Country Chief Accountant

Job Title: Country Chief Accountant
Location: Kuala Lumpur
Salary: RM10,000 - RM15,000
Contact Name: Maheswary Kandasamy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 02, 2019 12:49

Job Description

About our client

Our client is one of established Shared Services.


About the role

Utilizing hands-on accounting experience and an in-depth understanding of accounting principles and company practices, senior accountants perform complex accounting activities and financial analyses. Their day-to-day responsibilities include: Analyzing complex financial reports and records.


Your responsibilities


  • Co-ordinate with SSC KL Finance teams (AP, GAMA, AR, TR, T&E, Compliance and Procurement) and execute month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing activities to ensure timely and accurate closure of accounts in compliance with month-end close checklist.

  • Perform analytical review of profit and loss accounts and balance sheet, accountable for the financial accuracy of the affiliate’s Financials.

  • Responsible of all Internal Controls of Financial Reporting (ICFR) documentation and internal controls matters, act as owner for the ICFR tools – INVOLVE and BWISE.

  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliation – follow up on open items and rectify any anomalies encountered.

  • Submission other reporting packages accurately and within specified timeline i.e. Sustainability, Insurance reporting.

  • Responsible of IFRS 16 Leasing related matters i.e. SimSol /Planon.

  • Review and provide approval for all manual journal entries for posting by SSC KL team.

  • Responsible for all management accounting aspects i.e. Period cost allocation, COPA allocation, SSC allocation, etc.


Accounts Receivables / Accounts Payables

  • Responsible for all aspects of Accounts Receivables – review and approve manual billings, review debtors ageing and determine follow up actions, ensure all sales related activities are reported timely and accurate.

  • Responsible for all aspects of Accounts Payables – review and provide approval of AP related activities i.e. vendor invoices, payment, etc.



  • Cash flow management - forecast current and future cash flow requirement and arrangement for necessary fund transfers (if required).

  • Responsible for all treasury matters i.e. FX deal, credit facilities, payment request, banking matters.


Master Data

  • Managing of master data - Chart of Accounts, Cost Center, Profit Center. WBS, vendor & customer master data, UCI, etc.



  • Preparation of statutory taxes calculations and reconciliation, including tax reporting and liaising with Tax Consultant.

  • Preparation of audit related schedules and documentation, including liaising with the Auditor.

  • Participate in any compliance audits and responding to audit queries.

  • Identify, recommend and implement solutions in consultation with the management for continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of operation.

  • Being the main contact person for SSC KL Finance teams for issue resolution for all financial matters.

  • Being the main contact person for FM in the affiliates for all financial matters, requests and advisory.


Key Requirement

  • Ideal people with audit background with new-mid level manager.

  • Must have strong stakeholder management skills.

  • Must be strong in accounting knowledge and taxation skills.


You will have

  • A degree in Finance/ Accounting/ Commerce or equivalent. ACCA, CPA Australia or other accounting professional qualifications will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in related field and minimum 3 years in accountant role / audit experience.

  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices; financial reporting, audit and taxation.

  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software preferably SAP and MS office tools.

  • Meticulous, independent, proactive and ability to execute tasks within tight deadlines.

  • Strong communication skills, expressing ideas and expectations in a clear and concise manner.

  • Proven track record of effective relationship and stakeholder management with diverse populations (customers, colleagues and senior leaders).

  • Proficiency in influencing skills.

  • Comfortable working in a dynamic, changing and growing environment.

  • The ability to operate effectively across diverse cultural and business environments.

  • Able to commit for business travel when required.