Lead Financial Accounting (Statutory Reporting)

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Asia Pacific


Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

Work type

Full Time

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Date published

12 July 2019

Date closing

19 July 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

We seek a well-rounded and dynamic individual to join our GAS Finance team as a Lead Financial Accounting (Statutory Reporting). Reporting to the Manager Finance, Global Assets Services, you will be a key member of that team that is responsible for statutory reporting obligations.  Key relationships that are critical for success in this role: 

Internal Relationship
  • Co-located A&R
  • GAS Finance
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Company Secretary

External Relationship
  • External auditor
Key remit:The position is primarily responsible for leading team in the delivery of statutory reporting obligations to regulatory bodies. This includes the following:Statutory Reporting:
  • Where applicable, planning and coordination of audit of multiple statutory financial statements
  • Understand content and requirements for completing and lodging statutory financial statements in various jurisdictions
  • Prepare timelines that are inclusive of all stakeholder engagement and ensure deadlines are met
  • Utilize financial statement preparation software to complete financial statements; including preparation of the financial statements, adjusting journal entries, financial statement note disclosures and document control
  • Liaise with the external audit firm for planning and execution of audit fieldwork
  • Liaise with the wider Finance organization to gain additional knowledge to support statutory account preparation
  • Prepare and present required Board of Director materials, including an overview of the subsidiary, detailed income statement and balance sheet analysis and accompanying statutory financial statements
  • Present materials to multiple levels of Finance management

About You

  •       Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  •       CPA preferred but not required
  •       Minimum of 5 years' experience in auditing, Oil and Gas exploration and production activities preferred
Experience & Technical Competencies
  •       Demonstrated experience working in SAP (or similar large ERP system) general ledger, business warehouse and consolidation system environment
  •       Strong analytical skills with focus on accuracy, validation and problem solving
  •       Superior interpersonal skills to handle various customer and stakeholder groups
  •       Ability to communicate and provide financial information to leaders
  •       Proven ability to deliver longer-term projects and to operate in a deadline driven environment
  •       Track record of identifying and implementing process improvement initiatives
  •       Demonstrated working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement preparation
  •       Fluent English, both verbal and written
  •       Good communication 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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