Experience

  • Group VP Finance

    at EDMI Ltd

    July 2018 - at Present

    Singapore

    • Lead the yearly budgeting and forecasting process and establish alignment with the respective departments and with Group • Lead the regional finance team to coach and provide support and advice to the local finance teams in the regional entities to deal with complex accounting issues and meeting reporting requirements. (e.g. Tax, Treasury, Commercial Finance, Group Reporting & Planning, Group Accounting) • Lead the regional finance team to review the monthly closing and financial statement submitted by regional entities to ensure their accuracy, compliance and timely submission of monthly financial reports to the management. • Together with the GM/MD of the country/country cluster, is responsible for and proactively manages the balance sheet, cashflow and P & L on a monthly basis to maximize the return for EDMI group • Support the CFO in fundraising and due diligence activities.

  • Regional Costing Lead

    at GKN Driveline

    January 2017 - July 2018

    Singapore

    • To provide management decision support -Sales and margin analysis, Evaluation of pricing proposals, Capital allocation and Cash flow targets • To monitor and control Program Management Phase through Program Profitability Tracking (Cat 1 and Cat 2) and prepare monthly Programme trackings • Supports AWD/eDrive Director Costing and Programme and works closely with Costing team, plant finance teams, Bid Team and all other functions on all financial aspects of costing (ASIA). • Support Plants on annual calculation of Standard Costs & Share costing best practises within the Product Stream • 1) Program cost update from NBAS to SOP; 2) Standard Costing – Assurance of standard costs for all products, alignement with Divisional Standard and reconciliation with Budget P&L; 3) Gross Margin Management – VCor application in all plants, Vcor data reliability; 4) VA/VE costing; 5) Make vs Buy

  • Regional Controller

    at GKN Driveline

    February 2013 - December 2016

    Singapore

    • Manage all financial aspects regarding Purchasing and Marketing, leading the development of Process and IS/IT to support this activity. Internal control and support management decisions • Monthly Reporting - Manage monthly reporting co-ordination between Line Companies and Region and the consolidation to get accurate data on time. • For Direct and Indirect Material monitor performance against budget (actual and forecast), conduct analysis of data and provide interpretation/explanation of gaps. • Support functional budget preparation to ensure consistency between the Regions and the Division for assumptions (raw material, etc.) and all other economic data. • Manage Supplier financial risk tracking (get Suppliers’ financial ratios, manage red list showing Suppliers in critical financial situation, etc.). • Systems and Tools - Establish format/timing for dissemination and collation of budget and monthly reporting data in accordance with divisional requirements.

  • CFO

    at Atos Origin

    February 2011 - January 2013

    Putrajaya

    • Responsible for the presentation of monthly and quarterly actual consolidated data and budget and forecast data Ensure the deployment of IFRS-rules (International Finance Reporting Standards) • Ensure compliance to statutory reporting with relevant regulations and to corporate accounting policies • Ensure the quality of the management of ledgers, postings and provisions • Manage and drive resolution of Operations issues escalated • Involvement in recovery process (invoice, unpaid, DSO) • Forecast: analysis and alarm if necessary • Support to the management, legal & solution department: contract and/or project follow-up. •Involvement in pre-sales and project bidding process for financial area regarding labour, overheads and other projects costs based on commercial terms •Directs and controls the financial, management and cost accounting, taxation, audit and credit control function •Control and challenge of investment and cost issues

  • Regional Business Controller

    at UPM Raflatac

    August 2006 - January 2011

    Johor

    •Ensuring controlling, developing the adaptation of Raflatac & UPM Group accounting, reporting, administration rules and procedures within SEA Region •Implements and supervises the adaptation of given policies and rules (UPM rules, credit policy, hedging policy, transfer pricing policy and others) •Oversee the customer credit risks and controls the working capital tie-up •Following up the invoicing flows and currency risk position within SEA region •Controlling and developing the product costing and profitability analysis internal and external transaction in SEA region •Improving planning and forecasting methods and budgeting process for SEA region •Supervising and monitoring the cash management and cash flow planning with HQ •To ensure the timely and accurate completion of monthly, quarterly and annual reports or internal and Regional Office •Manage all financial & accounting functions in accordance with statutory and tax requirement which including liaise with auditors

  • Finance MFG Leader

    at Optimal Group of companies

    July 2001 - August 2006

    Terengganu

    •Performed costs trend analysis and obtaining variances explanation to management •Performed planning, budgeting and forecasting of financial results for the company •Oversee and review working capital management which, include major role in treasury management and analysis on inventory control levels to maximize cash flows position. •Played a key role in the Cost Leadership and Business Process Improvement team in the company on identifying and tracking cost performance •Calculate pre-defined plant metrics - Product Cost Planning •Performing monthly general ledger account reconciliation, Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet review. •Performing, reviewing, validation of Control Self Assessment’s (CSA's) and testing of internal controls for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) with Controller’s Group •Work with internal and external auditors •Leading in the development and implementation of various accounting policies and procedures (for e.g SOX, SWAP and Exchange Accounting etc)

  • Finance Section Head - Costing

    at MALAYSIA ELECTRIC CORPORATION BERHAD (MEC)

    January 1997 - June 2001

    Pahang

    •Pioneer team member and overall in charge of Finance section - Setting up of the chart of accounts and cost accounting system •Performing and Coordinating yearly and half-yearly stock take for 2 Entities •Ensure all financial transactions/activities are in compliance with statutory accounting principles, generally accepted accounting principles and corporate accounting policies. •Setting up product costing for air-conditioner, refrigerator, washing machine and home appliance. •Preparing yearly budget and departmental budget •Monitoring inventory control system and purchasing price variance. •Preparing variance and break-even analysis report. •Preparing cash flow statement for control and budget purpose. •Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9002 •Management and liaison of all statutory tax matters, internal & external auditors, Insurance agents, Suppliers, banking matters including Letter of credit, Bank guarantee, etc.

Education

  • Degree

    at University of Bolton

    2005 - 2005 (1 year)

  • MBA - Finance

    at Nottingham Trent University

    1999 - 2001 (2 years) Nottingham

  • Diploma In Management Accounting

    at TAR College

    1990 - 1993 (3 years) Kuala Lumpur

Languages

  • English Negotiation

  • Chinese Conversation

  • Malay Negotiation

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