Lead Accounting Processes Coal BMA

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

06 August 2019

Date closing

20 August 2019 at 00:00 GMT

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities.  Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. Come and be a part of this success.

About the role

As a Lead, you will be accountable for leading the GAS Finance BMA team, supporting the BMA joint venture operations and delivering a variety of process, accounting and reporting requirements to both internal group and external joint venture stakeholders. The role will require you to manage the General Ledger Accounting, Period End Close, Joint Venture and Group Reporting activities in relation to the BMA joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi.

Key relationships that are critical for success in this role:

 Internal GAS Relationships:
  • GAS Finance Managers, Leads and Individual Contributors
  • GAS Finance Governance
  • GAS Finance Analysis and Improvement
  • GAS Supply, Human Resources and Technology
External GAS Relationships:
  • Coal Accounting and Reporting
  • Coal Tax Operations
  • BMA Finance Business Partners
  • BMA Business and Operations
  • Group Reporting and Governance
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Mitsubishi Joint Venture Partner
About the role:
  • Direct and coach team members to ensure joint venture and group performance targets are achieved, personal and technical skills continue to develop
  • Lead the team through active engagement, setting clear expectations, developing capabilities and competencies, evaluating and managing performance
  • Support and build relationships with Coal accounting and reporting, BMA finance business partners and operations, Mitsubishi joint venture partners
  • Ensure accurate accounting and processing of transactions in order to facilitate informed business decisions and meet compliance requirements
  • Manage the period end close process to ensure accurate results and ledgers closed on time for joint venture and group reporting deliverables
  • Perform trial balance, system validation and general ledger reconciliation reviews to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial results reported
  • Coordination and review of monthly joint venture and group reporting deliverables, quarterly joint venture reporting and annual statutory reporting
  • Ensure the completion of half yearly briefing papers with variance analysis commentary for external reporting and annual stewardship reviews
  • Manage SOX / JSOX compliance by ensuring adequate internal controls are in place and working effectively to address the associated risks
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors for review of joint venture and group results, testing of controls, providing information and addressing queries
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders to ensure global process standardisation, improvement, simplification and productivity measures
  • Support the open communication, collaboration, sharing of ideas and information within the GAS Finance, accounting and reporting teams
Behavioural & Leadership Competencies Qualifications
  • Sustainability
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Performance
  • Simplicity
  • Accountability
  • Engage                                            
  • Achieve Results
  • Lead Change                                   
  • Learn and Adapt
  • Develop
  • Problem Solve
  • Collaborate
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Manage Risk

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree qualification in accounting or finance
  • Professional qualification (CPA/ACCA/CIMA) completion or pursuing will be added advantage
Experience & Technical Competencies
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience with a large corporate or professional environment
  • Experience with shared service functions, mining or oil and gas industries and leading teams
  • Demonstrated strong technical accounting knowledge, analytical and investigative skills
  • Strong business awareness, commercial mindset and risk awareness skills
  • Experience with joint venture accounting, management and statutory reporting
  • Attention to detail, ability to manage deadlines, identify and resolve problems
  • Capability to work collaboratively with teams and stakeholders to deliver value and results
  • Good knowledge and experience of finance modules in SAP and related systems
  • Fluent English, both verbal and written
  • Good communication skills and strong stakeholder engagement

Supporting a diverse workforce

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from women and Indigenous people. We know there are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life.  These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.  
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