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Finance Manager

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: Muntinlupa City, National Capital Region (NCR), PH, 1781

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

This position is responsible for the accounting operations and internal controls of Grace’s companies in Asia Pacific, ensuring that reported results comply with U.S. and local GAAP, as well as Grace’s policies & procedures and local regulations. This position is expected to be a strong partner for Grace’s business leaders in the region and headquarters and support them as determined by business needs.

Detailed Responsibilities

  • Detailed review and initial sign-off of Financial Statements of Grace’s entities serviced in Manila Controllership team. (country-level, Legal & Management).
  • Ensure compliance with all Corporate Accounting Policies and Procedures, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Maintain / implement strong internal controls and ensure the integrity of all financial and accounting transactions.
  • Manage financial audits with external auditors and implement recommendations for procedural improvements.
  • Manage relationship with stakeholders, global shared services center, service providers and business and functional leaders.
  • Manage relationship with outside consultants, tax service providers and Corporate Secretaries.
  • Effectively partner with other Grace functions (i.e. Treasury, Tax, FP&A, A/P, A/R, HR).
  • Supervise Manila Controllership staff and conduct goal setting and performance appraisal processes.
  • Drive productivity initiatives, and continuous process improvement.
  • Provide support to APAC controller for corporate reporting consolidation.
  • Other as required by business needs.

Required Skills

  • Excellent leadership, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills; ability to see the “big picture”.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Accounting/Finance.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a leadership role within an Accounting/Finance Department.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant. MBA is a plus. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Big-4 experience in auditing.
  • Experience working for U.S.-based public multinationals.
  • Manufacturing experience in the chemical industry.