Jones Lang LaSalle IP, Inc.

APAC Accounting Lead

Shanghai, China
Competitive salary
23 Sep 2023
30 Sep 2023
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Job Description - APAC Accounting Lead,

Work Dynamics

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as the APAC Accounting Lead. As the Accounting Lead for the Asia-Pacific region, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all accounting and financial operations within the region. You will work closely with the Global finance team and other regional leads to ensure compliance, accuracy and efficiency in financial reporting and analysis.

Key Responsibilities:

Accounts Receivable (AR) Management

Oversee the AR function, including customer invoicing, collections, and credit management. Monitor outstanding receivables and implement strategies to reduce DSO and minimize bad debt risk. Collaborate with the Client to resolve billing and payment issues promptly.

Accounts Payable (AP) Management

Supervise the AP function, ensuring accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices and payments. Implement effective controls to manage vendor payments and optimize cash flow. Review and approve payment run to ensure compliance with company policies and local regulations.

Month-end and Year-end Closing

Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes for APAC, ensuring timely and accurate Accruals & management reporting requirements.

Tax Compliance

Collaborate with tax experts and external advisors to ensure compliance with local tax regulations, including corporate income tax, VAT/GST, and other applicable taxes.

Statutory Compliance

Ensure adherence to local accounting and statutory requirements in each country within the APAC region.

Coordination with Global Finance Team

Collaborate with the global finance team to align on reporting standards, share best practices, and implement global finance initiatives within the APAC region.

Audit Support

Liaise with internal and external auditors during the annual audit process to provide necessary documentation and explanations for financial transactions.

Intercompany Transactions

Ensure accurate recording and reconciliation of intercompany transactions between APAC entities and other global offices.

Management Reports and analysis

Prepare and review management reports and other relevant financial analysis for the APAC region. Support the Regional Finance Leads in budgeting and forecasting processes by providing financial insights

Process Improvement

Continuously assess and improve accounting processes and internal controls to enhance efficiency and accuracy, while maintaining compliance with relevant regulations.

Team Management

Supervise and provide guidance to the APAC accounting team, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.

Sound like you? Here is what we're looking for:

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. A professional accounting qualification (e.g., CA, CPA, ACCA) is highly desirable.
•Proven experience (10+ years) in accounting and finance, with a track record of progressively increasing responsibility, including managerial experience.
•Strong knowledge of accounting principles, local & US GAAP, and IFRS standards.
•Experience in a multinational company or accounting firm with exposure to multiple countries within the APAC region is advantageous.
•Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a keen eye for detail.
•Ability to communicate effectively with both finance and non-finance stakeholders.
•Proficient in financial software and ERP systems.
•Fluent in English, with additional language skills in the APAC region considered a plus.
•Demonstrated leadership skills with a proactive and collaborative approach to team management.

What we can do for you:

At JLL, we make sure that you become the best version of yourself by helping you realise your full potential in an entrepreneurial and inclusive work environment. We will empower your ambitions through our dedicated Total Rewards Program, competitive pay and benefits package.


On-site -Shanghai, Shenzhen, GD

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements. We're interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

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For over 200 years, JLL (NYSE: JLL), a leading global commercial real estate and investment management company, has helped clients buy, build, occupy, manage and invest in a variety of commercial, industrial, hotel, residential and retail properties. A Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $20.9 billion and operations in over 80 countries around the world, our more than 103,000 employees bring the power of a global platform combined with local expertise. Driven by our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world, we help our clients, people and communities SEE A BRIGHTER WAY. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit

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