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APAC Accounting Senior Manager

Trimble Inc
Christchurch Christchurch, 8142 Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Full Time
Your Title: APAC Accounting Senior Manager

Job Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Division: Finance, APAC Region

If you are an accounting professional with management experience, looking for new challenges as part of a global and US public corporation, leading a collaborative team, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

Position Overview

As Trimble's APAC Accounting Senior Manager, you will lead accounting functions and support a team of 3-5 individuals. Reporting to and directly supporting the APAC Finance Director, you will also lead various APAC and Global Corporate Finance projects.

In this role, you will be responsible for designing and managing processes to ensure that internal controls are in place. You will manage, delegate, and review tasks related to processing accounting transactions, compiling and analyzing financial reports, providing audit support, and various ad hoc analyses.

This position will have exposure to all aspects of the accounting cycle. We are looking for someone who is a people leader, but also a team player who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves. You will have a solid understanding of accounting principles and processes, internal controls, and financial analysis tools and techniques.

What You Will Do

You will lead a locally-based and regionally-focused finance team, covering all aspects of accounting functions, along with project execution, process improvements, upskilling your team, coordinating audits, compliance reviews, and completing reporting, Stats surveys, and the like.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Lead, support and develop a team of accounting administrators and professional accountants
  • Manage all aspects of the full cycle accounting function
  • Facilitate the accurate and timely completion of monthly, quarterly and year-end close processes for multiple entities within the Asia Pacific (APAC) group
  • Review working papers and balance sheet reconciliations from direct reports
  • Set the annual budget for NZ Finance, and partner with APAC leaders to set other service center annual budgets
  • Review and approve vendor invoices
  • Oversee the Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Banking, Lease Accounting and Fixed Asset functions
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Lead annual financial audits for APAC entities
  • Ensure APAC entities are compliant with Corporate Accounting Policies and Internal Controls
  • Lead and/or participate in Global Corporate Accounting and Digital Transformation Projects
  • Coordinate the completion of Corporate Accounting processes ie. Lease Accounting
  • Analysis of financial information.

What Skills & Experience You Should Bring
  • Desire and strong ability to teach and lead a team
  • Ability and passion to drive continuous improvement
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Advanced Excel/Google Sheets skills
  • Efficient to effectively meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to analyse data and present conclusions/recommendations to others.

Qualifications / Experience
  • Qualified CA
  • 10+ years experience in commercial accounting
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Experience with Oracle ERP system is an asset
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP is an asset.

About Your Location

Based at Trimble's main campus in Christchurch, New Zealand, you will love our outstanding culture, and will appreciate our excellent employee benefits including a discretionary bonus, medical and life insurance, an active social club, an on-site gym, fitness programmes, and more. And while we're talking, ask us about our generous Employee Stock Purchase Plan.

While we do allow some flexibility, we value onsite collaboration, therefore ideally, this is an on-site position in our Christchurch, New Zealand office.

At Trimble, you'll find the inspiration and opportunity to be yourself and thrive. The global community of Team Trimble, including more than 400 people in New Zealand, is passionate about bringing new ideas and innovations to life and building a better, more sustainable future.

Please Note: Only applicants who are legally entitled to work in New Zealand will be considered.

About Our Trimble New Zealand Finance Group

This position is part of the APAC Finance Team which covers entities in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, and Thailand. As part of a global company, we regularly connect with accounting staff around the world.

Trimble's Inclusiveness Commitment

We believe in celebrating our differences. That is why our diversity is our strength. To us, that means actively participating in opportunities to be inclusive. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have guided our current success while also moving our desire to improve. We actively seek to add members to our community who represent our customers and the places we live and work.

We have programs in place to make sure our people are seen, heard, and welcomed and most importantly that they know they belong, no matter who they are or where they are coming from.

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