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Kian Hwee Ong

Kian Hwee Ong


Solid experience in financial management, planning, modelling, financial appraisals, operation, systems & projects



Regional Head of FP&A

• Oversee the monthly reporting cycle for the region.
• Control the business valuation and performance of the region’s operation through standardize analytics and methodologies.
• Manage the monthly and quarterly business planning cycle region.
• Devise strategic vision and roadmap for region finance system and business intelligence.
• Drive the regional finance integration of a major acquired company.
• Consolidated region business performance for CEO.
• Led monthly forecasting exercise.
• Partnered functional heads to develop optimal financials plan.
• Activities included devising consolidation packages and calendar, communicating business target setting framework, analyzing and challenging subsidiary submission, and repackaging for corporate submission and presentation.

Career medium 01
Career medium 04

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific

BD & Supply Chain Finance Controller

Interim Finance Director for China's Takeda operation (Jan-May 2011)
• Short Term Assignment: Acting Finance Director for the China operation.
• Oversee accounting, cash flow, FP&A, tax, procurement and IT functions.
• Setup and synchronized China’s operating procedures for procurement, reimbursement, payment, and budgeting in 2 months.
• Manage the financials during the transition from a national distributorship model to a regional distributorships model.
• Strategize and plan for the assets and liabilities transfer for the entities re-organization.
• Organize and evaluate the finance team annual performance appraisal exercise.

Finance Controller
• Review and approve the financials of proposed business development projects for Asia region.
• Analyse project profitability using financials models (NPV, Expected Value, Sensitivity analysis, etc). Restructure deal components when necessary.
• Manage the transition of the in-licensed products into each of the licensed territory.
• Control distribution inventory and supplies route.
• Reviewed and modeled deals valued more than US$50M in a year. Concluded an in-licensing deal worth US$34M.


Standard Chartered Bank

Manager, Business Finance

• Managed global reporting and consolidation system (Hyperion Essbase) for the Finance operation of Consumer Banking.
• Controlled the forecasting and reporting operating process.
• Project-managed system enhancement and releases cycles.
• Directed the IT and back-office support team (5) in Chennai.
• Engaged external vendors and system integrators for the implementation and development of the reporting systems.

Career medium 01
Career medium 01

Cisco Systems

Finance Analyst / Finance Project Manager

Finance Project Manager
• Project managed systems enhancement and releases cycles. Directing the various stages of implementation: resources balancing, requirements gathering/BRD, prioritization/milestones reviews, BAT/UAT, communications and training.
• Project managed company year ending processes for APAC. Activities included systems readiness and cut-over, and businesses cutoff calendar management.
• Managed a team of 2 project managers.

Finance Analyst
• Approved and consolidated more than US$30M APAC annual Marketing and Training plan.
• Partnered with APAC Marketing VP to develop the optimum marketing budget plan for each region.
• Partnered with functional and countries marketing teams to prioritize their marketing needs and to set their financial targets.
• Analyzed the marketing investment decisions (events and advertising) to maximize ROI on funding allocation and projection prioritization.
• Managed APAC business performance by products and segments. Focusing on products revenue/bookings performance by geographies and segments. And identifying products potential through tracking the penetration.
• Performed Sabane-Oxley compliance audit on reporting and channel partners rebate processes.
• Managed and implemented the Marketing Financial Planning tool. Integrating with procurement application(s) for end-to-end controls.
• Super-user of Oracle iProcurement and ARIBA applications.


The Golfer Connection Pte Ltd

Director (part-time)

• Turned hobby group into an annual S$30K private business venture
• Setup the legal entity for the business and the operational procedures.
• Identified the needs of a niche of golfer players, and devised golfing packages and activities to address their needs
• Directed the venture operation in the areas of accounting, sales and marketing and customers servicing

Career medium 05
Career medium 01


Senior Financial Analyst

• Managed and consolidated SEA annual Marketing and plan.
• Partnered with SEA marketing head to develop the optimal marketing budget plan for the sub-region.
• Partnered with APAC Sales Director to manage the APAC sales team operating expenses.
• Performed audit on distributors rebate claims.
• Managed and implemented the Marketing Tracker tool. Integrating with procurement application (SAP eProcurement) for Procure-to-Pay controls.
• Member of global taskforce to reengineer finance workflows as part of the SAP implementation.
• Finance planning system super-user (Plan-It).



In progress, Accounting

National University of Singapore

MSc, Marketing

National University of Singapore

BBA(Hon), Business Adminstration