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Accounting Manager

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Date: Feb 8, 2021

Location: VN

Company: Olam International Limited


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Purpose of the role

The ideal candidate will be able to oversee all activities of the accounting and tax accounting and is involved in the supervision and management of general accounting activities, analyses, business partnership, and the maintenance of effective internal controls while ensuring statutory compliance in all accounting initiatives.

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the business’s accounting and reporting functions and reports directly to the Finance Manager who takes responsibility over the entire financial department.




Daily operation & activities:

  • Lead and ensure the Month end closing and reporting processes complete on time.
  • Prepare, review and analyze all the movement in the financial statements (P&L, B/S, C/F) and schedules.
  • Checking payment (bank payment voucher and petty cash voucher) and receipt (bank receipt and cash receipt), reconcile the balance of bank statement.
  • Handle the inventory and fixed assets count at the year end
  • Responsible for both statutory and group reporting pack (monthly, quarterly, yearly…). Ensure the reports are submitted with high accuracy, compliance with both VAS and IFRS and on timely manner
  • Analyze and report expenses/accounts and provide insights for improvement.
  • Contact and work with Tax office, Custom department for their audit.

  • Responsible for customs report, import-export documentation, working directly with customs officers in customs audit.
  • Transfer pricing documentation, review purchase contracts and purchase invoices, sale invoices and sales contract.
  • Corporate with tax team/ legal team/ shipment team in the matter related to taxes, contracts, customs and related report: Social Insurance, Labor and statistics reports.
  • To support and advise Accounting department in solving Accounting and SAP issues as well as tax and legal problems.
  • Ensuring smooth day-to-day operations of the finance and accounting function.

Internal & external audit:

  • Liaise with Internal auditors to manage the audit activities and their matters on timely manner.
  • Lead and manage External audit (Big 4) for Interim and Annual Audit to issue the VAS report on time.

Team management and development:

  • Coach and develop team members in both technical and soft skills.
  • Build a capable, high performing and motivated team

Perform other duties upon the request of FM/FC.


  1. Education/Academic: Degree in Accounting or Recognized Professional Accounting qualification.  ACCA, CPA or equivalent qualification
  2. Language/Computer Proficiency: English proficiency, SAP experience preferred
  3. Work Experience: 
  • Inventory control: raw materials, finished products, packaging and spareparts
  • Minimum 2 years-working experience as Chief Accountant. FMCG domain experience is preferred
  • Tracking actual expenses, capex spending compared to budget
  • Control compliance tax declaration obligations arising, working with tax authorities and state agencies.

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.