Audit and Tax Associate/Trainee

Location
Kajang, Selangor
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
11 Jan 2021
Closes
31 Mar 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Position Title : Audit and Tax Associate

Location Kajang

Specialisation/Function: Audit and Assurance, Tax

Travel Required Yes

Position Type Permanent

Main Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist and support audit team in carrying out quality statutory audit and other assurance services to clients
  • Collaborating with team members to deliver high quality statutory audits and delivering a positive client experience
  • Work closely with partners, supervisors and team members on client management and practice development
  • Draft primary financial statements in compliance with audit functions and accounting
  • standards (e.g. MPERS), regulations and legislation (e.g. Companies Act 2016 and Strata Management Act 2013)
  • Evaluate evidence, demonstrate professional scepticism, investigate areas of concern and ensure audit documentation is complete and all significant issues are highlighted to supervisors
  • Assess that audit evidence is sufficient and appropriate
  • Identify and communicate accounting and auditing matters to supervisors and partners
  • Resolve client inquiries and issues relating to audit functions
  • Interact with clients to help ensure that the information flow from the client to the audit team is efficient
  • Ensure compliance of best practices of all audit procedures and standards
  • Check transactions and supporting documents to verify the accuracy of accounting records
  • Extract and analyse data from financial records and filing information to prepare draft income tax computations and related supporting documents
  • Prepare the computation or assessment of income tax for single companies
  • Sceptically verify client income tax submissions and submit on time to the tax authorities (e.g. Inland Revenue Board)
  • Identify any allowable claims, or the need to appeal an income tax assessment, in a timely way
  • Communicate professionally with the client and the tax authorities in both routine and specific inquiries
  • Train, mentor, review and assess performance of Audit and Tax Interns
  • Identify performance improvement opportunities
  • Improve organisational systems or tools to drive process improvement
  • Highlight issues at work which cause ineffectiveness or inefficiencies and recommend solutions
  • Work within supervisor’s requirements and give the supervisor regular progress updates
  • Keep sensitive client information confidential and disclose only to those who need it or when disclosure is legally required
  • Manage time and tasks effectively to meet business needs and professional commitments

Essential Skills, Attributes, Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent
  • Professional Accounting qualification such as ACA, CA, ACCA, CPA or equivalent is an advantage and highly desirable
  • In the absence of a Professional Accounting qualification, incumbents are encouraged to pursue a recognised Professional Accounting qualification as part of professional training

Knowledge and Experience

  • Strong technical accounting skills with proficiency with MPERS as well as ISA
  • 0 to 2 years of progressive audit experience
  • Strong business awareness and an ability to identify audit issues arising from commercial transactions

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with various computer applications e.g. Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Adapt communication style to meet the needs of the situation and targeted audience
  • Strong client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, organisation and project management skills, including effectively dealing with difficult individuals or groups
  • Build rapport and collaborate effectively with others, creating a positive team environment
  • Ability to plan, organise, complete and document audit assignments in accordance with Firm and professional standards, both independently and as part of a team
  • Professional business demeanour and attitude commensurate with the serious nature of the work
  • Excellent time management skills for working effectively in an environment with known deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast paced, interactive and results-based team environment
  • Seek opportunities to learn and make constructive suggestions for improvements
  • Respect various cultures and diversities

Willingness

  • Incumbents must be willing to work occasional extended hours as needed
  • Incumbents must be willing to travel to various client sites as and when required

Candidates must be resident in Malaysia, or have the right to work in Malaysia.

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