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Title:  Finance Analyst - Entity Accounting (Taipei)

Job ID:  85519
Country:  Taiwan
City:  Taipei
Professional area:  Accounting & Finance
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Taipei, TPQ, TW, 110


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Position Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for the accounting operations of JT Tobacco International Taiwan Corp. (JTI) and Japan Tobacco International Manufacturing Co., Ltd (JTIM).  He/She is responsible for the management of the Companies' general ledger, monthly closing activities, as well as intercompany transaction and accounts receivable management.  The incumbent is also responsible for the coordination with GBS for any GL, IC or AR transaction related matters that GBS or Factory could not resolve; support development of the accounting process streamlining project via Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  The incumbent reports to the Finance Director, Entity Compliance & Control Manager and Finance Manager. The incumbent would be the coordinator between Factory (JTIM) and Market (JTI) on financial administrative and operational matters.


Main Areas of Responsibility

Financial Accounting and Reporting

  • Keep accounting books in line with Taiwanese GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) and requirements of National Tax Authority, and also ensure the compliance with JTI accounting standard (IFRS), Corporate Policies and Procedures.
  • Support monthly, quarterly and year-end accounting close including preparation of analysis and schedules necessary for the close.
  • Review monthly balance sheet analysis prepared by GBS for local statutory reporting, audit review and management purpose, as well as performing timely clearance if suspense items.
  • Ensure all information are maintained and filed in proper manner and accessible for future tax audit.

Inter-company Transactions

  • Ensure timely processing of intercompany accounts receivables, including liaison and coordination with other intercompany entites.
  • Monitor intercompany related activities performed by GBS.
  • Maintain list of intercompany reconciliation for external auditor.
  • Ensure timely and accurately process of inter-company cross charges and receipts.

Internal Control and Compliance

  • Offer regular trainings to end users on any latest changes to the Global Operating Guideline as well as any revisions to local policies and procedures.
  • Assist in execution of internal control compliance and provide guidance to cultivate compliance culture within JTI and JTIM Organization.
  • Perform finance related control procedure as part of JTI and JTIM Organization.

Accounts Receivable

  • Ensure timely processing of customer invoices and receipts
  • Monitor accounts receivable related activities performed by Customer Service Team and GBS, and be the first point of contact for any transaction related matters AR and VAT that Customer Service Team and GBS could not resolve.
  • Take lead to liaise and coordinate all AR and VAT related matters between key business stakeholders in Factory, Market Finance and other intercompany entities.

RPA Project Implementation                               

  • Support process streamlining analysis preparation, help Finance Controlling Director, Entity Control & Compliance Manager, Finance Manager to identify potential risks or issues early, develop RPA process with the support of external consultants. 
  • Engage in the new RPA implementation process and coordinate with key functional users, ensuring the project progress on-time delivery in each phase
  • Assist Finance Controlling Director, Entity Control & Compliance Manager, Finance Manager, a smooth roll-out of RPA process                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Ad Hoc Activities

  • Assist in other ad-hoc projects as required. Support AP function ad-hoc requests as a back-up for position substitution.


Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting, professional qualifications of CPA / CA is a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years with multinational companies ideally in business and/or accounting area, or with one of the Big Four Audit Firms with an international client package. Knowledge in IFRS and Taiwanese GAAP. Ideally with factory accounting experience.
  • Fluency in English and Chinese.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, SAP a plus. Cross-functional communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills and ability to present concise information in English via oral / written / visual medium.


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