• Financial Accounting - Team Lead

    Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur
    Contract Type
    Perm Full-Time
  • The Opportunity

    Purpose of the position

    Initially this role exists to support the roll out of systems and creation of a new shared service team to support the APAC region.  Excellent understanding of R2R processes is essential along with strong communication skills and the ability to build string relationships.  During the roll out period there will be a requirement to travel and spend significant time away from home .


    When the roll out is complete this role will sit within the Financial Accounting team of BSI’s APAC Shared Service Centre.  As that team develops there will be opportunities to be considered for Team Leader roles.  As part of the Financial Accounting Team, to provide effective and efficient financial accounting services within a robust control environment to the businesses supported by the Shared Service Centre (FSSC) by following best practice and procedures. 

    The individual will be responsible for meeting BSI Group requirements and actively contributing to the management and development of the BSI business.

    About BSI

    BSI is the business standards company that helps over 80,000 clients worldwide adopt standards of best practice and turn them into habits of excellence. With close to 3,500 employees globally we understand the challenges organizations face and our people have the skills to recognize where and how continual excellence can be achieved. Since 1901 we’ve helped our clients drive organizational performance, manage risk effectively and grow sustainably. BSI was appointed by Royal Charter as the world’s first national Standards Body to develop standards for the UK and was a founding member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). BSI is responsible for originating many of the world’s most commonly used standards incl. ISO 9001 and publishes over 2,500 product specification and business process standards annually. These standards address today’s issues from sustainable events to nano-technology; spanning sectors including aerospace, construction, healthcare and IT. We support clients throughout their journey to adopting standards, from the initial shaping of a standard to its embedding within an organization. We couldn’t do any of this without our people and we're incredibly proud to be recognized as an 'Investors in People'​ company. Bringing out the best in our people is key to the way we do business and our values of Integrity, Continual Improvement and Inclusivity guide the way we work together.

    Take a look at our job opportunities www.bsigroup.com/careers


    About You

    Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities


    • Implement standard processes and promote best practice across the FSSC team and support a culture of continuous improvement.
    • Work with businesses and functional departments to ensure that processes are operating effectively and identify and implement improvements.  To provide advice, training and support to businesses. 
    • Coordinate, manage and review balance sheet reconciliations prepared for BSI Legal Entities. Provide advice and feedback to businesses and work with businesses to ensure that Group requirements are met and that the close process is efficient.
      • Support business improvement projects with finance expertise.
      • Provide training, guidance and support to business colleagues on finance processes, improvement projects and as business needs arise.
      • Manage and review the fixed assets process ensuring that capital projects follow Group rules for the businesses supported by the FSSC.
    • Provide support and guidance to the other parts of the FSSC team as well as the businesses across the different UK entities and European office
    • Review all tax, legal and statutory obligations, ensuring they are met by given deadline.
    • Support the FSSC team with the month end process which includes posting accruals, journals and performing other month end duties.
    • Review the daily cash position and forecast for the BSI legal entities.
    • Review and manage the Government Statistics for the BSI Legal entities by given deadline.
    • Support the intercompany process within the BSI Legal  entities with their counterparties across EMEA,  AsiaPac, Americas, following BSI Group rules.
    • Ensure that services meet KPIs targets and that KPIs are reviewed and agreed with businesses and departments.
    • Ensure all processes and procedures are well documented.
    • Support the Financial Accounting team and businesses with the Year End exercise and preparation of the Statutory Accounts. 
    • Manage and support the FSSC team with both Internal and External audit deliverables.
    • Support the process of payment run reviews and bank authorisations.
    • Analyse and identify areas of control, weakness or inefficiencies, seeking for best practice and implement the best solution.


    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • ACCA/ACA/CIMA qualified professional with strong technical accounting expertise.
    • Track record of improving controls and processes, including identifying and implementing control improvements.
    • Good IT skills, especially knowledge of Excel, and SAP.
    • Proactive with “can do” attitude.
    • Collaborative and team orientated.
    • Ability to work as own initiative and as part of a team
    • Highly organised and detail conscious.
    • Comfortable working under pressure.
    • Good communication skills at all levels within the organisation.


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