Accounting and Finance Manager Singapore (Hong Kong based)

Accounting and Finance Manager Singapore (Hong Kong based)
AGX World, Hong Kong

1 Year
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Aug 4, 2022
Last Date
Nov 4, 2022

Job Description

The mission and vision

Look around you. gt;90% of the things you see have been in a shipping container at some point. Surprisingly, while being a 500+ billion-dollar industry, 80% of the market is still dominated by small and medium-sized freight forwarders. They mostly organize shipments via countless back and forth in email. AGX helps these forwarders take a step forward and digitalize themselves to compete with emerging digital and global players. We provide them with the digital toolset to keep their backs free so they can focus on their superior operational service offering.

We do this by building a communication and collaboration platform that slashes unnecessary emails and double data entry by connecting relevant data sources and providing a common work interface. Our vision is to standardize information exchange in international logistics like the container did for shipping if successful, this will also boost global GDP.

We are a team uniting decades of experience in SME-, and digital forwarding, tech, and consulting. We are based in Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, well-financed by industry experts, and are due to launch our core product in Q1 22.

We are building state-of-the-art products that customers love. Our team focuses on listening, speaking up to improve the status quo, and making everyone on this journey with us realise their full potential.

You will make sure we always know what is going on in the company

As an Accounting and Finance Manager, you take on a crucial role in AGX’s headquarter team. You will be the primary contact of AGX customers and partners (small and medium-sized freight forwarders) with regard to invoices and accounting. You will make sure AGX’s books are always up to date and set up financial controlling and forecasting in close collaboration with the CEO to make sure there is constant visibility into the company's performance.

As one of the first people on board in the AGX headquarters, you will be able to build and design a full-fledged accounting and financial controlling setup and develop yourself into a leadership role. You will be a core point of contact for customers, vendors and build a basis for investor reporting

  • You build all base accounting processes and ensure efficient, accurate, and timely execution
  • You prepare all data for necessary government and tax filings
  • You create an efficient semi-automated invoicing process, keeping accounts payable and receivable up to date and small.
  • You ensure solid invoice controlling as well as timely payment to service providers
  • You support the leadership team in providing weekly management reports to investors
  • You set up financial controlling, ensure plan - actual tracking across input and output including cash flow and FX.
  • You set up a business intelligence, using company data to drive and focus the company in improving key performance indicators
  • You initiate smart improvement projects in collaboration with Business Development and/or KPI owners
  • You own the global legal entity setup and transfer pricing if necessary
  • You act as a core contact for all banks as well as tax advisors, auditors, and authorities
  • You build the finance and accounting team in Asia in close collaboration with the CEO

Special projects: In a startup, there is always something to be done


What you should bring

  • You have a degree in economics/business with a focus on accounting/taxes or business education or further training as an account. CPA strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in finance and accounting in an (international) company or startup with work experience in the SFRS/GAAP requirements of your local region
  • You have held a good understanding of business models with mass transactions and automation potentials
  • You already have set up new structures and processes
  • You have strong spoken and written English communication skills
  • You are very detail-oriented and like to work in an organized and structured way. You are able to prioritize tasks in a self-directed manner
  • You are committed to a sense of togetherness and professional exchange, guaranteeing constant further development of your team and communication at eye level
  • You are willing to ‘get your hands dirty’ in fixing pressing issues while ‘seeing the big picture’
  • You are willing to learn and use as well as give coaching feedback to improve


Why AGX - You can look forward to

  • Be one of the first members in a well-funded company aiming at doing to collaboration and communication in logistics, what the ISO code has done for manufacturing.
  • Abundant learning opportunities from day 1
  • Ample career development options as we grow our customer base and operations globally
  • A team that helps you grow so much you can get any job and so happy you don't want to leave
  • Leading the digital transformation of an entire industry and the ability to impact it from within
  • Flexibility to work from our virtual office or in-person with our young and energetic team
  • A workplace guaranteed with equality in gender, race and religion, and cares about employees’ mental health as much as their physical health
  • Becoming a team member of a potential industry leader and help pioneer sustainable and green logistics in the SME forwarding sector
  • A team that does what they say, says what they do and acts across cultures based on the AGX work manifest
  • Attractive remuneration including employee share options for standout talent

Job Specification

AGX World

Information Technology and Services - Singapore, Singapore