Head of Accounting Shared Services, APAC

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: RM250000.00 - RM300000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH232792_1565423958

A global MNC is recruiting for a Head of Accounting Shared Services to set up operations in Kuala Lumpur to cover the APAC region. This position reports into the CFO, and will lead the operations in supporting and end-to-end accounting processes encompassing PTP, OTC and RTR.

This position will work closely with key regional and global stakeholders to contribute to the design and implementation of the APAC Shared Services strategy and manage an overall team of 30, potentially growing the team beyond 80 over the next 3-5 years.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, system oversight, controls, and policy setting for specific global accounting/controllership processes within PTP, OTC and RTR.
  • Design and effectively communicate Shared Services strategy and roadmap, and a comprehensive understanding of the future operating model, ensuring alignment across the organization.
  • Lead smooth transition within pilot processes through Go-Live and stabilization within 6 months to 12 months.
  • Leading external and internal audit to ensure effective compliance and governance practices, proactively identifying risks, and initiating exceptional mitigation strategies.
  • Spearhead conversations with senior finance leaders in the region, ERP solutions team, transition consultants and business partners to finalize the Finance Shared Services organization implementation plan.

Key Requirements:

  • MUST be a qualified finance professional or equivalent (ACCA, CPA, CIMA, ICAEW or equivalent).
  • A minimum of 20 years of total career experience with 3 years leading a Finance Shared Services organization.
  • Experience in streamlining processes, working with senior management and management of accounting teams, preferably with full end to end accounting and corporate reporting experience.
  • Proven experience in leading and developing Senior Managers, leading an overall team of 30-50.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills.

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