Head of Internal Controls, APAC

Location: Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Accounting
Salary: RM15000 - RM20000 per month + attractive benefits package
REF: BBBH226280_1538651734

Our client is an established FMCG APAC accounting shared services with a current focus on standardization and process controls. They are currently looking for a highly experienced Head of Internal Controls, APAC who has strong regional stakeholder management skills and people management skills to join the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for a strong internal control, risk management, and operational control environment across APAC.
  • In collaboration with the accounting shared services and cluster CFOs, ensure a strong financial control environment that limits risks while enhancing proper checks and balances among processes and units.
  • Assess the overall internal control environment and provide recommendations for improvements to Process and Operations Leaders.
  • Partner with the Global Audit Director to raise awareness and provide timely communications to the organization regarding the compliance and audit program and ways to mitigate risk.
  • Strategically develop and implement an annual audit plan that balances high risk internal control areas with other departmental requests.
  • Drive conversations with external auditors to plan and implement an assessment of the control environment, coordination of timing and execution of process walkthroughs, and a process for timely sharing of potential issues for resolution with respect to internal controls
  • Evaluate audit findings, prepare audit reports and make recommendations to senior management about how the organization's financial, operational and managerial processes and systems could be improved.
  • Ensure self-assessment and testing, initiating corrective actions and follow up to ensure compliance
  • Update Delegation of Authority Matrix to meet the changing business needs per functional management's feedback to improve efficiency

Key Requirements

  • Total career experience of 15-20 years, with a strong focus on regional financial and operations audit for at least 10 years.
  • CPA (or equivalent) + CIA qualifications are mandatory.
  • Strong in regional stakeholder management in a challenging environment.
  • Proven team leadership skills for a minimum of 8 years.
  • Big 4 foundation an advantage.
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and staff, maintain the highest degree of confidentiality, and meet tight deadlines.

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