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    05/17/2024

    KERING Senior Accountant - P2P

    Kering - Regular
    Petaling Jaya - Malaysia

    About Kering A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ginori, Creed as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”.

    Your opportunity:

    The Senior Accountant – P2P will lead in performing transactions of a more complex nature, as well as overseeing the responsibilities of assistant and accountant within Invoice Processing. This includes supporting the management/drive of key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the Service Level Agreement (SLA). 

    How you will contribute:

    Transaction Processing 

    • Monitor team processes including: 

    • Invoice processing (back-up to the Invoice processing team) 

    • Escalation process of exceptional handling 

    • Period/quarter/year end processing 

    • Perform more complex process activities 

    • Assist in troubleshooting, decision making and the identification and communication of potential issues/risks  

    • Monitor, manage and improve service levels 

    • Attend Service Review Meeting as required , and support required action plans 

     

    Process Excellence 

    • Perform new process implementations 

    • Maintenance of Accounts Payable general policies & procedures  

    • Assist in monitoring performance measures/key performance indicators (KPIs) 

    • Participate in continuous improvement in process efficiency and effectiveness 

    • Ensure internal controls programs are adhered to 

    • Comply with accounting principles, SSC standards and SLAs 

     

    Stakeholder Relationship Management 

    • Address customer issues and requests 

    • Establish and maintain strong working relationship within team 

     

    People Management 

    • Create a positive work environment that fosters team performance  

    • Organise and conduct regular meetings and communications with team members 

    • Coach team members to improve skills and knowledge required to perform his/her job effectively  

    • Conduct team members’ performance evaluation and review 

    • Train new team members and share knowledge and job experience 

    • Set Performance Objectives with direct reports 

    • Counsel team members on performance improvement and career development 

    • Resolve management team conflict with sensitivity, tact and fairness 

    • Ensure balanced workload for team members 

     

    Workload and Resource Management 

    • Assist in monitoring resource utilisation and managing resource allocation 

    • Allocate resources efficiently to ensure smooth invoice processing activities for all markets. 

     

    Financial Management, Budgeting and Reporting 

    • Assist Accounts Payable Manager in compiling inputs to key business and financial management processes and measures 

     

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

     

    Context/Environment 

     

    Knowledge, Skills & Experience 

    Education /  Experience 

    • Degree in relevant field (Commerce, Finance, Accounting) 

    • At least 4+ years prior related job experience required (preferbly experience with leading a team and/or project) 

    • Good understanding and knowledge of SAP is required 

    • Industry or shared services experience a plus 

     

    Functional 

    • Knowledge of general accounting concepts, rules and requirements. Sufficient level of knowledge to perform complex accounting activities as appropriate. 

    • Knowledge of expenditure cycle and rules (e.g. purchase orders, invoices, credit/debit notes, payment terms etc.) 

    • Knowledge of the treasury function and rules (e.g. bank statements, cash operations etc.) 

    • Knowledge of the inter-company recharge principles and rules 

    • Ability to assess and promptly resolve problems 

    • Good general cross-functional knowledge 

     

    Technical 

    • Advanced knowledge and use of office productivity tools  

    • Ability to use SAP FI/CO module is an added advantage 

     

    Interpersonal 

    • Excellent leadership and management skills (e.g. planning, organisation, direction of employees) 

    • Good counselling and coaching skills 

    • Ability to motivate and cultivate strong teamwork  

    • Good negotiation skills 

    • Good verbal and written communication skills in English (e.g. presentation, listening, report writing) 

    • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation, ability to motivate others) 

    • Experienced in handling sensitive issues/ situations and cultural sensitivities 

    • Quantitative and analytical skills 

     

     

    Process 

    • Experience in performing the Purchase to Payment process 

    • Experience in performing the banking process 

     

    Customer Service 

    • Ability to interact courteously with customers and ensure interactions are of a high quality of service.   

    • Ability to analyze customer needs through soliciting, evaluating and acting upon customer feedback 

    • Ability to coordinate with other internal departments to deliver seamless service to customers 

    • Ability to build strong relationships with customers 

     

    iii.  Key Success Factors 

     

    • Management of team members KPI/SLA 

    • Timely and Quality Management of escalated team issues  

    • People Development  

     

    iv. Working Relationships 

    • Internal & External Stakeholders 

    • 3rd Parties directly involved in own area of work 

    • Other Kering related companies/ Brands 

     

    Why work with us? 

    This is a fabulous opportunity to join the Kering adventure and to actively contribute to the development of the business by becoming part of a thriving Atelier in a global Luxury Group that offers endless possibilities to learn and grow. Talent development is a managerial principle at Kering and we are committed to fostering internal mobility. Our common vision promotes leadership skills and helps every employee to reach their full potential in a stimulating and fulfilling workplace environment. 

    Kering is committed to building a diverse workforce. We believe diversity in all its forms – gender, age, nationality, culture, religious beliefs and sexual orientation – enriches the workplace. It opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively and it helps foster our ability to adapt to a changing world. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of their background

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