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Date:  Nov 5, 2022

Kuala Lumpur, MY

Assistant Manager, Finance

Sephora, a division of LVMH – Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton global luxury leader, is a global leader in beauty retailing. It successfully operates more than two thousand points of sale across Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Its aim is to animate the most loved beauty community in the world.

Sephora SEA’s retail activity spans over 8 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Australia, New Zealand and Korea) with 50+ stores and boasts some global flagships such as Fahrenheit 88 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Ion in Singapore. Its digital activities span over eight countries (retail countries excluding India, plus Philippines).  Sephora SEA has experienced rapid growth in the region with many more stores and countries to come.  


Sephora Malaysia is looking to recruit an Assistant Manager, Finance.



You will shine here if you enjoy…


  • Taking ownership of the production of high-quality financial accounts, lead in Balance Sheet review and cash flow planning.
  • Performing ongoing review, proposing process improvements and implementing enhancements whilst ensuring compliance to internal controls.
  • Providing support to the Finance team during monthly closing, yearly budgeting and forecasting exercise giving insights on cost drivers and trends.
  • Liaising with external auditor on statutory audit, ensuring compliance of statutory reporting, following up and close off auditor’s queries making sure audited financial statement is sign off within the Malaysia reporting statutory timeline.
  • Liaising with tax agent on annual company income tax, transfer pricing and any other tax related matters. Reviewing and validating tax computation and any other information provided by tax agent.  
  • Liaising with corporate secretary and managing corporate secretarial matters.
  • Working closely with the Shared Service Centre (SSC) and Accounts Executive ensuring smooth daily operations in AP, AR, GL, Treasury and monthly closing.
  • Leading, supervising and providing coaching to direct report.
  • Participating and providing support on a variety of company projects and performing any other duties assigned.



We would love to hear from you if…


  • You possess a degree or professional qualifications in Finance / Accounting with minimum 3 years of experience in similar capacity in retail/FMCG industry. If you have working experience with big 4 consulting firms will be an added advantage.
  • You possess sound knowledge of accounting fundamentals and controls while striving to keep abreast of Malaysia’s accounting and tax developments.
  • You are hands-on, analytical, meticulous and great with numbers.
  • You have a positive attitude, a great team player, self-starter, possesses good communication skills, and able to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • You are proficient in Excel with experience in using SAP.



Reporting line & key stakeholders


  • The Assistant Manager, Finance will report to the Head of Finance.



While at Sephora, you’ll enjoy…


  • The people. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented, supportive, and kind leaders and teams – people you can be proud to work with.
  • The learning. We invest heavily in training for our leaders and store associates. Not just product knowledge, but building a personalized career plan with you so you continue to evolve and build your skills.
  • The culture. As a leading beauty retailer, backed by the LVMH luxury brand, our reach is broad and our impact is global. Yet there’s always room to explore. It’s in our DNA to innovate and, at Sephora, all 40,000 passionate team members are united by a common goal - to reimagine the future of beauty. You can unleash your creativity, because we’ve got disruptive spirit. You can learn and evolve, because we empower you to be your best. You can be yourself, because you are what sets us apart. This, is the future of beauty. Reimagine your future, at Sephora.

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