Country Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia

Country Chief Financial Officer, South East Asia

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Let’s write the future together! One of the reasons for ABB’s success is our rigorous and forward thinking Finance function. With more than 3,600 people in over 100 countries, the integrated Finance organization delivers the insights we need to make strong, long-term business decisions. ABB is currently seeking a highly experienced Chief Financial Offer (CFO) to join the South-east Asia Management Team. Reporting directly to the Country Managing Director - Singapore and South-east Asia, you will be responsible for establishing an effective and cost efficient finance support platform to the business lines across South-east Asia while ensuring that business activities are in line with global and local regulatory requirements and the overall business strategy.


Responsibilities of this role include:

• Contribute to the development of the business strategy across South-east Asia, and provide input to the strategy of the Divisions based on local regulatory standards and requirements.
• Drive implementation of processes to ensure compliance with global policies and requirements.
• Provide oversight to ensure local compliance with all applicable fiduciary requirements. Act as the key external contact for ABB for all finance related matters.
• Ensure an efficient organization of financial accounting and reporting processes in line with Group GAAP, local legal and tax requirements.
• Ensure transparency in financial reporting and disclosures and oversee implementation of the internal controls.
• Support risk assessment of business decisions based on knowledge of local regulations, customers, markets.
• Responsible for implementation of key improvement programs across South-east Asia and for optimization of legal set-up, capital structure and assessment management in cooperation of Finance group function.
• Drive continuous improvement in cost efficiency and implement group function cost reduction initiatives across South-east Asia.
• Lead, motivate and develop subordinates and facilitate active engagement and networking of the finance personnel across South-east Asia.


Successful applicants will posses

• University degree in related field, MBA degree would be an asset
• 10+ years experiences in financial and business controlling
• Knowledge on financial accounting and reporting (SAP & ERP)
• Strategic awareness and an understanding of our products and technology, and our markets and customers will be well regarded
• General business acumen: ability to understand the demands of a complex business quickly.
• Analytical ability to identify opportunities for new business or cost savings
• Flexibility, able to travel and able to communicate easily in English.
• A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills
• Demonstrated intercultural effectiveness

Additional information

What we offer you

ABB’s success is supported by a culture which rewards innovation and encourages new and unique ideas. Located in over 100 countries, we are a truly global company, and pride ourselves in cultivating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

ABB is committed to providing our employees with equal opportunities to:
• Receive competitive packages, excellent development programs, and the ability to work on projects that are making a real difference to the world around us
• Work alongside, and learn from professionals at the forefront of their careers
• Challenge yourself, expand your horizons and grow in your professional career through on the job and external training
• Become part of a team which proactively supports diversity and inclusion

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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.

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