Accountant (SO2)

Finance And Back Office National Capital Region Taguig City, National Capital Region


Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Accountant will build and provide strong leadership, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer based in Sydney Australia. This role will work with the Accounting Manager based in Manila and is the expert at accounts receivable processing, accounts payable processing, general accounting, bank reconciliation and coding. This role is part of a high-quality finance team that is able to deliver accurate results in a timely manner. Excellent communication skills and the ability to follow procedures is required, alongside a high level of understanding and responsibility.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

With the support of the team based in Sydney, the Accountant is responsible for a variety broad range of accounting tasks which may include the list below.

We are seeking two candidates and specific responsibility will be distributed according to the best strengths. HoweverAdditionally, the candidates must be able to back-fill other accounting roles during times of absence of other team members.

Receivables Cycle

  • Matching of customer payments to invoice and ensuring compliance with the payment terms.
  • Investigating and satisfactorily resolving any variations
  • Accountability for the quality of period end reporting produced by the Finance team
  • Delivering consistent and accurate financial reporting by enabling quality results
  • Preparing weekly Outstanding Debtors reports to stakeholders
  • Actively engaging in the collections process, ensuring payment terms are maintained and met by clients
  • Continuous process improvements
  • Ad hoc creation of invoices or credit notes
  • Reconciliation of customer and related accounts
Payments Cycle
  • Matching of supplier invoices to Purchase Orders and ensuring compliance with the PO.
  • Investigating and satisfactorily resolving any variations from the PO
  • Ensuring accounts payables are accurately recorded and properly processed according to the establish procedures
  • Accountability for the quality of period end reporting produced by the Finance team
  • Delivering consistent and accurate financial reporting by enabling quality results
  • Preparing weekly payment schedules
  • Ensuring supplier payment terms are maintained and met
  • Continuous process improvements
  • Ad hoc creation of Purchase Orders
  • Reconciliation of supplier and related accounts
  • Processing of expense claims, including voucher validation
  • Preparing fortnightly expense reimbursement payments
  • Monitoring expense advances and ensuring repayment
  • Company credit card transaction processing
Banking
  • Daily bank reconciliation
General
  • Assistance with reconciliation of international intercompany accounts
  • Keep commitments (standards, KPI’s etc) while working within the PA core values.
  • Work productively with other teams and team members, focusing on the Clients objective, while taking into account, standards and processes of the team(s).
  • Commitment to use PA systems and standards.
  • Have relevant reports accurate (i.e. KPI’s and statistics for the Admin Team meetings).
  • Be innovative, provide suggestions on improvements in our processes

PERSONAL SKILLS AND QUALITIES

Everyone at Professional Advantage is self-sufficient, highly motivated and can work independently, with or without supervision. You are not the sort of person who waits to be told what to do, you can see the objective, use your intellect to visualise the solution, and can turn ideas in to realities; this is a dynamic environment and people here have a can-do, collaborative attitude where you will never be short of help when you need it.

You must be willing and able to make your contribution at all levels, without being afraid of being put off; no one ever gets ignored at Professional Advantage for trying to make a contribution. Smart, professional and confident are essential attributes, as are pride in your work and loving what you do for a living. You should be the type of person who is self-aware and able to identify areas of self-improvement, act on that, and not be afraid to put your hand up if you need help or understanding.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

Required
  • At least eight (8) years’ experience in either a Chartered firm or complex business
  • Extensive knowledge of financial accounting principles, standards, legislation and processes
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of reconciliations, accruals and provisions
  • AP, AR, and Bank experience down to transaction level
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written & verbal A business degree (IT, Sales, Marketing, or Accounting)
  • Highly organized
  • An understanding of the IT industry
  • Working knowledge of IT business from a Vendor and Reseller perspective
  • Passionate about delivering customer service by partnering with clients and driven by adding value to the client
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Advantage
  • CPA qualification an advantage
  • Exposure to an Australian organisation considered an advantage
  • Exposure to an USA organisation considered an advantage
  • Exposure to SunSystems an advantage