BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre S/B

Financial Reporting (Associate Analyst) - Mandarin Speaker

Kuala Lumpur, MY
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits
21 May 2024
28 May 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers, and for a sustainable future.

We connect and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to progress.

Not only your performance but also your personality matter to us, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, orientation, and background. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

Do you want to work with passionate teams, providing excellent business and digital services to the Asia Pacific region?

Do you want an open, supportive, and caring working environment?

Do you view your development needs seriously as we do?

If YES, then take your career to the #NextLevel with BASF!

Objectives of the Position

  • Deliver Financial Reporting services to BSSCKL‘s customers in accordance with established Financial Reporting processes and work procedures and in compliance with BASF policies & guidelines, internal control requirements, local company legal and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure that timelines and quality meet the agreed service levels and targets.
  • To back up, assist with and perform Financial Reporting tasks as required.

Main Tasks

Functional Tasks (including but not limited to):

  • Provide Financial Reporting transaction processing support and ensuring delivery quality in terms of accuracy, completeness and timeliness on daily basis.
  • Perform and analyse booking of accounting transactions, fixed asset transactions, master data maintenance and account reconciliation including account clearing.
  • Perform analytical review of profit and loss accounts and balance sheet, trend analysis and transaction posting checks.
  • Prepare and coordinate for month-end, quarter-end, year-end and statutory financial reports for BASF companies across Asia Pacific on timely, accurate and complete basis. This would include reports for group reporting, internal management reporting, statutory reporting as well as any agreed ad hoc reports required e.g. audit schedules, tax schedules etc.
  • Trouble shoot and liaise with relevant stakeholders to resolve issues and queries related to Financial Reporting processes.
  • Participate and contribute in working groups with specific expertise knowledge.
  • Perform back up and other duties as and when required or delegated.

Compliance and Quality:

  • Participate in any compliance audits and respond to audit queries.
  • Support in ensuring all work documentations and work processes are updated in compliance to BASF policies & guidelines, Financial Reporting Compliance requirements, local company legal and statutory requirements.

Continuous Improvement and Projects:

  • Identify, recommend and implement solutions for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Assist and support the implementation of project initiatives e.g. technology enhancement, internal control, merger and acquisition etc.

Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute inputs to maintain and update a set of comprehensive and complete training materials of Financial Reporting functional training.
  • Participate in functional training in accordance with established training structure.
  • Contribute to knowledge database by updating company specific procedures and issue logs (including resolution and preventive action) to facilitate continuous learning, development and knowledge retention.
  • Support new and existing team members through effective knowledge transfer and sharing of best practice for sustainable development of knowledge within the team.

Frequent collaboration with relevant stakeholders:

  • Counterparts in BASF companies, internal/external auditors, external consultants and BSSCKL cross functional units
  • Corporate Finance unit
  • Global Financial Reporting functional units

Degree of supervision required in the job:

Work is regularly supervised.

Minimum Education and Qualification Required for the Position


  • University degree in finance and accounting or business studies; and/or
  • Chartered or Certified Professional Accountant or equivalent

Working Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experiences in Financial Reporting or other accounting functions. Competent candidates with lesser years of experience are considerable.
  • Preferably experience working in SAP system or other major ERP system’s work environment
  • Experience in a shared service or business process outsourcing engagement will be an added advantage.
  • Experience working in a MNC or Malaysia public listed company preferred.

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Financial Reporting and other accounting functions.
  • Knowledge and experience of MS office tools.
  • Proficiency in English and other language required with good communication skill.

BASF Asia-Pacific Service Centre was established in 2005. Located in Kuala Lumpur, the regional service hub has approximately 1,200 employees and growing. Focused on being a competency and digitalization driven hub, it also provides quality functional and know-how services in the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, real estate and facilities management, communications, environmental, health and safety, procurement, import-export order management, and information services to BASF companies and affiliates in the Asia Pacific region. BASF also has two other regional hubs located in Berlin, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay that cover the Europe and Americas regions.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 112,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €68.9 billion in 2023. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at our website.

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

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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