We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.
The R2R Specialist is responsible for providing business unit general accounting and internal control support in line with IFRS, including preparation and posting of journal entries, maintenance of balance sheet accounts, completion of the month end closing transactions/procedures and ensuring that the general ledger account balances and trial balances are appropriately reconciled.
She/he is responsible for completeness, accuracy and timeliness of preparation about the general ledger, inventory, fixed assets, intercompany accounts, treasury transactions and bank reconciliations as well as for the associated reporting requirements.
Moreover, he/she is responsible for accounts’ analysis and supports senior colleagues in carrying out responsibilities of the accounting department, contacts client to resolve accounting queries, cooperates with auditors.
He/she follows Desktop Procedures and adequate policies and guidelines in place, initiates Desktop Procedures updates whenever required and actively seeks for improvements.
Senior accountant assures delivery of services as defined in the Service Level Agreement (SLA) /KPI’s applicable for the role.
· Directly reporting to R2R Supervisor
§ Responsibility for preparation and posting of journal entries for the designated SGS Affiliates.
§ Creation, distribution and maintenance of standard GL, FA, INV, Intercompany Transaction reports to corporate and business units.
§ Ensuring data integrity and preparing financial information as required, in accordance with expected accuracy, timeliness and accessibility.
§ Performing the periodic close of general ledger which includes maintaining the close schedule, scheduling of subsystem feeds, making materiality decisions on closing entries and communicating to customers when the monthly trial balance is finalized.
§ Maintaining accountability for the standard chart of accounts and for the preparation of account analysis/reconciliations on a timely basis.
§ Performing additional tasks on request of senior colleagues
§ Providing customer service which meets or exceeds customer SLA.
§ Assuring compliance and quality control review
§ Identification and presentation of solutions for process improvements
§ Cooperating with other team members to ensure that the GBS is meeting or exceeding performance levels
§ Supporting the roll-in strategy and implementation
§ Resolving conflicts and assisting others as required
§ Ensuring compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures
§ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance - required
§ CPA is a plus
§ Minimum 3 years of related professional experience in GL - required
§ At least 2 years in senior accountant role – nice to have
§ High understanding of General Ledger accounting processes and information systems - required
§ Strong knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (IFRS) - required
§ Ability to manage the general accounting function and deliver process enhancements (General ledger maintenance and closing, Fixed Asset inventory maintenance, intercompany, and account analysis / reconciliation processes) - required
§ Understanding of internal control elements – nice to have
§ Knowledge of FA, INV, Intercompany transaction is a must - required
§ Experience in interfacing with business customers in defining General Ledger, account and reporting requirements – nice to have
§ Knowledge of Oracle General Ledger – nice to have
REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
§ Very good command of English
§ Drive for results
§ Analytical skills
§ Deadline oriented
§ Capable to coordinate work of others
§ Able to examine and interpret financial data
§ Excellent communications skills in English
§ Basic knowledge of Country language is a welcome element
§ Good interpersonal skills
§ Highly organized
Based in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines
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