Head of Group Accounting

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: RM300000 - RM360000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH232654_1558582044

Our client, a leading telco group, are currently seeking an experienced technical finance professional to lead the corporate accounting and controlling function, reporting to the Group Financial Controller. Based in the head office in Kuala Lumpur, this role provides an excellent opportunity to gain oversight of the business at group level, and is a key position within the senior leadership team.

Some key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee, consolidate and review the group's monthly, quarterly and annual reporting of the group's financial performance
  • Ownership of all key reporting requirements of internal and external bodies, including the Audit Committee, stock market, Bank Negara, shareholders and the Board
  • Develop deep understanding of the businesses operating models in order to provide continuous improvement to processes, policies, financial reporting systems etc, to enable accurate financial reporting of the group's performance
  • Provide expert advice to the management team on areas such as complex contracts or transactions, ensuring compliance
  • Lead the planning and optimisation of direct and indirect tax compliance

Skills and experience required:

  • An experienced finance leader with a professional technical Chartered accounting qualification, such as ACA or ACCA
  • Highly technical, with an excellent track record in accounting, reporting and controlling
  • Experience in working for a Malaysian listed business and sound understanding of Bursa reporting requirements
  • A background within a big 4 firm and the telecommunications industry would be highly beneficial but not essential