Axway Senior Manager Accounting APAC in North Sydney, Australia

Axway Software a global technology leader in the software industry is seeking a highly competent Senior Manager Accounting - Controller.

This position would be based out of our North Sydney office and would report directly to our Finance Director in France.

The Controller would be responsible for leading a team covering all general accounting functions in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and performing all general accounting functions in Australia.

Successful criteria needed to perform the functions of this position would be a candidate who has lead an accounting department in Asia Pacific, prepared both segment and consolidated financial statements and directed annual audits.

Candidates should also be familiar with closing on a monthly basis and would be responsible for the maintenance and continued improvement of the financial systems of the company.

Preference will be made for candidates who have experience with multi-national firms.

  • Oversee all General Accounting functions for Singapore, China and Hong Kong: general ledger, payroll, accounts payable, account reconciliation and analysis, income variation analysis and consolidations for a growing software development company,

  • Perform all General accounting functions for Australia using CODA Software,

  • Oversee the payroll process for the region, i.e. related journal entries and reconciliation of vacation accounts,

  • Oversee cash reconciliation, online bank software, cash management module, cash forecast,

  • Oversee the tax process, i.e. GST/VAT, Withholding Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Surcharge & Local Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax, IDS, Payrolls Tax, PAYG, CPF and MPF,

  • Compile and analyze financial information from all groups of the organization,

  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements from the system using Coda and other financial systems which include internally developed tools,

  • Manage team in Singapore and China to continuously adhere to month-end close deadlines,

  • Implement and continue to improve internal financial reporting, accounting systems and procedures,

  • Perform financial statement analysis and review. Research and resolve issues which are identified during review,

  • Lead mid-year and year-end audit preparation and response to auditors,

  • Oversee process of approval of Directors report & Audited Financial Statements (FS) with the local company secretaries and our global legal counsel,

  • Safeguard Axway and Axway customer data through compliance with Axway policies and the appropriate use of Axway equipment and facilities,


  • Ability to perform Financial reporting month end, and group consolidation package,

  • Knowledge of accounting for foreign exchange transactions,

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in fast paced,

  • Effective problem-solving skills,

  • Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic, virtual environment,

  • Self-starting and self-motivated with a high level of initiative and organization,

  • Ability to write and out in place appropriate accounting controls and procedures,

  • Proficient in MS Excel as well as general financial packages,

  • Ability to deal with legal contracts would be appreciated


  • Minimum 7-10 years in accounting, with a minimum 5 years in a supervisory role,

  • Prefer experience in accounting/audit filed, Software or hi-tech industry,

  • Proven ability to work in a multinational team environment,

  • Knowledge of software revenue recognition a plus,

  • Mandarin or French speaker a plus,

  • CODA background a plus,

  • Ability to travel internationally, approximately 5-10%.


  • Bachelor/Master degree in Accounting, Finance,

  • Part Qualified CPA/CA

Job alias (job posting title): Senior Manager Accounting APAC

ID: 2017-4110

External Company Name: Axway Software SA

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