Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Singapore
Reference: JOB_000673[529]
Contact Name: Leon Nonis
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Job Published: December 11, 2019 08:06

Job Description

The Company

Our client is a market leader in Singapore and is fast expanding with multiple award winning concepts and brands located in several locations.

The Role

We are looking for a Chief Financial Officer & Head of Strategy to maximize performance of our existing businesses and lead deal execution for new projects. Reporting to the Managing Partner, this is a senior trusted business partner to our Management in effective risk management, driving the Group’s financial strategy and growth, and optimizing the financial performance of the Group. The key responsibilities include:  


• Play a key business partnering role with the Senior Management, venue leaders and corporate teams as well as vertically across other C-Suite team members

• Drive the overall P&L performance with an aim to achieve profitability, working capital and performance targets that are aligned with corporate objectives. 

• Lead strategic planning for the group, incorporating financial projections, funding strategy, systems implementation & integration, key risks & mitigation, industry trends, competitive analysis and other relevant information

• Communicate company strategy to relevant stakeholders

• Ensure suitable performance metrics are in place and continually monitor and recommend ways to optimize performance

• Lead initiatives to drive efficiency, growth and profitability 

Corporate development

• Idea generation and deal sourcing for new projects (e.g. investments, partnerships and / or management contracts) 

• Creation of framework for evaluating new projects

• Lead due diligence for new projects and recommend whether or not to proceed

• Deal structuring (commercial, financial, tax, legal, etc.), fundraising and negotiation with counter-parties

• Obtaining and maintaining investor relations and partnership 

Leadership and Oversight of Financial Functions:

• Take ownership of all company fiscal and regulatory matters 

• Lead and coach the Financial Controller to manage the Finance, Purchasing and Cost Control teams including to provide in-depth analysis on variances and trends, monthly management consolidation and revenue analysis

• Design and lead the annual group-wide budgeting and business planning framework and process with relevant stakeholders.

• Reviewing all formal finance SOP which may include other departments such as HR, marketing and operations related workflow procedures

• Drive automation and improvement initiatives across the group 

The ideal candidate should have:

• Undergraduate degree (Finance/Law/BA/BS) with preferably an MBA

• At least 8 years’ prior experience in strategy consulting, real estate investment, corporate finance, investment banking, private equity and/or fast paced start-ups

• Entrepreneurial mindset with strong track record of delivering results (including innovation, transformation and performance improvement) as a leader 

• Strong sense of accountability, ownership, drive and ability to work independently in a complex, multistakeholder environment

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both in writing and verbally (including public speaking)

• Strong quantitative and analytical skills with a data-driven approach to decision making

• A strong and inspiring leader who is passionate in developing, coaching and mentoring his team members for success

• Interest in and passion with our mission and ambition