Finance Controller Job Description

Finance Controller Job Description

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Finance controller provides functional guidance for SAP related cost processes to ensure compliance with US GAAP and consistency of benchmark reporting.

Finance Controller Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensuring that all financial activities involving grant funds (federal and non-federal) awarded are accounted for in compliance with rules and regulations (US GAAP, OMB circulars, grantor and/or agency specifies requirements and the organization's accounting policies and procedures)
Contribution to the revenue recognition processes to ensure that contribution revenue is reconciled to grants and contribution commitments as determined by the Development department
Work with Finance Managers and operations leaders to drive opportunities for improvement in variable cost, base cost, controllership processes where possible
Analyze Basel I and US Basel III rules on DTA/DTL calculation towards regulatory capital
Identify input and output requirements for DTA/DTL calculation
To assist Group Finance team to optimize internal financial control process, corporate capital operation
Develop, implement and control Asian operation budget, plan, policies and procedures
Ensure accounting records and financial reports are adequately maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Perform variance analysis caused by Price, Quantity, Resource & Lot Size
Drive process improvements & simplification

Finance Controller Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Finance Controller

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Education for Finance Controller

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Employers hiring for the finance controller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, MBA, Business/Administration, Management, Education, Finance/Accounting, Accountancy

Skills for Finance Controller

Desired skills for finance controller include:

SAP
Processes
Job-relevant issues
Products
Systems
HFM would be an added advantage
Service type cost reimbursable
US GAAP
Fixed price and commercial contracts
Reporting concepts internally and externally

Desired experience for finance controller includes:

Pleasant, mature, Self-motivated, able to work in a Team
ERP system (Baan preferred) experience
Diligent and goal-driven
At least 10 years working experience in Multinational Company and at least 5 years experience as a supervisor role
Good analytic skill, presentation skill, or experience in various financial modeling is preferred
Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and pro-active, previous track record as an excellent team leader

Finance Controller Examples

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Finance Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of finance controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance controller
  • Manage project monthly closing & reporting process
  • Manage legal entity financial and accounting matters during expansion period, including but not limiting to accounting, internal controls, closing, planning and forecasting, statutory reporting and review, internal/external audits
  • Prepare financial reports for internal and external usage
  • Make sure accounting entries, records and documentation meeting with the government/tax authority's requirements, and prepared for government audit as well
  • Recruit, training and develop Finance team for Chongqing expansion and operations
  • Supervising three direct reports
  • Working with the Finance team to prepare month end closing and financial reporting process, including account analysis and reconciliation
  • Support the deployment of Enterprise Controllership Model in Singapore and ensure alignment with the target Finance Operating Model and key stakeholders
  • Drive and co-ordinate the period-end closing activities
  • Closely work with SEA CFL to ensure strong internal controls and oversee improvements in the control framework
Qualifications for finance controller
  • At least 8 years' working experience, with minimum 4 year experience in overall Finance
  • A bachelor's or higher degree in Finance, Economics or other relevant subjects
  • Good team spirit and open minded
  • Great analytical mind and good business acumen
  • 2 years finance experience minimum preferably in management accounting/ finance analyst role
  • Familiar with software package related to financial analysis work is essential
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Finance Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of finance controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance controller
  • Manage monthly estimation, closing and reporting of actual quarterly results
  • Work with local HR on Asia Svc Supply Chain monthly headcount reporting and mapping
  • Lead the monthly/quarterly closing process for all the entities
  • Preparation of monthly tax provisions
  • Review of quarterly tax submissions / tax forecasts to USA/annual SEC and GDX packs
  • Approval of all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Month end closing activities – TB review (P&L and Balance Sheet)
  • Maintain relationships with 3rd parties vendors, bank, tax authorities, auditors
  • Providing support to business and finance projects
  • Manage local entity SLA’s with SSC
Qualifications for finance controller
  • Bachelor degree, MBA graduate or advanced degree a plus
  • 8-10 years in finance and accounting field with at least 5 years in managerial positions
  • Solid experience in joint venture operations in China is a must
  • Experience in fashion/garment retail industry is must
  • Working experience in Big Four Audit Firms is a plus
  • Minimum B.A degree ( 4 years )
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Finance Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of finance controller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for finance controller
  • Oversees the allocation of overheads to inventories
  • Performs efficiency and effectiveness analysis of the overheads allocations
  • Responsible for monthly/quarterly adjustment of transfer price – sales invoice
  • Analysis of variances – actual vs forecast
  • Analysis inventories and proposes impairments for excess and obsolete inventory
  • Capital expenditures follow up
  • Indirect cost follow up
  • Calculation and cost reduction analysis (monthly, per project in collaboration with sourcing department)
  • Manage the services provided by external parties (Finance shared service center, local service providers for tax compliance, statutory accounting, statutory auditor, travel & expense processing)
  • Coordinate the completion of all business planning activities
Qualifications for finance controller
  • Bachelor in Finance and Accounting, CPA/CMA/ACCA or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 5 years management experience, with good track record of managing multiple plants
  • Can deliver under great pressure
  • Seasoned CPA/Chartered Accountant
  • Exceptionally strong technical accounting skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with little supervision in a fast-paced, high performing environment
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Finance Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a finance controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance controller
  • Align processes across regions to the greatest extent possible
  • Contribute actively to Profit and Loss statement (PnL) preparation with the Finance Controller for regional reporting submission
  • Prepare external financial statements for external audit
  • Plan external legal audit intervention
  • Prepare all documentation as required for external and internal audits
  • File tax returns to authorities and work with the Finance Controller and experts on any tax issues
  • Control payroll and processing
  • Assist in directing the company’s accounting department to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Oversee monthly close process and month-end reporting
  • Assist in new accounting software integrations
Qualifications for finance controller
  • Bachelor degree and major at Finance & Accounting, or Business Management from a well-known university
  • 10 more years progressive working experience corporate finance
  • Has been in a Controller role for more than 4 years
  • Solid project controlling experience, and new plant/investment setting up experience is highly preferred
  • AICPA, CICPA or MBA qualifications are highly preferred
  • Over 8 years progressive working experience in corporate finance
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Finance Controller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a finance controller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for finance controller
  • Partner with IT to improve system functionality and work with the operations teams to improve processes
  • Ensure a service and performance culture within own team consistent with SSC objectives and directions (based on business plan)
  • Lead Service Delivery Meetings
  • Manage and monitor the Delivery Team to ensure flawless delivery of standard services within the defined scope, quality and budget
  • Report the performance of the Delivery Team and engage in constructive dialogues with key stakeholders
  • Optimise the Delivery Team to ensure that it is always at the forefront and performs well compared to relevant internal and external benchmarks to be able to meet current and future business needs
  • Drive simplification of the different finance operations through automation
  • Keep process flows for country exceptions up to date, well documented and described in the global repository
  • Participate in the development, review and presentation of all financial analyses supporting Veropharm manufacturing strategies
  • As necessary, involve other Finance team members on any site`s initiatives and/or strategies that may impact local affiliate taxes, local import/export duties corporate taxes
Qualifications for finance controller
  • Manage people and process to attain desired results
  • Ensuring project income and cost to complete forecasts are challenged, updated and maintained on a monthly basis, in liaison with Project Managers and /or Profit Centre Managers
  • Run regular exception reports, ensuring general house-keeping of project data is up to date, timely closure of completed projects
  • Degree in finance or business administration combined with sound knowledge in finance and accounting
  • Minimum four years of experience in a Finance function, at least two years previously in similar role
  • Holistic and analytical way of thinking - ability to formulate and understand business situations or problems by breaking them down into smaller parts and analyze them

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