Job ref no.: CT3119337-01#5882

Regional Financial Controller, Asia


We are reinventing global trade.

Flexport is a platform for global trade. We are a licensed freight forwarder and customs brokerage built around a modern technology stack. We help some of the world's fastest growing brands manage their international supply chains, providing a fully-managed service for moving products between any two places on the planet. Started in 2013, we raised over $300M from investors including Peter Thiel of Founders Fund, Google Ventures, First Round Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Felicis Ventures, Fuel Capital, A-Grade Investments, Y Combinator, and more.

Our Finance and Accounting Team supports and collaborates as a strategic partner to clients, partners and all internal departments. The company transacts with partners around the world with an on-the-ground operations teams in San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, China, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam. With thousands of shipments in motion over the global, we need a highly motivated Regional Financial Controller for the Asia Pacific region. You will be a crucial part of decision-making and provide leadership for the Asia Pacific region on areas relating to tax, financial reporting, accounting and expansion. You will be an integral part of the leadership team and help navigate the complexities of building an international accounting and finance team.


What you'll do:

  • Provide regional leadership for all accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, statutory filings, tax and treasury matters across all legal entities within APAC.
  • Ensure operations and transaction in the region are in compliance with Flexports financial and management control policies as well as local statutory requirements, including monitoring relevant processes, record keeping and reporting.
  • Facilitate in preparing periodic management level reports and analyses to support the management and decision making responsibilities of the APAC management team.
  • Review procedures and operation controls as well as provide insights to improve internal control and efficiency.
  • Monitor and manage month end closing by working closely with regional and country team members as well as accounting service providers.
  • Perform continuous assessment of the close process and process redesign to reduce the month-end accounting close timeline and improve accuracy.
  • Collaborate with U.S.-based corporate peers in accounting, tax, operations, and related executive management as well as regional Human Resources, Legal, Sales and Marketing, regarding APAC business and finance matters and projects, including business development and process improvement.
  • Lead monthly financial reviews with accounting service providers and corporate accounting team.
  • Support global payroll team with in-region payroll filings, external third-party communication and ad-hoc requests.
  • Manage the external KPMG statutory audits and US GAAP compliance as applicable


What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA or CA preferred.
  • 5+ years of people management experience.
  • 8+ years experience in accounting, including 3 years audit experience in a public accounting firm (Big 4) and experience in accounting for a publicly-listed or high-growth start-up company.
  • CPA or local country equivalent.
  • Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in tax, finance, accounting and regulatory compliance. Specifically in Greater China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan) and access to expertise in rest of Asia
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP technical accounting and business matters. Experience with international entities, multi-currency and consolidation are a plus.
  • Able to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Experience working cross-functionally with key stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, fast growing company where adaptability is critical
  • Strong technical skills - Excel, ERP systems, analytical and extreme attention to detail
  • Experience with NetSuite is a plus
  • Passionate about accounting, finance, logistics and international trade!

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Job ref no. CT3119337-01#5882
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 8 years - 13 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
  • Degree