Deputy FD - MNC Life Sciences Business (District 9)
APAC Michael Page
Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
3 ngày trước
source : ACCA

My client is currently looking for a Deputy Finance Director to support the FD with the leadership and expansion of the already successful VN entity.

The group has been active in the past two years with acquisitions and have brought multiple businesses under their umbrella.

This is a newly created position to share senior leadership responsibilities and allow for greater focus on M&A activity.

Client Details

They are a group of international life sciences companies which provide a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries.

The Group is a world leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences, and in agroscience Contract Research services.

It is also one of the global independent market leaders in genomics and in the support of clinical studies, as well as in BioPharma Contract Development and Manufacturing.


Reporting / Accounting / Internal Controls :

  • Deliver monthly and quarterly reporting, intercompany reconciliation and supporting schedules / forms in time.
  • Finalize statutory audits latest by March. No material issues in reporting package.
  • Ensure invoices are paid in time, no backlog in handling invoices
  • Record expenses when incurred, ensure proper accruals; ensure proper revenue recognition with monthly WIP recording
  • Fixed Assets : prepare and initiate action plan to improve quality of information on fixed assets
  • Secure internal controls according to recommendations in KGD and maintain zero internal control incidents. Need to pay attention month closing procedures, make sure all steps are followed.
  • Standardized accounting and reporting of costs within operating Business Unit (BU) : ensure accounting and reporting in line with Group recommendations.
  • Implement group SCOA framework for acquisitions and adopt local management P&Ls to SCOA
  • Proactively support BU Managers (BUMA); quickly reply to questions / requests
  • Secure an adequate and timely reporting of quarterly overhead and support any further development of cost centers reporting
  • Cash management / Treasury

  • Manage the cash according to the Group recommendations as per KGD incl. no excess cash / deficits, not exceeding cash pool limits, no loans between operating companies, zero intercompany overdue, etc.
  • Secure adequate funding for each legal entity.
  • Organize / support the dunning / collection process to limit overdue.
  • Provide information / challenge BUMAs to improve NWC-management & achievement of target DSOs / NWC% as per budget.
  • Ensure DPO, DSO meet agreed targets.
  • Secure the payroll process, information and treatment is in line with the local requirements.
  • File all relevant documents for all legal entities in DMS in time.
  • Tax / Legal

  • File tax returns in time.
  • Legal Structure compliance
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Budget

  • Budgets well prepared and documented, together with Business Controller.
  • Finance integration into NSC

  • Support other growth project in Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, other territories : new legal entities, acquisition integration, financial planning.
  • Other Assignments

  • Manage and optimize accounting processes;
  • Solely in-charge of emerging market
  • Build & supervise accounting / finance team
  • Integration of the acquired companies : assist in setting up the financial reporting for the acquired companies in Vietnam.
  • Profile


  • Distinguished ranking graduated from universities.
  • Being recognized by employer as outstanding employee, having achievement during employment.
  • At least 5-year experience in the same role in foreign / start-up / acquired companies.
  • At least 4 years in Big4 auditors, manager level.
  • Knowledge on business practices in Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, emerging market is preferable.
  • Must be fluent in speaking English, good at writing English.
  • Good at computer skill, Excel is a MUST.
  • Candidates who have experience in multi-business lines / legal entities / countries and preferable some experience in supporting / dealing with accounting activities outside of Vietnam.

    Job Offer

    The client is offering above market pay rate as well as a great bonus scheme and career development.

    To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Timothy Mulloy on +84 28 6284 8251.

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