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Financial Controller

Financial Controller

Zalora is looking for a high-performing Financial Controller to join its Indonesia Finance Team. Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller will be responsible for proper and accurate accounting and finance operations at Zalora Indonesia and ensuring that Indonesia finance team comply with the standard operating procedures of the wider Zalora Group. This role will be integral in leading the relationship with the regional finance team in Singapore and the Business Shared Services Centre in Malaysia. As the Financial Controller, you will ensure that all finance processes and controls are strong and constantly improved, with an efficient month-end process to produce accurate and high-quality financial reports. Working closely with the Finance Director, you will offer a business partnering arrangement to the Company and serve as the contact person for finance in Indonesia. This role requires excellent communication and organization skills, including the ability to anticipate, identify and communicate risks to senior leadership. This role is at Senior Manager level.

This is a unique, exciting opportunity to influence minds and make a positive difference to ZALORA, and to your career. The role is based in our Jakarta office.


  • Manage Accounting, Order-to-Cash, and Purchase-to-Pay sub-departments.
  • Lead Finance team to ensure timely and accurate month/quarter/year end closing and reporting.
  • Supervise transaction processing operations to ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Manage compliance with local statutory reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Coordinate with other members of the finance team to generate and review relevant financial information. Provide senior management team with insightful recommendation, planning and reporting support; as required, drive implementation of relevant recommendations.
  • Support the Finance Director as key business partner to Indonesia senior management team.
  • Lead the implementation of finance workstream in the Company key projects, ongoing process and system improvement
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Manage coordination with external auditors and other advisors
  • Driving team engagement and team members’ development for Finance Department
  • Sharing best practices and provide support and guidance on process changes and transformation aiming to reduce finance wastage.
  • Driving process efficiency activities that will deliver measurable and quantifiable process efficiency improvements.


  • Financial degree from a reputable university in Indonesia or overseas
  • 8-10 years of work experience with at least 3 years in controllership activities
  • CPA/CA/MBA/CIMA a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and influence effectively with business partners coupled with strong business acumen are key
  • Strong controllership and compliance mindset, individual with high level of integrity
  • Hands-on knowledge on business operation controls and processes
  • Ability to perform critical assessment and application of policies and IFRS standards on business activities
  • Good level of SAP knowledge and working experience
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Overseas work experience is highly preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills required
  • Organized, strategically focused, detail-oriented, self-starter and able to deal with ambiguity.
  • Exhibit strong work-ethic, critical thinking, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Retail/Tech experience a plus

The ZALORA Story

ZALORA exists for the millions of fashion consumers in Asia seeking a shopping experience focused on their unique styles, trends and fit. As Asia’s leading online fashion destination, ZALORA was founded in 2012 and has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia & Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA’s localised sites offer an extensive collection of top international and local brands as well as our own in-house labels across apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women. ZALORA is part of Global Fashion Group, the world's leader in online fashion for emerging markets. 

ZALORA is not obligated to accept resumes from any third parties on behalf of potential candidates for any position (advertised or otherwise) by any means, unless ZALORA has executed a written agreement with such third party and has expressly requested such third party for candidate referrals. Third parties who provide unsolicited resumes of candidate(s) shall waive and forfeit all rights to claim for any placement fees or referral fees in the event that such candidate is eventually engaged or employed by ZALORA or Global Fashion Group.

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