Sr. Accountant

Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
12 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time

Key tasks :

  •  Daily input of bank transactions in SUN
  •  Liaising with Ops desks to check AR and AP and Inventories reports
  •  Production of AR/AP aging reports
  •  Review other ways to efficiently use SUN system, such as bank account input and reconciliation
  •  Gradually get a strong overall understanding of TTS's Accounting functions and communicate with various departments to generate appropriate reporting requirements;
  •  Being backup for on-line payment input when necessary;
  •  Assist F&A head in TGS in various tasks as requested.
  •  Assist business units to close their financial books for period-end (Month / Quarter / Year) and enable them to report financial results
  •  Reconciliation of assigned accounts in General Ledger to their independent source.
  •  Processing periodic / regular journals either based on standing instructions from client or as an adhoc request, after carrying out necessary checks per prescribed process
  •  Assist in the exercise of financial control over books by performing such checks as may be prescribed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  •  5-8 years' accounting experience in a shared service or BPO environment
  •  Ability to design and map accounting processes into AP/AR/GL
  •  Proficient in MS office, including Visio for process mapping
  •  High business acumen and learning propensity
  •  Ability to work under pressure and meet aggressive deadlines
  •  Good command of English
  •  Knowledgeable about IFRS & PRC GAAP; ACCA certification preferred
  •  Commodity trading experience a plus

Desirable experience in:

  •  ERP
  •  Knowledge of hedging (currency and metals)

Key Responsibilities

  •  Responsible for financial accounting and reporting that has a material impact on key components of financial statements
  •  Responsible for the preparation, coordination and review of financial accounting analyses and journal entries to properly recognize actual results for material components of the client's operations
  •  May be required to prepare a wide range of financial reporting applicable to scope of the assigned responsibilities
  •  Ability to recognize unusual transactions, trends, or variations and communicate findings to supervisor or manager
  •  Ability to manage/monitor accounting close responsibilities
  •  Initiates and facilitates the sharing of process knowledge and best practices within the team and across the engagement, and is capable of impacting and influencing others.
  •  Develops and maintains documentation on projects and team assignments
  •  Identifies, recommends and implements process improvements in procedures of team assignments
  •  Proactively adapts to a changing business environment and revises accounting processes and procedures accordingly
  •  Maintains an awareness of overall Trafigura business, operational activities, and processes in areas pertaining to scope of responsibilities
  •  Ensures that assigned monthly, quarterly, and year-end reporting targets are met
  •  May be called to participate in the development and installation of system enhancements when required
  •  Requires good knowledge of multiple systems and data flows
  •  Proactively chooses to learn and utilize new skills
  •  Communicates relevant information on a timely basis. Clearly expresses ideas and concepts both orally and in writing, recognizing the audience and communicating appropriately
  •  Knowledgeable and responsive to the business needs and wants and managing other business users expectations when necessary
  •  Highly self-motivated to work independently, within delegated authority, with minimal supervision
  •  Demonstrates the ability to work as part of a team, and a clear understanding of how assigned responsibilities impact other processes and the work of other peopl

Key Relationships

  •  Group finance and accounting departments
  •  Operations teams