Center of Expertise

Posted 23 Aug 2019

Shanghai - all, Shanghai - China

Req Id 195424


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.

As Center of Expertise you will be directly reporting to the department head. The tasks for this role include the following areas:


Process Excellence

  • Standardization and improvements of roles & responsibilities, segregation of duty and revision of SOPs and guidelines
  • Establishment of effective and efficient communication channel within the teams and with relevant stakeholder groups
  • Support of month end closing efficiency via continuous process improvements


SAP ERP project

  • Act as expert for new SAP ERP implementation and interface between application owner and end users
  • Fully engage in SAP project-related activities: continuously align on requirements and areas for further improvements, participate in testing and ensure sufficient training and documentation for end users
  • Act as first-level support for end users in accounting department and interface towards application owners for system issues and second-level support
  • Ensure the overall system utilization and capture system improvement opportunities for the A2R processes



Implementation of new IFRS

  • IFRS expert responsible for implementation of new IFRS
  • Provide appropriate training to accountants, act as first point of contact within finance and business to ensure the correct understanding of new IFRS and facilitate the process changes for the application of new standards


G/L accounting & reporting

  • Responsible for all general ledger accounting topics of a legal entity
  • Prepare the financial statements according to China statutory and IFRS requirements and liaise with external auditors on annual statutory audit
  • Coordinate month end closing review meeting for whole Finance

Who you are:


  • University degree or equivalent practical experience and professional knowledge
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in Internal and External Accounting, Finance, Controlling, Auditing or similar fields
  • Strong affinity for processes and IT tools
  • Structured and analytical way of thinking
  • Proven ability to work with different stakeholder groups in various functions across the organization
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in English and Chinese

What we offer:  With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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