Financial Compliance Lead

Malaysia, Selangor, Petaling Jaya

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Internal Control Specialist/Lead Financial Compliance Specialist

The  Internal Control Specialist/Lead Financial Compliance Specialist is the link between the RSS Finance Compliance organization, Global Business Process Management team, RSS Operations and  local affiliates. He/She has a strong understanding of the business and finance processes and in general his/her main responsibilities are:

General Stakeholder Management and Shared Service Activities 

  • Carry out assessment/reviews on a required basis, identifying process or business control improvement opportunities, initiating improvement opportunity discussion with stakeholders and/or process owners and follow up,

  • Prepare/Review reports and training materials to address updates on Internal Controls/Business Improvement projects to affiliates and internal team member’s Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible to ensure that all Compliance related checklists, manuals and procedural documents are updated and reflect current department/team practices,

  • Actively participate and support the development of standard operating procedures/ guidelines for the local operations

  • Advocate and be a contributor in key projects (ASPIRE/RAMP) by supporting rollout and implementation activities

ICFR Management (For the RSS and Affiliates)

  • Provide support to in scope affiliates and the RSS regarding ICFR and SOD processes, implementation of controls and ICFR change management requirements

  • Responsible for the coordination and planning of the RSS Finance Compliance Operating and Design Effectiveness testing procedures,

  • Actively participates as self tester in the testing of ICFR Controls and coordinates remediation where applicable

  • Support / Co-ordinate ICFR and SOD related activities  between the local affiliate and auditors when required

  • Providing training support to in-scope affiliates and controls owners, during the annual change cycle and on an as needed basis.

  • Drive and organize self-assessment of controls (CSA) based on ICFR requirements together with the supported countries

  • Monitor issues and ensure appropriate implementation of corrective action plans related to ICFR and SOD matters

  • Monitoring and maintaining proper control information/description as made available in the relevant monitoring tools

Segregation of Duties Management (SOD)

  • Supervise and ensure requests for CIDM (Business Role Access Reviews) access management is completed timely 

  • Provides SoD expertise and support to control owners, RSS Compliance team  to resolve open conflicts 

  • Actively manage and ensures that there is a periodic review and maintenance user mitigations

Continuous Improvement

  • Engage continuously with affiliates,  control owners and the team to understand/identify process improvement opportunities,

  • Collaborate and actively participate on key projects for implementation, make appropriate recommendation  and be an essential part of the solution provisioning activities,

Who you are

  • Degree qualification in accounting/commerce and/or professional qualification (e.g. CPA, ICAA, CIMA, ACCA)

  • Familiar with the SAP ERP system, is a significant advantage

  • Experience in managing financial compliance program, with demonstrated analytical, organizational and planning skills

  • You should have a minimum of 10 years of working experience in a recognized accounting firm, multinational company's compliance, Finance-internal controls or internal audit function with strong interest in financial compliance.

  • You possess the ability to confidently interact with senior business process owners and leaders in the organization

Job Level:

Individual contributor