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Senior Manager, Financial Accounting

Penang, Malaysia

Job Type

Full Time, Permanent

Work Mode


Job description

  • Oversee the transition of accounting roles mainly General Accounting filled in Penang and integrate into the team structure.

  • Direct the planning, operations and administration of in-scope corporate and international accounting functions into Shared Service environment.

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate monthly close processes for global 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.

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

  • Drive process improvement, automation, and standardization.

  • Proactively engage with Stakeholders to resolve challenges and recommend solutions, improvement where necessary.

  • Coach and mentor team members.

  • Ad hoc assignment as required.


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

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

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

  • Strong communication and influencing skills.

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

  • Ability to build and leverage internal networks.

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

  • Ability to attract, develop and retain outstanding talent.

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

  • 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, including coordination of team deliverables for audits.

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

  • Qualified accountant (CA, ACA, ACCA or CIMA).

  • MBA preferred

  • >15+ years of experience in finance, accounting and reporting; high-tech industry.

  • >12+ in leadership capability and/or in matrix organization.

  • >10+ experience in automation projects, LEAN, or RPA.

  • >10+ experience in SAP ERP system, including proven ability in automating processes within SAP.


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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