FEI Controller I in Singapore, Singapore

Thermo Fisher Scientific acquired FEI Company in September 2016 as a part of Analytical Instruments Group (AIG) in the newly-formed Materials and Structural Analysis Group (MSD).

With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, Thermo Fisher Scientific enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. Thermo Fisher Scientific Materials & Structural Analysis division designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sciences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide Thermo Fisher Scientific team of 50000 employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

MSD is seeking a Controller to join its Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) Revenue Accounting Team based in Singapore, reporting to the Financial Reporting and Revenue Compliance Controller.

Responsibilities and deliverables include:

  • Manages the day-to-day activity of product revenue accounting including review and approve sales contracts to ensure that revenue recognition is in compliance with US GAAP, internal compliance procedures and corporate policies and liaise with finance controllers and internal customers as needed

  • Reviews and approves journal entries for system sales revenue recognition/system acceptance/training/software revenue and related balance sheet schedules

  • Reviews monthly and quarterly US GAAP based corporate reporting such as revenue tracker reconciliation report, revenue/cogs reconciliation report, and shipped-not-revenued (SNR) report

  • Chairs weekly meeting with Revenue Accountants to identify, follow up and follow through revenue recognition issues, reduction in aged balance sheet items, training needs etc.

  • Provides quarterly/yearly Audit support for APJ Finance department including communicating with internal and external auditors, leading walkthroughs and resolving queries as required

  • Participates in peer's balance sheet review

  • Identifies and drives areas for continuous process improvements including strengthening financial controls based on Sarbanes Oxley requirements

  • Drives accounting process alignment within APJ Finance and ensure alignment with global Finance (USA and Europe)

  • Participates in various working groups

  • Other duties as assigned

The Requirements The ideal candidate for this position enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary technical environment and will possess the following combination of education and experience:

  • Degree in Accounting, Advanced degree and/or accredited financial certification is highly preferred

  • 6-8 years of working experience in accounting with ERP systems preferably in a high tech environment, 2+ years of experience in a leadership role is preferred

  • 3-5 years of BIG 4 audit experience

  • Good understanding of US GAAP and application, especially in Revenue Recognition

  • Familiar and conversant with internal control processes (SOX) and corporate governance

  • Able to work under pressure and consistently meet strict reporting deadlines

  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills with an attention to detail

  • Strong knowledge working with ERP systems

  • Proven leadership / supervisory experience

  • Able and willing to dive into details and be hands-on

  • Go-getting and positive attitude towards constantly undertaking new challenges & project initiatives; especially within a fluid and dynamic environment

  • Adaptable to changes in the work environment and is not afraid to challenge the status quo

  • First class communication (oral, written, presentation), people and influencing skills

  • Able to travel 10%-20%

Job ID: 7325

External Company URL: www.fei.com