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Lead Financial Accounting (Statutory Reporting)

Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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MSD Business Service Centers (BSCs), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes. The BSCKL in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia is responsible for the execution and delivery of a broad range of financial services and processes across MSD business divisions and markets for the Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ) region.

The Manager, Accounting to Reporting (AtR) will be responsible for ensuring that the transactions of all the markets that BSCKL supports in the APJ region have been properly accounted for and accurately reflect MSD’s accounting process. The objective of this role is to work closely with Local Finance Teams to ensure that the accounting records: (i) accurately reflect the results of the associated business process, (ii) are in line with US GAAP and (iii) comply with respective local statutory and tax requirements. This role enables the AtR function based in Petaling Jaya to partner with its Finance and Business counterparts to ensure that business objectives are sufficiently met.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervise general ledger activities and analysis inclusive of period end financial close responsibilities for cluster of countries within the APJ region
  • Manage across General Ledger and other AtR sub-process activities
  • Implementing policies, operational controls and procedures to ensure efficient and accurate services to customers of APJ region
  • Ensure that all transactions are correctly reflected in the ledger on a country basis
  • Direct accurate and timely period reporting that complies with Corporate and country requirements
  • Managing activities outsource to MSD’s BPO partner for General Ledger and monitoring monthly performance
  • Administer monthly Account Reconciliation processes on a timely basis and adhering to all corporate standards and guidelines
  • Champion opportunities for streamlining and rendering service delivery more efficiently, and leading process improvement projects
  • Coordinate with team members to effectively distribute workload and increase exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within MSD
  • Approve the period-end financial packages and the Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Ensure compliance of accounting standards & reporting SOX requirements
  • Working with internal and external auditors to complete statutory and internal control audits.
  • Create competitive environment to foster innovative ways of process improvements & enable others to perform at the best of their capabilities
  • Drive and Implement Continuous Improvement initiatives/robotics (RPA - Global & Regional)
  • Partner closely with other Managers and Senior Leaders to effectively develop and implement strategic initiatives and gain exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within MSD
  • Achieve required accuracy on all defined KPIs and SLA’s
  • Leading and staffing ad hoc projects as needed
  • Develop and maintain a robust control environment
  • Collaborating and working together
  • Lead Global Projects and Initiatives
Qualifications

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Minimum of 8 years of experience in a shared service department of a multinational company including demonstrated experience in dealing with ex-US accounting

Business-level English skills (speaking and writing) required

Professional experience at an organization managing both local and US GAAP requirements required

Knowledge of both US GAAP required

Management and supervisory experience required, preferably in a shared service environment

Robust knowledge of the legal and fiscal reporting and Finance and Controlling processes (IFRS)

Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes

Solid experience leading change initiatives

Knowledge of business processes supported by transaction processing capabilities

Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

Solid communication, interpersonal, and organization skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management required

Ability to build, lead, and manage an effective team of highly-qualified and culturally diverse professionals

Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development

Ability to remain focused and lead through change or uncertainty

Strong customer service mind-set
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