I have more than 27 years of regional and local experience in finance, accounting, business partnering, treasury and auditing gained with international, regional and local companies in the specialty chemical, electronics, food and beverage, manufacturing, electrical and professional services arena.

Experience

  • Financial Controller

    at MacDermid Performance Solutions

    June 2011 - July 2019

    Singapore

    • Oversaw the finance functions of MPS South East Asia and India businesses, which has combined annual revenue of more than US$100 million. • Led and managed a team of 7 direct reports, covering finance, accounting, costing and FP&A roles for 9 legal entities in 4 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India). • Co-ordinated and directed the preparation of the Budget and Forecast with the various functional leaders. • Business partnering with various Business Unit leaders to drive higher sales and profitability. • Tracking of new business opportunities (targeted customers and push products) • Provided financial and business advisory, risk assessments and operational support to various Commercial and Operation leaders in a matrix organisation. • Conducted monthly review of CPU, P&L and Sales and Margin by business area, balance sheet review and working with business to meet their KPIs.

  • Regional Finance Manager

    at Snap-On Tools Singapore Pte Ltd

    September 2009 - June 2011

    Singapore

    • Oversaw the full spectrum of financial/management accounting functions of the company, its two branch offices (Malaysia and Philippines), a representative office (Indonesia) and a subsidiary company (Thailand). • Led and managed a team of 7 staff. • Acted as business partner and devise strategies and roadmap to achieve AOP (Budget) targets. • Provided financial and business advisory to the business and various functions on a wide range of business/commercial matters and issues. • Drove improvements in DSO and inventory turns. • Assisted in the Intellectual Property Right enforcement against a delinquent Philippines reseller on counterfeit products. • Supported the General Manager to drive strong market growth in Philippines via the appointment of new resellers.

  • Finance Manager

    at MacDermid Performance Solutions

    July 2004 - September 2009

    Singapore

    • Responsible for the full spectrum of financial/management accounting functions of the company and its wholly owned Malaysia subsidiary. • Led a team of four accounting staff (including a Finance Manager) and two IT staff in the execution of daily operation of the Singapore entity. • Provided financial advisory, business consultation and operational support to the country general manager and senior management team on various business/commercial matters and issues. • Exercised good balance between financial control and business needs while ensuring compliance. Acted as both a financial controller and a business partner. • Trained as a 6 Sigma Finance Representative, assisting in identification of potential projects and determination of cost savings and financial benefits of these projects. • Key contact person driving working capital initiatives at the local business unit, coordinating closely with the various departments to ensure low inventory and receivables, and high payable.

  • Finance Manager

    at B.M. Nagano Pte Ltd

    March 2000 - July 2004

    Singapore

    • Managed and supported the full spectrum of financial/management accounting functions of the company. • Led and managed a team of 7 accounting and 3 costing staff. • Provided financial and business advisory, business consultation and operational support to the senior management and other functions on a range of business/commercial matters and issues. • Led and implemented a computerized system to generate debtor statements and payment advice electronically. • Rigorous review of collection status of outstanding debts and close follow up with the Trading departments, thereby greatly improved the status of debtor ageing and collections. • Coordinated the strategic tax review of a subsidiary company. Partnered with PWC Kuala Lumpur and the subsidiary company staff to build up a strong defence document to counter any potential transfer pricing issues. Initiated some changes to statutory accounts of the subsidiary company to further strengthen the case.

  • Finance & Admin Manager

    at Aik Hua F&B Group Pte Ltd

    January 1998 - March 2000

    Singapore

    • Managed and supported the full spectrum of financial/management accounting, as well as administration functions of the group. • Managed and led a team of 10 accounting staff. • Computerized the financial and accounting processes using a cost-effective solution with expansion capabilities to accommodate future business growth. • Assisted and coordinated the restructuring of the Aik Hua group from a complex shareholdings investment into a leaner group structure, characterized by strategic business units. This necessitated the acquisition of shares from stakeholders via cash or share swap. • Involved in the listing/IPO preparation of the Aik Hua group. Worked with the professionals and investment bankers to prepare the Accountant Report and Profit Forecast.

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