Sr. Accountant

  • Competitive
  • Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
  • 3-5 yrs
  • Trafigura
  • 16 Feb 19

The selected persons will initially be required to perform specific projects / tasks as may be assigned from time to time before being deployed for full time work on a single desk. The selected persons should be willing to perform such projects / tasks which provide them an overview of the work in the General Accounting services area as well as understand the business, computer systems, process details and procedures. Requires flexibility on part of a selected candidate to adapt to different work requirements which could change from time to 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