Wednesday, 15 July 2009


Daulfin Grey has its successes primarily in executive search of C-level leaders and domain experts in the high-tech, logistics and FMCG industries. Its successes are largely in Singapore. Its team of consultants:
Bring an average of 20 years of industry experience and domain expertise each,
Bring a network of contacts within his industry of competence, and
Derive a keen sense of satisfaction matching abilities to opportunities.
Our client, a large agri-food company, with headquarters in the US, seeks suitable candidates to fill 2 posts as:

Plantation Controller
Job purpose:
Ensure full compliance with Group accounting and internal control policies, with the main focus on the operational side of the business.
Provide Location and Group management with analysis of location performance against budgets.
Lead an Accounting team to provide all necessary Financial and administrative support.
Work closely with other Heads of Departments in managing the plantation/mill
Main accountabilities:
Establish, implement and maintain internal controls that will provide cost effective protection over the assets of the organization.
Identify best practice opportunities to improve processes / controls and provide value added financial analysis for the Group.
Provide location management qualitative information that will help the business decision-making process.
Assist the location General Manager with dealings and communications with smallholder groups, local government authorities and any local minority equity partners.
Prepare with location management the annual budget information for the plantations and provide performance monitoring against budgets on a monthly basis.
Ensure systems are in place for timely and accurate daily production reports.
Location process owner to design and implement security control procedures.
Supervise location procurement team to ensure timely execution of purchase orders / contracts.
Help ensure all necessary licenses are obtained to perform operations and any continuing compliance issues are appropriately addressed.
Prepare capital expenditure requirements.
Ensure that all tax requirements are complied with.
Coordinate audit requirements.
Recruit and retain financial talent at the location level.
Coordinate with Country and Group office despite erratic communication facilities.
Assist the location management team in dealing and managing a work force of over 1000 people and smallholder groups.
Peformance meaurements:
Timeliness and accuracy for daily, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting.
Employee turnover within the finance organization and employee engagement survey results.
Statutory Compliances and no Control Breakdown
Controller Minimums followed and Corporate Policies adhered to.
Reporting line:
Country Financial Controller
Location General Manager
Education and experience:
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in Accounting or Business.
Minimum of 6-8 years experience in business environment.
At least 3-5 years experience of leading and managing a team of people.
Experience working with Senior Management.
Self-starter and proactive to enable and sustain results in challenging environment.
Tenacious to get results while exerting high degree of problem-solving capabilities.
Ability to communicate in English.
Good communication skills, formal and informal.
Ability to work well and supervise non-Accounting personnel.
Industry knowledge, production yields and process controls.
An attractive remuneration package and housing will be provided to the successful candidates.

Please send your CV with your salary expectation to While we understand that you would like a personal reply, however, due to time constraints, only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Your application will be treated in the strictest confidence.