Business Planning & Controlling Manager

  • Company: Fashion Group Asia Pacific
  • Country / Region : Singapore
  • Business group: Fashion & Leather Goods
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: FADIV00246
  • Date of publication: 2021.03.03


Financial and Operational

  • Lead, Prepare and assist in the Budgets & Forecasts process from initial framing to presentation to the Regional Office
  • Prepare and report Company's results, monthly variance analysis against budget and forecast, and monthly commentaries to the Regional Office
  • Business partner and drive action plans with General Manager driving operational/profitability targets
  • Review and report Brands' operational controls but not limited to expenses for key stakeholders to navigate Brands' performance
  • Review invoices and petty cash claims to ensure accuracy in allocation to respective cost centers and accounts code
  • Prepare month-end accruals, review OPEX, and report on the variances on a monthly basis
  • Work closely with the Regional Finance team to optimize all Balance Sheets items, especially cash & working capital.
  • Review monthly stock reconciliation with Hong Kong Accounting and local Supply Chain team
  • Review monthly reconciliation of warehouse stocks between system and warehouse WMS stock report
  • Monitor Inventory level and propose Clearance solutions or Inventory allocations.
  • Review of Legal contract mutually with Legal department, Landlord and Brand

Internal Control & Compliance

  • Plan execute and review Retail audits on yearly basis for each store and propose to Retail manager an Action Plan if necessary.
  • Plan, execute and review half-yearly stock take results report to be presented to the Regional office Review and control of store expenses by regularly pricing out competitive suppliers
  • Monitor internal control to ensure compliance with all corporate governance requirements
  • Relay all company guidelines to store management regarding how to operate their business to keep within the rules and regulations
  • Ensure proper procedures are adhered to with regard to cash, credit card (payment) processing, and store petty cash and sales float management


  • Participate, lead or manage Ad-hoc projects which include but not limited to: Boutique operations handbook matters, liaise with internal (including retail audit) and external audits, wholesale to retail, multi country management, POS implementation
  • May require travelling
  • Overseeing one Finance Analyst


  • Minimum 2-year experience abroad within minimum 8 years in Singapore (South East Asia experience is a plus)
  • Bachelor's Degree in accountancy or Business
  • Chartered Accountant or ACCA will be added advantage
  • Ability to work in matrix and diverse environment
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • High integrity, motivated and driven
  • Proficient in Microsoft AX will be added advantage
  • Proficient in POS systems (Retail Pro, Raymark) will be added advantage
  • Experience in retail, wholesale or luxury fashion will be added advantage

Additional information


  • Open communication within the Finance and Operations team
  • Highly resilient and positive
  • Ability to embrace challenges and drive changes
  • Demonstrate accountability & ownership
  • Build and develop relationship with key internal & external stakeholders
  • Agility to maneuverer and engage in multi-country setup

Fashion & Leather Goods

Houses with a unique heritage and young emerging brands make up this exceptional division. Each of their creations becomes an object of desire, imbued with timelessness.

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