Cargill Financial Accounting & Control Tower Lead in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Financial Accounting & Control Tower Lead

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Position Purpose

  • The primary accountability of this position is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of retained accounting activities through alignment of processes, deployment and stabilization of system implementation and, collaboration with teams spanning across product groups, across functions, and across enterprises. This role is a leader in driving efficient, well controlled, financial services to and on behalf of the businesses with key focus on talent management, creating process-aligned teams. This position will be involved in the transformation, leadership, and performance of key accounting activities for Malaysia to support cross enterprise activities. This position will be responsible to determine how RTR, OTSC, PRTP & other related processes will be executed, in the retained organization developing framework that will be the basis to provide E2E view. This position will be responsible for implementing processes which will ensure compliance with Local and US GAAP, providing reliable financial reporting & compliance with laws, regulations and corporate policies. This position will also oversee relationship with other functions, e.g. Tax, Treasury, CBS Finance, among others and will be accountable to certify that financial statements reflect the accuracy and entirety of the business transactions, and that balance sheet and P&L are duly reconciled and certified by external auditors. This role will be primarily responsible for completing the statutory audit and other financial statutory compliances for Cargill Malaysia businesses working closely with other COE’s and Country Controller.

  • This role will work closely with the Sub-Region A&F Lead and Controller to lead the deployment of the financial control framework by assessing risk and developing and deploying sustainable processes and tools to ensure that controls are maintained across multiple financial delivery models, systems, and processes. This position plays a critical role to assess the effectiveness of controls and to ensure financial compliance across all enterprises, which is critical through this dynamic time of change.

Principal Accountabilities

50% Financial Operations

  • Applies an extensive understanding of principles and techniques, evaluate and analyze financial statements. Keeps pace with changing relevant regulations and standards.

  • Leads the team to complete financial accounting activities which include RTR, PRTP, OTSC, Financial Reporting, P&L, SG&A expenses, allocations, reconciliations, general ledger maintenance, financial close, full balance sheet review, CRP preparation, tax accounting and filing, budget coordination etc.

  • Work closely with global process owners and ensure all financial accounting activities including RTR, OTSC and PRTP ones are executed effectively and efficiently with appropriate controls and end to end view

  • This tower will be the key customer for CBS Finance, and will work in close partnership with Tax, Treasury, CFR, Decision Support, Financial Risk Management, internal and external auditors.

  • Work closely with CBS Finance and global process owners to build capabilities for executing financial accounting processes at appropriate place which allows Cargill leveraging its size and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of finance organization.

  • Holds self and team accountable for delivering results, and driving the continuous improvement of finance activities; collaborating across business, functions, and enterprises.

  • Aligns with internal control systems that provide effective and efficient operations; reliable financial reporting; and compliance with laws, regulations and corporate policies.

  • This role will be responsible for completing the statutory/external audits and will be primarily contact point for external auditors in guidance of Sub-Region A&F Lead and Controller.

  • This role will be responsible for ensuring the compliances with all financial regulatory compliances both locally and required for US GAAP.

  • Champion efforts to ensure controls and compliance measures are in place for all reported financial information.

  • Manages engagements with internal and external auditors, and ensures issues are resolved. Partners with other accounting and finance leads to ensure alignment of processes and strategies.

  • Work with other functions and business managers to ensure financial regulatory compliance,

20% Deploy financial internal control framework, assess/identify/report risk, monitor and improve Financial Controls

  • Partner with Control COE, Sub-Region A&F Lead and Controller to design, implement and monitor the control framework.

  • In coordination with Control COE perform risk assessments to identify risk areas and develop monitoring plans.

  • Develop plans to ensure effective controls for shared service transitions, ERP implementations, and acquisitions/divestures

  • Partner with Controls COE & Audit teams to understand and address financial risk areas.

  • Partner cross-enterprise to leverage and share best practices and comply with Cargill governance.

  • Develop ongoing financial control validation, monitoring, and sustained processes.

  • Identify opportunities for control efficiencies in processes.

  • Ensure financial controls are consistently monitored; ICRs, CRP preparation and audits are executed according to pre-defined schedules. Partner with all areas involved to ensure compliance for new business transactions or new controls identified to be implemented.

15% Change Leadership through Process Optimization and Technology Driven Decision Making

  • Participates in the creation of accounting and finance strategy and approach which aligns with the strategy of the Region/Sub-region/country and finance job family.

  • Actively collaborates in driving process optimization, leveraging of shared services, and improving the efficiency of finance operations.

  • Ensure planning processes are streamlined to reduce non-value added activities.

  • Data accuracy and E2E framework will be in consistent alignment with global RTR process owner, with a key focus on continuous improvement.

  • Partners with other accounting and finance leads.

  • Manages engagements with auditors and ensures issues are resolved.

15% Choose and Develop Talent

  • Identify, develop and coach direct reports to ensure we have high performing teams.

  • Develop sustainable training program for execution of various financial accounting and control processes and ensure team is well trained.

  • Empower team to initiate change and drive results.

  • Create a culture of intellectual curiosity and continuous learning to meet individual development goals.


Education, Experience, Skills

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent Degree in Finance or Accounting.

  • Minimum 10 years of Accounting or Finance experience, preferably with at least 2 years’ experience of controls/ compliance experience.

  • Strong accounting experience with very good technical knowledge in US and Local GAAP.

  • Strong understanding of CFR reporting and compliances.

  • Deep understanding of Malaysia Tax and basic understanding of US Tax is preferable.

  • Demonstrated change agility and ability to navigate him and team through ambiguity and uncertainty.

  • Highly effective people leadership skills which motivates for high performance.

  • Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Ability to communicate, influence and build trust across multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Proven accounting/finance leader with strong problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Ability to partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Tax, CFR, Audit, HR, IT).

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and use technology to improve process and control.

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

  • English Proficiency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation.

  • Understanding and experience working with JDE (required), TIC/CTS/SAP (preferred).

  • Experience with multiple businesses, CFR and/or international business experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of continuous improvement, process optimization, and intellectual curiosity.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: KUA00304