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Global Finance Shared Services Senior Director

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Accounting, Auditing & Finance
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Senior Director, Accounting


Laguna, Philippines


HICAP SSC Finance

HGST Philippines Corp.

JR-0000045172 


Western Digital®


The next big thing in data is you!


This role is a senior global leadership position within Western Digital finance and will oversee the strategy and execution of the following Asia-based accounting teams and functions:

Global Finance Shared Services Centers (Shanghai and Philippines)

APAC Trading Company 

APAC Support and Services Offices 


Our global finance shared service center (SSC) supports US, Europe and Asia based accounting and transactional activity.  Responsibilities include managing and leading staff, establishing key metrics and reporting methods and working with global process owners.  The Senior Director will provide vision and direction for accounting activities covering global accounts payable, expense reporting, credit and collections, accounts receivable processing and fixed assets.  This role will also support global revenue recognition and accounting, intercompany accounting as well as the group close and consolidation function.  The Senior Director will manage the continuous development and improvement of the Global Finance Shared Services Center to incorporate future accounting and finance services.   Western Digital is also in the process of implementing a new global cloud based ERP system and this role and team will be part of the system design, testing and go-live activities.

In addition to the SSC responsibilities, all the accounting for non-factory locations within Asia will report to this role.  The implementation of new sites, processes or changes to existing sites will be driven by this role.

The Senior Director is responsible to ensure timely, accurate and efficient accounting, reporting, controls and transaction process are in place.  Primary responsibilities will include:

Very strong accounting knowledge to enable leadership for future complex finance and accounting activities moving to the SSC

Set clear strategic vision for the SSC, and communicate upstream  (leadership, customers) and downstream (SSC staff )

Ensure alignment of SSC strategy with business requirements and effectively deliver SSC services to the internal/external customers 

Direct and oversee the day to day activities of the Shared Service Center including quality of services, team building and continuous improvement

Develop key metrics and reporting processes to global process owners, work together with global process owners on process improvement to strive for best practice

Effectively work and maintain key relationships with business area customers to ensure service requirements are met or exceeded for all service areas of accounting included in the Shared Service Center

Ensure compliance with corporate SOX and key controls, adherence to US GAAP, IFRS and other statutory requirements and support for audit requirements

Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, tax requirements and Transfer Price requirements for Trading Company, APAC Sales Offices and India Company

Developing and implementing process and technology improvements, primarily for remote delivery

Establish and support creation and delivery of staff training program

Required Skills: 

Deep familiarity with finance and accounting services included in a shared service center, comprised of Expense Reporting, Accounts Payable, General Ledger Accounting, Fixed Assets, Credit and Collections and Accounts Receivable 

Experience in transitioning accounting and finance transactions from one location to another

Excellent verbal and written English skills

Previous experience with internal controls over financial reporting in finance shared services environment

Previous experience managing implementation of technology and executing process improvements within the organization 

Experience managing and leading employees in a multi-location multi-country team environment (with teams of 50+ people or more)

Proven results orientation 

Must have finance or accounting undergraduate college degree with 10+ years finance and accounting experience

Preferred Skills: 

Master Degree in Accounting/Finance

Oracle or SAP experience

CPA or Chartered Accountant 

Experience with a publicly traded Multi-National Company

Best practices familiarity and benchmarking capabilities

Strong ability to scale from transactional details to high level strategic thinking.

Candidate must be able to work in Philippines but have the ability and legal right to travel to United States, China, UK, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Israel, and Hong Kong.  


ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL 


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data. 


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.


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