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MuiKiang Low

Singapore
Controller, Southeast Asia at United Technologies CCS

Summary
An experienced Finance professional and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Singapore,
with more than 25 years of Business Unit Finance experience in Fortune 100 companies and
MNCs, and proven performance in Country and Regional Business partnership in P&L ownership,
Internal Audit, External reporting, Financial planning & analysis, Controllership, Mergers, Acquisition
& Business integration, Shared service, Financial system implementation, Corporate Taxation
and restructuring in various industries such as Engineering, Construction, real estate/property
development, hospitality and manufacturing.

Experience
Controller, Southeast Asia at United Technologies Climate Controls & Security
January 2016 - Present (9 months)
Lead , manage and develop the controllers team
Plan, review & execute the accounting controls & compliance review program in-line with UTC
requirements
Identify & monitor the implementation of appropriate actions plan for process improvement (eSox)
Review & reporting of the monthly/quarterly closing of the SEA countries for the both Climate
Controls and Security BU
Drive & coordinate with Finance Directors & FP&A managers of the SEA countries in the provision
of monthly / quarterly/annual reports including Quarterly S302 certification,FAS109 & annual
statutory filing
Drive adhoc process / control improvement projects outsourcing , JDE implementation etc

Controller, Southeast Asia at United Technologies Building Industrial Systems


February 2015 - December 2015 (11 months)
Lead , manage and develop the controllers team
Plan, review & execute the accounting controls & compliance review program in-line with UTC
requirements
Identify & monitor the implementation of appropriate actions plan for process improvement (eSox)
Review & reporting of the monthly/quarterly closing of the SEA countries for the both Climate
control and Elevator BUs
Drive & coordinate with Finance Directors & FP&A managers of the SEA countries in the provision
of monthly / quarterly/annual reports including Quarterly S302 certification,FAS109 & annual
statutory filing
Drive adhoc process / control improvement projects outsourcing , JDE implementation etc

Director Finance, BIS Singapore & Guam at United Technologies, Building Industrial Systems
February 2014 - January 2015 (1 year)
All financial aspects including Accounting, FP&A & compliance for entities specializing in HVAC,
Fire & Security and Elevators in Singapore & Guam
Lead , manage and develop the finance team
Drive business performance
Aligning financial policies & practices of the Singapore entities
Streamline and consolidate existing business processes & Financial Systems

Director Finance , CCS Southeast Asia at United Technologies, Building Industrial Systems
April 2013 - January 2014 (10 months)
All financial aspects including compliance of entities in SEA
Lead , manage and develop senior team of Country CFOs
Drive business performance
Aligning financial policies & practices of the SEA entities
Streamline and consolidate existing business processes
Partner BD in M&A activities and JV formation and leading related due diligence reviews

Director, Finance Southeast Asia at Johnson Controls Automotive


July 2012 - March 2013 (9 months)
Managing all financial activities of entities in SEA (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia)
Provide financial and managerial leadership to Country level Plant Controllers within SEA
Partner the Managing & Strategic Directors in the development, drive and execution of a multi-
year strategic plan to support aggressive growth in revenue and income expectations
Support employee development including training and coaching
Monitor businesses activities and instill controls to ensure compliance with internal ethics and
control policies in addition to US GAAP
Ensure strong and effective controls are in place across the plants and improve the internal
controls environment of the entities within the region
Review financial analysis for Capital investments
Transfer/Move transactional activities to Shared Service Center

Controller , Southeast Asia at Johnson Controls Automotive


February 2012 - July 2012 (6 months)
Managing all financial activities of entities in SEA (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia)
Provide financial and managerial leadership to Country level Plant Controllers within SEA
Partner the Managing & Strategic Directors in the development, drive and execution of a multi-
year strategic plan to support aggressive growth in revenue and income expectations
Support employee development including training and coaching
Monitor businesses activities and instill controls to ensure compliance with internal ethics and
control policies in addition to US GAAP
Ensure strong and effective controls are in place across the plants and improve the internal
controls environment of the entities within the region
Review financial analysis for Capital investments
Transfer/Move transactional activities to Shared Service Center

Senior Manager Internal Audit (Asia) at Johnson Controls


November 2009 - February 2012 (2 years 4 months)
Plan, lead & manage a team of auditors in the audit of JC subsidiaries & Joint Ventures within
Asia
Performing Internal Control Assessments & SOX review
Enhance control environment & capabilities
Develop auditors and prepare them for their next role
Improve Teams understanding of the Building Efficiency(BE) Business/Conduct training
Plan & lead Special reviews including investigative and due diligence

Regional Financial Controller - Control & Compliance at Johnson Controls


October 2007 - October 2009 (2 years 1 month)
Develop and execute compliance program in-line with Corporate requirements
Plan & lead a team in conducting Compliance reviews
Performing Internal Control Assessments
Identify & monitor the implementation of appropriate actions plan for process improvement
Collaborate with Internal Audit to conduct operational reviews
Roll out new policies & ensure compliance
Conduct training & coaching sessions
Roll out integrity policies & ensure compliance

Regional Financial Controller, Asia Pacific at Johnson Controls


January 2006 - October 2007 (1 year 10 months)
Assist with managing all financial aspects for Asia Pacific including FP&A and Financial Reporting
Work closely with the Regional Controllers within Asia Pacific
Post acquisition due diligence including conducting limited reviews, liaising with tax agents and
consultants for tax reviews
Lead a team in conducting SOX / Balance sheet reviews
Lead the Hyperion upgrade and integration project for Asia Pacific
Plan and coordinate the Open Balance Sheet (OBS) submission for Asia Pacific
Assist regional HR on Finance and Taxation issues pertaining to employee compensation

Financial Controller at Johnson Controls


November 1999 - December 2005 (6 years 2 months)
Plan, direct and supervise a team of finance and IT personnel
Coordinate with other Controllers/Accountants based in SEA - Malaysia, India and Thailand for
the sharing of best practices and provision of monthly group and other ad hoc reports. Johnson
Controls uses SCALA to maintain its accounting data and the Hyperion software for month-end US
reporting
As a member of the Singapore Management Team, formulation of policies and the elimination of
redundant work processes
Conduct monthly & bimonthly operations and collections review
Maintain and upkeep of the local ERP system,
Treasury and cash management
Review of monthly financial reports for both local and SEA group of companies;
Preparation and consolidation of the SEA group quarterly forecast & budgets, review and filing of
local statutory returns and accounts
Review and redesigning of work procedures, maintenance of internal controls and liaison with
external auditors, tax and secretarial agents
Review monthly payroll for local operations and incentives related computations for SEA
Management staff

Financial Controller at Cathay Organisation


August 1998 - August 1999 (1 year 1 month)
Plan, direct and supervise a team of 18 staff in the provision of monthly and other ad hoc reports.
Treasury and cash management,
Arrangement of banking facilities,
Review of monthly financial reports,
Preparation and collation of annual budgets,
Preparation and review of consolidated financials, GST returns, statutory accounts and tax
computation.
Review and formulation of financial policies and procedures, maintenance of internal control and
Liaison with tax agent and external auditors.
Contributory team member involved in the collation and preparation of information required for
Cathays listing via reverse takeover

Finance Manager at Sime Darby Berhad


January 1991 - August 1998 (7 years 8 months)
Plan, direct and supervise a team of accounting staff, in the timely provision of monthly and other
ad hoc financial reports
Preparation and review of investment project feasibility studies, annual budgets, quarterly
forecasts, variance analysis, consolidation returns, GST returns, drafting statutory accounts and
tax computation
Maintain internal controls & ensure compliance with group policies , managing cash flow, liaising
with external consultants on audit and tax issues
Partnered entity management in growing the Property & Hospitality Business to become one of
the six core businesses of the Sime Singapore Group

Auditor at Ernst & Young


May 1989 - December 1990 (1 year 8 months)

Education
National University of Singapore
BAcc,Accountancy,1986-1989
MuiKiang Low
Singapore
Controller, Southeast Asia at United Technologies CCS

Profile Notes and Activity (1)


9/29/2016View by Andy Ng