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Title:  Entity Finance Specialist (Hybrid)

Job ID:  74221
Country:  Philippines
City:  BGC, Taguig City
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

BGC, Taguig City, 00, PH, 1634


We’re JTI, Japan Tobacco International, and we believe in freedom

We think that the possibilities are limitless when you’re free to choose. We’ve spent the last 20 years innovating and creating new and better products for our consumers to choose from. It’s how we’ve grown to be present in 130 countries, and how we’ve grown from 40 to 4,000+ employees in the Philippines since 2009.
But our business isn’t just business, our business is our people. Their talent. Their potential. We believe that when they’re free to be themselves, to grow, travel and develop, amazing things can happen for our business. That’s why our employees, from around the world, choose to be a part of JTI. It’s why 9 out of 10 would recommend us to a friend, and why we’ve been recognized as INVESTORS IN PEOPLE in the Philippines.


It’s the perfect moment for you to #JoinTheIdea. We’re opening our Global Business Service center in the heart of BGC Manila and looking for more than 300 bright minds to join a global multinational with an exciting start-up vibe.




You are responsible for entity finance controlling related activities ensuring full compliance with corporate accounting, financial reporting (internal) and statutory requirements (external). They will work closely with Entity and other Finance teams and Markets and with GBS to ensure monthly closing processes run smoothly, balance sheet analysis is completed timely and all relevant company standards via global policies and procedures / JSOX are adhered to.



Month End Closing and Corporate Reporting

  • Oversee closing activities performed by GBS, bring any issues to resolution, advice on and raise any non-recurring entries
  • Monitor the closing via analytical checks on BS and PL
    Prepare CFO quarterly reporting documentation for sign-off of the quarter results
  • Review reporting pages prepared by GBS
  • Review / prepare specific analysis requested by Corporate Accounting ensuring correct commercial context added

Quality Entity Analysis

  • Review account reconciliation prepared by GBS and prepare Balance Sheet Analysis monthly and present to Entity Finance Director identifying any focus areas of concern (ageing, unexpected variance etc.)
  • Follow up and timely resolve any queries from the BS review
  • Suggest changes in how account reconciliation is presented and analyzed to bring efficiencies 
  • Own monthly reporting deck and suggest changes to improve visibility of BS health

Statutory Financial Statements and Financial Audit

  • Prepare analysis of IFRS to Statutory ledgers and ensure all differences known, seek corrections and / or address root cause in case of errors
  • Own delivery of audit request list from auditors liaising with all stakeholders and performing quality checks on info provided
  • Own and deliver financial statements preparation and all supporting notes
  • Seek improvements in FS preparation through automation and / or more timely reconciliations during the year / request GBS support and guide them

Partnering with Tax

  • Drive compliance of tax related requirements e.g. intercompany transactions with contract BIR requirements
  • Business partner with tax team to provide
    • Financial analysis requests coming from tax audit requests
    • Explanation to questions surrounding accounting practice

  • Own Global Corporate reporting working with Tax and GBS as needed

Process Improvement Projects

  • Plan, execute, report and present findings and recommendation from in depth review of processes and / or balance sheet areas as advised by Entity Finance Director
  • Seek to document processes for knowledge building and proper documentation storage
  • Solutions should aim to bring efficiency in recording or business benefits 

People management (if applicable)

  • Recruit, motivate and guide the professional development of the team 

Other (if applicable)

  • Responsible for various tasks and projects as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting & Finance. CPA is an advantage
  • At least 4 years of overall work experience in finance & accounting in a multinational companies including 1.5 years as analyst/supervisor/specialist level.
  • Experience in statutory audit / financial statement preparation
  • Experienced in IFRS accounting standards and at least basic knowledge of PH Corporate Tax system
  • Previous experience in driving change / process improvements
  • Good written and verbal English communication skills



  • Work in JTI Philippines Headquarters Taguig
  • Be covered with medical insurance upon hiring, with dependent coverage and medicine allowance
  • Receive bonuses and cash allowances such as meal and transport allowance
  • Have access to over 200 company training
  • Well-being programs for employees
  • Opportunities for your career growth
  • Recreational facilities in the office - Videoke, billiard and table tennis
  • Be part of a truly international and diverse company with over 40,000 employees in 130 countries.
  • Experience the culture of an Investors in People certified company
  • Find out why 9 out of 10 employees recommend us to a friend.
  • Understand why 9 out of 10 employees say they feel free to be themselves.



  • Thank you very much for your interest in the role. You are welcome to apply.
  • We will make sure every candidate will receive a reply within 2 weeks after the application deadline.


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