Accounting & Controls Manager (APAC region) with a High Growth US MNC within the Healthcare / Medical Device Industry

Job details

Location: Singapore
Job Type: Permanent
Reference: AF/CC/ACM/041119C
Posted: over 1 year ago
Consultant: Claire Chua
Consultant Email: email Claire
Consultant Phone: +65 6950 0381

Job description

In an individual contributor capacity, this Accounting & Controls Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective accounting framework and related internal controls to ensure that the financial records are complete, accurate and in compliance with local laws and regulations, US GAAP, as well as corporate policies. Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the region’s financial and accounting processes to ensure compliance with Corporate and local policies, statutory requirements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles/Standards and ethical standards with unyielding integrity;
  • Providing technical accounting guidance and recommendations to country accounting teams and stakeholders in close collaboration with Corporate Finance team;
  • Writing and reviewing of accounting position papers in support of complex and judgmental accounting positions;
  • Leading the country Pre-Close Reviews, consolidate the regional package and support the Pre-Close Review call with Corporate Controller;
  • Working closely with country accounting teams and the Big 4 audit firm to finalize the statutory package submission and review the quality of the submission. Acting as the key contact for Corporate Legal to ensure timely statutory filing in countries, as well as liaising with the Corporate Tax on taxation issues;
  • Enforcing key internal controls and oversees the establishment and maintenance of robust financial control environment including enhancing the Risk Control Matrix;
  • Coordinating quarterly 302 questionnaire and certification reporting process and acts as regional PMO for Corporate’s SOX 404 program;
  • Developing and establishing APAC region’s internal controls health check review, conducting ad-hoc in-country reviews to identify potential key control weaknesses where necessary and follow up until satisfactory resolution;
  • Serving as key contact for Global Internal Audit (GIA) audits and monitoring the implementation of corrective actions and remediation of issues arising from audits;
  • Serving as a channel of communication for potential/alleged financial improprieties reported within the region;
  • Leading regional-wide cross-functional business process improvement initiatives, by partnering with country finance teams, Global Business Services and relevant stakeholders;
  • Acting as regional lead for Corporate driven ad-hoc projects and other process improvement initiatives in APAC region.


  • Qualified Accountant CPA / CA, and Degree in Accountancy / Finance
  • Minimum of 10 - 12 years’ experience within the Big 4; and/or technical Accounting advisory experience within dynamic fast-paced MNCs
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS/US GAAP with controls and compliance experience
  • Solid understanding of the relationship of internal controls and business processes with financial statements and financial statement assertions, as well as the fundamentals of SOX 404 and SOX 302 requirements
  • Strong controls background, as well as experience with setting up / managing shared service in countries within APAC region
  • Excellent stakeholder management and presentation skills
  • Strong ability to influence senior key regional stakeholders
  • Familiarity with SAP, especially S4 Hana, Hyperion Enterprise and/or HFM, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, Business Objects
  • Strong Fluency in spoken and written English required; other language skills (e.g., Japanese, Mandarin) are a major plus

Only successful candidates will be notified.

For interested applicants, kindly send your updated resume to or contact Claire Chua at +65 6950 0381 for more information.

EA License No: 16S8066 I Reg no.: R1108933

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