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Accounting Manager - Malaysia

Job Location: ​Singapore​


Company description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767  dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

Responsible for the Accounting function in Malaysia; Point of contact for corporate secretary, government authorities (mainly tax authorities), banks, and distributors (for finance matters); Oversees the Malaysia Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) support team.

Main Responsibilities:

•    Drive the end-to-end external audit process for Malaysia 
•    Manage relationship with Corporate Secretary and other relevant advisers 
•    Ensure compliance with internal controls requirements

•    Ensure compliance with tax regulations; ensure accurate and timely tax filings
•    Drive completion of internal tax reporting requirements
•    Manage insurance requirements
•    Provide ad hoc support on all other Tax and Customs matters

•    Monthly cash flow planning 
•    Yearly forecast & budgeting of balance sheet and cash flow
•    Forge effective partnerships with the business (e.g. Commercial and Supply Chain Teams) and the customer, and work with them in managing credit risk  
•    Drive the day-to-day credit management process for Malaysia 
•    Manage relationship with local banks and Singapore Treasury Team

•    Oversee the activities performed by the BPO team for Malaysia 
•    Build strong relationships with teams involved in month-end close in order to effectively drive the closing activities 
•    Drive Balance Sheet reviews and preparation of monthly schedules 
•    Review payments and prepare bank reconciliation for Malaysia

SEA / APAC Reporting
•    Support reporting requirements for the cluster/region, including but not limited to Cash Flow and Net Working Capital analysis, Stock Committee reporting, and Credit reporting
•    Assist in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of SEA accounting operations through participation in BPO performance discussions, review of PTP analyzer, and review/approval of master data changes
•    Assist in addressing any compliance-related requirements for SEA including proof of performance reviews
•    Support adhoc projects, if any

Who we are looking for:

•    Degree in Accounting or Finance
•    7 - 10 years of relevant working experience
•    Prior audit experience
•    Strong knowledge of IFRS and SAP
•    Certified Public Accountant preferred
•    Strong analytical, written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills  
•    Possess good Microsoft Excel skills and people management skills

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world. 

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Finanzen, Verwaltung und Controlling
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