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Finance, Construction | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | Up to MYR 300,000 per annum | 16 Nov 2018

Financial Controller


Specialisation: Finance, Construction

Email Karen

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salary: Up to MYR 300,000 per annum
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 16th November 2018

Client Background & Role Summary:

Our client is a top interior design organisation which have regional presence in Asia. Their headquarter is based in Singapore with presence in Malaysia, Thailand and China. They are looking for a Financial Controller for the Malaysia Business Unit.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management Reporting:
    • Management accounts preparation & all associated reporting requirements – Business unit monthly reporting, P&L detailed reporting, project performance summary reporting, WIP, order book, balance sheet forecasting, company cash flow forecast, business level Opportunities &Risk register preparation and review.
    • Analysis of financials each month – variance analysis & commentary.
    • Business Cash flow reporting / forecasting – consolidation & reporting business cash flows.
    • Budgeting annually & forecast preparation each month.
  • Project Accounting:
    • Review staff costing to projects, provide cost to date, Project  cash flow forecasting, review Work in Progress & advance billing, invoicing, review cost coding, staff charges & timesheet entries.
    • Review project forecasts & review of project cost accruals.
    • Support on VO’s, Claims submissions.
  • Taxation:
    •  SST, other indirect taxes, corporate tax instalments etc – compliance & reporting.
    • Tax return.
    • Tax transfer pricing documentation and compliance.
  • Treasury:
    • Review and monitor finance facilities including reports for corporate. Prepare LC, BG, loan drawdowns – working with tender/ project team on requirements, correct entities, vetting, leasing with banks, tracking of facilities. Bank account maintenance. Admin of electronic banking, weekly cash balance reporting.
    • Performance bonds – tracking utilisation, follow up on return of BG’s, forecast usage & requirements.
    • FX exposure tracking and hedging- working with finance and tendering teams.
  • Audit:
    • External Audits – manage and co-ordinate, assist with requests, liaise with auditors, group auditors, planning, liaise etc.
    • Statutory accounts preparation – local / subsidiary.
    • Internal auditor – co-ordinate & liaise on report & assist during audit with access to information / staff.
  • Manage & Supervise Accounts Team of 4 Staff:
    • Staff expense claims, staff advance.
    • Accounts Payables:
      • Supplier queries
      • Payment processing
      • Ensure correct documentation / authorisations prior.
      • Supplier reconciliations.
      • Posting Invoices.
      • Update cash book.
      • Filling.
      • Posting payment .
      • LC track list.
    • Accounts Receivables – follow up collections, raise invoices, debtor reconciliations, track retention , update claim & collection report.
    • General Ledger accounting – Reconciliations:
      • Monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliation.
      • Intercompany confirmation.
      • Bank reconciliation.
    • Petty cash admin.
    • Fixed Assets accounting – new capex identification, capex request, accounting in system, capex forecasting.
  • Oracle ERP Implementation:
    • Support Ongoing Oracle implementation effort from a finance and controls perspective for commercial and procurement modules.
  • Company Secretarial:
    • Lease with company secretary proactively for all company sec matters.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy, Commerce or equivalent field.
  • Possessed professional certificate i.e. ACCA, CIMA, etc.
  • At least 8 years of experience in finance field, plus 5 years in managerial role, preferably in contracting/construction industry.
  • Experienced in ERP System.
  • Oracle ERP / AccPac System experience is an added advantage.

If you are interested, kindly email your updated resume to Karen at or click “Apply Now”. Regretfully, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you!