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General Ledger Accountant - 6 Months Contract

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As a part of the APAC shared services process based team, this individual will be responsible for all the General Accounting activity for the APAC shared service The candidate will be responsible for the end to end definition of the general accounting process including, general ledger, month end closing, P&L and balance sheet reporting, balance sheet reconciliation process and assist statutory reporting. This person will be the go to person for the general accounting process and will be the key contact for month end closing process. Proactive and dynamic management of general accounting department to achieve key performance measurements in terms of efficiency, productivity and quality by ensuring all the controls are followed and mentoring the teams through a service excellence provider culture.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To support migration activities, stabilize team and develop to operate highly efficient general accounting team
  • To improve general accounting processes by exploiting our current systems and technologies plus evaluating new processes and technologies (to drive automation) including review of current balance sheet reconciliation process.
  • Maintenance and publication of key performance indicators (KPIs) specific to internal stakeholders
  • Oversee and monitor overall month end closing (MEC) activities and period closing. Ensure completeness and timeliness
  • Manage the accurate, reliable, and timely reporting for internal requirements
  • Ensure compliance with required external and internal controls
  • Review and approve manual journals at month end with appropriate and complete supporting documentation
  • Review Monthly Balance sheet and P&L fluctuation Analysis
  • Preparation of month end reporting package, adhering to corporate deadlines (including SOX compliance reporting)
  • Review monthly Inter-company and Balance Sheet Accounts Reconciliations
  • Perform certain quality review tasks to ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP and compliance to internal policies
  • Recommend improvement to general accounting activities so as to ensure compliance with governmental and organizational procedures and policies, and to also ensure the most efficient and effective operations
  • Ensure compliance with required external and internal controls. Support on external and internal audits
Knowledge & Background:
  • Professional qualification and/or a Degree in Accounting and/or Finance
  • At least 12 years’ experience in accounting and/or accounting related tasks with a minimum of 5 years in manager position in a multi-national organization ( preferable in a Shared services environment)
  • SAP knowledge and advanced user in Excel
  • Experience in managing big team ( min 8-10 span of control )
  • Proven US GAAP knowledge/ experience would be an asset
  • Competencies in preparation of financial statements (full sets of accounts);
  • Knowledgeable in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) , Income Tax Act and other relevant acts will be added advance.
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