The client is a family-owned company representing premium lifestyle brands from Europe and the United States. They have operations and retail outlets in Asia and have also collaborated with the region's leading property developers on residential projects that have become the benchmark of luxury of living.
In early 2018, the client was restructuring to create a separate Business Unit within the company. They were seeking to hire an interim manager for finance/accounting transactions. The client interviewed three candidates immediately and selected one of the interim executives. In less than three weeks, the interim manager was on board.
At the time the interim was engaged, the company was facing re-structure. It was the plan to separate the business unit hiring the interim from the parent company. The interim would need to fully understand the existing finance and accounting systems independently and would work to separate financial data from old systems and establish new ones.