Company overview

Finance Controller
Status: Replacement Position
Location: Calabarzon
Reporting to: Country Controller based in Singapore

Job description

Position Summary:
The position will spend 80% time supporting the Country Controller (SEA), responsible for managing the Philippine various internal and external compliance including preparation of consolidated statutory financial statements, system implementation, support tax manager in preparation of the tax returns and supports and coordinates the completion of audits both statutory and tax. Also, this position takes the responsibility of Corporate Ledger activity center management including the monthly actual report, rolling forecast, profit plan, cash management and internal reporting for business requirement.

In this role, you will need to provide operating entities guidance on corporate policy and procedure implementation, and US GAAP reporting assistance as well as work on special projects, e.g. financing arrangements with treasury, restructurings, and acquisition/divestiture coordination and integration. Business partner with operating business units to provide guidance on a variety of tasks across functions such as legal, tax, treasury, accounting, property, insurance and HR.

Essential Functions:
•Responsible for full GL responsibility for month-end and submission of comprehensive account reconciliations on a monthly basis including monthly financial statements, rolling forecasts and year-end closing for corporate Philippines ledger;
•Perform accurate and timely internal and external reporting; Implement improvements to monthly closing procedures ensuring accuracy and timeliness.
•Direct profit plan, rolling forecast and cost control;
•Supporting process improvements and system implementations to ensure enhancements of reporting processes;
•Annual preparation of the financial stations up to the filing of tax reports and statutory accounts;
•Coordinate year end external audits for US GAAP and PH GAAP and PH corporate income tax filing;
•Perform cash requirement with Treasury Team;
•Assure internal control compliance to ensure protection of assets and accurate reporting of the financial position;
•Lead FAS109 reporting for legal entity of EIPL, PH Branch;
•Lead corporate system implementation in the Philippines;
•Lead settlement of local tax audit;
•Lead applying for recurring tax credit for EIPL, PH Branch.
•Conduct comprehensive balance sheet reviews
•Support Philippines finance team with the collation and preparation of the business unit’s Operating Results at Monthly Operating Reviews with Asia Pacific Controllers.
•Assist the Finance Manager in development and achievement of finance department goals and objectives. Particularly provide guidance and mentorship to team, champion financial policies, continuous process improvements whilst managing financial integrity and internal controls
•Assist the Finance Manager to build organizational capabilities by supporting the recruitment, training, and development of finance personnel to provide for succession planning, individual career development, and growth opportunities
•Guides the application of corporate policies, procedures, GAAP, organization changes, and ensures their distribution to Philippines finance staff so that such knowledge is applied to the financial process
•Responsible for the implementation and deployment of actions to ensure an adequate environment of internal control. Provide compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and all applicable statutory requirements as they apply to areas of responsibility. Ensure compliance with USGAAP, Letters of Representation and local GAAP, statutory and fiscal requirements.
•Provides guidance and direction in the provision of advice and technical assistance to the Philippines operations on technical accounting issues, fiscal matters, and intercompany recharging of costs, in accordance with fiscally acceptable criteria and corporate objectives.

Requirements

•Bachelor degree in Accounting/Finance must be CPA
•Must have BOA Accreditation
•Good management, communication, and interpersonal skill
•5-7 years of financial management experience with a consolidation of statutory accounts expertise
•Knowledge of US and local GAAP and tax practice
•Minimum 8 years working experience in a Finance/Accounting position in an FIE, or audit manager with at least 8 years’ experience in a big 4 accounting firms with experience in tax filing and settlement of tax audit in Philippine.
•Having experience in multiple finance/accounting functions (e.g. GL, profit plan/rolling forecast preparation and etc.) would be preferred.
•Creative thinker and problem solver
•Team player who can work effectively in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
•Good at English and excel skill.
•Strong history of building systems and processes
•Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills
•Adaptable to varying cultures and matrix management offsite
•Strong analytical and financial modeling skills with the ability to summarize findings and present solutions
•Exceptional interpersonal skills – ability to work with all levels of the organization.
•Strong leadership skills - ability to work independently as well as with team members to drive projects to conclusion.
•Ability to operate across, and influence within, a complex matrix based global organizational structure.
•Ability to effectively drive change, challenge the status quo and champion new and innovative ideas.
•Demonstrates professional presence, communicates articulately and confidently.
•Exhibits managerial courage in defending a position and handling conflict.
•Effectively leverages functional and cross-functional resources to solve problems, improve processes and meet objectives

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