Director- Accounting & Tax and HR & Payroll Services

TMF Group
South Korea
Competitive salary plus great benefits
11 Aug 2022
31 Aug 2022
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

About TMF Group

TMF Group is a leading provider of critical administrative services, helping clients invest and operate safely around the world. Our 9,100 experts and 120 offices in 85 jurisdictions worldwide serve corporates, financial institutions, asset managers, private clients and family offices, providing the combination of accounting, tax, payroll, fund administration, compliance and entity management services essential to global business success.

Discover the role

This role represents a person of highest authority within the South Korean office, with full P&L accountability over the following departments: Accounting & Tax and HR & Payroll. The position holder will make sure that we provide stellar quality of services to client companies and, working as key management team member, will steer and shape the business direction and propose continuous improvement initiatives across the office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with auditors, feeders, and local government as appropriate.
  • Oversee improvements in department KPIs within the country, ensuring appropriate actions are taken to drive improvements where necessary.
  • Prepare a department plan and monitor progress against these plans to ensure that the department attains its objectives, whilst ensuring risks are identified and appropriately managed and that the integrity of the Company is maintained.
  • Establish an appropriate organizational structure, ensuring correct elements of oversight and control across the lines of defense, to ensure that client deliverables are met in accordance with internal policy and procedure.
  • Ensure the risk and compliance team remains independent, appropriately resourced, and has continuous access to the Board.
  • Ensure the Company develops and directs the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with relevant regulatory and other statutory regulations.
  • Hands-on manages all matters of the Accounting & Tax / HR & Payroll Department and ensures the quality of services performed to client companies.
  • Work with the management team to ensure efficient and effective cooperation across different divisions.
  • Supervise and coach Managers
  • Lead projects which require highly skilled resources, e.g., US GAAP reporting/conversion, due diligence work based on agreed procedures, etc.
  • Review deliverables to key clients
  • Monitor and control the billing, debt recovery, and credit control actions in the Department

About you

Overall, the job holder is expected to be an experienced leader with excellent commercial, people, and organizational development skills who:

  • Can drive continuous improvement through engaging leadership.
  • Develops talent through empowerment and performance management.
  • Drives client relationships through maintaining a constant client focus.

Key requirements

  • Degree holder with full recognized accounting/tax qualifications (e.g. CPA, CTA, etc. - KICPA is preferred);
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in consulting or large multinationals, preferably professional service firms with a career focus on assisting foreign corporations investing in Korea;
  • Professional command of written and spoken English and Korean;
  • A seasoned commercial director or business lead with vision and experience in strategic management;
  • Proven experience within changing business environments, demonstrating the ability to achieve success via empowerment and managing accountability and responsibility at the right levels;
  • Experience in leading multi-cultural teams, demonstrating clear results and outcomes;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage all stakeholders while ensuring the appropriate presence and focus for designated geographies;
  • Has good knowledge of regulatory requirements.


Pathways for career development

  • Work with colleagues and clients around the world on interesting and challenging work
  • We provide internal career opportunities so you can take your career further within TMF
  • Continuous development is supported through global learning opportunities from the TMF Business Academy

Making an impact

  • You’ll be helping us to make the world a simpler place to do business for our clients
  • Through our corporate social responsibility programme, you’ll also be making a difference in the communities where we work

A supportive environment

  • Strong feedback culture to help build an engaging workplace
  • Our inclusive work environment allows you to work from our offices around the world, as well as from home, helping you find the right work-life balance to perform at your best

Applications close: 31 Aug 2022 Korea Standard Time

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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