The Estee Lauder Companies Accountant/ Sr. Accountant – AP in Shanghai, China

Accountant/ Sr. Accountant – AP

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies Corporate Departments


  1. Supervise A/P Accountant –T&E and review T&E report & advance to ensure the compliance with local T&E policy and accounting policy.

  2. Supervise A/P Accountants – indirect procurement and review Purchase Order, contracts to ensure the compliance with approval limit policy, and accounting policy;

  3. Supervise Intercompany Accountants for trade and non-trade related bookkeeping;

  4. Review the T&E, Purchase Order and intercompany payment request to ensure the compliance for the approval limit and valid invoices;

  5. Lead the team to perform reconciliation between intercompany trade payable vs. Customs clearance slip;

  6. Review cash advance and accruals; Review brand P&L to ensure completeness of expense and accruals;

  7. Be responsible for Balance Sheet analysis report of Accounts Payable before monthly submission;

  8. Be responsible for Balance Sheet Account Reconciliation of Accounts Payable;

  9. Assist Finance Manager to build up the A/P function before and after SAP goes life;

  10. Assist Finance Manger and Financial Controller for SMI P2P implementation;

  11. Take on special projects as assigned.


  1. Education: University degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics

  2. Work Experience: Minimum 8 years working experience in a similar role in MNC, with 2-3 year supervisor experience, prefer 2-3 year big 4 accounting firm experience and hold CPA or ACCA certificate;

  3. Required Background Characteristics

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and integrated accounting software system, preferably SAP AP experience ;

Job: Finance & Accounting

Primary Location: Asia Pacific-CN-Shanghai

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Number: 1714163