Our client is a Technology start up with aggressive expansion plans in the region.
In a newly created position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this exceptional and proven leader will be responsible for the management of the Finance, Legal, Strategy M&A, Regulatory, and Investor Relations teams. Leading fund-raising activities will be required.
As a key member of the newly minted leadership team, this CFO will be instrumental in spearheading the business's aggressive regional growth strategies.
Key Responsibilities include:
Building, leading and managing of the financial processes; from budgeting, to cost management and audit
Ensuring the risk and compliance management framework is embedded and operational for the business
Building and mentoring a lean team of high performers
Forming and managing all operational processes; including procurement / contracting framework and deviation processes
Evaluating and advising on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs/ strategies and risk management
Preparing and leading board meetings, as well as overseeing investor relations in partnership with the CEO
Providing strategic recommendations to the CEO and members of the executive management team through commercial analysis of data and financial performance
Providing commercial insight and leadership across the business in order to achieve on, and to exceed on business plan targets
Managing the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in partnership with the board
As the business advances on it's aggressive growth path, the CFO will need to seek further funding opportunities, as well as enforcing the group with a higher level of rigor pertaining to the business models and corporate governance.
You will be a trusted and strategic business advisor to the CEO and wider group, working in partnership with the executive leadership team to propel the organization forward through a combination of financial, business and digital acumen, while delivering on the core mandate to provide sound financial reporting.
Understanding the business is the core of decision making, and as the CFO, you will need to champion objective and insightful analysis on the key drivers of their models, holding business owners accountable and working alongside them to identify opportunities for further success.
An MBA from a reputable university and/or CPA is highly desirable
Minimum of 12+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles; preferably within IT&T, Consulting or Online / Digital businesses
Minimum of 3+ years in the capacity of CFO, COO or CEO of start-ups; or VP of Finance of large regional organizations
Proven fundraising experience will be required
Has successfully managed and maintained relationships with senior external stakeholders (e.g. investors, bankers, government agencies)
Demonstrates digital acumen; had successfully driven strategic change and/or support investment decision-making across the business through digital literacy and implementation will be a plus
Proven ownership and accountability for business success
Entrepreneurial. Able to think on your feet, be a problem solver and possess grit
Advance analytical skills to effectively understand and monetize data for creation of new revenue streams and improving decision support capabilities.
Effectively bilingual (English and Mandarin) with excellent verbal and written communication skills