Lead Accountant (Hong Kong) in Taikoo Shing at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/15/2019

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Job Description

Main objective / purpose of the role:

This position is responsible for the financial reporting for a medium to large sized complex legal entity that is managed in Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence office. He/she will be responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements for submission to International Division and Corporate office.  He/she will provide specialized expertise requiring technical accounting knowledge to perform complex, technical accounting functions, ranging from reconciling complex accounts, assessing and improving internal controls, design and perform ad hoc analyses, and analysing large data sets with the aim to provide a conclusion or recommendation.  The candidate will be a specialized Champion with expertise knowledge for specific topic and responsible legal entity. ​

Critical success factors / key deliverables:

  • Capture, track, and report revenue and expenses; determine appropriate procedures for accounting record preparation, research of transactions and reporting.  Working with BPO, oversee, reconcile and resolve problems relative to accounting entries requiring judgement
  • In depth knowledge of full balance sheet of small to medium sized entities.
  • Maintain and review accounting process controls, recommend and implement any approved modification as directed by management. 
  • Develop, recommend and implement new or revised policies and procedures for better controls and efficiencies.  Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities
  • Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for Stryker processes.
  • Test, execute and document internal controls audit programs in accordance to SOX and Corporate policy
  • Working with BPO, perform accounting month end close procedures, run and analyse financial reports, prepare financial reports for submission to Corporate for consolidations
  • Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
  • Contribute to projects in specialized Champion subject matter or legal entities; propose solutions
  • Serve as a liaison to local finance and BPO
  • Identify and resolve potential issues due to changes in accounting, governmental and corporate policies, processes, business practices and/or internal controls
  • Research possible solutions and make recommendations to management based on audit / report reviews, observations and identified accounting issues

Knowledge / Skills / Attributes

Academic qualifications / degree & relevant prior experience:

  • Degree holder in Accounting or Finance.
  • Attained or working on a qualified Accountant with a designation from a recognized accounting body
  • 5 to 7 years of relevant experience, out of which at least 3 years in a Big 4 or 10 years of commercial experience in Finance;
  • US GAAP, SOX 404 experience preferred.
  • Strong skills in MS Excel.
  • Practical knowledge in Hyperion /JDE would be an advantage.

Key strengths / personal attributes for the role:

  • Excellent language skills with proficiency in spoken and written English.; additional language other than Cantonese preferred
  • Good relationship management abilities (ability to manage through influence)
  • Good communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to business partners and outsourced service provider.
  • High ethical standards and integrity.
  • High sensitivity to numbers and details.
  • Quick learner and resourceful self-starter who does not require close supervision to meet tight deadlines, and enjoy a fast-paced environment.
  • Advocate ideas and raises concerns with confidence, enthusiasm and respect

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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