Ø Support and implement continuous improvement initiatives e.g. process standardisation and business efficiencies, with the aim to lower cost, improve service and reduce compliance risk
Ø Supervise the Reporting Accountants and completion of annual objective / appraisal performance process.
Ø Build and maintain a strong working relationship with the transactional accounting teams.
Ø Leads the requests from external and internal auditors, other advisors and relevant country Authorities
Ø In combination with the Finance Controller, monitor, assess and implement changes to comply with external reporting and accounting requirements
Ø To align with internal changes to the business or S&N accounting environment
> Degree level qualification & Professional qualification
Licenses/ Certifications (please prioritize and specify required and nice to have):
> Required ~
Professional accounting qualification (i.e ACA / ACCA / CPA /CA /CMA or equivalent)
> A minimum of 5 years post qualified experience, either in global accounting practice or in industry
> Must have local language skills and fluency in English
> Strong technical accounting knowledge and have proven understanding, expertise and experience in reporting under IFRS.
> Experience of supervising teams and strong inter-personal skills.
> Demonstrates experience in analyzing financial data, drawing sound conclusions and developing proposals/solutions.
> Able to demonstrate a track record of success in working with diverse partners
> Must have the ability to assess, react quickly and crucially to problems, taking tough decisions where needed or calling out issues as appropriate.
Nice to have ~
> Relevant confirmed experience helpful, ideally in Medical Devices or Pharmaceuticals.
> Candidates with past experience in one of the following roles would be desirable – Commercial Accounting, Legal Entity Reporting (including production and delivery of the accounts consolidation processes and sophisticated transactions and associated accounting), Supply Chain Accounting (standard costs, variances, internal sales)
> Experience of SAP / Hyperion / TM1 / Cognos.
> Experience of working in a large / listed entity.
> Proven understanding and application of SOX control frameworks.
> Experience of transition and transformation to an offshore Captive or BPO Transactional Finance operation.