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Accountant, GFS Asia

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Finance & Accounting
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Elsevier
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FIN000L3 Requisition #
Purpose of the Job
Responsible for supporting Elsevier Japan & LexisNexis Japan (RELX group member companies) financial reporting under control of GFS Asia.  Based in Elsevier but responsible for both LexisNexis and Elsevier. Responsible for managing two persons (one is based in overseas, and one is based in Tokyo). Coordinate resolution of accounting issues and ensure global processes and reporting is aligned.  Responsible for all aspects of accounting for set of books assigned.  Ensuring that all aspects of book accounting are carried out in accordance with company policies and procedures.  Ensuring that polices are aligned across companies.  In addition, responsible for the 2 entities' annual various local tax reporting together with tax advisors, and deal with tax authorities during/after inspection.  
Key Result Areas Main Activities and Responsibilities
Leadership & Strategy - Ensure tasks undertaken as part of role are consistent with achieving overall Finance objectives
- Team management
Business Operations - Ensure all entries related to book accounting are posted to general ledger in an accurate and timely manner, and prepare management reports for the assigned sets of books by maintaining strong internal controls by having a full understanding of sets of books/processes.
- Ensure all accounting policies and procedures are 15:16adhered, and Ensure compliance and alignment across companies and business units.
- Review Trial Balance and Hyperion for accuracy and completeness
- Have a full understanding of all systems related to book accounting and participate in implementation of new applications, modules, systems upgrades and user acceptance testing.  Review monthly journal entries and Ensure entries are posted to Oracle.  Review monthly account reconciliations and solve discrepancies.
- Responsible for tax reporting is completed on timely basis and Ensure no issues to be raised by tax authorities
- Liaise with business units, controllers, and other key stakeholders
Business Performance - Lead and deliver on the changes needed to accounting and reporting with new products, new businesses and acquisitions in close co-operation with business units and all stakeholders.
- Hold meetings at least quarterly with business units and business controllers to keep up to date on new issues and resolve problems.
- Align to Global process for reporting


General Competencies
Strong internal and external communication skill
Drives for results
Takes Initiative
Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically
Builds Relationships internally and externally
Technical and Functional Competencies
GAAP, Operations systems, Fulfillment systems, accounting systems, Excel, Outlook, Word,
Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experiences (and any other requirements)
3 years of minimum relevant accounting job experience required.  Bachelor's degree required.  MBA or CPA holder is strong plus.  General tax knowledge is required, and tax reporting exeperience is required.  Tax audit experience is preferred but not mandatory.  Strong English (TOEIC 850 level) proficiency is required.  Extensive Excel skills and experience is required.  Experience with major enterprise accounting systems such as Oracle, SAP or PeopleSoft is necessary.  Experience in medium to large company environment is preferred.  People management experience is a plus.

 

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