APAC Accounting Director

Job Title: APAC Accounting Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shanghai, China
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SS202514_1554362966
Contact Name: Sophia Sun
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 04, 2019 15:29

Job Description

APAC Accounting Director

Position based in Shanghai


  • Control and monitor the consolidation reporting for the Group: quarterly and annual balance sheets, flow reports, net income trends, etc.
  • Check that the Group's accounting procedures and principles are correctly applied in the countries in close cooperation with the Internal Controlling department.
  • Guarantee the reliability of accounting information by working with country teams on appropriate procedures, checks and performance indicators.
  • Define with Corporate the transformation roadmap of the Accounting practice and organization in APAC
  • Define with APAC CFO and his Management Committee, accounting processes common to all countries to improve productivity of reports / statements preparation through optimal use of systems and efficient workflows
  • Work with Country CFOs as well as Plant / R&I CFOs on accounting processes in the countries
  • Animate the Accounting community in Asia Pacific (14 countries) and upskill the teams to accompany the tranformation of accounting "metier" (100 accountants in house + 65 accountants outsourced)
  • Manage the accounting Shared Services Center currently outsource to a leading international provider
  • Direct Management of a team of 4 people:
  • 1 Shared Service Center Manager (+ 2 team members)
  • 1 Accounting Excellence in Finance project manager

Required Profile
Must have:

  • >10 years experience of Finance in multinational companies
  • Significant experiences in Accounting including the supervision of several different entities / Business Units with each their own accounting teams
  • Experience in design of a new accounting organization (centralization, outsourcing, new workflows…)

Nice to have:

  • Mix of business controlling and accounting experience
  • Regional experience
  • Knowledge of SAP


  • Strategic thinking
  • Entreprenueral spirit

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