Accounting or Finance Specialist

Location
Makati City, Manila (PH)
Salary
To be discussed during Job Offer
Posted
04 Mar 2021
Closes
04 Apr 2021
Ref
PCG-20010
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Entry level

Job Description

The Accounting Specialist/ Finance Analyst is primarily responsible for the conduct of assigned engagements. In all phases of an engagement, the Accounting Specialist/ Finance Analyst is responsible for conducting the work in accordance with the quality standards of the Company and of the profession.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Functions

  • Comply with P&A administrative processes, policies and procedures, including staff augmentation rules and guidelines.
  • Complete and submit accurate time reports, reimbursement and liquidation in a timely manner.
  • Attend to team meetings and huddles.
  • Always ensure confidentiality of engagement. The staff should not disclose or make use of any information that he/she may acquire during the course of the engagement other than to properly perform his/her work in connection therewith

Engagement Management

  • Assume new or different work assignments and schedules willingly. Modify work methods to meet changing needs of the team or client, without compromising ethical standards.
  • Show openness and objectivity in weighing conflicting opinions and approaches. Discuss matters willingly with teammates and superiors.
  • Seek and recommend efficient and effective ways to accomplish objectives better.
  • Show receptiveness to new ideas. Perform new and different approaches with a positive attitude and commitment to success.
  • Perform any task or assignment that may, from time to time, be delegated by a superior
  • Ensure that the deliverables are sent to the authorized recipients and right addresses and appropriately marked for confidentiality where necessary.
  • Understand the client’s business and industry sufficiently to perform and manage the job.
  • Know accounting principles and standards and taxation and relevant laws sufficiently to perform the job.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of client’s accounting policies.
  • Demonstrate mastery and make effective use of job-related tools (e.g. Oracle, MS Office, QuickBooks, clients’ systems, etc. whichever is applicable)
  • Perform duties and responsibilities assigned / given by the client
  • Update authorized officers of the client of work progress; give feedback on work performed, difficulties encountered, and issues identified
  • Provide the secondment manager-in-charge confirmation of tasks assigned.
  • Deal with relationship partners such as clients’ suppliers/ clients, government agencies/ offices as necessary.
  • Communicate on a timely basis fieldwork-related issues, problems and difficulties and suggests possible courses of actions.
  • Validate engagement findings with the client.
  • Produce deliverables that are 100% correct at all times.
  • Prepare and maintain calendar of deliverables and make sure that deadlines and agreed turn-around times are met.

Professional Development

  • Attend on-the-job trainings or internal/external seminars for professional development.
  • Request from the Staff Augmentation Head/ Manager Performance Appraisal Reports (PARs) for each engagement.
  • Reach out to mentors and attend mentoring and coaching activities.

Relationship Management

  • Promote the image of the Company as a provider of high-quality services through good customer relations and responsiveness to clients’ needs, concerns, and requests.
  • Regularly communicate with the client with regards to work progress, issues etc. in coordination with immediate supervisor.
  • Listen objectively and show understanding of clients’ concerns. Recommend solutions without sacrificing professional objectivity or independence.
  • Work harmoniously and effectively with other members of the team.
  • Actively participate in official company activities such as staff meetings, quarterly socials, outings, among others.
  • Maintain a “can-do” and positive attitude at all times in accepting assignments and working with any other P&A Grant Thornton personnel.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant (Accounting Specialist) / non-CPA (Finance Analyst)
  • New graduates are welcome to apply
  • Well-developed communication skills (oral and written)
  • With good interpersonal skills and positive work attitude.