Title:  Accounting and Reporting Specialist (Temp)

Job ID:  94459
Country:  Philippines
City:  Manila
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Temporary
Professional level:  Experienced

Manila, PH, 00000


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Department: Finance
Location: JTI GBS Manila (McKinley West, Taguig City) 

Role: Temporary (12 months with possibility of extension) 


A&R Specialist

The Accounting & Reporting team support a cluster of JTI entities on various IFRS and local statutory accounting activities. These include but are not limited to preparation and submission of accruals, preparation and submission of requests for fixed asset master data maintenance, submission of requests for GL account master data maintenance, preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations, monthly review of entity trial balance, preparation of quarterly IFRS reporting pages for submission to corporate accounting, preparation of tax package for submission to corporate tax accounting, preparation of statutory reporting for entities in the cluster, validation of invoices and review of necessary data  for VAT return submission and preparation of annual reporting such as CBCR and JCFC.

The team achieves this by working in partnership with colleagues in finance teams in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia


What will you do?

1) IFRS and Statutory Reporting

  • Analyze and prepare monthly accounting entries (accruals, reclassifications, prepaid expenses, fixed assets) based on principles agreed with the market and stipulated in SLAs.
  • Analyze and prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations based on JTI IFRS accounting principles and agreed SLAs.
  • Analyze and prepare quarterly / annual reports for group reporting based on JTI IFRS accounting principles and agreed SLAs.
  • Work closely with market for statutory audit and financial statement / disclosure preparation
  • Review the above where prepared by specialists in the team, and provide feedback

2) Process Documentation

  • Review process documentation prepared by the team and provide feedback

3) Continuous Improvement

  • Achieve targets on operational metrics and KPIs;
  • Extend knowledge of SAP, accounting/ tax and business processes to maintain high level of professionalism;
  • Support process improvements, analyze their impact on groups activities in close collaboration with colleagues.
  • Coordinate user acceptance testing for system changes, and review the testing performed by the specialists in the team

4) Control and Compliance

  • Perform the assigned JSOX  / operational controls in accordance with the internal documentation; 
  • Escalate all controls failures and ensure mitigation actions are in place for each failure.

5) Business Partnering and Teamwork

  • Liaise with market/factory accountants and controller and other relevant departments to ensure delivery of reliable and relevant accounting information.
  • Handle ad hoc tasks delegated by team manager and expert; 
  • Assist and provide support to other GBS groups within the area of responsibility; 
  • Take part in local and global projects upon assignment by Team manager and expert;


Who are we looking for?

  • University degree (Accounting or Finance). 
    A professional qualification such as CPA, etc. is a plus 
  • At least 1 year of experience in finance/accounting department or external auditing firms. Financial reporting background is a plus.
  • Strong background on general accounting principles including but not limited to intercompany, fixed assets, inventories, leases, receivables/payables and accruals
  • Strong background on financial reporting activities particularly on financial statement preparation
  • Working knowledge on IFRS, Tax and SOX compliance
  • Working knowledge of SAP is a plus 
  • Working knowledge on Microsoft Application
  • Experience in system and shared service migration activities is a plus


What are the next steps - Recruitment Process:

  • We will make sure to provide feedback on your application within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

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