APAC Finance Leader

<p>Our client is a well-established, growing, multinational servicing a multitude of industries within the industrial products sector.&nbsp; They manufacture and sell highly technical products through various brand names and are publicly traded. &nbsp;The company offers a strong and positive culture of teamwork, creating an exciting and rewarding environment in which to pursue a rewarding career.</p>


Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.)

<p>Your Global Talent Partners</p> <p>Career Opportunities International (C.O.I.) is a dynamic and progressive international search firm with offices in the US and Europe. C.O.I. assists companies large and small, across international borders, to find highly qualified professionals to fill mid and upper-level management positions.</p> <p>We have an international team of executive recruiters and partners who understand business from a global perspective but also have an in-depth understanding of local business practices in a multi-cultural society. We are dedicated and experienced professionals with the ability to identify the perfect match in the shortest time possible.</p> <p>Our clients trust that we will maintain the highest standards of integrity with a commitment to deliver unsurpassed results.</p> http://www.coiexecutives.com

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Overview: <p><strong><em>The Position</em></strong></p> <p>Excellent opportunity for a Finance leader to drive APAC/Middle East finance function for this multinational.&nbsp;&nbsp; Through your excellent leadership capabilities, you will drive a sizable team across all specialties within finance for the region.&nbsp; We are seeking a leader who enjoys being hands on, motivating the team through example and positive energy.&nbsp; Your previous financial leadership experience working for a publically traded manufacturing company, complemented by your sound Sarbanes-Oxley knowledge, will be key to your success.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; As the APAC Finance Leader, you will drive the short and long term strategic planning, lead continuous excellence and change projects as well as ensure complete compliance is adhered to.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Key Responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Instill excitement, passion and motivate regional team through empowerment at the highest of levels</li> <li>Manage regions compliance and accounting controls.</li> <li>Manage and direct forecasting, develop the short and long-term strategic plan for region</li> <li>Will drive continuous improvement and excellence covering controls, compliance, systems and efficiencies for the regions finance area</li> <li>Attract, train, mentor, develop and retain best in class team of professionals</li> <li>Will collaborate and support in the implementation of a regional shared service model</li> <li>Will oversee, develop and implement important projects for region including upgrades of systems and controls as necessary.</li> <li>Will ensure compliance within SOX as well as maintain safeguards and internal controls</li> <li>Ensures US GAAP reporting requirements are adhered to.</li> <li>Manages relationships and point of contact with external audit support.</li> <li>Ensures and supports as needed in preparation of monthly reporting</li> <li>Provides support as needed within potential acquisition activity and its integration for financial area of business</li> <li>Will support as needed on tax compliance</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <strong>Reports to Global Head of Finance</strong>
Requirements: <p><strong>Qualifications and skills </strong></p> <p>Strong leadership experience and capabilities</p> <p>Hands on experience and knowledge of US GAAP</p> <p>Team oriented, ability to work within a complex matrix structure</p> <p>Project leadership</p> <p>Continuous improvement and process improvement background</p> <p>Ability to work cross functionally</p> <p>Premium communication skills and ability to influence others</p> <p>Deadline oriented, ability to drive urgency, timelines, without sacrificing quality or results</p> <p>Customer oriented, relationship building abilities</p> <p>Detailed, strong analytical abilities</p> <p>Positive spirit, ability to motivate others to achieve results</p> <p>Change management</p> <p>Ability to hold others accountable, highly ethical</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Education and experience</strong></p> <p>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accounting or Finance</p> <p>10+ years working within Manufacturing industry</p> <p>Experience managing sizable teams</p> <p>Experience working for a publically traded company</p> <p>Audit experience desired</p> <p>Fluent in English and Mandarin</p>