Finance Manager, Greater Asia in Singapore, Singapore at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 10/8/2019

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Job ID: LEI005426

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.


Head of Finance including direct management responsibility for FP&A and review, formulate policy and internal controls and working with LMS Shared Services to ensure strong Internal Controls, Accounting, Tax, Code of Conduct Policy and Compliance.


  • Overall responsibility for FP&A, and work with LMS Shared services to deliver set objectives in Internal Controls, Tax, Accounting and GL and working with LMS
  • Formulate Service Level Agreement with LMS and drive fulfilment of service level by LMS Shared Service
  • Lead financial analyses, forecasting and planning
  • Coordination and own the following financial business process for the Greater Asia SU - Annual business plan/forecasting; financial reporting, strategic planning, quarterly updates and latest thinking, Monthly Flash & Sales Forecast & Mid-month Reviews, Weekly Sales Forecast calls, Funnel Management etc.
  • Responsible for providing financial consultation for business development projects and responsibility for the financial projections and presentations for Budget, Strategic Plan and Quarterly, Monthly Business Reviews or as required
  • Lead the monthly closing activities (coordinate with LMS Shared Service for financial accounting), such as gather inputs, perform data analytics, prepare the management review deck (including PowerPoint decks)
  • Lead the streamlining monthly, quarterly and yearly process to ensure accurate P/L reporting and forecasting
  • Drive adoption of standardized reporting, analytics and data management
  • Formulate dashboards, benchmarking and other analytics to proactively alert the organization about performance and issues.
  • Business Partnering - Provide strong commercial/financial decision support to Greater Asia SU team and ensure financial discipline in business decisions
  • Business Partner to both LBS Country Manager- Provide strategic financial analysis, insights to Greater Asia SU and drive financial discipline in all business decisions
  • Partner Greater Asia SU Managing Directors to drive sustainable profitable growth and help to drive Financial Objectives set
  • Lead financial analyses, forecasting and planning
  • Ensuring compliance to local law and regulations, FCPA requirements and Danaher policies
  • Review of Internal Controls, ensure and formulate strong controls for all accounting and operational processes
  • Ensure compliance to Accounting Practices & SOX and all relevant policies
  • Document Standard Works, Drive Continuous improvements, ensure 100% internal controls and SOX compliance and always challenge status quo
  • Understanding of operational accounting, including AR, AP, GL and review invoices from Distributors and vendors
  • Review, Formulate Credit Policy and controls of Accounts Receivable
  • Review and Challenge Funnel, Demand Forecast & Financial Forecast by Business
  • Drive Distributors (via Operations) to collect and analyze in market Sales, Distributor Inventory accuracy and reporting
  • Oversight responsibility in Pricing analysis & Pricing Targets
  • Any other Projects/ responsibility as assigned by Finance Director
  • Recruit the best, motivate and develop Finance Team in Greater Asia

Job Requirements


  • Minimum Bachelor degree/ ACCA (> 8 years’ experience) with CPA
  • Strong Integrity and though process
  • Strong interpersonal skills; Teamwork & leadership skills; Self-motivated; and ability to multi-task
  • Must demonstrate proficiency and have experience in the financial close and consolidations process and the ability to work in a fast-paced, success-driven organization that operates with the mantra Best Team Wins!
  • Strong in Internal Controls and able to build Standard works and process re-engineering
  • Strong understanding of operational accounting & able to manage a finance team/ interaction with Shared service Center
  • Experience in managing a Commercial Operations of >US$10M
  • Strong in Business Partnering & financial planning and analysis (for Commercial Operations)
  • Experience in managing and coordination with Shared Service Center (including understanding of Compliance, Tax, Audit and Financial Accounting)
  • Excellent systems skills- MS office, SAP BW/ Business Objects and SAP rollout/design experience
  • Cognos, TM1, QlikView, Lucanet or any Reporting/ Planning tool experience

To Apply:
Leica Biosystems is committed to attracting and retaining the most highly qualified candidates available. We firmly believe that our employees drive the success of the company. With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging, stimulating and financially rewarding opportunities.  As a Leica Biosystems employee you will be consistently challenged to deliver your best. 
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Danaher Corporation Overview

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