A key financial role is on offer with a growing international organisation that has a unique business model. The business helps companies to become more environmentally compliant, and is looking for a regional financial controller for its Hong Kong office. 'Because this is a relatively small company, with under US$100million in sales, this role offers the opportunity to make a difference and to work with senior management globally,' said Anthony Modrich, the Kowloon office manager for international recruitment specialist Robert Walters. 'The role covers the full spectrum of finance functions including company secretarial responsibilities and human resources,' Mr Modrich said. 'The successful candidate's duties are to provide critical information and analysis to head office in order to make management decisions that affect the day-to-day running of the company and the growth of the company,' he said. While the finance manager and the HR manager will report directly to the new regional financial controller, there are also indirect and third-party relationships involved in this position. Although this is a desk job, it involves some travel to southern China and Shanghai, where the company has manufacturing sites and a manufacturing partner. As this is largely an accounting and finance role, the ideal candidate should be a qualified accountant with at least 10 years of work experience, five of which have been in a management capacity. Applicants should have gained some recent manufacturing experience and have an understanding of cost accounting. 'You really need to be strong on analysis, and [have] an understanding of how to present this analysis to the business in the most effective manner,' Mr Modrich said. 'The team gets numbers on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, which you need to analyse in a business sense, and present at chief executive level to provide real, meaningful business information about Asian operations,' he said. His client is keen to recruit someone who is flexible and able to handle a wide variety of duties that are likely to change each day. Although the successful candidate will operate in a small company environment, he or she should be a strong enough leader to work with the chief executive and chief financial officer. 'While this level of role in Hong Kong usually demands fluent Cantonese and Putonghua, our client will consider all candidates, and only fluent English is necessary,' Mr Modrich said. The recruitment process should be relatively short and held over two rounds, one with the Hong Kong managing director, and the final round with the chief executive and chief financial officer. 'Your personality will be quite important as, with [the] head office offshore, they need to have someone who can successfully manage that relationship remotely.'