Head of Corporate Accounting & Taxation

Head of Corporate Accounting & Taxation

Job Title: Head of Corporate Accounting & Taxation
Contract Type: Perm
Location: Hong Kong Island
Reference: 1909
Contact Name: Ross Carter
Job Published: August 25, 2021 17:18

Job Description

Our Client is a Large Multinational Organisation, with business operations across a number of different industries, and are recruiting a Group Head of Corporate Accounting & Taxation. The role will oversee all technical accounting practises for the organisation as well as defining and setting the tax strategy. The organisation have diverse lines of business and possesses growing revenue streams in Mainland’s China. Experience and understanding of PRC accounting practices is highly sort after.

This is an Executive position reporting into the CFO within a finance division of +500 people. The Corporate Accounting team is circa 30 people in size.

Responsibilities of the Role

  • Lead and direct the Corporate Accounting function, including general ledger management, month- and year-end closing processes and Group consolidation
  • Establish and oversee the statutory and accounting operations of complex WOFE legal entities in China
  • Develop and execute the firms tax strategy corporate tax strategy
  • Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards
  • Effectively manage the auditor in statutory audit and the process of engaging the auditor in non-audit services
  • Determine appropriate accounting treatments according to relevant accounting standards and in line with the businesses operations, and make recommendations based on accounting implications
  • Establish and maintain an overall framework, policy and procedures for the Group and the Trust for accounting book closing
  • Ensure effective management of the general ledger and accuracy of balance sheet account balances
  • Oversee financial reporting activities
  • Ensure that capital expenditures and fixed assets are properly accounted for
  • Manage overall relationship with the Big 4 accounting firms
  • Proactively identify, lead and support the delivery of financial process re-engineering initiatives
  • Manage a team of circa 30 members
  • Report information to board clearly and articulately


Requirements of the Role

  • A university degree in business administration or related discipline
  • Professional qualification in accounting
  • At least 15 years’ professional experience in finance/accounting industry with in-depth knowledge of accounting and taxation
  • Experience working as the head of finance or accounting operations in Mainland China
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement experience
  • Effective report writing
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting standards and taxation in Hong Kong and Mainland China
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English and Chinese (including Putonghua)
  • Strong team management skills



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