Financial Controller - KL, Malaysia

Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Terence Leong

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Job ref: 33621
Published: 11 months ago

A global company specializing in electrical solutions for energy, infrastructure, and industry – offering power distribution, automation, and energy management across diverse sectors – is actively seeking someone with your experience to join as a Financial Controller.


The position will be in their Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia office and requires proficiency in both Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia for effective communication.


Within the APAC and Middle-East regions, the Financial Controller will focus on;


1) Financial Control Responsibilities:

- Collaborate with internal and external accountants to implement local and Group accounting and control procedures within the assigned regions. Special focus on adapting IT tools, particularly for the recently established for the client’s Asia subsidiary where many financial processes, documents, and reports are pending implementation.

- Monitor and review accounting and related financial reports for accuracy and completeness.

- Directly manage employees within the Accounting Department of client’s Indonesia.

- Organize and coordinate external professional services (legal/tax consultants) as needed.


2) Key Indicator Analysis and Reporting:

- Prepare and monitor non-financial indicators and reports for both regions, encompassing areas like tendering, sales activities, and industrial productivity.

- Analyze gaps in comparison to targets and forecasts, suggesting avenues for improvement.

- Contribute to the preparation of management letters and other analyses for Committees.


3) Enhancing Performance:

- Coordinate global reviews for significant projects.

- Assist Regional Directors in challenging all contributors to meet performance targets.

- Ensure accurate implementation and monitoring of action plans.


4) Anticipation, Forecasting, and Strategic Support:

- Contribute to the preparation of Business Plans and other strategic studies.

- Participate in reviews of tenders and sales orders before validation.

- Prepare annual targets and quarterly forecasts.



- Generate financial and operational indicators and reports with accuracy and timeliness.

- Contribute actively to performance enhancement and provide challenges.

- Lead coordination and conduct planning and financial analysis to inform business decisions.