Finance - Finance Controller - Hsinchu


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Hsinchu, Taiwan



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8+ years

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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00257184-273

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by contributing to our successful world-class finance department as a hands-on Finance Controller? Your job is to work in a dynamic and international environment, being part of a high-tech company.

Role and responsibilities

The Finance Controller will be part of the ASML Finance of Global Enabling Services (GES) Financial Services and be responsible for compliance and accounting for Taiwan legal entities. The role advices the business on accounting and ensures external and internal reporting requirements (US GAAP / Local GAAP) as well as ensuring tax compliance.
The role requires closely external relations with the auditing firms.

As a Finance Controller, you are expected to create & maintain clear insight in the nature and background of financial reporting for the ASML/Cymer Taiwan legal entities. You will operate in a matrix organization, being part of the global Finance organization. You will ensure that the financial statements are correct and complete creating the basis for a clean audit trail – with proper substantiation and specification. Being able to make the translation between our primary US GAAP books and Local GAAP financial statements and into the indirect and direct tax obligations is crucial in this role.

Your responsibilities are as follows:

(1)Financial Reporting and control all aspects of accounting and finance operations

-Completing monthly closing activities, including but not limited to reviewing and approving journal entries, reviewing account reconciliations, investigating unusual balances / transactions, reviewing financial statements, and completing closing checklists

-Ensuring compliance with the US GAAP framework of recording transactions

-Ensure compliance with US GAAP revenue recognition policies for all locally generated revenue.

-Preparing monthly closing package

-Completing Financial Accounting Standards (FAS) 109 quarterly calculations and supporting schedules related to the income tax provision calculation

-Preparing variance analyses (actual vs. budget, and actual vs. history)

-Reconciling statutory financials to US GAAP financial statements

-Reviewing, approving, and initiating cash disbursements

-Investigating delinquent AR accounts and negotiating payment

-Coordinating physical inventories and cycle counts, and overseeing Oracle corrections

-Mitigating foreign exchange losses

-Preparing monthly inter-company offsets and payments

-Monitor the compliance with group accounting policies as well as local regulations;

-Coordinate calculations for Transfer Pricing purposes for both USGAAP and Local GAAP;

-Align with / provide input to ASML Global Finance Team / Tax Support Organization (The Netherlands) for periodic group reporting and consolidation purposes;

(2)Manage, administer, and control all aspects of ethical behavior and business practices in accordance with ASML/Cymer’s Code of Conduct including:

-Preventing the misappropriation of company assets and resources

-Reporting any questionable activity that is inconsistent with Cymer’s policy on ethical behavior in accordance with the Code of Conduct

-Liaising with Human Resources to provide training in the area of ethical conduct

-Remediating any non-compliance behavior within the realm of direct reports

-Assisting in the engagement of any confidential investigations and audits related to ethical misconduct or potentially fraudulent transactions

-Putting preventative measures in place to mitigate fraudulent behavior and transactions

(3)Financial planning and analysis

-Prepare, review, analyze and interpret financial and budgetary reports

-Coordinate and prepare the annual operating plan (budget), and quarterly / interim forecasts

-Oversee the development of financial accounting system required to maintain reporting requirements and enhance efficiency

-Provide P&L analysis and recommendations to country manager and various functional departmental managers

-Assist Controller, Sr. Director and Global Accounting Controller, and Regional Controller at corporate office with special projects and analysis as needed

(4)SOX and Audit Coordination

-Support SOX 404 compliance requirements including preparing and updating necessary documentation, coordinating audit efforts with outside auditing firm, performing all control owner responsibilities, and remediating any items as necessary.

-Act as overall audit engagement coordinator & primary point of contact to external auditor for legal entities in scope;

-Coordinate / prepare / assist in preparation of supporting documentation for statutory audit compliance;

(5)Direct and Indirect tax compliance

-Monitor tax compliance obligations of entities in responsible territory and arrange for timely preparation of direct and indirect tax filings;

-Act as primary point of contact for providing informationfor preparation of corporate income tax returns, including review of CIT fillings from a financial input perspective;

-Arrange for timely preparation of VAT/GUI filings and review VAT/GUI fillings from a financial input perspective;

-Arrange for timely preparation of other local tax filings;

-Prepare / review Country by Country Reporting information for respective legal entities;

-Facilitate / create reliable basis for tax cash planning;

-Ascertain timely identification and communication of tax risk & opportunities (e.g. use of withholding taxes / tax credits) – such in conjunction with ASML Corporate Tax Department;

First contact towards to Taiwanese tax office and assist in preparation of response (from a financial input perspective) to queries on tax authorities in efficient & timely manner

Education and experience

-Minimum 12 years’ experience with either Taiwan/US CPA qualified or at least 5 years’ Big 4 or equivalent accounting experience in an international business environment

-Strong understanding of financial accounting processes; Experience with automation of reporting processes in a SAP/Oracle environment and/or experience with e.g. robotics is a prefer

-Experience with Taiwanese tax compliance and tax certificate report preparation

-Knowledge of / experience with applicable tax accounting rules in relation to US GAAP / IFRS / Local GAAP and related processes

-Fluent in written & spoken English and Chinese


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

-Good analytical, communicative, leadership and social skills. Professional and ambitious attitude. Result oriented, team player with a big sense of responsibility;

-Capable of co-working with team members while maintaining higher level overview;

-Ability to build relationships with colleagues in other regions (Asia / Europe / US) and non-financial departments.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

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