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Financial Reporting Team Lead (China Support)

Job Location: Kuala Lumpur

Regional Description: Malaysia

Job Number: 00609813


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Reports to the Function Lead/Sub-Function Lead, the Team Lead is to responsible / accountable for managing and supervising the General Accounting team in delivering General Accounting activities and month end reporting services to the company Business Division as part of a world-class, high-performance shared service organisation.
Job Content
  • Review and post journals, perform General Accounting related month end closing tasks in SAP and prepare monthly reports
  • Co-ordinate & manage month end closing to ensure closing is completed per month end schedule
  • Review and process fixed asset related transactions in SAP e.g. acquisition, capitalization, scrapping & sales
  • Able to manage end-to-end month end close including an understanding of process flow from other Functions
  • Able to troubleshoot and resolve simple system errors relating to Asset Accounting, Journal processing & SAP system closing tasks
  • Ensure that the General Accounting activities are delivered within the agreed service levels and targets as defined in the SSC F&A Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • Resolve General Accounting issues in partnership with Business Divisions.
  • Assist to establish policies, procedures and controls.
Functional Tasks:
  • Review the following activites by the team members:
    • Post the journal entry parked by the team members.
    • Prepare the month end closing reports and review the team members reports.  .
    • Process recurring journal documents.
    • Coordinate with other F&A teams in SSC and Business Divisions.
    • Liaise with Business Divisions for MEC Activities and MEC checklist.
    • Coordinate with Business Divisions for the preparation of MEC activities.
    • Check and compile Month End reports and reconciliations.
    • Assist to establish policies, procedures and control.
  • Supervise the General Accounting team and manage the quality of work performed by the team by ensuring that all GA activities are:
    • Performed in compliance with the predefined processes and service management framework.
    • Completed within agreed timelines.
    • Processed according to the established processes, procedures, policies and legal and statutory requirements.
    • Processed timely, accurately and completely.
    • Process urgent requests before specified deadlines
  • Coordinate and manage SSC communication channels and Helpdesk tickets related to General Accounting. Supervise the team in resolving queries or issues received through SSC communication channels.
  • Review all activities processed and reports generated by Specialists
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with counterparts in Business Divisions to ensure smooth processing of all activities. 
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from SSC Management and Business Divisions.
  • Assist Function/Sub Function Lead in managing the transition of new businesses into SSC.
Service Management and Continuous Improvement:
  • Supervise the General Accounting team members to deliver services within agreed service levels and budgetary guidelines defined in the SSC F&A Service Level Agreement. 
  • Supervise the team in tracking and reporting volumes and service levels to contribute to SSC Service Reporting. Identify causes of service delivery problems when service levels fall below target and resolve service issues promptly.
  • Manage and resolve service issues or concerns raised by Business Divisions.  Escalate issues to SSC Management for resolution or improvement, where necessary.         
  • Review backlog and cycle time reports and supervise team members to improve process flow times.
  • Recommend, develop and implement solutions for continuous improvements opportunities and ensure successful implementation across the team and in Business Divisions.
  • Liaise with customers, support personnel and external parties (e.g. auditors) to resolve queries / problems when necessary
Leadership / Supervisory:
  • Supervise and guide team members in performing General Accounting processing transactions.
  • Train and advise team members on SAP General Accounting processing functions and payment processing processes and procedures.
    • Support new and existing team members through proper knowledge transfer, sharing of resources, knowledge and experience and best practice, thereby ensuring quality is maintained through any staff transition.
    • Develop and prepare training materials.
  • Proactively manage staff motivation, morale and turnover.
  • Build a motivated and customer-oriented team.
    • Act as a mentor to team members to encourage good practice, team spirit and a quality-orientated approach.
    • Motivate team members to deliver quality services in support of organizational goals.
    • Organize and conduct regular team meetings and communications with team members to address and resolve team issues or concerns.
    • Create a positive work environment that fosters team performance.
    • Encourage teamwork within the team, as well as between the General Accounting team and other F&A teams.
    • Cultivate a customer service culture within the team.
  • Manage the performance of the team
    • Establish goals, performance objectives and KPIs for each team member and evaluate performance throughout the year.
    • Conduct team members’ performance evaluation and review.
    • Coach team members on improving skills and knowledge required to perform his/her job effectively.
    • Counsel team members on performance and career development, when necessary.
  • Manage the career development of team members
    • Develop and grow team members by providing guidance, feedback and reinforcement to team members regarding development needs and opportunities.
    • Secure resources to support development efforts.
Resource Management:
  • Allocate resources and responsibilities across the General Accounting processing team to execute service transition and ensure that knowledge is transferred from Business Divisions to SSC.
  • Allocate team resources and monitor resource utilization
  • Identify changes to long term resource needs and implement appropriate actions (e.g. backup plan)
  • Ensure balanced workload among team members.
  • Assist HR dept. in the recruitment process.
Technical Skills:
  • Financial Reporting Standards (FRS), International Accounting Standards (IAS) and relevant local accounting standards
  • Statement of Auditing Standards no. 70 (SAS 70)
  • General Accounting processes, specifically in VAT and WHT and other Accounting functions
  • SAP Finance
  • MS Office Tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Scanning/Document Imaging Tool
  • Fluent in English and one of the following languages:
    • Bahasa Malaysia
    • Bahasa Indonesia
    • Mandarin
Soft Skills:
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Managing team
  • Problem Solving
  • Negotiation Skill
  • Result, Customer and Quality Orientation
  • A recognized degree in Finance/ Accounting or related disciplines, or professional qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or CPA
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience with at least 2 years in a supervisory position, preferably in a global shared service environment.
  • Exposure in a large and reputable audit firm would be an added advantage
  • Has been trained and had extensive exposure in SAP accounting transactions. Has applied skills in various industries.
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge and understanding in General Accounting function. Has applied knowledge and experience in complex working environment.
  • Moderate exposure in other accounting functions.
You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
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