Cargill RTR APAC / Nanjing Sr Team Manager in Nanjing (Nanking), China

RTR APAC / Nanjing Sr Team Manager

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

Cargill Business Services (CBS) is a multi-function center of Cargill Inc, one of the world’s biggest privately held organizations that clocked revenues of $120 billion. The center provides high-quality, efficient back-end services across IT, HR, Finance, Transport & Logistics, Strategic Sourcing & Procurement and Trade Execution with 5,500 employees. Please visit for more details.

CBS is a global organization that envisages the accelerated use of shared services. Its purpose is to bring a smarter, more efficient approach to how we provide shared services to Cargill. That way business units and functions can focus on what they do best. These services are delivered in 6 Centers based in Bangalore (India), Sofia (Bulgaria), Nanjing (China), San Jose (Costa Rica), Uberlandia (Brazil) and Rosario (Argentina).

This role is responsible for the leadership of day-to-day operations of the end-to-end [Record to Report] process. It provides a unique strategic and tactical opportunity to be part of a cultural shift in Cargill’s organizational, operational and stakeholder model in the shared services space.

The position requires deep technical knowledge of the end-to-end [Record to Report], the ability to lead and develop a team, overseeing decision-making and problem solving, influence and drive change together with stakeholders, monitor and review KPIs and metrics, and lead specific projects to drive efficiency. It provides a unique strategic and tactical opportunity to be part of a cultural shift in Cargill’s organizational, operational and stakeholder model in the shared services space.

This role will report into the CBS Finance [RTR] Tower Lead and will be part of the regional CBS Finance Extended Leadership Team.

Principal Accountabilities

1.People Management 20%

Build an engaged, high performing team and foster an inclusive environment

Accountable for performance management (quarterly feedback and mid/end year review), talent development and succession planning.

Provide coaching/mentoring and train employees on Cargill’s Leadership Expectations (CLE) behaviors and safety

Actively develop future skill sets required to deliver on [RTR] North Star defined by GPO and drive knowledge sharing opportunities across Center and Regional A&F teams

2.Stakeholder Management 20%

Build robust, credible business relationships with key partners and stakeholders as per engagement framework principles

Influence and manage stakeholders through the engagement framework providing proper feedback loops in a timely manner

Focus on educating key stakeholders on target finance operating model and influence ongoing transition towards this state.

Work closely with the A&R Domain Leads and direct reports as per the cluster/country/sub-region to strengthen the ways of working.

3.Manage Operational Performance 40%

Directly manage a team of [RTR] Team Managers delivering accounting and financial reporting services

Actively drive operations performance on agreed upon key performance metrics and targets

Advise on appropriate action plans to improve performance in needed areas

Focus on driving quality and ownership with a view towards robust performance management, stakeholder feedback and active metrics management (Lag/Lead Measures)

Leverage business and accounting principles/practices, review and analyze significant/complex financial statements to ensure accuracy and compliance.

Embed and strengthen a culture of ownership of key process outcomes (FRP, P&L and Balance Sheet etc) in CBS

Support an internal control environment (control framework) within CBS Finance, including risk mitigation, and the total compliance of all of its operations and services according to internal and external regulations.

To ensure smooth migrations identify potential process risks, establish mitigation/control plans, and monitor the impact.

Participate and support the CRP process, engage with the wider Finance stakeholders from a financial governance perspective

Lead through transitions and increase organizational performance – driving and embedding many competing initiatives

4.Drive Process Improvement Strategy 20%

Build a culture of continuous improvement and operations excellence, ensuring ongoing identification and delivery of productivity/quality opportunities that support overall targets for the [RTR] process.

Actively pursue opportunities to streamline processes and eliminate non value add activity.

Partner and align with the GPO process strategy by closely working with the [RTR] TL, A&R GPM and Regional A&R PI Lead.

Drive and support efforts aimed at (over)achieving metrics. Measure and monitor performance via consistent processes. Help to monitor and communicate Finance operational results in a timely and effective manner.


Education, Experience, Skills

1.Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration.

  • Chartered Accountant / Cost Accountant (CMA) with relevant experience.

  • 8 years of accounting experience in finance operations work with deep expertise in Record to Report and related processes

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large teams and highly adept at building resiliency within them – at least 3 years experience

  • A Continuous Improvement mindset

  • Change agility: defends the necessary changes in the organization and helps others prepare for the impact and acceptance of such necessary changes. Progresses productively under conditions of change and ambiguity

  • Possess a strong customer service acumen and proven influencing skills

  • Self-starter with strong analytical, problem solving skills and initiative to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

2.Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in [Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.]

  • Managed stakeholders in regions and global environment with extensive experience working in a diversified industry environment.

  • Experience working in a FMCG, core industry.

  • Managed over 50 people across the full spectrum of Finance and Accounting with a strong bent towards[ Record to Report.]

  • Ability to work across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Job Finance/Accounting

Primary Location China-32-Nanjing (Nanking)

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: NAN01333