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30 Jun 2017
Job Opportunity : Financial Accounting Lead (300K - 350K)
Financial Accounting Lead
Our Client
One of the world’s largest international companies in agriculture and food processing business
Up Country
Report to
Regional Corporate Finance


Financial Operations:

  • Applies an extensive understanding of principles and techniques, evaluate and analyze financial statements. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations and standards.
  • Leads the team to complete financial accounting activities which include RTR, PRTP, OTSC, Financial Reporting, P&L, SG&A expenses, allocations, reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, financial close, full balance sheet review, CRP preparation, tax accounting and filing, budget coordination etc.
  • Work closely with global process owners and ensure all financial accounting activities including RTR, OTSC and PRTP ones are executed effectively and efficiently with appropriate controls and end to end view
  • This tower will be the key customer for CBS Finance, and will work in close partnership with Tax, Treasury, CFR Mpls, Decision Support, Financial Risk Management, internal and external auditors.
  • Work closely with CBS Finance and global process owners to build capabilities for executing financial accounting processes at appropriate place which allows the company to leveraging its size and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance organization.
  • Holds self and team accountable for delivering results, and driving the continuous improvement of finance activities; collaborating across business, functions, and enterprises.
  • Aligns with internal control systems that provide effective and efficient operations; reliable financial reporting; and compliance with laws, regulations and corporate policies.
  • This role will be responsible for completing the statutory/external audits and will be primarily contact point for external auditors in guidance of Country Controller.
  • This role will be responsible for ensuring the compliances with all financial regulatory compliances both locally and required for US GAAP.
  • Champion efforts to ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial information.
  • Manages engagements with internal and external auditors, and ensures issues are resolved. Partners with other accounting and finance leads to ensure alignment of processes and strategies.
  • Work with other functions and business managers to ensure financial regulatory compliance.

Deploy financial internal control framework, assess/identify/report risk, monitor and improve Financial Controls

  • Partner with Control COE, Sub Region A&F Lead to design, implement and monitor the control framework.
  • In coordination with Control COE perform risk assessments to identify risk areas and develop monitoring plans
  • Develop plans to ensure effective controls for shared service transitions, ERP implementations, and acquisitions/divestures
  • Partner with Controls COE & Audit teams to understand and address financial risk areas
  • Partner cross-enterprise to leverage and share best practices and comply with the company’s governance
  • Develop ongoing financial control validation, monitoring, and sustained processes
  • Identify opportunities for control efficiencies in processes
  • Ensure financial controls are consistently monitored; ICRs, CRP preparation and audits are executed according to pre-defined schedules. Partner with all areas involved to ensure compliance for new business transactions or new controls identified to be implemented.

Change Leadership, through Process Optimization and Technology Driven Decision Making:

  • Participates in the creation of accounting and finance strategy & approach which aligns with the strategy of the Region/Sub-region/country and finance job family.
  • Actively collaborates in driving process optimization, leveraging of shared services, CBS, and improving the efficiency of finance operations.
  • Ensure planning processes are streamlined to reduce non-value added activities
  • Data accuracy and E2E framework will be in consistent alignment with global RTR process owner, with a key focus on continuous improvement
  • Partners with other accounting and finance leads.

Choose and Develop Talent:

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams.
  • Develop sustainable training program for execution of various financial risk management and control processes and ensure team is well trained.
  • Empower team to initiate change and drive results.
  • Create a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet individual development goals.


  • Minimum 10 years of accounting or finance experience, preferably with at least 2 year experience of controls/ compliance experience
  • Strong accounting experience with very good technical knowledge in US and Local GAAP.
  • Strong understanding of CFR reporting and compliances.
  • Deep understanding of Thailand Tax and financial regulatory compliance and basic understanding of US Sub Part F Tax.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groups
  • Proven accounting/finance leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Tax, CFR Mpls, Audit, HR, IT)
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control
  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Demonstrated change agility and ability to navigate him and team through ambiguity and uncertainty.
  • Highly effective people leadership skills which motivates for high performance
  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization