor capital equipment firm, a VP Finance - Asia, who reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Vice President, Finance Asia will be responsible for internal and external financial reporting, internal control systems, budgeting, management and financial analysis, Asia treasury functions including both short and long term financing activities, bank relations, and daily cash management. The Vice President for Asia Finance will be a key member of executive management providing expert Asia finance experience and strong knowledge of US GAP and SEC requirements; acts as strategic liaison from firm's highest revenue producing region to the corporate Finance function. The Vice President for Asia Finance will earn credibility and trust through positive relationship building, functional expertise - a strategic partner and operational expert.

 

•   Review Asia’s financial performance and operational issues with senior management on a monthly basis

•   Oversee General Accounting and Financial Planning functions to include accounts payable, receivable, credit and collections, financial reporting .

•   Oversee the preparation and filing of all financial reports required for all Asia subsidiaries and for US GAP and SEC requirements

•   Responsible for coordinating annual audit by independent auditors

•   Perform other related duties and  special projects such potential mergers and acquisitions, cost reductions and controls

•   Direct the Asia treasury activities, ensuring that financial transactions, policies, and procedures meet corporate needs and objectives.

•   Develop and maintain excellent ongoing relationships with banks and other financial institutions to negotiate favorable financing terms and conditions.

•   Monitor cash flow projects; develop and execute financial strategy to use the Company’s funds effectively.

•   Develop long term cash management strategy in line with the strategic plan and budgeting process

•   Ensure compliance with organization policies and all applicable regulations.

•   Maintain custody and be accountable for all cash, securities, and financial assets

•   Arrange for and manage lines of credit and working/depository accounts in appropriate banks.

•   Implement appropriate systems and management tools to assist treasury functions.

 

Reporting structure 

The Vice President for Asia Finance reports to the Chief Financial Officer with strong local relationship to the Korea based Chief Operating Officer.  The Vice President for Asia Finance will oversee the processes and implement systems and achieve results through a 20 person Asia Finance team, with 4 direct reports

 

Personal Attributes

•   Action –oriented with the ability to persuade and influence to achieve desired results

•   Proven management and leadership skills with a hands-on participative and unpretentious style

•   Strong planning and execution skills

•   Honest, trustworthy with a high level of personal integrity

•   Ability to thrive in a dynamic, growing and shifting industry and business climate

 

Requirements

•   Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Finance or equivalent; advanced degree strongly preferred

•   10+ years Finance experience in a US-based global high tech environment

•   CPA or equivalent

•   Experience in managing and leading a culturally diverse Asia Finance team

•   Must be fully knowledgeable of US GAAP and SEC filing and compliance requirements

•   Fluent in Korean, English; Mandarin a plus

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Chemicals

LOCATION: Korea, Japan, Taiwan or USA

COMPANY: Early Stage US Electronic Materials Startup

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong fundraising contacts at Asian Consumer Electronics (especially displays and solar panels) or Venture Capital firms. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should be fluent in English; Korean, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese skills a strong plus. CPA or CA desirable.

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a US based startup firm developing chemicals for the electronic displays and photovoltaics industries. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)'s chief role is to raise money and to ensure that it is used wisely.

•   Assess necessary funding levels to support strategic objectives

•   Identify appropriate funding methods and specific funds/groups to target

•   Utilize, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with appropriate private equity and venture capital contacts

•   Work closely with marketing to increase awareness of firm as a strong investment opportunity

•   Lead the development of appropriate materials to “craft the story”

•   Lead preliminary meetings with appropriate potential investors

•   Communicate consistently with management team and board on progress

•   Building detailed financials models for valuation purposes

•   Provide valuation, negotiation, transaction structuring, and due diligence support

•   Anticipate internal and external financial factors to help guide forecasts and budgets

•   Participate with management team to identify ways to achieve financial targets and “hit the numbers”

•   Provide insights regarding pricing, product mix, and market focus.

•   Interact with current investors to ensure everyone understands what we can and cannot achieve financially

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Hospitality Sector

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading Hospitality Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with minimum 8 years of relevant working experience in Financial Management position. Vast experience in dealing with financial institutions in company fund management, loan facilities etc. Vast experience in dealing with financial institutions in company fund management, loan facilities etc. Possesses recognized CPA & ACCA with MIA membership. Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization. A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decision based on accurate and timely analyses. High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-oriented. Required languages: English, Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian company, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization finance. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) supervises the finance division and is the chief financial spokeperson for the organization, including budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. Duties:

 

•Work with the Top Management on the strategic vision including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships on city, state, and national levels, as well as assisting in the development and negotiation of contracts.

•Participate in developing new business, specifically: assists the Top Management in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.

•Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits.

•Provide the Director with an operating budget. Work with the Director to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and project requirements.

•Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, cash flow projection and management, development and monitoring of organizational budget

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH:  Indonesia CFO - Entertainment Sector

LOCATION: Indonesia (Jakarta)

COMPANY: Leading National Entertainment Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Indonesia Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong track record of taking a prominent and successful service sector firm "to the next level." CPA, CA, MBA, etc. Fluent English. Indonesian skills a strong plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Indonesian media and entertainment company, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), much of the initial work of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will involving the implementation of world class accounting and finance standards and processes, able to support a burgeoning, high growth firm. Strong connections with national and international banks a strong plus.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Managing Director /President and Chief Financial Officer - Consumer Electronics

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taipei)

COMPANY: Startup US Consumer Electronics Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Taiwan Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with ability to run Asia-wide business. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a promising US consumer electronics startup firm, a Taiwan Chief Financial Offficer (CFO) who could serve as the firm's Asia Managing Director /President. Position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO). The firm is a media type company focused on using technology to advance media opportunities. The Taiwan office will be responsible for executing on Asian opportunities. Functionally reporting to and partnering with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Managing Director or President and Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for the management and overseeing of the operational, financial and administrative activities of the firm's office in Taiwan.  In addition, the Managing Director's goal is to ensure the company of a continuously sound financial structure, controlling the flow of cash through the organization and maintain the integrity of funds, resources and other valuable documents while at the same time supervising the personnel of the Taiwan office and interact and liaising with suppliers, manufacturers and customers in Taiwan. Additional responsibilities include: 

o   Executes by liaising with strategic companies that will be using the firm's technology for products to a) sell all over Asia; b) manufacturing the products.

o   Executes by ensuring the company does what it needs to meet the needs of strategic partners to get product made and sold though those 3rd party companies will do the so called "heavy lifting."

o   Keeps the firm's COO informed with periodic metric reports and recommend new or revised policies or programs when needed.  

o   Provides advice as requested to the firm's management team in the formulation of overall corporate objectives.

o   Responsible of long-range financial forecast, consistent with strategic plan.

o   Manages the cash-flow position of the company.  Responsibilities include authority to establish credit and collections and purchasing policies and to establish policies and schedules for the payment of bills and financial obligations.    

o   Prepares regular financial reports with supporting documentation for presentation to the management team and board.   

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Electronic Chemicals

LOCATION: Korea, Japan, Taiwan or USA

COMPANY: Early Stage US Electronic Materials Startup

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with strong fundraising contacts at Asian Consumer Electronics (especially displays and solar panels) or Venture Capital firms. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should be fluent in English; Korean, Japanese or Mandarin Chinese skills a strong plus. CPA or CA desirable.

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for a US based startup firm developing chemicals for the electronic displays and photovoltaics industries. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)'s chief role is to raise money and to ensure that it is used wisely.

•   Assess necessary funding levels to support strategic objectives

•   Identify appropriate funding methods and specific funds/groups to target

•   Utilize, cultivate, and strengthen relationships with appropriate private equity and venture capital contacts

•   Work closely with marketing to increase awareness of firm as a strong investment opportunity

•   Lead the development of appropriate materials to “craft the story”

•   Lead preliminary meetings with appropriate potential investors

•   Communicate consistently with management team and board on progress

•   Building detailed financials models for valuation purposes

•   Provide valuation, negotiation, transaction structuring, and due diligence support

•   Anticipate internal and external financial factors to help guide forecasts and budgets

•   Participate with management team to identify ways to achieve financial targets and “hit the numbers”

•   Provide insights regarding pricing, product mix, and market focus.

•   Interact with current investors to ensure everyone understands what we can and cannot achieve financially

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Financial Controller - Commercial Aerospace

LOCATION: China (Beijing)

COMPANY: US Commercial aircraft Parts firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese Finance Manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major US manufacturer serving the commercial aircraft industry, a China Financial Controller. The Joint Venture Controller reports to the China JV General Manager and to the CFO at the US firm. Goal: to optimize the net operating income of the company through control of expenditures and implementation of accounting practices and financial analyses consistent with US GAAP requirements. The Joint Venture Controller is expected to operate effectively with a minimum of supervision that enables the Joint Venture Controller to be virtually self-supervisory and work toward predetermined long-range goals of the company.  Assignments will often be self-initiated objectives.

•   Safeguarding the assets of the company through definition and enforcement of internal controls and procedures.

•   Supervise and train staff in timely and accurate account analysis that insures accuracy of reported financial results.

•   Ensuring effective and accurate measurement of manufacturing costs and variances to established standards.

•   Identifying and implement system and procedural controls on a daily/weekly basis to detect transaction errors.

•   Maintaining compliance with US GAAP accounting and reporting standards as well as compliance with Chinese law.

•   Responsible for completing all financial, governmental and regulatory reporting requirements without disruption including all required tax returns.

•   Assist the Joint Venture General Manager in maintaining Human Resource duties and responsibilities including hiring, maintaining benefits and overseeing payroll preparation and distribution.

Decision Making:  Requires the ability to work independently and coordinate team activities toward general results and to devise new methods and meet new conditions for involved or complex assignments.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: General Manager, Finance - Entertainment

LOCATION: Southeast Asia

COMPANY: Major Entertainment Sector firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A finance director with experience from the financial or investment sector

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a famous TV production company, a General Manager, Finance.

Leadership and Strategy
• Advise the Managing Director and other key members of the Management team on financial planning, treasury, tax structure planning for investment, budgeting, cash flow, investment priorities, investment review and portfolio management and policy matters.
• Serve as the management liaison to the Board and Audit Committee as and when required by the Managing Director
• To effectively communicate and present critical financial matters.
• To oversee and control the Finance, treasury, taxation, accounting functions and tasks.
• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
• Contributes from an operational perspective to the development of strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
• Ensure staff receive timely and appropriate training and development.
• Establish and monitor staff performance and development of goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments.
• Mentor and develop Finance staff using a supportive and collaborative approach; assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results.


Operations
• Upgrade and implement an appropriate system of policies, internal controls, accounting standards and procedures.
• To manage, monitor and review the performance of the Finance Team.
• Plan, coordinate and execute the annual budget process.
• Improve operational and administrative accounting services such treasury management, grants payment processing, accounts payable, Depreciation and Asset Management, purchasing, research funding.
• To monitor the cashflow and the cash requirement of the various entities of the organization are met.
• To review and recommend changes to the Annual Business Plan and Budget, and to the accounting procedures where and when required.
• To ensure compliance with all the relevant authorities on Financial & Accounting regulations.
• Provide analytical support to firm's Internal Management team including development of internal management reporting capabilities.
• To produce and manage annual budget exercise, performance targets and coordinate the guidelines for the Annual Budgeting exercise for all departments.
• To prepare agendas, reports and papers as necessary in accordance with the Boards’ Processes for Finance, Audit and Risk Management.
• To also produce Board reports against key performance indicators, including:
--- Routine financial accounts
--- Routine investment reports
--- Routine compliance schedules
--- Non-routine board reports
• To ensure, the appropriate reports are prepared and forwarded to the Managing Director by the datelines required.
• To assist the Managing Director, and members of the shareholding company in the preparation of non-routine accounting reports, costings and analyses.
• To oversee the collation of the individual section budgets and the consolidation of producing the overall budget.
• To monitor the monthly actual to budget and investigating the variances.
• Excellent judgment and creative problem solving skills including negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Entrepreneurial team player who can multitask.
• To maintain currency of knowledge of all relevant taxation acts and regulations
• To monitor the costs of suppliers and investigate cost reduction strategies
• To conduct the annual insurance review in conjunction with the companies Insurance brokers, Managing Director and Senior Management.
• To regularly review accounting procedures and recommend changes that aid efficiency and effectiveness and promote collaboration and cost sharing.
• To work closely with the Managing Director to ensure the objectives of firm’s finance, accounting, IT and administration functions are met.

Other Requirements
• Liaises with other external organizations including the company’s auditors as necessary and appropriate.
• Ensures all actions are within the bounds of the Company’s Code of Conduct.
• Ensures that at all times, actions are above reproach and reflect high professional and ethical standards
• Experience in managing subsidiary companies will be an advantage.


Performance Evaluation
• Performance Evaluation by the Managing Director will be based on the successful achievement of objectives, targets and key performance indicators to be negotiated.


Qualifications
• Accountancy qualifications; CPA, ACCA
• Minimum 10 years experience in senior Management role ideally in the Financial /Investment Industry
• Self reliant, good problem solver, results oriented.
• Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a team leader who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical finance and administration initiatives.
• Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.
• Proven track record of success facilitating progressive organizational change and development within a growing organization


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Asian E-Commerce Firm

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major Asian E-Commerce Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Highly trustworthy service sector Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Highly analytical, dependable, flexible and hardworking. Can handle pressure and priorities in a multi-task environment

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian e-commerce firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), who reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CFO should have CPA/CA certification and be comfortable working in a highly multicultural firm. Experience in ECOZONE Enterprise is a plus. Knowledgeable with BIR rules and regulations.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Industrial

LOCATION: Vietnam

COMPANY: Multinational Joint Venture

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chief Financial Officer (CFO) , ideally with joint venture experiences in Vietnam. Vietnamese/ English bilingual

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading global manufacturer in their field, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer reports to: VP Finance, with a dotted line to the General Director of the JV. Responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of  JV operations. Provide leadership and coordination in the accounting, financial reporting, treasury, tax, audit, budgeting, and information systems efforts of the JV. Responsible for technical and operational activities on a day-to-day basis, as well as formulation of strategies and business plans to achieve the operations long-term objectives.  Work closely with company’s senior management, outside auditors, board of directors, and the company’s financial institutions.

------Work with the company’s senior management and Board of Directors in formulation of the company’s near term and long-range goals and objectives developing strategy and the achievement of such strategy.  

------Direct the financial activities of the JV and prepare financial analyses of operations, including financial reporting for the guidance of senior management, and the Board of Directors.

------Coordinate and direct the preparation of the annual financial plan, budget and forecasts, Implement and maintain other planning and control procedures to monitor, track and identify variances to predict business performance and trends.

------Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports and ensure compliance with local, state, and federal, international and SEC reporting requirements.

------Conduct financial analysis at the highest level to interpret trends, variances from budgets, variances for standards, foreign exchange risks, and other financial variables and provide advice and counsel to businesses with regard to strategy within established financial policy.

------Establish and maintain appropriate internal control safeguards.

------Oversee the activities and policies with regard to the treasury, tax, business planning and accounting functions. Ensure financial records and systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted auditing standard and meet SEC and SOX requirements.

------Oversee and guide relationships with creditors, banks, shareholders and other external financial stakeholders in the company.

------Oversee implementation of tax strategy in support of business objectives.

------Oversee strategy and management of the company’s information systems to ensure support of business initiatives and activities.

------Coordinate with independent outside auditors with respect to audits of financial statements and other reviews.

------Work closely with Partner Relations and the ability to stand strong on issues in support of the JV.

------Experienced with the Vietnamese banking system

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Regional Financial Controller - Equipment

LOCATION: China (Beijing)

COMPANY: Major European Equipment Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Highly trustworthy pan-Asian oriented Asia Financial Controller. Business focused, decision orientated analytical skills. Self-confident team player, flexible and able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously. Good communication skills. Pro-active personality, can-do attittude. Fluency in English and Mandarin required. Minimum of 5 years post qualification experience, prior experience in Finance Function in European or American multinational company desired

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European food processing equipment firm, an Asia Financial Controller. The Asia Financial Controller reports to the Commercial Finance Director. Duties:

---Strengthening business performance & growth of the region by being a finance business partner to the Asia Commercial Team

---Provide financial decision support to Regional Director and other members of Regional Management Team

---Ensure effective financial control of all activities within the Region

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Japan Financial Controller/ Japan Finance Manager - Metals

LOCATION: Japan

COMPANY: Major Steel Products Manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Japanese Finance Manager with fluent English and Japanese.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major Japanese firm manufacturing steel grit and shot for the automobile, foundry, shipbuilding and forging sectors, a Financial Controller. This role involves financial management of firm: reporting and analysis, bank, cash, tax issues. The Financial Controller will be the contact person with external companies (bank, auditors, tax, brokers and others) for the following duties:
--- Monthly financial and management reporting according to Japanese GAAP and the Group accounting principles
--- Ensure timely completion of all deliverables to the Group, to internal colleagues and external partners
--- Coordinate year-end closing & fiscal-year closing
--- Manage Monthly Closing on the current ERP system
--- Responsible for forecasting, budgeting and strategic planning.
--- Responsible for all variance analyses and provide explanations about them, and suggest needs of action plans to close the gaps
--- Preparation and coordination of company's annual budget within the group schedule and instructions
--- Follow-up and control of fixed costs
--- Support other departments by providing relevant data needed, information, and analyses
--- Provide advice and proposals to Managing Director for decision-making
--- Manage cash in accordance within the framework provided by the Group Treasury
--- Department. Negotiate bank loans and renewals.
--- Manage legal (permanent files and legal secretariat), insurance (handling of the local insurance policies and contact for Group insurance policies) and administrative affairs for all the relevant companies
--- Deal with all requests regarding Shareholders.
--- Prepare ad-hoc analyses and reports

Personality and Required:
--- Able to manage people, organize the priorities and achieve organization goals
--- Able to listen to others, understand other departments' needs
--- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
--- Able to make the link between operations & financial figures
--- Able to understand complex IT systems
--- Able to understand and communicate in foreign company organizations
--- Comfortable working within a matrix organization, with both links to operational and finance organization
--- Honest, committed and motivated
--- Organized, accurate and methodical
--- Flexible mentability, able to accept other points of views, able to convince studies/experiences:
--- University graduation level in Accounting/Finance or Economics.
--- More than 10-year experience in Finance positions in industrial and international environments.
--- Solid background in general and cost accounting
--- Controlling and financial analysis experience are required.
--- Computer skills: Microsoft Office pack, advanced Excel skills.
--- Experience with ERP system and managerial accounting system

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Group Finance Manager - Manufacturing

LOCATION: Southeast Asia Location

COMPANY: Major Manufacturing Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: ACCA, CIMA or degree in Accountancy or equivalent. Minimum  8 to 10 years experience (for Group Finance Manager) especially in financial management, auditing and internal control areas. Possess effective communication and creative problem-solving skills. Self-motivated individual, pay high attention to details and has strong analytical mind. Well organizes and meticulous with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading Asian manufacturing firm listed on the Singaporean stock exchange, a Group Finance Manager. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Group Finance Manager's key role includes financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting and support in internal controls and also business support. The Group Finance Manager would be deeply involved in the business and advise management and operational managers on business decisions, internal controls and areas of improvements.

*         Perform financial analysis of the Company and Group's performance including variance analysis and provides feedback to management for each subsidiary performance. 

*         Coordinate the budgeting & forecast exercise with all the subsidiaries. 

*         Prepare management and Board reports/papers. 

*         Managing and providing assistance to overseas accounting function in areas such as taxation and internal controls. 

*         Review the monthly performance reports of overseas subsidiaries 

*         Initiates review and recommends process improvements in all areas. 

*         Cash flows management 

*         Compliance with Singapore Stock Exchange ruling.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Financial Plant Controller - Processed Foods

LOCATION: Asia-Pacific

COMPANY: Major US Food Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Competent Finance Manager for food processing factory. A forward thinking planner. Manufacturing and Cost Accounting experience. CPA preferred. ERP accounting systems experience is required such as SAGE Accpac

Recruiter seeks a Plant Controller on behalf of a 40 year old US foods processing firm. Reporting to the Regional General Manager, the Financial Plant Controller will oversee a staff of approximately 10. The financial controller's duties include:

-- Cost control systems for product and cost prices to ensure correct evaluation of financial results and to contribute to the decision making process.

-- Preparation of management accounting reports showing periodic data on manufacturing operations such as materials yield and variance analysis, labor efficiency and capacity utilization.

-- Manage cash flow forecast, accounts receivable and accounts payable operations.

-- Annual operations budgeting and plant capital expenditure budgeting.

-- Ensure proper payment of all vendor invoices including disbursement of checks and the timely response to queries and discrepancies.

-- Preparation of financial reporting systems, including profit and loss statements, cash flow statements and asset valuations as required for use by management, lenders and financial partners.

-- Manage posting of the daily production activity into the information system.

-- Summaries and forecasts for business growth, risk management and general economic outlook in line with organizational needs and growth plans, with guidance for managing costs accordingly.

-- Financial management policies and internal controls.

-- Manage periodic training of staff to update knowledge on various accounting and taxation matters.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Finance Manager - Industrial Components

LOCATION: China (Changzhou)

COMPANY: Major US industrial products manufacturing company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Very hands-on, very responsible China finance manager with comfort in leading a small accounting and HR team. This requires a very unbureaucratic person. Strong English fluency. Solid understanding of debits, credits, A/P. SOX and US GAAP a plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading U.S. industrial firm, seeks a Finance Manager for its fast-growing Chinese business unit.

The China Finance Manager will be responsible for providing financial and cost analysis for local site management, while supporting the corporate headquarters' team in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

This very important position reports to the China General Manager, with dotted line report to the US CFO.

What we are looking for
Support the site management for monthly forecast and actual performance against prior year and plan.  Standardize regional reporting with global guidelines.  Manage medium and long term planning cycle and forecast. Coordinate activities with the corporate headquarters team.  Develop and maintain proper internal controls and ensure compliance to US SOX while the China operation grows.

Key Responsibilities
Finance manager:
•    Prepare financial statements for presentation to the China General Manager and Corporate senior management on a monthly basis, while maintaining the general ledger, creating and processing journal entries, and preparing reconciliation of balance sheet accounts
•    Compile and track key financial measures for use in preparing financial statements and other financial reports
•    Analyze plant labor, scrap, operational spending and inventory transactions against optimal manufacturing levels and identify and recommend to plant management key areas needing improvement.
•    Manage physical inventory and cycle count programs
•    Manage payroll process
•    Assist accounting staff in preparing and analyzing capital expenditure requests, including tracking and reporting actual spend versus the budget.
•    Responsible for forecast and analysis of manufacturing costs for the plant, while leading the communication of these results.
•    Create and review annual budget and monthly forecasts with site management teams and corporate finance. This will include tracking spending to budget and forecast and review of variances with local and corporate management teams to support the goals of the business.
•    Take a lead role in supporting lean initiatives by providing information to support expected cost savings and tracking improvements in a way that would substantiate management decisions.
•    Proven ability to manage site staff including monitoring, providing direction, training and motivating to top performance.
•    Establish, monitor and enforce internal controls and ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures and SOX; including assisting in the coordination of internal and external audits.
•    Monitoring and advising operations on day to day aspects of running the plants; supports analytical needs of operation management teams.
•    Interact with banks, auditors and tax authorities.
•    Special projects as needed.


Required Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required.  CPA a plus.
•    Minimum of 5-7 years professional experience with three (3) years of cost accounting experience required.
•    Plant/manufacturing experience is required.
•    Fluent English speaking and writing capabilities.
•    Strong leadership abilities.
•    Strong analytical abilities with knowledge of manufacturing, costing and accounting systems.
•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and implement various projects simultaneously
•    Self-motivated, flexible and organized.
•    Strong written and verbal communication skills.
•    The candidate must also have the interpersonal skills and leadership abilities to successfully collaborate with others to implement recommendations and change initiatives.
•    Ability to disseminate data and make timely decisions.
•    Ability to meet/exceed deadlines.
•    Experience with Lean manufacturing/inventory management principles is a plus.
•    Experience with Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system a plus.


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance Manager - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: Southeast Asia location

COMPANY: Leading Asian automotive parts manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Detail-oriented finance manager experienced in the automotive sector

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading Asian firm manufacturing auto parts, a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks of the company especially in developing strategies and ways to improve the company’s fund. Also, checks and maintains daily book keeping process in processing financial related transaction

Job Description:
• Advise the Managing Director and Management on operational and strategic issues as they arise like company funding and expenses
• Provide strategic recommendations to the Managing Director and management based on financial analysis and projections, cost identification and allocation as well as revenue and expense analysis
• Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized and disposed of as appropriate
• Negotiate with bank for lines of credit or other financial services as required and appropriate
• Engage the board about issues, trends and changes in the operating model and operational delivery
• Oversee budget and implementation of budgets so as to monitor progress and present operational metrics both internally and externally
• Ensure that finance staff maintains financial records system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and monitor the use of all funds
• Oversee the preparation and approval of all financial reporting materials and presentations and metrics for funding organizations and board of directors; prepare
and communicate monthly and annual financial statements
• Plan with Senior Account Manager on cash flow and forecasting; direct all financial project based and departmental accounting
• Coordinate all audit activities
• Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations
• Monitor risk management policies and procedures to ensure that program and organizational risks are minimized
• Able to assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks; make clear recommendations which are timely and in the best interest of the organization

Requirements (Minimum qualifications and experience):
• Must possess a degree in Accounting (MBA is a plus)
• Chartered accountant, Certified General accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation is an asset
• Well versed in financial facilities and fund management inclusive of investment opportunities
• Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
• Knowledge in software application for accounting, databases, spreadsheets, email and internet
• Mature and proactive, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the executive of a multi state and network based entity if coming from the for
profit world
• Demonstrated excellence in managing finance accounting, budget control and reporting
• Skill in examining, developing, re-engineering and recommending financial policies and procedures
• Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
• A hands on manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic and mission driven environment
• An effective communicator with strong oral and written skills
• Strong commitment to developing team members
• Positively influence other to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization
• Chinese language skills a great advantage

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance Director - Electronics

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major Asian conglomerate

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Finance Director with diversified experiences in corporate finance

Recruiter, on behalf of a well established Asian electronics firm, seeks a Finance Director.

--Defining, planning and execution of company’s financial strategies.

--Management and development of company’s financial policies, systems and processes.   

--Developing and monitoring annul budgets.

--Proposing, planning and organizing procurement of funds & credit facilities from all possible sources for product developments, projects, trade and operational activities of the company

--Monitoring and reporting cash flow projections to management   

--Supervising products & projects financial budgeting & costing.

--Supervision of accounting team for:  accounting, budgeting, reporting, taxation, year end audit and cash flow mgt of the company

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Financial Controller - Consumer Electronics
LOCATION: China (Hong Kong)
COMPANY: Electronics Firm

High-volume Commercial electronics firm in Hong Kong in process of expanding to multiple divisions in several Asian countries including China requires a high-energy China Financial Controller to handle growing accounting department. Recruiter seeks a China Financial Controller who has had a strong record of achievement as a controller, finance manager or accounting manager at a manufacturing company, ideally in a high technology field. The China Financial Controller should be a C.A. or have comparable training/ certification, such as a U.S. CPA or an MBA, or experience at a major international accounting firm. 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Internet Services

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Private Investment Group

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained China Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with IPO experiences, MBA and/or CPA/CA. Strong communicator, with strong IPO investment contacts and successes.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established investment group, a Chief Financial Officer. The position reports directly to the CEO. Salary range: 200k USD/yr + performance bonus

---Experience in both a pre-IPO and Public Company environment

---Responsibility for taking a company public

---Working for an international high growth industry

---Experience in raising capital from a variety of sources

---M&A experience and the ability to provide the analytical framework and financial benchmarks to enable informed investment decisions

---In charge of all financial issues pertaining to the overall business direction including corporate accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic planning, treasury and taxes

---Perform financial planning and analysis, as well as feasibility studies

---Responsible for financial controllership of the assets and businesses, investment review and shareholder wealth management and investor relations

---An open and direct communicator who provides clear direction with a result-oriented style

---Motivate through high initiatives, integrity and exceptional work ethic, provide challenge through hard work and the ability to make an impact

---CPA and MBA preferred

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Senior Manager - South China - Financial Services

LOCATION: China (Guangzhou, Guangdong)

COMPANY: Leading world management consulting firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Of great interest are Finance Managers currently based in Singapore, Malaysia, or Taiwan

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of one of the leading world professional services firms, a China Senior Manager for their Chinese Transaction Services Group. Servicing a wide range of industries, the Transaction Services Group offers a fully integrated pre- and post-acquisition service, including financial, IT systems and tax due diligence and structuring advice. The firm assists vendors and strategic buyers and financial investors in structuring tax-efficient deals, and uncovering potential financial and strategic risks or opportunities. Due to the rapid growth of their business, they are now recruiting a new China Senior Manager for their Financial Due Diligence team in Guangzhou, who will provide acquisition and other transaction related services to financial and strategic buyers.

•   8-10 years of relevant experience including audit, due diligence and consulting;

•   Big Four accounting firm or equivalent background preferred;

•   Experienced in managing MNC and domestic clients;

•   Excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to write succinct, well-structured reports;

•   Chinese Mandarin skills an advantage;

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia FInance Director - Semiconductor Equipment

LOCATION: Taiwan

COMPANY: Major Semiconductor Equipment Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Finance Director with multi-country finance experience. Strong English and Mandarin Chinese communications skills. Asia Finance Director ideally familiar with the semiconductor or high tech sector. In depth knowledge of both US and local GAAP. The ability to manage, motivate and develop a diverse staff of financial professionals to achieve timely and useful results. Experience establishing a shared services environment.  Degree in Finance/Accounting, preferably Master level and CPA

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major semiconductor equipment firm, an Asia Finance Director, who is in charge of all Financial Control and Accounting activities in Asia, managing firm's Asia’s Finance department, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting in accordance with both US and local GAAP. The Asia Finance Director reports to an Asia-Pacific Regional Managing Director. The Asia Finance Director is responsible for managing the day to day functions of the Asian finance staff with responsibility for both operational and legal and statutory accounting requirements. Main duties

of the Asia Finance Director include:

•   Manage full spectrum of the finance and accounting functions such as financial and management reporting, cash flow control, month end closing, monthly forecasting and budgeting etc.

•   Work closely with the HQ Finance team to establish and document common policies and procedures in Asia.  

•   Assist in analyzing the legal, tax, procedural, and operational feasibility of business decisions.

•   Responsible for defining alternatives and strategies to support the Finance function in the region and adjust the setup in conjunction with business requirements.

•   Responsible for publishing monthly financial and operational results package which provides value added information to Business partners.

•   Responsible for preparing and communicating the annual profit plan in accordance with company guidelines.

•   Required to provide ad hoc financial information, reporting and recommendations required to support decisions and operational direction.

•   Liaise with external auditing firm with company secretarial matters and auditing issues

•   Responsible for defining, maintaining and integrating Asia’s SOX compliance and internal controls

•   Support local business leaders and global headquarters teams with transfer pricing and tax pricing strategies

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Financial Controller - Chemicals
LOCATION: Singapore
COMPANY: European Chemicals Firm

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European chemicals firm, an Asia Finance Manager. Duties and Responsibilities

1.  Provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems and predict future trends

2.  Analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues.

3.  Arrange new sources of finance for a company's debt facilities

4.  Develop financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk

5.  Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the company

6.  Formulate strategic and long-term business plans

7.  Ensure timely and accurate reporting on:

o   Estimated budget and costing for entire operations on yearly basis

o   Estimated cost of goods/per months

o   Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;

o   Analyze and comment on benchmarking analysis of each supplier every 6 months

o   Comparison of estimates yearly sales targets, cost of goods/per month and sales price/per month with realized figures of each quarter (quarterly)

o   Calculate minimum sales price as per actual cost to be valid for three months (quarterly)

o   P&L and Balance report (monhtly)

o   Comparison of estimated budget of overall expenses with realized results in P&L (monhtly)

o   General employee welfare (monhtly)

8.  Responsible of the collection from customers and monitoring of the customers accounts.

9.  Checking customer overdue list of each sales people.

10. Develop external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. auditors, solicitors, bankers and statutory organizations

11. Keeps abreast of changes in the local tax, accounting regulations, labour issues and updates the existing processes and procedures accordingly

12. Responsible of the planning and execution of the annual independent audit and other audits (such as corporate one). In charge of the preparation of the statutory financial statements in compliance with requirements. 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Financial Controller - FMCG (footwear)

LOCATION: China (Dongguan)

COMPANY: Trading Company

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China Financial Controller with solid international finance management experience. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese. The controller should have a Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designations. Strong cost accounting and knowledge of Flex Accounting System experience is a big plus.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing trading company, a China Financial Controller, who will be responsible for retail stores, factories, multiple operating divisions and overseas operations in the US and Europe. The financial controller is accountable for the accounting operations of the company, including periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk. The finance controller should enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards. Principal Accountabilities:

 

Management

1.  Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures

2.  Manage outsourced functions

3.  Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

4.  Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction processing operations, and policies and procedures.

 

Transactions

1.  Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner

2.  Ensure that all reasonable discounts are taken on accounts payable

3.  Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly

4.  Process payroll in a timely manner

5.  Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed

6.  Ensure that required debt payments are made on a timely basis

7.  Maintain the chart of accounts.  

8.  Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

9.  Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions

 

Reporting

1.  Issue timely and complete financial statements

2.  Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report

3.  Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations

4.  Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics

5.  Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts

6.  Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

7.  Provide for a system of management cost reports

8.  Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations

 

Compliance

1.  Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants

2.  Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Taiwan Senior Finance Manager - Power Generation

LOCATION: Taiwan (Taipei)

COMPANY: Major international industrial equipment firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Leadership, Teamplayer, Pro-Active, Problem-solver, Driven for professional excellence

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a global industrial equipment firm, a Taiwan Senior Finance Manager, who reports to the Taiwan Country Controller. Responsible for General Ledger, Financial Closing & Reporting, SOX-404 Processes, Sub-Ledgers Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Treasury, Fixed Assets, Inventory; Audit (internal & External): SOX-404 Processes, Financial Reporting, Tax Filing; Taxes (VAT, Income, Deferred Tax Calculation, FIN48, etc.); FI-Module; SAP System and Process Enhancements in area of responsibility; Interface to ABB Group and NAS Region for areas of responsibility CPA-Degree and experience (US GAAP Knowhow); Tax-Degree and experience  (VAT, Income, Deferred Taxes, FIN48, etc.); fluent English and Mandarin Chinese

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Korea Finance Director - Automotive Products

LOCATION: Korea (Seoul)

COMPANY: US automotive parts manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Korean finance manager, preferably from the auto parts sector

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading US automotive parts supplier, a Korea Finance Director who will supervise the finances of their Korean business unit. The position will report to the President of the business unit, with reporting to the corporate VP Finance and the VP Asia Pacific. This fast paced automotive and heavy duty Tier 1 unit seeks a Finance Manager who will direct the development of the annual operating budget plans and strategic operating plans. The Korea Finance Director will assure key measures, including EBITDA and FCF, are met on a monthly and annual basis, and will develop business forecasts, financial reports, and control expenditures. Korea Finance Director with strong background in internal control, standard costs, and the ability to understand key cost drivers is required. Knowledge of US and Korean GAAP required. Fluent in English and Korean.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Commercial Director - Mechanical Industrial Components

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major European Drive Technology Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: A business-oriented finance manager with many years of work experience in managing the administrative part of a company or of the controlling of a manufacturing company. Apart from a very good and diversified knowledge in business management, the perfect Asia Commercial Director has a technical understanding and good negotiating skills.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European firm in the industrial systems field, an Asia Commercial Director. Firm's products are primarily sold to the port container crane, steel mill and windmill sectors. The Asia Commercial Director is responsible for the achievement of entrepreneurial objectives. The Asia Commercial Director reports to the Managing Director, and s/he would be responsible for Controlling, Financial and Accounts Department and Human Resources. The Asia Commercial Director has a huge range of responsibilities that mainly focus on: controlling; corporate planning; annual financial statements; cash management; analyses; cooperation with auditors and banks

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Finance Controller - Electronics Manufacturing

LOCATION: China (Shanghai area)

COMPANY: Major US Electronics Contract Manufacturing Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Strongly experienced finance manager with working experience in industrial sector (preferable in contract manufacturing / OEM / EMS), familiar with the US GAAP, tax and regulation (especially in Import and Export). Good leadership, coach, and communication skills.

Recruiter seeks a China Financial Controller, on behalf of a leading American electronics contract manufacturing firm. The China Financial Controller coordinates, administers and controls financial operations in the business unit and provides direct and indirect supervision to subordinate managers and employees performing diverse roles within large sites. The China Financial Controller reports to the Asia-Pacific Regional CFO. At least 15 years of working experience in accounting/finance of which eight (8) years  in supervisory/managerial. Knowledge in internal control and able to master in financial analysis on the Company's operation and profitability

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Financial Controller - Electronic Components

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major electronic components firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Trustworthy, fast paced Financial Controller. ACCA  or CPA preferred. Adaptable, self starter with previous experience working within a international manufacturing business. Fluency in English, strong people management, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well with people across different cultures

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading electronic components firm, a Financial Controller.

•   Establish business control over financial transactions/processes complying with corporate policies, IFRS, legal, statutory and tax requirements

•   Review and analyze all financial statements for the Company and its subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific Region

•   Design, implement and maintain adequate internal controls, policies and processes in compliance with corporate policies and all relevant auditing, statutory and tax requirements to support integrity of internal and external financial statements

•   Experience working in a multi-national environment with multi-currency financial reporting and/or consolidation in business reporting with a sound knowledge of IFRS and US GAAP

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Finance Manager - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Foshan City, Guangdong Province)

COMPANY: Multinational Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese business manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major Asian consumer products firm, a China Finance Manager with overall responsibility for accounting, taxation, cost controls. Fluent English and Cantonese required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Financial Controller/ Treasurer - Foods

LOCATION: China (Rizhao, Shandong Province)

COMPANY: Multinational Food Products Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese finance manager, ideally with CPA or CA.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of leading global manufacturer in their field, a Chinese Financial Controller/ Treasurer. Worldclass training is a must.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Financial Controller - Medical Services

LOCATION: Southeast Asia

COMPANY: Multinational Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia financial controller with a strong operational management capability

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established Southeast Asian medical services firm, a Financial Controller. The Financial Controller will
--be responsible for the overall planning, directing and controlling of the finance department
--be responsible for the overall supervision of the IT Department, Procurement & Supplies Division


 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Thailand Finance Controller - Automotive

LOCATION: Thailand

COMPANY: Major Automotive components supplier

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Bilingual Thai/ English financial controller. Highly results-oriented. Reports to the General Manager (Country Manager), the Product Group Finance Director, and the Asia-Pacific Finance Director. Self-motivating and self-directing. Able to motivate and direct others. Comfortable working within a matrix organization, where some superiors, peers and subordinates are geographically dispersed. Experience of working with US/multinational companies, including reporting and financial practices.

Recruiter seeks a Thailand Financial Controller, on behalf of a leading world OEM and aftermarket automotive supplier whose Thailand operations have US$60 million turnover,. The position has the responsibility to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the Company from a financial and systems perspective. The company has a stable ERP system but intends to implement SAP. This includes ensuring that internal controls are in place to adequately protect the assets of the operation and ensure information reported is accurate and timely. The firm is seeking a Finance Controller with a strong team approach with the ability to work with production, sales, marketing and regional management, as well as the shop floor. The successful Controller must be someone who can add value to the organisation, pro-actively identify opportunities and issues within all functions, and effectively communicate these to the appropriate people, including Central Product Group and Asia Pacific regional management, where applicable.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Financial Controller - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: China (Qingdao)

COMPANY: European Multinational Automotive Parts firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese Finance Manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major European manufacturer of auto parts, a China Financial Controller. The China Finance Manager would be responsible for all China Finance operations and oversight. 10-15+ years' relevant experience at major international firms would be desired. Fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English required.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia FInance Controller - High Tech Equipment and Services

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading International Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia-Pacific FInance Controller with multi-country finance experience. Strong English communications skills. Take-charge manager. M&A experience a plus. Ten to fifteen years of experience with a demonstrated track record and some past experience in financial reporting and transactional support. The Asia-Pacific FInance Controller will have a proven experience in multinational company and with demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and changing situation. CA, CPA, etc.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading international firm providing high technology equipment and services, an Asia-Pacific Regional Finance Controller. The Asia-Pacific Regional Finance Controller, reporting to the VP Finance, is responsible for the complete accounting and financial aspects of the business, directly supervising the local finance teams as well as preparing the management reports, reviewing company accounts and ensuring compliance. The Asia-Pacific Regional Finance Controller must possess a strong commercial understanding of the business, provide an immediate and accurate financial performance assessment of the Asian region, and provide valuable and appropriate support to the Asia-Pacific Managing Director in the achievement of Asia-Pac objectives and business plans. The Asia-Pacific Regional Finance Controller will also be actively involved in business development opportunities by providing guidance to the operations and transaction teams.

•   Providing financial information for the following locations: Malaysia, Singapore, China and assist in the establishment of the Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam business units and any new other locations as required in the region;

•   Business modelling and forecasting;

•   Monitoring performance and efficiency;

•   Analysing change and conducting risk assessment;

•   Participating in strategic planning, and formulating long-term business plans;

•   Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance;

•   Developing complex finance models;

•   Assessing the financial implications of new or existing ventures;

•   Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;

•   Preparing accounts and reconciling balance sheets;

•   Overseeing budgetary control;

•   Managing working capital effectively, particularly Accounts Receivable and keeping overdue accounts and bad debts to minimum levels

•   Liaising with other members of the team and across the business;

•   Managing and motivating a small team of staff, including performance reviews

•   Working and communicating effectively with the management team to deliver the required business performance

•   Supporting and managing both management and staff through regular change processes

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance Manager - Packaging

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading global firm in beverage packaging

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Finance Manager. Strong international company experience. Fluent English.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a world leading packaging firm, an Asia Finance Manager. The Finance Manager, who reports to the Country General Manager, will be fully responsible for the accounting, taxation, treasury, legal and compliance functions. As a business partner, the Finance Manager will be responsible for financial reporting, establishing budgets, internal controls and cost management.

- Degree in Accountancy from an accredited university or its equivalent with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a similar capacity and substantial multinational experience

- Strong leadership and communication skills

- Able to provide sound and balanced advice on business decisions

- Able to motivate and work with people in a team-based environment

- Able to meet tight reporting deadlines

- Computer literate (knowledge of Hyperion and Sun Systems would be an advantage)

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Vietnam FInance Controller - Consumer Products

LOCATION: Vietnam

COMPANY: Leading International Consumer Goods Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Vietnam Finance Manager with experience at international companies or at Major Accounting Firm. Fluent Vietnamese, Good English. Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality financial information within tight time frames and simultaneously manage several projects. Ability to develop staff members and elevate department performance  This position can grow into a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) position in approximately 2 years.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading international consumer goods firm, a Vietnam Finance Manager. The Vietnam Finance Manager, reporting to the Vietnam Chief Financial Officer, will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of JV operations. The Vietnam Finance Manager will work with the Vietnam General Director and Vietnam Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in providing leadership and coordination in the accounting, financial reporting, cost, tax, audit, and budgeting efforts of the joint venture.  S/he will work closely with company’s senior management, outside auditors, board of directors, and the company’s financial institutions.  Ensure the Company’s accounting practices conform to US and Vietnamese GAAP.  Oversee daily operations of the Finance Department.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia FInance Manager - Pharmaceuticals

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading European Pharmaceuticals firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS:Asia FInance Manager with solid experience at major global firms. Top ethics.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a leading European pharmaceutical firm, a Finance Manager. The Finance Manager, reporting to the Asia-Pacific Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is provide support to the General Manager in annual budgeting, medium term planning and other budget plan preparation/review systems; Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and cash position and other controlled documents, department budgets, salary updates, and other accounting related records. Other duties involve preparation of financial statements, financial reports for corporate and general management use, special analyses, and information reports. Ensuring records systems are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards and in compliance with tax and other government agency reportorial requirements. Review reports to analyze projections of sales and profit against actual figures, budgeted expenses against final totals, and suggests methods of improving the planning process as appropriate

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China FInance Controller - Automotive Parts

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Leading American Automotive firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: China FInance Controller with strong hands-on abilities .Accounting/financial education background, master degree preferred. Min. 5 years related working experience at US/Europe manufacturing company, Having both time inside a CPA firm and with a distribution/manufacturing setting preferred. Fluent English and Mandarin Chinese.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a division of a $multi-billion US firm making automotive parts, a China Finance Controller. The China Finance Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The China Finance Controller will be:

-- providing and interpreting financial information

-- monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends

-- analyzing change and advising accordingly; formulating strategic and long-term business plans

-- researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance

-- developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk

-- conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities

-- managing a company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems

-- liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out

-- producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines with good booking; managing budgets

-- supervising staff; keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation

-- maintaining and updating company financial system SW.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Finance Manager - Automotive

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Leading global automotive supplier

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Manufacturing sector experienced Asia Finance Manager. Ideally has experience in setting up an FSS center; 10+ years of relevant accounting experience, with 5 years experience in managerial role in SSC; knowledgeable in US GAAP; has experience in all facets of accounting and finance. Experience in a manufacturing company a plus. Ideally CPA. Asia Finance Manager with experience as external auditor or internal audit department is plus. Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a global automotive supplier, a Finance Manager, who, reporting to the Finance Director and Asia Controller, would be responsible for firm's Southeast Asian finance shared services center.

*Seeks or collects and synthesizes information from a variety of stakeholders and sources in an objective, unbiased manner to reach a conclusion, goal, or judgment.

*Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them

*Focuses on desired results and sets and achieves challenging goals.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Plant Financial Controller - Consumer Durables

LOCATION: South China

COMPANY: US Consumer Durable Goods firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese Finance Manager

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major American consumer durables firm, a China Plant Financial Controller. Reports to China General Manager. Fluent English and Chinese (Mandarin) required.

--Produce timely and accurate financial statements for Chinese tax reporting and US financial statements per GAAP

--Reconciliation of Chinese tax income to US GAAP income

--Work with the factory manager to ensure smooth functioning of purchasing, shipping, inventory control and standard cost

--Provide necessary analysis and assist the factory manager to improve efficiency of operations and increase profitability

--Strong sense of Ethics

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Asia Pacific Finance Manager - Hospitality

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Major international hospitality firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained finance manager, ideally with multi-country experiences

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a major international hospitality firm, a Finance Manager - Asia Pacific, who will develop a defined financial framework by playing an active role in controlling, compliance, internal control/audit issues, local and cross border tax issues, and the provision of value added regional financial data to head office. CA/CPA or equivalent educational qualifications with considerable experience in IFRS. Experience in a Multinational Organisation outside home country. Preferably public held corporation exp.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Finance Manager - Consumer Products

LOCATION: China (Shenzhen, Guangdong Province)

COMPANY: US Consumer Products firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained Chinese finance manager, with added experience in logistics, purchasing, IT, and HR

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a US consumer products firm, a China Finance Manager who will supervise a Shenzhen-based operation initially consisting of 10 people, and later expanidng into a small manufacturing facility. The China Finance Manager reports to the CEO/ President. Manage all accounting and financial systems, controls and procedures.  Work with regional management team to enhance the cost effectiveness and improve the efficiency of processes for all merchandise. Professionally qualified degree holder in accounting or financial management (preferably with management information system experience). Excellent command of English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Financial Controller - Industrial Equipment
LOCATION: Malaysia (Penang)
COMPANY: Industrial Equipment Corporation 

Recruiter seeks on behalf of a multinational equipment manufacturer, a Finance Manager for their Penang, Malaysia facility. The Financial Controller will lead the Finance team and work closely with senior management. It is desired that the candidate have at least 8-10 years' relevant working experience, with the recent 3-4 years in a similar capacity. Experience with a manufacturing environment is desired. It is preferred that candidates have exposure in working at MNCs. An understanding of GAAP will be advantageous. CPA or CMA preferred, along with strong leadership qualities

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Director – Asia Sales & Business Development Financial Software

LOCATION: China (Hong Kong), Singapore or Japan (Tokyo)

COMPANY: US Software firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Hands-on financial software Asia Sales Director with strong banking customers in Hong Kong or Tokyo financial markets

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing US financial software firm, an Asia Sales Director. Position reports to the VP Asia Pacific. This is a key position in fast growing US software startup's continued expansion of interactive visual analytic software solutions into the emerging Business Analytics market. As an early member and leader of their Financial Services sales & business development team, this individual will be expected to provide sales leadership in Portfolio & Asset Management, Risk Management and Sales & Marketing departments of Financial institutions. The Asia Sales will work closely with firm's sales, pre-sales consultants, and professional services specialists.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Senior Finance Head - Media Firm

LOCATION: Singapore

COMPANY: Fast growing international media firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Asia Finance Manager with 10+ years' experience in financial management at multinational companies

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing media company, a Head of Finance, who reports to the Regional Asia Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

-   Primary role is to ensure the implementation of corporate financial processes & systems by leading the financial control function

-   To ensure timely and quality financial reports being submitted to corporate and compliance of group accounting policies and all external reporting requirement

-   Part of responsibility would be the development, implementation and communication of internal control procedures to secure safety of the company assets

-    Ultimately accountable for all finance functions and provides the highest level of advice and recommendations to the Management        Part of the strategic management team to drive the business

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Chief Financial Officer (CFO) - Internet Services

LOCATION: China (Shanghai)

COMPANY: Private Investment Group

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Internationally trained China Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with IPO experiences, MBA and/or CPA/CA. Strong communicator, with strong IPO investment contacts and successes.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a well established investment group, a Chief Financial Officer. The position reports directly to the CEO. Salary range: 200k USD/yr + performance bonus

---Experience in both a pre-IPO and Public Company environment

---Responsibility for taking a company public

---Working for an international high growth industry

---Experience in raising capital from a variety of sources

---M&A experience and the ability to provide the analytical framework and financial benchmarks to enable informed investment decisions

---In charge of all financial issues pertaining to the overall business direction including corporate accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, strategic planning, treasury and taxes

---Perform financial planning and analysis, as well as feasibility studies

---Responsible for financial controllership of the assets and businesses, investment review and shareholder wealth management and investor relations

---An open and direct communicator who provides clear direction with a result-oriented style

---Motivate through high initiatives, integrity and exceptional work ethic, provide challenge through hard work and the ability to make an impact

---CPA and MBA preferred

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: India Finance Manager - Computer Products

LOCATION: India

COMPANY: Major Asian computer products manufacturer

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Results-oriented, non-bureaucratic India Finance Manager.

Recruiter, on behalf of a very successful Taiwanese maker of computer products, seeks a Finance Manager. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Finance Manager would:

1.  Prepare monthly management reporting package in compliance with HQ’s requirement.

2.  Manage all accounting process to ensure the transparency and accuracy of accounting books in India

3.  Take charge of local taxation and compliance matters

4.  Responsible for effective internal control and SOP setup

5.  Perform analytical work to improve local operation and build up early warning mechanism for risk management.

6.  Coordinate with external auditors to ensure that all audit works can be well arranged and performed.

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: China Senior Manager - South China - Financial Services

LOCATION: China (Guangzhou, Guangdong)

COMPANY: Leading world management consulting firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Of great interest are Finance Managers currently based in Singapore, Malaysia, or Taiwan

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of one of the leading world professional services firms, a China Senior Manager for their Chinese Transaction Services Group. Servicing a wide range of industries, the Transaction Services Group offers a fully integrated pre- and post-acquisition service, including financial, IT systems and tax due diligence and structuring advice. The firm assists vendors and strategic buyers and financial investors in structuring tax-efficient deals, and uncovering potential financial and strategic risks or opportunities. Due to the rapid growth of their business, they are now recruiting a new China Senior Manager for their Financial Due Diligence team in Guangzhou, who will provide acquisition and other transaction related services to financial and strategic buyers.

•   8-10 years of relevant experience including audit, due diligence and consulting;

•   Big Four accounting firm or equivalent background preferred;

•   Experienced in managing MNC and domestic clients;

•   Excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to write succinct, well-structured reports;

•   Chinese Mandarin skills an advantage;

 

 

EUROPE

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)Chief Opperating Officer (COO) - Financial Services

LOCATION: Italy (Milano)

COMPANY: Major Italian Financial Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Fast paced, unbureaucratic, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Opperating Officer (COO) with the highest international standards of integrity and professionalism

Recruiter seeks a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and a Chief Operating Officer (COO), on behalf of a leading European Private Equity fund. The client has an acquisition in Milan requiring a strong Chief Financial Officer (CFO)and “COO/ Director General”. The business is a leading Italian national financial services firm with a very large number of branches in Italy. Both candidates must be Italian nationals who can speak and write very good English. They must be familiar with EU/US//UK reporting standards and professionalism. The Chief Operating Officer (COO)candidate would be the second to the CEO and the Private Equity firm's main point of contact into the business. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) should have professional qualifications or have worked with a Big 4 accounting firm. Firm can pay very competitive salaries and offer management participation in the LBO.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SEARCH: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/ Chief Opperating Officer (COO) - Financial Services

LOCATION: U.K. (London)

COMPANY: Major U.K. Financial Services Firm

HEADHUNTER FOCUS: Chief Financial Officer (CFO) able to develop firm's finance department to account for strong corporate growth.

Recruiter seeks, on behalf of a fast growing British financial services firm, a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO)), responsible for the establishment of the overall financial strategy of the Company. This position is responsible for directing and maintaining the Company’s fiscal controls, preparation and interpretation of financial reports and safeguarding of Company assets; develops overall accounting policies and controls and maintains relationships with banking and investment communities; represents the organization to key customers, the business community and the general public; and is involved in various policy development. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO)) is also responsible for financial and operational forecasting, sensitivity analysis, management reporting, and financial reporting as part of a global public company. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) & Chief Operating Officer (COO)) is responsible for all the activities required to effectively and efficiently operate the business including leadership and coordination of; administration, business planning, accounting, reporting, budgeting and security of the Company. The position reports to the CEO and the Board.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

1.  Ensures short- and long-term profitability of the Company.

2.  Directs and maintains fiscal controls, management reporting, financial reporting and safeguards Company assets.

3.  Represents the Company to key customers, the financial community, and other third parties.

4.  Explores and develops all Company acquisition and merger activities.

5.  Advise management on key planning issues, making recommendations on business decisions.

6.  Facilitate resolution between departments

7.  Manage IIP strategy, implementation, budgets and timelines

 

Critical and Essential Tasks

1.  Oversees all financial functions including accounting, reporting, budgeting, credit, tax, risk insurance and treasury.

2.  Oversees all Information Technology, Audit and Loss Prevention functions.

3.  Establishes high level of accountability throughout the organization.

4.  Designs and coordinates a wide variety of accounting, and statistical data reports and forecasts.

5.  Evaluates business results, mentors senior management teams through, one-on-one sessions and performance management.

6.  Creates and maintains professional network within the industry and financial community.

7.  Oversees all organic growth, acquisition and merger activities.

8.  Monitor department performance against performance goals to ensure progress.

9.  Conduct regular meetings to ensure department heads have clear, well coordinated priorities

10. Take charge in a crisis and in the absence of the CEO

 

Requirements: Experience  Minimum of 15 years of related experience

Education   Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four year college or university. Chartered Accountancy a plus

 

Competencies

==Demonstrates strong knowledge and experience with all aspects of the Online Financial Services Industry, including development, operations and communications management.

==Demonstrates ability to manage all aspects of the finance and reporting function for a multi-jurisdictional entity

==Demonstrates ability to develop a team from within or by recruiting, hiring, counseling, and coaching talented professionals to embrace and execute the Company’s business plans.

==Demonstrates strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and accuracy in work; and time management and organizational skills..

==Possesses proven ability to advise the Board and CEO on all aspects of financial management including long-range economic trends, consequences of financial compliance and regulatory changes, and internal resource management.

==Processes the proven ability to coordinate with all involved constituent groups, all capital and financing needs and resources for recommending principles and priorities for the capital activities,

including development of the organizations capital budget and development of 5 year capital plan.

 

Leadership

==The post holder must possess motivational skills, emphasize inter-personal relationships and be “results oriented.”  This position requires the incumbent to seek input, and synthesize to and make reasoned recommendations.

==Serves as the senior source of advice, counsel, and support in all areas of financial operations for the organization.

==Demonstrates leadership and decision-making skills in executive management environments.

 

Analytical Skills

This position will need to have keen analytical skills that will allow him/her to look at alternatives and identify potential risks and rewards, and determine the best course of action.