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General Ledger Accounting Team Lead

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Client Overview:

Global multi-specialty healthcare company that is focused on discovering, developing and commercializing innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices that enable people to live life to its greatest potential – to see more clearly, move more freely, express themselves more fully. 

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Job Description and Qualification:


·         Manage the accounting and reporting for all of the APAC entities of the company.

·         Team Lead in General Ledger process area

·         Timely review and/or approval of monthly account reconciliation templates to meet company's  reporting requirements and analytical review of monthly results

·         Accurately post and reconcile intercompany billing and prepare backups

·         Demonstrate commitment to Sarbanes and Oxley procedures

·         Responsible for post month end activities including reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, preparation of audit and control reports

·         Perform bank and cash in transit (CIT) reconciliations

·         Develop and maintain good working relationship with respective country finance teams

·         Perform other monthly tasks including mid-month roll out of accruals, prepayments, verification and posting month end journals and accounting of new assets acquisition

·         Produce routine reports and make summaries for shared service and affiliate management

·         Generate monthly service level agreement (SLA) or key performance indicators (KPI) reports and work with responsible team/people to bring red or yellow SLAs/KPIs to green

·         Deliver or lead a process improvement project (yellow or greenbelt project)

·         Any other task or project that the manager may assign from time to time


·         Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s/College degree and must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

·         Experience in general ledger accounting area of least 5 years in a multinational environment.

·         Strong working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP or IFRS) and their application

·         At least 5 years’ experience in supervising staff or team

·         Knowledge of business controls or Sarbanes and Oxley reporting

·         Preferably with knowledge and experience in Lean Sigma

·         Good understanding of BPO / shared service models

·         Knowledge of MS office (word/ excel) is must and knowledge of SAP is desirable

·         Willingness to embrace new technologies, changing working practice and working with flexible office environment.

·         Excellent attention to details and a good team player

·         Strong problem solving, organizational and interpersonal skills

·         Deadline and closure oriented

·         Customer & quality driven

·         Willing to be assigned in Ortigas