Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with Information Systems responsibility

Located at the ESCATEC Group Headquarters in Penang, Malaysia

We are seeking for a highly motivated successor to our current CFO who will be taking another position within the ESCATEC group. Reporting directly to the CEO, the CFO manages the group’s finance, IS & IT and HR functions and plays an active role in developing and implementing the group’s strategy.

Primary responsibilities:

  • assuming overall responsibility for the financial management and all financial matters of the group in order to fulfil all internal and external requirements
  • developing and managing the group’s information systems in order to provide useful data and tools in an efficient manner to optimise the business processes
  • managing HR functions that support the management effectively with solid HR processes in order to provide the personnel required to implement the group’s strategy
  • supporting the management and the Board of Directors by maintaining a state-of-the-art controlling service which provides powerful data for decision making
  • working across all functions within the organisation to build an understanding of the business drivers and create awareness and ownership of the implications of every business decision
  • assuring that the group complies at any time with all required company secretarial matters and taking charge of any legal matters
  • assuring that the group is adequately insured
  • organising the Board of Directors meetings and taking the minutes

Job Requirements:

  • A dual education, Bachelor or Master in accounting, MBA, CPA, coupled with IT/IS is preferred
  • Over ten years experience in finance and accounting in a manufacturing company with at least three years at CFO Level
  • Strong knowledge’s and experience in selecting, implementing and managing information systems (ERP, CRM, PDM, MES)
  • Excellent understanding of manufacturing cost accounting
  • Experience in HR management
  • Experience in consolidation of an international group
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically
  • Result oriented working style with a lot of drive & initiative
  • Having lived and worked in both Asia and Europe would be a plus

This position is also open for expatriates.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their application with a comprehensive resume and recent photo preferably by email to: jobs(at), or to: Attention: Human Resources, ESCATEC Switzerland AG, Heinrich-Wild-Strasse, 9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland.