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Title:  Accounting & Reporting Specialist (Temporary)

Job ID:  91851
Country:  Philippines
City:  Taguig
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Temporary
Professional level:  Experienced

Taguig, 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.



What will you do?


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


Process Documentation:

  • Support the team manager and expert on regular review and update of process documentation (user manuals and process flow).


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.


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.


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;
  • Support on activities or training other Accounting and Reporting team members.


Who are we looking for?


Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required

  • University degree (Accounting or Finance).
  • A professional qualification such as CPA, ACCA or CIMA is desired
  • At least 2 years’ experience in finance/accounting department or external auditing firms. Financial reporting background with IFRS is a plus.
  • Strong command of English Language (oral and written). Knowledge of languages of the markets within the cluster desired.
  • Strong and solid 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, accounts reconciliation and management reporting packages.
  • Experience in supporting internal and external audits including tax and statutory audits
  • Working knowledge on IFRS, Tax and SOX compliance
  • Working knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Working knowledge on Microsoft Applications. Intermediate level in Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Experience in systems and shared service migration activities is a plus
  • Strive for professional development and be results oriented
  • Can work with minimum supervision but still adhering to the set deadlines and timelines
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be open minded, proactive, positive mindset and see the opportunities for changes
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team and take on new tasks with medium to high level of difficulty
  • Accuracy and attention to details
  • Excellent working attitude and interpersonal skills


What are the next steps?


Thank you for applying! We will make sure to provide feedback within the next two weeks. 



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