Accounting & Controls Manager, Asia (SAP/Internal Controls/Accounting Policies & Processes)

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Date: May 17, 2024

Location: Senai, 01, MY

Company: Celestica International Inc.

Req ID: 119947 
Remote Position: Hybrid
Region: Asia 
Country: Malaysia 
State/Province: Johor 
City:  Senai 

Detailed Description

  • Supports Asia Regional Controller in identifying gaps in Finance policies and processes and working with Corporate to address the gaps via policy revisions or improved procedures guidance; ensuring awareness & understanding of policies & processes across the team & ensuring execution in line, Ensuring documentation around key processes exists and bridging any gaps
  • Provide technical accounting support to the sites on an ongoing as needed basis
  • Creating and ensuring the right internal control environment across sites in compliance with SOX requirements – ensuring controls exist, addressing any gaps, ensuring execution in alignment with controls - Creating a blackline review calendar & conducting blackline audits across Asia sites. Ensuring blackline reconciliations quality through those audits, Owning the Asia Closing calendar in partnership with the Asia FP&A lead and Site controllers, leading balance sheet and risk assessment reviews. Maintain an overview and control of the Risk Acceptance process, manage renewals or new submissions. Maintaining the secretarial services landscape, cost landscape related to it, ensuring optimizations, critical ongoing reviews. Ensuring proper ownership between finance & operations for licenses & compliances across sites. Facilitating license maintenance for those owned by finance

  • Drives sustainable & continuous improvement in processes, simplification, optimization across sites
  • Facilitating tax compliances (Direct & Indirect) – Quarterly touchpoints with Corp Tax team, facilitating strategic thinking on tax benefits available in countries and jurisdictions, discussion around open tax items and driving to closure, Maintaining Statutory & Tax compliance calendar for all sites and working with Site Controllers to ensure there are no delays in filings, BOD/ AGM meetings etc. are happening in a timely fashion. Working with Legal and Corporate tax on Legal entity landscape and optimizations & maintenance, providing strategic inputs on any changes needed. Ensuring share capital reductions and liquidations agreed are occurring in a timely manner
  • Working with global Internal audit team in defining an optimized audit calendar each year, working with sites to ensure there are no major findings, any findings are applied to all sites in an organized manner as a preventive measure, ensure controllers are closing IA findings in a timely manner.
  • Oversee alongwith treasury the cash flow management, dividend distribution compliances from a finance standpoint, tax implications if any, bank signatory management and set up alongwith controllers.    Oversee the FX landscape – currency on vendor contract compliances, FX hedging forecasts & strategies, any changes needed etc.
  • Complete ownership for Philippines & Corporate entities that are not owned by the sites
  • IT - own the A1 system from a finance standpoint, ensure procedures are documented and understood by the sites, identify gaps and close, oversee and new implementations, Manage new business reporting & set up requests in Khalix/ SAP. Support the sites to troubleshoot issues as they arize pulling the right experts in as needed. Routinely support existing finance systems applications (SAP, Khalix, Power BI etc.
  • Manage Finance Shared Services (R2R, AP, AR relationships), define metrics around measurement of efficiency & support, identify gaps and work with the site & FSS teams to address collaboratively
  • Build & own the Technical Training schedule for all Asia finance team. Work with Controllers to identify training needs and develop calendar.
  • Handling ad-hoc matters/ projects assigned.


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Financial disciplines
  • Professional accounting or financial qualification
  • 8 – 10 years of experience in Accounting, Tax/ 3-5 years with experience in business partnership in a supervisory role
  • Expertise in SAP
  • Familiarity to work in multinational company will be required.
  • Candidates from manufacturing background strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of Accounting (IFRS/USGAAP) Tax, Treasury activities and SOX.
  • Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently, willing to take unpopular position based on fact finding and logical reasoning, as well as provide unbiased recommendations.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Significant skills required in multi-tasking and time management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced culture
  • Pragmatic, hands-on, flexible and adaptable to change, continuously driven to challenge and improve, self-starter 


Work Location: Lot 1, Airport Logistics Park, Senai International Airport, 81250 Johor Bahru, Johor

Celestica is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on any protected status (including race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran or disability status or other characteristics protected by law).
At Celestica we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. Special arrangements can be made for candidates who need it throughout the hiring process. Please indicate your needs and we will work with you to meet them.


Celestica (NYSE, TSX: CLS) enables the world’s best brands. Through our recognized customer-centric approach, we partner with leading companies in Aerospace and Defense, Communications, Enterprise, HealthTech, Industrial, Capital Equipment and Energy to deliver solutions for their most complex challenges. As a leader in design, manufacturing, hardware platform and supply chain solutions, Celestica brings global expertise and insight at every stage of product development – from drawing board to full-scale production and after-market services for products from advanced medical devices, to highly engineered aviation systems, to next-generation hardware platform solutions for the Cloud. Headquartered in Toronto, with talented teams spanning 40+ locations in 13 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia, we imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.


Celestica would like to thank all applicants, however, only qualified applicants will be contacted.
Celestica does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.


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