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Req ID:  144
Location: 

Singapore

Date:  07-Jan-2022

Accountant

Job Description

DFS Global Finance Services is building our team of accounting professionals towards our NextGen Finance vision. The candidate will have the opportunity to join the Center of Excellence leveraging new technologies, Process Reengineering, Robotics Process Automation (RPA) and Data Analytics to create value for the individual and the Company. Additionally, DFS invests in people development and facilitates dynamic career moves across various accounting functions such as Regional Controllers, Group Reporting, Transformation Office and Global Tax. 

We are looking for Accountant to oversee the Accounts Payable - Merchandise function. The candidate will be responsible for 

  • Leading and guiding the team to perform the daily operations and ensure timely closing of the accounts during month-end 
  • Ensure all payment transactions are complete, accurate and processed in a timely manner
  • Partner and liaise with suppliers/merchandising/planning/warehouse relating to invoices for payment, actively assisting the team in resolving payment issues
  • Plan & Manage month-end/year-end AP closing procedures 
  • Review and supervise the team for reconciliations, reports, balance sheet schedules and Statement of Accounts
  • Respond and follow up promptly on internal and external parties' issues and queries, ensuring timely resolution of issues/queries
  • Ensure procedures in compliance with prevailing corporate policies and regulatory requirements
  • Pilot and spearhead best practices for process improvements, with regular review of processes to ensure effectiveness and efficiency
  • Review and resolve exceptions for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and supplier invoice interface system IVI
  • Prepare & formulate ad-hoc management reports and lead/participate in projects as assigned
  • Partner with internal and external auditors as necessary, and support tax/legal reporting requirements with timely submission
  • Provide resource planning, staff development and coaching to the team

through digital tools such SAP & BPC (ERP), RPA Blue Prism, IVI e-invoicing OCR; partnering with Merchandising, Planning & Warehouse deliver excellence in operational support with timely and accurate payments and to drive continuous process improvement. The candidate should have strong accounting concepts and analytical skills, a growth mindset and open to cross functional rotations.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent
  • 4 years of experience, preferably from a MNC environment
  • CA/CPA desired
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • People management skills will be an advantage

DFS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Company’s policy and practice to employ, promote and treat all employees and applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency and to provide all employees with a workplace that is free of discrimination. Employment decisions are based on qualifications such as education, work experience and talent, and are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis protected by law.