Accounting Manager


Petaling Jaya, 10, MY, 47800

Job Type: 

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role:

APAC is a growth region for Barry Callebaut Group. To service the strong business growth, Finance has set up an Accounting Centre of Excellence (COE) in APAC, where this role will be based in. The APAC COE will drive accounting changes and improvements across the region and collaborate with the Group Accounting COE in delivering best-in-class service.


The role manages local accounting activities in accordance with group-wide (international) / national accounting principles and standards. The role ensures the accuracy of the organization’s financial statements and compliance with all relevant regulations, laws, as well as reporting requirements.

The role is also responsible for developing and supervising junior accountants, providing guidance as well as support on complex activities, ad hoc requests, and key issues in the execution of duties.

Lastly, the role is expected to assist in continuous improvement projects as defined by the Accounting COE and to collaborate with the APAC Shared Service Centre in centralizing transactional P2P/O2C/R2R activities.


Key responsibilities includes:

  • Support to develop, distribute and monitor accounting policies and procedures, continuously improve accounting and reporting processes to increase accurately and efficiency
  • Deploy and govern local Finance policies and procedures, ensuring internal controls are effective and complied. Flag / raise alert of non-compliance
  • Distribute and communicate local Finance policies and procedures to internal stakeholders, ensuring internal controls are effective and complied. Identify/Monitor non-compliance.
  • Communicate / cascade process changes to affected internal stakeholders to ensure change management is well transited
  • Lead, supervise and coach/guide the Accounting function
  • Ensuring the completion of statutory audits & compliance of the law
  • Takes guidance and work with functions to deliver internal governance/compliance, closing deadlines
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives regarding processes, technologies, accounting standard changes and organization
  • Ensuring audits completion, compliances and representation to the tax authorities
  • Support external auditors on conducting interim and yearly audits including dispute resolutions



About You:

  • Professional degree / Bachelor’s / Master degree in Finance and/or Accounting
  • English business proficiency (written and spoken), proficiency in 2nd Asian language a strong advantage        
  • 7-10 years Finance experience, with 2-3 years in managerial capability
  • Experience in a multinational company, preferably in B2B / food industries / FMCG / fast paced environment
  • Experience in managing Singapore local statutory reporting and corporate tax return
  • Knowledge or specific business understanding
  • Manufacturing and/or trading industry
  • Strong and proficient in SAP
  • Strong understanding of global chart of accounts , statutory / management (BU) reporting, accounting automation processes
  • Working knowledge on Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Record to Report processes
  • IFRS Accounting Treatment / local GAAP Accounting Treatment
  • Key Attributes
  • Attention to details
  • Drive to deliver
  • Ability to drive changes
  • Comfortable to work under pressure

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Were you missing anything in this job ad? Please share your feedback with us by clicking here.

Job Segment: Accounting, Manager, Compliance, Change Management, Finance, Management, Legal