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The Estee Lauder Companies Accounting Manager, Finance, Hong Kong in Hong Kong SAR, China

Accounting Manager, Finance, Hong Kong

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Account Receivable, Account Payable, and General Accounting Teams

  • Ensure the team adapt the established system process and procedures required to process all accounting transaction properly and ensure that all month-ended, quarterly-ended and yearly-ended closing are completed accurately, in timely manner and in accordance with corporate guideline

  • Formulate accounting policies and streamline work procedures

  • Ensure sound financial controls, policies and procedures are in place to meet our business environment in accordance with corporate requirement and comply fully with local statutory convention

  • Monitor the completion of annual Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Facilitate the annual SOX review and assist the Financial Controller to establish / execute internal controls over financial reporting. Review and update narratives and ensure sufficient controls are in place to mitigate risks

  • Meet all reporting deadlines as set by head office. Improve financial governance and compliance with existing and any new GAPs as they are published

  • Liaise with bankers, company secretary, auditors and solicitors

  • Supervise fixed asset counts, and annual stock counts for inventory owned by ELHK. Review & approve the necessary reconciliation and journals for count results

  • Strongly support process adoption in the B2R/P2P/O2C within the organization. Leverage BI reports to drive efficient and values. Continuously evolve the scope/or structure of the entire financial accounting team to meet new requirements from regional/global Finance

  • Assist in the annual budget preparation & monthly latest estimate as and when required

  • Lead, coach and develop the team to build the team core competence through a series of development initiatives such as on-the-job training, job enrichment, job rotation, etc.

  • Identify resource requirements in terms of people, systems and equipment

  • Take on special projects as assigned


Job Requirements:

  • University graduate with major in finance or accounting

  • CPA certification with strong familiarity to US GAAP, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and financial reporting and control processes for listed US companies

  • Minimum 13 years of total work experience in the field of Accounting or Auditing. Experience in retail industry is a must. Big 4 working experience is preferred

  • Possess technical expertise and in depth knowledge in accounting, financial reporting, planning and internal control functions

  • Have proven track record of managing and handling local compliance related matters

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, analytical focused organization

  • Self-motivated with good interpersonal, influencing as well as supervisory and management skills

  • Team player and able to lead with good analytical skills & detail oriented

  • Strong communication skills required

  • High proficiency in English and Chinese

  • Strong working knowledge/use of Microsoft Office and SAP

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-CN-Hong Kong, SAR of China

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 185458