Head Of Finance - APAC

Location: Singapore, SG

Based in the region, this role requires management of all Regional office support, reporting to the Regional Director, including but not limited to; financial, legal and the HR infrastructure linked to the region including the management of the Financial results of both the McLaren Automotive region and the statutory legal entity. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing budgets and driving delivery against financial targets in region.

The candidate will be able to work with a variety of teams across MAL to develop a financial strategy specific to region; and then work with the Regional Director and wider team to ensure that any key strategic initiatives are explored and implemented successfully.  Ultimately, success in this element of the role will be the commercial partnership with the Regional Director to drive the execution of a regional specific plan that ensures successful delivery against the wider Business Plan.

Purpose of the role:

The role is responsible for the production of all financial results and forecasts for the region.  The role is also responsible for the management of regional tax matters, statutory reporting, local purchasing, and management of local legal issues and support to the HR infrastructure. 

Principal accountabilities:

  • Maximise the return on MAL (McLaren Automotive Limited) products and services through partnering with the McLaren regional team, dealer business partners and third party suppliers
  • Accountable and responsible for the day to day Financial operations of the region
  • Responsible for oversight and management of all Financial matters of the regional business
  • Support to the delivery of the legal and HR framework necessary in each region by liaising with global teams and external third parties.
  • Report to the McLaren Automotive Asia Board on financial matters and act as the key point of contact for financial queries relating to the statutory reporting for MAA
  • Line management of a regional Finance Team based across two offices.
  • Develop and implement a region specific financial and operational strategy linked to the Business Plan
  • Involvement in and oversight of the development of financial information. This could range from the development of business cases for individual projects, to quarterly or ad hoc forecasts through to the financial modelling for the consolidated McLaren Automotive Group.
  • Monthly and annual regional financial reporting and audits.
  • Management of local taxation, local purchasing requirements and local representation to ensure smooth delivery of HR and legal support in the region.
  • Managing external relationships such as banks and government representatives.
  • Management of a small operational team, with the potential to grow the team depending on the growth of the role and region.
  • Manage the McLaren owned importer ships within the Asia Pacific region
  • Oversight of the new model and market pricing (MAL to MAA to market)

Knowledge, skills & experience:

  • Previous experience of not only producing, reviewing and challenging financial information but also working with the Regional Director to use the information to drive business performance. 
  • A knowledge of vehicle order to delivery import and customs process is mandatory
  • Experience working in the region with the ability to oversee operational responsibility

Personal attributes:

  • Highly analytical with strong organisational capability
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a wide variety of people both face-to-face and remotely
  • Confident with offering constructive challenge concerning financial, operational and commercial ideas
  • Excellent influencing, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Resilient & determined
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Proven ability to matrix manage a number of non-financial experts
  • Willingness to travel, particularly around the region and to the UK
  • Demonstrate an ability to build relationships with different people from a variety of backgrounds

We recognise that we can only achieve our vision with the dedication and collaboration of our world class employees.  It is our aim to become the employer of choice within the global automotive industry.