Regional Lease Specialist
Welcome Original Thinkers to our Regional Business Services Hub in Krakow, Poland
Our global $18 billion FMCG business is built upon original thinking. For 145+ years, Kimberly-Clark has challenged conventional wisdom to reimagine how we can better serve our consumers around the world with brands such as Kleenex® and Huggies®.
From our new Hub in Krakow, you will own important work that will enable our organization to succeed in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and globally.
Following the Financial Accounting Standards Boards (FASB) introduction of ASC 842 and IFRS 16 we are now seeking candidates for the role of
Regional Lease Specialist
The position reports to the Global Process Owner Lease Administration, and works in collaboration with Global Real Estate & Facilities Management (RFEM) leadership, REFM team members, Accounting to Reporting teams, external service providers / partners, and K-C business units.
This role will maintain a complete, accurate, and timely database for the region’s portion of K-C’s global lease portfolio.
The Regional Lease Specialist will champion regional adherence to new global lease administration policies and corporate financial policies related to lease processes.
The incumbent will provide subject matter expertise to customers, within the region, regarding lease administration matters, lease accounting, and the proper interpretation of ASC 842 (and IFRS 16 where applicable).
Job description and responsibilities :
Support the development, implementation, maintenance and utilization of K-C’s global lease portfolio, including collection and coordination of regional data to provide necessary information for the REFM and business teams to make timely decisions.
Participate in development and testing of Global Lease Administration processes.
Develop and maintain a proficiency in the use of CoStar software.
Demonstrate subject matter expertise and proper interpretation of ASC 842 (and IFRS 16 where applicable), providing guidance to regional business units and procurement contacts, when determining if a lease exists within an agreement and how to manage various lease scenarios for proper recording in CoStar system to generate proper accounting & reporting.
Complex scenarios can and should be escalated to Global Process Owner Lease Administration.
Generate accurate and timely lease amortization schedules.
Provide timely responses to queries regarding ledger postings from CoStar system.
Perform lease abstraction activities which involves the extracting of lease option and lease responsibility information from lease documents and entry of the data into CoStar system
Provide timely responses on open queries to 3rd party service provider, ensuring a complete and accurate global lease portfolio.
Foster and maintain a collaborative relationship with contacts responsible for authorizing payment of real estate leases.
Act as liaison between 3rd party services provider and K-C contacts. Maintain current contact information within CoStar.
Bachelors degree in a finance / accounting related subject
Knowledge of US GAAP, and local GAAP where applicable, is necessary.
Knowledge of the financial and business implications of general business practices is necessary.
Ability to use sound judgment and work independently in challenging situations with minimal supervision, while maintaining corporate standards
Results oriented with strong initiative
Strong skills in analysis and systems logic
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with skills to influence.
Continuous Improvement mindset
Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite including Excel
Strong collaboration skills to interact effectively with all levels within and outside the enterprise
Some degree of real estate and / or procurement knowledge
Lean / Six Sigma mindset
Years’ experience :
A minimum of 3 years plus experience in fixed asset, lease or general accounting for a leading corporation.
Language requirement :
Fluent (Written & Spoken) English
We offer :
Competitive salary and attractive performance related bonus
Brand new modern office space in an attractive location in Krakow
Standard benefit package
If original thinking and a passion to build something new inspires you, come unleash your power at Kimberly-Clark.
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications :
The role is located in Krakow.