Senior Finance Controller Travel Retail APAC

  • Company: Guerlain Asia Pacific
  • Country / Region : Singapore
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: GUER02112
  • Date of publication: 2021.02.04



With around 70 customers across 6 different regions, Travel Retail APAC is and will continue to be the biggest and most dynamic region within Travel Retail Worldwide.


Based in Singapore, the Finance Controller will report to the Regional Finance manager and will work closely with Regional, Local and HQ teams as a key « Business Partner » to monitor the global performance of Travel Retail APAC markets.

The Finance Controller will:

- Ensure the consistency between financial objectives of TR APAC market and WW strategy;

- Secure the achievement of targets assigned to the market and work on corrective plans to protect them;

- Be responsible for planning, monitoring, reporting & analysis of the TR APAC business performance;

- Be responsible for Budget process in accordance with HQ requirement and timetable (Sell Out, Sell In, Operating Profit, CAPEX);

- Analyse the overall delivery of the financial targets on a monthly basis and report back to the business with recommendations as necessary (Outlook, Sell In, monthly P&L closing);

- Develop Controlling processes and ensure their application within the TR APAC team;

- Ensure that LVMH accounting standards & internal control guidelines are respected;

- Be involved - both internal and external audit as required.


- 1 Junior Business Controller


- Day to day work with TR APAC Sales Team and APAC Regional team (Finance, Marketing, Merchandising, Training), Accounting and Travel Retail Controlling Manager;

- Key contact for all Financial Departments based in HQ: Controlling, Accounting, Consolidation & Reporting and Internal control.




- University or Business School Master

- Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in Business controlling and/or Audit

- Candidates with retail & FMCG background are preferred

- Excellent excel skills

- Advanced Knowledge of financial system (SAP, SyRUS, Orion)

- Independent and problem-solving skills


- A team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced working environment

- Proactive, meticulous with strong analytical thinking and business mind-set

- Excellent communication skills (written & spoken)

- Well-organized, sensitive to figures, detail-oriented and commitment to accuracy

- Able to work independently, highly autonomous, work under pressure for tight deadlines

- Able to work in a multicultural team


Perfumes & Cosmetics

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