Req ID:  801


Date:  28-Jul-2022

Assistant 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 an Assistant Accountant to oversee the team and reporting line. The candidate will be responsible for the fixed asset process (which starts from planning to completion of construction) and will be exposed to use of digital tools such Coupa, Microstrategy (BI), SAP & BPC (ERP). The candidate will also be able to partner with the various business functions, such as Store Development Team and Store Finance team to deliver and drive continuous process improvement. The candidate should have strong accounting concepts and analytical skills, a growth mindset and open to cross functional rotations.

-    Partner with Store Development team and Store Divisions in the fixed asset process to ensure timely capitalization of assets upon completion of store construction.
-    Continuously review and optimize business processes to improve efficiency for the team.
-    Participate in the exciting new changes happening within the fixed asset process where the primary aim is to streamline the end-to-end process and reduce manual reconciliation/entries.
-    Monthly closing activities:
a)    To provide guidance to the team in handling of issues across divisions.
b)    Ensure proper capitalization of cost and recording of depreciation/disposal/transfer of assets in compliance with local statutory tax laws and DFS’ accounting policies.
c)    Prepare and review Account Reconciliations.
d)    Ensure timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of month end closing activities.
e)    Liaise with internal and external audit as well as other outside parties as required.
-    Other adhoc projects as assigned

Key Requirements

- Degree in Accountancy

- At least 3 years relevant working experience (preferably from a MNC environment or from Audit Firm)          

- People management experience preferred

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.