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Lead Financial Accounting (Statutory Reporting)

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, MY
Requisition ID: SHA002311

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)


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.


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


  • 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


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)


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


Ability to remain focused and lead through change or


Strong customer service mind-set

Job: Shared Services

Other Locations:

Employee Status: Regular


Number of Openings: 1

Shift (if applicable):

Hazardous Materials:

Company Trade Name: MSD
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