Req ID:  3861


Date:  21 Nov 2023

Assistant Accountant

Job Description

•    Ensure timeliness, accuracy and completeness of month-end close, hard-close, fast-close and year-end close processes of designated business divisions.
•    Prepare/review and analyze monthly management and financial reports.
•    Prepare/review internal and external schedules/reports as required.
•    Review and provide direction to staff with regards to account reconciliation of sub ledgers to general ledger and other balance sheet reconciliations such as banks/inventory etc for completeness and accuracy and follow-up on action items.
•    Identify areas with exposure to risk/potential risk in the designated business divisions. Suggest solutions to mitigate the risks.
•    Ensure that working papers, schedules, correspondences and other documentation meet quality assurance tests and are in line with DFS best practices.
•    Provide support and respond to queries from divisions on a timely basis.  Where necessary, co-ordinate and work with other departments/functions to accomplish objectives.
•    Ensure accounting treatment of standard or special processes comply with DFS accounting policies and internal control procedures.
•    Liaise with internal and external auditors as well as other outside parties as required.
•    Work closely with Corporate Reporting, Corporate and Division BP&A and SAP Functional Support team for changes to management reports arising from accounting changes, new businesses, etc. Keep abreast of on-going accounting and reporting changes in IFRS and local reporting standards.
•    Participate in ad hoc projects as assigned.

Key Requirements

•    3-4 years of experience, preferably with some commercial experience.
•    Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance.
•    General ledger and consolidation experience preferred.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•    Proficiency in multiple software packages and flexibility to learn new packages. Department applications include SAP, Excel and Word.
•    Good interpersonal skills with ability to work well independently as well as with all levels of the organization
•    Self-motivated, team oriented, resourceful and able to manage multiple priorities.

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.