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Accountant, General Accounting

Singapore, Singapore
General Accounting

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805631366W

1) Responsible for the preparation of all statutory books in compliance with local country statutory requirements
  • Check that all entries are in line with the Local GAAP and maintain the local chart of accounts
  • Analyze all accounts and prepare monthly and year-end entries for statutory requirements as appropriate.
  • Prepare reconciliations for fiscal purposes; keep updated local fixed assets register.
  • Prepare reconciliation between local GAAP and US GAAP sets of books
  • Prepare statutory books and annual reports for the assigned entities
  • Liaison with external parties like external auditors, tax agents, local tax and government authorities where required.
  • Prepare Statistical & ad hoc information required
2) Preparation of US GAAP accounts and month end close. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely month end close and monthly corporate reporting.
  • Preparation and posting of US GAAP journals
  • Preparation of the monthly US GAAP accounts
  • Account Reconciliations including Intercompany & Banks
  • Carry out month end review of cost centres to ensure accuracy & correctness of month end accounts.
  • Prepare monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and review
  • Perform inter-company reconciliations at month end – Inventory and Non Inventory.
  • US Corporate monthly & quarterly package
3) Ensure compliance with GST, tax and fiscal requirements:
  • Prepare/ Review and submit GST returns, prepare payments, print mandatory books
  • Work with the local accounting support to ensure the integrity of the GST records.
  • Responsible for calculation of income taxes and A8 form preparation.
  • Reconcile the GST book with monthly tax filing document submitted to tax authorities
  • Preparation of deferred tax statements
  • Perform all monthly intercompany cross charges & ensure supporting backup is in place & invoices are generated for all charges.
  • Ensure all inter-company agreements are in place to support transfer pricing requirements

4) Prepare all the info requested by internal and external Auditors.
  • Compile information packs required for US GAAP & local audit process.
  • Compile Tax pack information in order to allow Tax provisions to be completed in accordance with local requirements.
  • Represent AMO at audit meetings & in dealing with any ad-hoc requests that may be required.
  • Ensure efficiency & timeliness in the provision of any information to the outsourcing company, if relevant.
  • Prepare information for & co-ordinate with outsourcing arrangements in respect of local external audits.
5) Ensure the integrity of internal financial controls, and perform other compliance initiatives
  • Co-ordinates with the accounts payable, accounts receivable and business units
  • Ensures that good accounting practices (e.g. US & Local GAAP) and corporate finance policies are followed.
  • Conduct regular internal control audits.
  • Assist in information gathering for both fiscal & GST compliance, including review of current T&E system, GL account usage and GST codes.
  • Participate in Internal Audit review of the application of rules and guidelines within AMO and participate in identifying key solutions & changes required.
  • Ensuring information collation & outcomes are clearly structured.
  • Cross-functional reviews & retraining where required

6) Develop & Maintain Good working relationships within Shared Services Centre and local Management
  • Develop & maintain good working relationships within the Shared Services Centre & local markets to ensure optimum business performance.
  • Conduct regular meetings in country with local management.
  • Liaison with local management and review market issues arising which may have an impact on the financials.
  • Present financial information and accounts to local management with supporting information and analysis to enable them to approve and sign the financials.
  • Prepare adhoc reports for local management as required.
  • Maintain and review the Service Level Agreement with the local market.
  • Provide training and assistance on SAP system as required.
  • Participate in cross-training for different markets/entities within the Shared Services Center to enable sufficient cover across the teams
  • Cover for these markets/entities as necessary during the course of business
7) Projects and other Responsibilities
  • Participate and assist in Shared Services Centre & worldwide accounting projects and other initiatives.    
  • Continue to strive for process improvements, standardization of procedures and implementation of best practice.
  • Involvement in future business projects and integration of new business as required.
  • Be subject matter experts on all Local GAAP Statutory and fiscal requirements processes.
  • Document accounting processes and review teams documented processes 
  • Review process\procedures and provide guidance, training and suggestions to the teams

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3 - 6 years experience working within a medium or large sized international company in the same position
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and fiscal systems
  • Experienced in preparation of Statutory Financial Statements and income tax returns for Singapore/Korea
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and Local GAAP of APAC countries
Essential Skills and Abilities:
  • Must be fluent in English, other Asian language (Korean), a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities in English
  • Work with internal and international team
  • Knowledge of SAP desirable
  • Reasonable skill level on Excel, Word & Outlook
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proactive nature

Primary Location
AMO Singapore Pte. Ltd. (8387)
Job Function
General Accounting
Requisition ID