An energetic, self-motivated and result-oriented professional should consider applying for this job. A well-established and profitable United States-listed software solutions company is looking for a regional financial planning and analysis manager based in Hong Kong or Singapore. Nick Neal, managing director at Icon Partners, is handling the search. Applicants need to have exposure with US-listed technology companies. This can be telecommunications, hardware, software, consulting or semiconductors. The candidate will act as a finance partner, supporting the sales operations in Asia with business support information. The role will form a bridge between finance and sales, and requires excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills to develop relationships. 'Regional experience is important for the success of this individual,' Mr Neal said. 'You will be required to interface with a diverse range of business models and business cultures in the Asia-Pacific, so you need to be flexible and adaptable.' Candidates should demonstrate a high level of competence in budgeting, forecasting, three-year planning, business performance analysis and reporting. 'The right type of person needs to be energetic,' he said. 'Interacting with sales needs a positive commercial mindset, and the ability to interpret financial information and communicate it in a digestible format to the sales force.'