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Chief Financial Officer - Real Estate Investments

Ref: KL - 1275842
Salary
SGD $320,000 - 500,000 per annum + Plus Executive Benefits and Bonuses
Location
Asia, Singapore
Sector
Property & Real Estate, Asset Management (Real Estate)
Date
10th August 2017
Job Type
Permanent

A leading real estate investment company in Singapore is hiring a Chief Financial Officer. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will lead a team of over 20 finance professionals and be responsible for the day to day running of the company's finances, capital management and assist the board with validation of investment decisions.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning, Budgeting and Forecast :

  • Oversee long-term budgetary planning, with a detailed understanding of revenue and expense drivers of the business, along with business and financial risks associated with such plans.

  • Ensure tools and systems are in place to provide critical financial and operational information to the Board, CEO and Management Team to make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations.

  • Ensure a company-wide cadence around planning, budgeting and reporting, to support execution from Business Groups to achieve the company’s business growth goals

  • Understanding of interplay among business models, financial planning and company operations, to provide data driven insights to support decision making.

  • Proactively identify inefficiencies in business practice and execution across the company, offering innovative solutions and best practices to improve operations and create needed transparency across the company.

  • Supports the company’s global growth objectives, including participation in the development of business cases, financial projections, joint venture and acquisition negotiations, due diligence, and assimilation of new entities.

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Ensure forward-looking, predictive short-, medium-, and long-term activity-based financial models, analyses and projections to provide insight into the organization’s operations and business plans.

  • Ensure timeliness, accuracy and integrity of monthly and quarterly financial reporting to the Board, CEO and Management Team

  • Ensure detailed reporting and analysis on each aspect of the business to identify both negative and positive trends in the operations and highlight their ongoing impact on the business, to anticipate issues and facilitate corrective actions to achieve financial performance

Accounting,  Tax and Treasury

  • Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions, including maintenance of and enhancements to financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and controls.

  • Ensure timely, accurate, and useful financial and management reporting; oversee the preparation and communication of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

  • Ensure timely completion of all audits and proper filing of all tax returns.

  • Ensure appropriate tax and cash flow management strategies are in place, including cash planning & investment, proper receivable management and timely collection activities.

  • Ensure adequate liquidity for working capital needs and invest short term excess cash. Manage inter-company cash, including lending, dividends, and capital injections, and support long term capital markets activities,

  • Oversee cash management banking and financial institution relationships. Negotiate bank and service fees. Implement new bank technologies, products and services to improve cash cycle and simplify company operations.

Risk Management

  • Assess and manage the company’s financial risks and controls through internal processes, controls and reviews, as well as appropriate insurance programs.

Key required attributes:

  • Minimally 8 years' experience in a similar capacity in financial services and diverse industries (COO/CFO)
  • Bachelor Degree and above, MBA and professional qualifications (CPA/CA/CFA) preferred
  • Experience within Real Estate, MNCs, Listed Companies or Banks is highly advantageous
  • Good presentation skills to be able to communicate with board members and external stakeholders regularly
  • Strong leadership skills with proven track record leading a team
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