Accounting & Finance (Commerce & Industry)

Regional Head of Finance / Financial Controller

Job details

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: AF/CC/RHFFC/020124C
Posted: 2 months ago
Consultant: Claire Chua
Consultant Email: email Claire
Consultant Phone: +65 6950 0381

Job description

​Newly Created Position as Regional Head of Finance / Financial Controller, with a Technology Start Up at an Aggressive Expansion Phase

Our client is a Technology start up with aggressive expansion plans in the region.

In a newly created position as Regional Head of Finance / Financial Controller, this exceptional and proven leader will play a crucial role in managing the full spectrum of financial workflows for the startup; ranging from fundraising activities, account monitoring, accounts payable, payroll, expense reporting, financial modeling, to preparing balance sheets and financial reports. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in finance, exceptional analytical skills, and a deep understanding of financial management within a startup environment.

As a key member of the newly minted leadership team and joining as the first Finance hire for this young business, this role will be instrumental in spearheading the business’s aggressive regional growth strategies.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Fundraising Support:

    • Assist in the preparation of financial data and metrics for fundraising activities.

    • Engage with potential investors and stakeholders, providing accurate and relevant financial information as required.

  • Financial Management:

    • Oversee and manage all accounting financial operations.

    • Ensure accuracy in financial transactions and reporting, and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Financial Reporting:

    • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis.

    • Conduct analysis to provide insight on financial trends, performance, and forecast.

  • Budgeting and Forecasting:

    • Develop and maintain comprehensive financial models to support budgeting and forecasting activities.

    • Analyze financial data and trends to provide actionable insights and recommendations to the leadership team.

  • Compliance and Risk Management:

    • Ensure compliance with statutory law and financial regulations.

    • Identify and address financial risks and opportunities for the company.

  • Expense Management:

    • Create a Company expense program.

    • Process and approve team expenses.

  • Business Partnering:

    • Preparing and leading board meetings, as well as overseeing investor relations in partnership with the CEO

    • Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team through commercial analysis of data and financial performance

    • Providing commercial insight and leadership across the business in order to achieve on, and to exceed on business plan targets

    • Managing the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in partnership with the board

Understanding the business is the core of decision making, and as the Regional Head of Finance / Financial Controller, you will need to champion objective and insightful analysis on the key drivers of their models, holding business owners accountable and working alongside them to identify opportunities for further success.


  • An MBA from a reputable university and/or CPA is highly desirable

  • Minimum of 8 - 12 years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles; preferably within IT&T, Platforms, Gaming, Digital industry segments

  • Minimum of 3+ years in the capacity of Head of Finance, Financial Controller or CFO of start-ups

  • Has successfully managed and maintained relationships with senior external stakeholders (e.g. investors, bankers, government agencies)

  • Demonstrates digital acumen; had successfully driven strategic change and/or support investment decision-making across the business through digital literacy and implementation will be a plus

  • Proven ownership and accountability for business success

  • Entrepreneurial. Able to think on your feet, be a problem solver and possess grit. Challenge the founders towards the right decisions made

  • Advance analytical skills to effectively understand and monetize data for creation of new revenue streams and improving decision support capabilities.

  • Effectively bilingual (English and Mandarin) with excellent verbal and written communication skills

Only successful candidates will be notified.

For interested applicants, kindly send your updated resume to Claire Chua at .

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