Finance Director, South Asia

Malaysia
09 August 2019
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Job Title: Finance Director, South Asia

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Department: Finance

Report to: MD, RW-SA

Key objectives:

  • Brings to ROCKWOOL SA and ROCKWOOL Group management, a regular, transparent and fair view of OPCO and multiple country activities, ensuring compliance with local accounting and tax regulations, Group accounting standards and Internal control rules and principles.
  • Assists and advises the Management Team for all financial matters, supports, challenges and monitors the financial objectives through production of complete OPCO, Regional and Country financial results and business performance analysis, including appropriate KPIs.
  • Ensures that all managers in the countries within SA get the adequate support from the Finance & Controlling team.
  • Establishes a close working relationship with Group Finance, in order to ensure alignment of OPCO/Group strategies.
  • Manage directly Finance & Controlling Team within SA.

The Finance Director presents the results to the SA Management Team.

Context and issues in SA

The Finance Director is based in KL, Malaysia, working with a team of about 30 employees. His/her "direct reports" are the Finance Managers for Malaysia, Singapore, India, Thailand, Business Controller and Factory controller.

The company expects to have an improved management reporting process, a field finance team that will support the Management team to drive business results, and improved overall financial practices, risk control and methodologies required to operate in today’s environment.

He/She has the immediate challenges of:

Ensure the compliance of finance process and risk control management in SA

Implement transfers Group Finance projects in digitization & optimization of process

Increase the visibility and business support in SA

Ensure the stability of the team and the growing skills of employees
 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related Business Administration with 10 years of qualified work experience in an international environment
  • More than 5 years experiences in management position in Finance
  • CPA certification as well as MBA is a strong plus, and others are a plus (such as CIA, CISA, CMA).
  • Good knowledge of IFRS or US GAAP
  • Highly developed people management skill
  • Ability to work with various administrative levels in the ROCKWOOL group
  • Ability to work individually and as a team member
  • Excellent financial planning and analysis skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal as well as conflict management skills
  • Capable to evaluate controls in a changing environment
  • Highly motivated and possessing a strong understanding of business
  • Experienced in internal controls and processes driving
  • Transparent and strong problem solving skills
  • Exposure to a manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of Asian culture and international working experience is a strong plus

The Finance Director should be the type of executive who has the vision to originate ideas, the confidence to take a stand on a position, and the desire to be an active contributor in driving the business. She/he should be the type of executive who enjoys transforming unstructured thoughts and ideas into structure processes that drive business results. She/He should have excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills and be capable to develop strong relationships with the local management team as well as managing the relationships at a global level.

The ideal candidate should be driven to understand the business, and proactively seek to add value to the business and to the organization. They should be a strategically focused yet practical in nature and should be able to think laterally and provide solutions. They should have the capability to manage a team, be confident and credible and possess solid analytical skills.

ROCKWOOL GROUP

Founded in 1937, the ROCKWOOL Group is amongst the global leaders within the insulation industry with products and solutions for all major application areas for both residential and non-residential buildings. It is also the world’s leading producer of innovative products and systems based on stone wool. The company is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen. More than 11,000 employees in nearly 40 countries cater for customers in a big part of the world.

ROCKWOOL South Asia:

ROCKWOOL South Asia operates 4 insolation production plants with an annual turnover around 55M EUR. ROCKWOOL SA has sales offices in main countries in South Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam. ROCKWOOL South Asia employs 1000 people across the Region. As a market leader in the region, ROCKWOOL SA has been developing diversified solutions and products with premium quality.

ROCKWOOL South Asia’s ambition is to contribute the regional insulation market by providing relevant products and solutions to make buildings fire safe, energy efficient and comfortable, to eventually protect life and sustain the environment.
 

What can we offer you :

We will offer you a competitive package with career development opportunities in a dynamic, ambitious and international company. You will be proud of working in a professional and social responsible company.

All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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