Interim General Ledger Accountant


KAO is the company behind the beauty brands such as John Frieda, Guhl, Molton Brown, Goldwell, Bioré and others.

To help us optimize our General Ledger department we now offer an interesting and exciting assignment for an energetic Interim General Ledger Accountant.

Your primary tasks will be hands-on with the focus on balance sheet reconciliations.

You are indeed a professional interim financial. This means making connection with your team members and management, engage in sharing information, meeting deadlines and getting things done. You have the ability to rise to the occasion and handle deadlines.


  • Responsible for month end activities and month end journal entries for assigned entities, consolidation of actuals, timely reconciliation of all GL accounts;
  • Coordinate cross-departmental month end close activities and judge accruals, deferrals and other close related entries;
  • Cost centre re-allocations and intercompany recharges;
  • Responsible for complete and accurate of entries in the books;
  • Responsible for balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Support the fixed asset process and related controls and reconciliations.


  • Bachelor or Masters Degree, preferably in Finance / Accounting;
  • Experience in an interim accounting role in a high paced international environment;
  • Getting things done mentality, handson;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the financial and administrative processes and systems;
  • Analytical skills and ability to handle complex data in a structural approach;
  • Fluent in English;
  • SAP is a must;
  • Team player able to work with people from different backgrounds;
  • Committed, Accurate, Quality & Results-driven and you have analytical skills with a proactive attitude and ability to set priorities and thus achieving deadlines.

We predict this is a full time assignment for three months.