Job profile summary :
Responsible for managing a small team to deliver accounting and reporting services and ensure the integrity and effectiveness of accounting policy application, internal control, financial reporting, and accounting systems support and helping to implement continuous improvement plans while promoting a culture of service excellence and delivery within the team.
Job Advert :
Leads a team which supports more complex entities that require a solid understanding of the nature of the legal entities’ set-
up and business activities, relevant statutory reporting and audit requirements, and applicable direct tax principles, in order to execute activities effectively.
Ensure the team’s accurate and timely delivery of statutory reporting and direct tax services (e.g. preparation of statutory reports, tax packs, etc.
in accordance with SLAs.
Coordinate, facilitate and review draft statutory accounts, directors’ briefs, audit files, tax packs and quality control check lists with support from team members.
Support and implement process improvement, standardisation and simplification activity within the team
Manage relationships in matters of Statutory Reporting as appropriate with Group Accounts; BP Finance, Group Tax and external auditors.
Manage and supervise team members to ensure tasks are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Regularly track and resolve outstanding audit and tax issues that have been brought up, or further escalate to the necessary parties.
Support the development of the annual plans and budget for own team in support of the overall planning and budgeting for Group Finance.
Leadership & Supervisory
Plan, assign and direct work for team members.
Set goals and clarify expectations, provide regular feedback and conduct appraisals.
Coach team members to address process gaps, identify inefficiencies and help to embed a continuous improvement culture in the organisation.
Provide mentoring, guidance and feedback to team members to support long term career development and retention of key talent.
Identify and provide opportunities for learning and self-development to build capability of the team and ensure proficiency in performing activities.
Secure resources to support development efforts.
Assign work to team members and manage resource allocation for the team and people in support of GBS service, control and cost requirements.
Ensure resource allocation strategy is flexible enough to respond to demand variations.
Ensuring the necessary skills and experience are available to meet the challenges of a demanding and complex workload.
Manage a wide scope of work often for a global portfolio with high accountability and responsibility in ensuring accurate statutory and direct tax reporting.
Leading team members who are servicing different customers in various geographical locations and using different systems.
Requires comprehensive knowledge on the different statutory reporting requirements, as well as international tax laws and principles.
Keeps self up-to-date with the latest standards and information necessary.
Experienced with the BP Group Reporting Manual and Financial Control & Accounting (FC&A) standards and practices as well as internal BP reporting processes and systems will be an added advantage.
Liaising with customers and colleagues in different time zones and potentially in different languages requiring rigorous coordination between teams.
High level of familiarity with the end-to-end statutory and direct tax reporting process for the supported entities
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
Recognised professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA, CPA, CIMA).
Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) (if managing Malaysian entities).
Minimum of 5 years of experience in direct tax or tax accounting with strong knowledge of external financial reporting regulation, Group Reporting Manual and Group Account Policies.
Minimum of 4 years experience in leading, developing and coaching teams.
Shared service center with external audit experience is preferable
About BP :
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