• Senior Business Accountant

    Job Locations China-Hong Kong
  • Introduction

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    Currently we are seeking a Senior Business Accountant to join our Asia finance team in Hong Kong. This role is responsible for accurate and timely accounting, reporting and financial analysis of our regional businesses.


    How you will contribute:

    • Conduct month end closing, prepare financial and management reports on a timely and accurate basis
    • Present and interpret monthly results with variance commentaries to business managers
    • Work closely with business managers and other members in finance on forecast and budget
    • Perform balance sheet reconciliation and highlight any issues identified
    • Effectively use of various databases to generate financial data for analysis
    • Make recommendations for improvement on accounting processes and procedures
    • Assist in financial analysis as required by business managers for decision making
    • Assist in audit and tax issues under different jurisdictions
    • Ensure sound accounting principles and practices are maintained, in line with statutory requirement with adequate internal controls
    • Undertake other ad hoc tasks as required 

    Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are:

    • Qualified / part-qualified accountant with 5+ years relevant experience
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with staff at all levels
    • Strong analytical skill, attention to detail, independent and ethical
    • Ability to manage and meet deadlines and multiple reporting
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skill
    • Experience in using PeopleSoft or other ERP systems is an advantage
    • Tax knowledge is an advantage
    • Fluency in English and Chinese, spoken and written


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