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JAP SPEAKING Senior Accountant, Finance and Reg Reporting

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Our client is seeking for a Finance professional who has a genuine interest in and curiosity about the Asset Management Industry. The successful candidate will be dynamic, independent, highly motivated and keen to learn. He/she should be able to communicate effectively with global team members and stakeholders. In addition, he/she should be able to multi-task effectively.

As part of the accounting services, they execute global transactions to pay suppliers, manage treasury operations and deliver fee invoices to certain institutional clients for the APAC subsidiaries. They are also responsible for researching, applying specialized expertise, and maintaining deep knowledge/expertise of accounting guidance and policies, regulations and drivers that impact assigned areas. Contributes to the achievement of objectives for assigned accounting and reporting processes for the APAC subsidiaries and global controllers group functions.

What you'll do:

As an Senior Accountant for Financial & Regulatory Reporting, you will be responsible to work collaboratively with firmwide business partners to deliver high levels of stakeholder service, and act as a responsive and engaged partner to the firm's suppliers, clients, and banking partners.

Global Accounting Services and Corporate Treasury:

* Collects data and other information required for the completion of operational accounting activities which support accurate and timely delivery of client fee invoices to external clients. Updates all related systems.

* Monitors mailboxes, answers routine and some non-standard questions from internal and external business partners.

* Produces client data reports used by more senior staff and business partners including, but not limited to, client aging reports used by client service teams. Promptly answers questions related to status and resolution.

* Maintains supporting documentation and monitors processes relating to assigned accounting and reporting activities in accordance with department policies and procedures and the applicable regulatory standards. Assists with the development of operating processes to improve record management and team efficiency.

* Researches and resolves daily items requiring additional information in order to be posted to the general or sub ledgers.

* Expedites customer refunds / vendor / staff claims for processing and identifies obstacles which may impede prompt resolution.

* Review cash activities in the bank accounts and apply to oracle client accounts and AP subledgers or general ledger

* Perform bank reconciliations

* Following established procedures, performs simple calculations/manipulations of data to identify unusual patterns. Within established guidelines, corrects the root cause of unusual patterns; escalates critical issues.

* Supports the implementation of financial system modifications by assisting with user testing, contributing to requirements gathering and documenting process changes.

* Tracks accounting data and information needed for identifying risks, patterns, or recurring issues. Provides support for internal and external audit requests.

* Raises issues to more senior staff, collaborating to determine issues and aids in an appropriate resolution.

* Ensuring compliance to internal controls, policies and procedures, SOX controls as well as working with Enterprise Risk Management to develop or update controls, when necessary

* Works collaboratively with business partners in all efforts.

Financial and Regulatory Reporting and Tax:

* Supports end-to-end accounting processes and completes research required to transform data into information for reporting purposes.

* Completes accounting and reporting activities, including processing numerous general ledger events and transactions

* Prepare monthly legal entity variance (BS and PL) analysis which provides meaningful analysis of different aspects of legal entity financials.

* Prepares and submit the monthly, quarterly, and annual regulatory returns and other surveys to the respective regulators and government agencies

* Support the preparation of the annual financial statements and liaise with auditors on statutory and regulatory annual audits

* Prepares the inputs for board papers and other internal reporting to management/ boards

* Support the preparation and review of tax returns (corporate income tax, VAT/GST) for APAC entities and liaise with tax agents and group tax on any corporate and indirect tax filings matters (GST, Corporate tax, withholding taxes etc)

* Prepares tax provisions and provisions to returns in US GAAP and local GAAP/IFRS.

* Work with group tax teams in the implementation of interco transfer pricing policy

* Prepare cashflow/ regulatory capital projections on a regular basis for monitoring of the legal entities’ liquidity and capital position

* Fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional, and country-specific accounting, reporting, and process standards

* Continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities

* Completes special project activities (eg new business initiatives/ legal entities set up/ finance improvement / system enhancement initiatives)

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the position brings a degree in Accounting/Finance along with a CPA qualification. With more than three years of experience in financial control and/or management reporting, audit . Your proficiency in MS Office, coupled with your independent, well-organised, self-motivated nature, makes you a valuable team player.

* Degree in accounting, business, or economics from an accredited institution

* CA, CPA or ACCA qualifications (or equivalent)

* We seek Chinese and Japanese-speaking candidates who are required to serve Chinese and Japanese-speaking clients

* At least 3 years of relevant experience in financial control and/or management reporting, audit

* Excellent customer service skills

* Highly proficient in MS Office suite, most particularly Excel

* Strong analytical skills with high affinity with numbers

* Relevant industry experience in asset management / financial institution would be an asset

* Experience in the use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. Oracle, SAP)

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Ability to work with teams across different countries and other business functions

* Ability to work on multiple deliverables concurrently

* Ability to work independently as well as in a team

* High level of integrity

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading organisation that values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to their organisation. They are part of the growing finance team in APAC with strong binding working relationship with other offices in the US and UK. You will feel a positive momentum with other team members in other offices. The group is responsible for all financial accounting, accounting operations and related reporting activities across the group and its global subsidiaries and branches.

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.
Robert Walters (Singapore) Pte Ltd
ROC No.: 199706961E | EA Licence No.: 03C5451
EA Registration No.: R22107048 Eileen Tham

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Banking & Financial Services

Focus: Finance & Accounting

Industry: Financial Services

Salary: SGD90000 - SGD100000 per annum

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Bukit Merah

Job Reference: VRUSPP-4D253A5D

Date posted: 03 July 2024

Consultant: Eileen Tham (R22107048)

Phone number: +65 6228 0280


Eileen Tham (R22107048)

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