Head, Account Operations (Group Account)

Head, Account Operations (Group Account)

Faculty/Department: Group Finance Office

Campus: Kuala Lumpur


  • Responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting including developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and a multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.  Work with the supervisor to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of all monthly financial information and year-end closing.
  • Interface with regulators and supervise the preparation of regulatory returns, day-to-day handling of corporate tax, and ensure compliance with local authorities, accounting procedures and statutory regulations.
  • Formulate, implement and manage approved accounting and administrative controls. Define and control general accounting information requirements and provide accounting guidance to operational divisions within the University.
  • Develop SOPs relating to day-to-day operations to enhance work efficiencies.
  • Assist the supervisor in the daily banking requirements.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of all types of payable transactions.
  • Support budget and forecasting activities.
  • Support the supervisor with special projects and workflow process improvements.
  • Support the supervisor to raise funds for project financing.
  • Collaborate with other department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • This position will require close contact with senior level management staff and the Board of Directors, which requires strong interpersonal communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Supervise and manage the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Provide staff development plan for each direct report.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year, and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance staff professional development.
  • Monitor and analyse department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining high level of accuracy.
  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
  • Perform all other duties relating to the above that may be assigned by supervisor from time to time.


  • Degree or professional qualification in accounting
  • Minimum 15 years of working experience with 5 to 7 years of supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • Experienced in managing financial function of an organisation, including statutory tax, treasury and legal matters
  • Strong analytical and reviewing skills, with the ability to provide support in reviewing projects opportunities for revenue and profit growth, as well as cost management
  • Must be IT literate and have strong skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point presentation
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Pro-active and self-motivated, and possess a mature attitude with the ability to work independently and as a good team player
  • Strong leadership, coaching and management skills with the ability to lead, motivate and grow a team of finance professionals
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills 

Deadline: 30 Sep 2022 | Last Update: 21 Jun 2022

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