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Lead Accountant, Internal Controls APAC


Shanghai, CN

Req ID:  77178
Facility:  Shanghai-484
Department:  Internal Controls, EMEA
Division:  Finance

Lead Accountant, Internal Controls APAC

Basic Function

Reporting to the Manager of Internal Controls - EMEA, this individual will support in developing, maintaining and managing the APAC Internal Control Environment by actively working together with IA, PwC, local Management and other key constituents to escalate and remediate findings, while promoting best practices and standardization in the region.

Roles & Responsibilities

-    lead the regional control validation process 
-    support Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance processes by updating the LYB control records in the system in consultation with ICG Management
-    provide support in evaluating control findings as they arise and assist management with analyzing control deficiency ratings in addition to developing effective action plans to remediate deficiencies identified
-    be a liaison and partner to local Management during Internal and External Audits
-    collaborate with IA/IC Management to ensure timely closure of related SOX and Internal Audit findings
-    provide support on local projects including review of potential issues related to Segregation of Duties (SoD) 
-    support ICG Management by addressing requirements in the area of User Access Review (UAR)  
-    support ICG Management in collecting and reviewing evidence for compensating controls around SoD risk monitoring when necessary
-    prepare internal control training materials on varying topics and lead certain training courses
-    be a key contributor to a variety of operational, integrated and financial reviews of worldwide company operations with an emphasis on internal controls, operating efficiencies and compliance with government and industry regulations
-    be actively involved with continuous business process and control improvement activities, including support on new system or process implementations 
-    provide guidance, as well as advice and support, to management and personnel of APAC to ensure compliance with LYB standards, policies and procedures, local requirements 
-    provide support/advise on JV related matters
-    conduct review of service organization assessments.

Min. Qualifications

-    Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills
-    Strong Presentation skills
-    Fosters strong morale and team spirit and proactive self-starter  
-    Results/Solution oriented
-    Sound knowledge of (local) business processes/Business Acumen 
-    Good analytical and financial skills
-    Accurate with an eye for detail
-    SAP knowledge is an added advantage 
-    Bachelor’s Degree (minimum)
-    A minimum of 5-10 years in a broad financial role
-    Previous experience in roles related to external audit, internal audit or internal controls is required


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