Hong Kong

Regional Finance Leader

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About You

As the Regional Finance Leader (RFL), you will lead the China and Asia Finance functions. The RFL reports directly to the Group CFO & Group Financial Controller based in Australia to ensure the independence of the finance function. However, on a day-to-day basis the role will act as a business partner to the leaders in the region to assist in strategic planning, deliver on business plans, account & deliver projects profitably, implement robust systems and reporting, meet China/Asia compliance regulations, and to lead the local finance teams.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Be a business partner to the Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Singapore leadership teams
  • Oversee and manage the financial performance, lock-up and cash flows of the region
  • Lead the finance team and lead on all finance matters
  • Work with the studios to deliver projects profitably
  • Provide accurate, timely, and meaningful financial information
  • Lead the Business Planning and the Budget process
  • Meet group reporting objectives/timelines
  • Oversee regional compliance – tax, accounting, legal and regulatory matters
  • Oversee payroll and expense reimbursement

Key Requirements:

  • Accounting, Finance, Commerce degree required
  • Certified CPA/CA, highly desirable
  • 10+ years’ experience in a Commercial or Financial Management role
  • Commercial experience (contract awareness; claims; cash; fees)
  • Industry experience in professional service, architecture design, engineering or advertising is preferred
  • Project management experience is preferred

You will be able to Demonstrate:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • English & Mandarin/Cantonese language skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proactive, collaborative and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A “can do” attitude and a team player

How To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume via our Regional Finance Leader LinkedIn Job Post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies. All personal data collected by the Company will be kept confidential and only used for recruitment purposes.

Mandatory requirements: it is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position, applicants must have the legal right to work in Hong Kong.

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At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.