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[Expired] Financial Analyst - Rhythm of Finance/Plannig/Service Delv/Statutory Control/Compliance/Channel - IT

Posted On :1 Sep 2013


Job Summary

  • Salary:   Undisclosed
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time, Contract
  • Min. Education Level: Degree
  • Field of Study: Business Analytics, Business Economics
  • Skills: Possess strong project management skills and execution ability, able to work under pressure. , Self-motivated, able to deal with ambiguity and think of creative solutions to problems, Detailed and meticulous

Job Descriptions

(Asian Language with English Bilingual highly preferred)

Language skills: Candidates must be fluent in English and at least another Asian language i.e. Thai or Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Tamil, Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesa, Japanese etc.


A fortune 500 company, Leading IT & Software Development Company in the world with over 30 branches in Asia is now expanding and looking for dedicated individuals to join their prestigious company.



Financial Analyst (Rhythm of Finance)


  • Assist Controller in support of full spectrum of APAC & India Region (APAC-IN) Rhythm of Finance (ROF) & business operations
  • Source, refresh data, analyze information, compile data in formats as required by Controller, plan work schedules, follow up with Accounting/Finance/Business as required at Field and at Corporate level to ensure closure of issues and completeness & accuracy of data



  • Perform routine processes like IO creation/POopening; T&E planning/tracking/monitoring and general Opex tracking; timely accruals of POs/ expenses, monthly & quarterly closing
  • Responsible to generate various reports - KPI, monthly finance actual vs. budget vs. forecast compilation & analysis, prepare MBU/ QBU/ MYR review decks, ROF reports update, Ad-hoc customized reports and financial modeling
  • Responsible for budget and rolling forecast preparation and data input into CFO Forecast tools
  • Take part in all relevant training and apply those learnings to perform work effectively
  • Work on ad-hoc finance projects, planning; support business and other teams as assigned
  • Work with a lean team in APAC-IN; collaborate with our corporate team in US and other finance peers in Emerging Markets
  • Work with the MSN JV finance team in Australia


Education and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting & Finance or equivalent qualification
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in MNC
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Finance Analyst
  • ACCA, CPA or equivalent recognized qualification
  • Internet / Portal/ Instant Messaging/ Search business knowledge in APAC-IN
  • Savvy with good IT skills (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Good analytical thinking in transforming basic data into insights
  • Self-driven, self-starter, team player and collaborative spirit, positive attitude
  • Good/clear communication skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Detail-orientated with data accuracy
  • Works well under pressure and tight deadline
  • Mature & professional, attention to details and excellent presentation skills
  • Able to work independently, logical, critical, demonstrate common sense and responsibility
  • Very good financial skills, knowledge of accounting practices, standards, Tax of APAC-IN and theUS
  • Experienced in JV accounting (US GAAP and Australia GAAP)
  • Some experiences in internal control, audit, compliance


Financial Analyst (Financial Planning & Analysis)


This position reports to Snr. Finance Manager and is a member of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team which provides financial analysis and decision support, and forecasting & budgeting deliverables. This position has the responsibilities of supporting business streams in preparing regular management reports, cost of goods sold (COGS) analysis, and forecasting & budgeting deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
1. Monthly activities:
§ Assist in month-end closing and work with the team to ensure non-balance accounts are cleared out
§ Review and provide accruals for COGS where required
§ Prepare monthly management reports and business review packs
§ Perform analysis and identify cost drivers for COGS
§ Provide business insight and inputs for monthly variances to budget, forecast and prior year

2. Quarterly Financial Forecast
• Assist Senior Finance Manager to build the forecast and report out to Operation teams and worldwide FP&A
• Drive forecast rhythm and assumption with business partner to meet the financial commitment
• Drive risks and opportunities with business partner
• Incorporate financial forecast into systems (GMS, HAL)

3. Annual Budgeting
• Assist Senior Finance Manager to build the budget and report out to Operation teams and worldwide FP&A
• Drive budget process and assumption with business partner to meet the financial commitment
• Drive risks and opportunities with business partner
• Incorporate financial budget into systems (GMS, HAL, Mercury, Alfred)
• Perform analysis to identify budget clearing issue

4. Ad-hoc/Others
• Assist internal customers in setting up charge codes (internal orders, cost centres) and advise appropriate GL codes/ cost centers
• Support ad-hoc initiatives/projects including streamlining and simplification of processes

• Min 5 years of work experience (at least 2-3 years commercial experience in a financial analysis related job function)
• Big 4 audit firms or Commercial MNC experience preferred
• Degree in Accounting or relevant field, CPA or CA preferred
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook)
• Knowledge of SAP is preferred

• Possess drive and initiative to meet fast-paced business environment
• Must be able to work independently and under pressure to meet strict deadlines
• Must have experience in hands-on analysis tasks
• Good communication skills (written and verbal)
• Able to communicate effectively across various stakeholders and business partners
• Strong problem solving and analytical skills
• Strong team player
• Willingness to learn and sense of responsibility
• Detailed and meticulous
• Positive and outgoing personality




Financial Analyst (Service Delivery)


Key Responsibilities:

Service Delivery - Relationship & Performance Management

  • Assist the Regional Service Delivery (SD) Manager in managing daily operational escalations for services delivery issues that cannot be solved directly between the Subsidiary Controllers and Accenture.
  • Assist the SD Manager to collaborate and co-ordinate with Accenture and Microsoft internal business support partners to ensure that these escalated issues are resolved to the business satisfaction in a timely manner
  • Evaluate and report overall process effectiveness through key performance and operating metrics review. This includes the use of trend data and provide meaningful analysis to Service Delivery Manager and Regional Process owners (RPO) to drive for improvements to policy and process.
  • Facilitates each month governance call with Accenture & FC to ensure monthly call is properly executed and agreed action items are closed by Accenture.
  • Provides deep dive analytical effort supports to RPO & SD Manager to address weak areas in order to drive efficiency and effectiveness

    Process Support & Knowledge Management
  • Provides subject matter expertise support in the Accounts Payable function to the RPO and Accenture functions leads.
  • Provides process support with regards to process design, controls and adherence to global standards - including managing and minimizing regional and local process exceptions.
  •  Assist RPO / Accenture functional leads to identify process improvement
  • Facilitates the implementation of transformation projects & continuous improvement projects (CIP) around new or existing processes, systems or tools

    Competency requirements:
  • Strong interpersonal awareness skills
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively cross-organizationally and cross-culturally
  • Ability to drive for results through ownership and continuous passion for improvements
  • Strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage conflict and negotiate resolution
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of SAP is required

    Experience & Qualification requirements:
  • Minimum 4~5 years relevant experience in Accounting
  • For Assistant Manager level, 6 ~7 years relevant experience is preferred
  • Experiences in Shared Services or BPO environment - an added advantage
  • Education - Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or relevant field



Financial Analyst (Statutory Control)


This position reports to Statutory Controls Manager and is responsible for: 

  1. Month-end Close Accounting
  2. Statutory and Tax Reporting for APOC (AsiaPacificOperationCenter) entities
  3. Compliance & SOX Controls for APOC entities.

Financial close

  • Perform pre-close review on financial statements (monthly, quarterly, yearly)
  • Perform financial close activities (monthly, quarterly, yearly), including balance sheet accounts reconciliations
  • Manage year-end closing (including current income tax & deferred tax computation, foreign tax credit, intercompany service income cross-charges, account reclassification) 


  • Drive execution & compliance of new accounting standards applicable with both US GAAP and local Singapore FRS reporting for APOC entities, including:
  • Manage audit process from preparation to signing-off of audited financial statements
  • Preparation and filing of audited financial statements & schedules


  • Complete CITQs (Comptroller of Income Tax Queries) within stipulated deadlines
  • Manage corporate tax computations from preparation to filing of ECI and tax returns
  • Work with tax agent on income tax and deferred tax provision for year-end close
  • Indirect taxes (GST and Withholding tax) reporting compliance 


  • Perform SOX controls testing (APOC OCC, SODA and UAL) 

Governmental Reporting

  • Local legal surveys to statutory boards
  • Assist in grant application

Other activities

  • Engagement with Tax and Corporate Accounting
  • Other projects as necessary 


  • Degree in Accounting or relevant field (statutory & tax controls)
  • Audit experience in Big 4 required (3 - 4 years)
  • Commercial experience preferred (2 - 3 years)
  • Strong ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Detailed and meticulous
  • Able to communicate effectively across various stakeholders and business partners
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong initiative to drive results
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (MS Outlook, MS Word, & MS Excel)
  • Knowledge of SAP is preferred



 Compliance Analyst (Area Controls & Compliance)


Business Purpose:
The Compnay’s APAC Finance is seeking an experienced Compliance Analyst to assist in its continuing commitment to comply with laws, regulations and policies governing its business, finance and accounting activities in line with corporate policies and guidelines. The primary purpose of this role is to support APAC Area Controls and Compliance Manager and the APAC region for ensuring the sound controls and compliance processes.

This position will report to the APAC Controls and Compliance Manager

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist in managing the Corporate self-assessment process, review completion ensuring robust standards and reporting the results and status of progress
  • Ensure remediation plans are in place and tracked to completion for Issues identified from Self-Assessment process and from Internal Audit results
  • Leverage existing policies and materials to develop specific training tools and communication messages
  • Participate in the Quarterly C&C process such as scorecards and improve the results of the region
  • Assist in managing the APAC Sharepoint portals containing reference and training materials, policies and controls tools 


  • At least 5 years of demonstrated work experience either in external audit or compliance roles in MNCs
  • A degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Good interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills
  • Ability to work closely with different functions and organizations within the region such as subsidiaries, regional HQ and operations centre
  • Good command of MS Office software such as Power point, Word and Excel
  • Ability to develop basic reference and depository sites/portal using MS Sharepoint



Channel Incentive Analyst (Proof of Execution)


This individual will be responsible for the following activities as part of Solution Incentive Proof of Execution (POE) Review.


  1. Email communication (using predefined template) to partner contacts notifying them of Company's request for POE to support their incentive request.
  2. Detailed review of partner POE against specific validation criteria
  3. Approval of partner POE and validation of incentive requests including updates in required tools
  4. Escalations of questionable POE for CI lead evaluation
  5. Recommendation to CI Lead, PAM, and Account Manager on partners to validate for incentives on duplicate requests 


Previous Experience (recommended) 

  • Understanding of solution sales motions using (MSSP) Microsoft Solution Selling Process methodology or another large account sales methodology and supporting deliverables
  • Understanding of licensing sales motions and supporting deliverables
  • Previous work experience with partner account management including business reviews, pipeline reviews, tele campaign management 


Skill Sets & Competencies
General Service Operations: 

  • Perform data analysis
  • Comfortable/familiar with MS CRM Dynamics systems
  • Able to work in a process-driven environment
  • Familiar and adept with SharePoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Extremely detail-oriented, and with an expectation of timeliness and accuracy 


Daily Responsibilities include: 

  • Account analysis
  • Business communication skills - including interaction with Company's largest partners
  • Submission of opportunity status reports related to channel incentives
  • Validating completeness and authenticity of Proof of Execution deliverables
  • Participation in reviews with CI leads, PAMs and Account Managers

    A set of standard reports and templates will be provided during the training for the WPG CI Support Team. Additionally, a transition/absence (vacation/sick) process will be provided during training.

    WPG CI Support team will report to the CI leads in their respective areas, and will need to converse in local languages for the areas they support.




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(1) Personal details such as full name as in NRIC, NRIC, nationality, contact address, numbers and email and date of birth


(2) Reasons for leaving your current and previous employment(s)
(3) Current / last drawn and expected salaries
(4) Availability / Notice Period required
(5) At least 2 names and contact numbers of relevant reference persons relating to your previous employment/s.
We thank you in advance for your application and will get in touch with you as soon as possible should you be short-listed.