Who are we

Change is the DNA of L'Oréal; we are constantly leading the beauty industry to go beyond. In 1909, we began as a small store selling hair dye. Today, we have a portfolio of 36 international brands and a global presence in 150 countries.

At L'Oréal, there are 6 Zone Business Services Centres supporting the Group. Our ambition is to grow the finance department of the future at L'Oréal and provide world-class services to the Group.

Come join us in our quest of being the #1 BeautyTech Company!

Overview of the role

Reporting to the Accounting Leader, the Accountant is responsible for:

  • General ledger and group consolidation reporting.
  • Coordinate accounting closing performed by Accenture.
  • Perform account reconciliation in BSC scope and arrange balance sheet reviews for assigned countries with head of accounting and countries chief accountant and countries CFO.
  • Being a key contact of accounting for assigned countries in terms of provision, consolidation report.
  • Improve accounting GL & reporting processes and working closely with DEX team.
  • Responsible for KPIs that are linked to GL & reporting for assigned countries.


General Ledger and Consolidation Reporting

GL accounting           

  • Prepare and post General Ledger entries according to Group requirements: provision for risks and charges, journal entries for adjustments…
  • Prepare and finalize Balance Sheet, trial balances for entities he/she is in charge of.
  • Review summary of variations of provisions
  • Prepare account reconciliations and follow up the actions to ensure balance sheet are clean.
  • Arrange balance sheet reviews with country chief accountants and country CFOs for entities he/she is in charge of.

Consolidation Reporting

  • Prepare and finalize CONSO reporting based on pre-defined schedules to ensure timely and quality package submission.
  • Responsible for quarterly closing and HRDC consolidation reporting for the hard close in May and November.
  • Review the consolidation reporting with countries chief accountants and ensure issues are timely resolved.
  • Prepare other group reporting defined in BSC scope.
  • Be a key accounting contact with group consolidation team for the entities he/she is in charge of.

Accounting internal control

  • Perform and ensure operational controls for General Ledger and Reporting, as per TAP requirements.
  • Ensure legal requirements and IFRS standards are respected
  • Provide quality service to countries.
  • Manage efficiency communications with stakeholders in countries and group for entities he/she is in charge of.

Who we are looking for

  • Minimum of 4-5 years of work experience in accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and regulations in Asia.
  • Solid knowledge of accounting process and practice, and ERP (SAP) system.
  • Experience of managing a professional accounting team.
  • CPA or equivalent is a plus
  • Experience in a multinational company or shared services organization strongly preferred.
  • Ability to manage complexity and dynamic business situation.
  • Language ability: Japanese to work with counterparts from the country