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Director, Accounting & Compliance COE


Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Work Mode


Job description

  • Direct the planning, organization, operations, and administration of in-scope corporate and international accounting functions for the center of excellence.

  • Benchmark processes against best-in-class entities and drive process improvement.

  • Oversee the transition of additional accounting roles filled in Penang and integrate into the team structure where applicable.

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate monthly close processes for all in-scope of the company entities in accordance with US GAAP while ensuring proper maintenance of statutory financials.

  • Ensure effective internal controls are in place and compliance with GAAP and applicable international and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.

  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements, maintaining updated documentation, and providing recommendations, as appropriate.

  • Responsible for risk identification and mitigation, creating and maintaining process flowcharts for operation effectiveness.

  • Focus on Technical Accounting interpretation & application, where applicable including initiate internal control, policy development, research, and documentation.

  • Flexible to accommodate new additional activities, job expansion & projects as assign.


  • Strong team-player with experience working in a dynamic organization and demonstrated ability to build bridges between stakeholders.

  • Superior analytical skills, understanding of data privacy, deep understanding of business principles.

  • Knowledgeable on accounting practices & complex accounting relating to Lease, Hedging, Pension, Stock Comps, Debts.

  • Ability to build and leverage internal networks.

  • Ability to manage change sensitively and in a collaborative manner.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

  • Ability to attract, develop and retain outstanding talent.

  • Continuously drive continuous efficiency and quality improvements.

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and local country accounting standards.

  • Proven track record of team development, process efficiency and innovating finance workloads.

  • Experience building and expanding a center of excellence is highly preferred.

  • SAP experience, including ability to drive efficiencies through automation.

  • Ability to succinctly explain financial matters to non-finance personnel.

  • Contribute to the global execution of key Global strategic initiatives & projects.

  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers. Responsible for coordination of team deliverables for audits (internal and external).

  • Needs to be able to think strategically to pre-empt/adapt to a dynamic market.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature, and level, of the work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

We invite interested candidates to write-in with CV and regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a discussion.

Lee Shiow Chyn

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