Group Chief Financial Officer

Location: Hong Kong
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: 01_270819
Sector: Finance & Operations

Brief Overview:

Our client is a global investment bank with a large presence in the APAC region. They are looking to hire a high caliber Group CFO with extensive experience to join their team in Hong Kong.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement operational and managerial strategies in accordance with guidelines approved by the Board of Directors.
  • As a member of senior management participating in key decision pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operational execution.
  •  Ensure operational functions meet the standard of the company and all activities are in compliance with local regulatory requirements and risk management.
  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and usefulness of financial and management reporting for the company’s board of directors; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly and annual financial statements.
  • Arrangement of balance sheet and regular maintenance of entries and accounting books are compliant to local current regulations
  • Prepare and maintain regular financial planning reports; Monthly profit and loss forecast (vs. budget); monitor cash flow working capital
  • Develop and maintain the capital request and budgeting process. Complete analysis of financial results; Develop recommendations (strategic and tactical).
  • Oversee preparation of month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial statements. Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate/overhead cost allocation
  • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures. Coordinate audits and proper filing of tax returns.
  • Act as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation and support of all external audits
  • Handle proper and timely receipt and payment of cash flows, monitor actual results against budget, control costs and resolve any incorrectness or malfunctions
  • Ad-hoc project

Requirements:

  • Minimum degree level education, ideally in Finance and Accounting or equivalent
  • Preferably an MBA in Finance and Certified Public Accountant
  • Strong experience in senior financial-management role, must have 5+ years experience as a CFO
  • Leadership ability, team management, and analytical/interpersonal skills
  • Mandarin is mandatory as you will be dealing closely with local regulators
  • Must be fluent in English and Mandarin