A Finance Officer manages the financial bookkeeping of a business or organization. Each day, Finance Officer processes invoices, records payments, and track expenses of the organization. Attention to detail is paramount. Each expense must be cross-checked with the corresponding invoice, to ensure that the billing is accurate.
Communicating with customers is a regular duty of this job. A Finance Officer sends bills to customers; processes refunds; interacts with collection agencies on past-due accounts; and, works to resolve billing disputes. Accounts officer creates and monitors internal auditing procedures and to solve the problem when accounting numbers are not in sync. An ideal candidate demonstrates the ability in managing accounting activities, including bank reconciliations, accounts payable and accounts receivable. He/she should also have excellent organizational skills and be able to handle time-sensitive tasks. Ultimately, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of our financial transactions and procedures.YOU WILL DO:
- Prepare asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information
- Summarize current financial status by collecting information; preparing Statement of Financial Position, Profit and Loss statement, Cash Flow and other reports, as deemed required thru regulatory means.
- Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
- Maintain and Reconcile GL Accounts, ensuring transactions are recorded free from Fraud and Disputes.
- Prepare special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
- Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable
- Record invoices, vouchers, expense reports and/or check requests, conforming to standard procedures to ensure proper accounting entry into the financial system
- Handles all vendor correspondence and inquiries
- Prepare payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
- Internal Controls and Financial Governance
- Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options
- Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents
- Guide accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions
- Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
- Secure financial information by completing database backups
- Maintain financial security by following internal controls
- Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
- Comply with the state, and local financial requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions
- Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential
- Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
- Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
YOU SHOULD HAVE:
- Bachelor’s degree relevant discipline (Finance, Accounting,)
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in general accounting and accounts payable
- Advanced Excel user
- Excellent verbal and written English communication and presentation skills
- Excellent at math
- Familiarity and experience in using accounting software and programs (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite)
- Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees
Other Experience and Skills required:
- Experience with a global organization or ITO/BPO set up
- Extreme organization. Chaos is the enemy of clean record keeping. Charged with maintaining accurate and orderly records, accountants often have the neatest desks in the office.
- Analytical bent. The numbers don’t lie. Accountants are great at parsing data and numbers to find the patterns that emerge in reporting cycles.
- Investigative mindset. When the numbers don’t quite add up, an accountant goes digging for the source—and doesn’t give up until the mystery is solved.
- Sharp eye for detail. Accountants can’t gloss over the fine points. A misplaced decimal point or transposed digit can wreak havoc in a financial report.
- Structured work style. Accounting requires diligence and consistency, which attracts people who prefer a high degree of predictability in their work.
- Aptitude for technology. From spreadsheets to specialized accounting software, accountants rely heavily on technology to keep the numbers on track.
- Superb interpersonal skills. There are multiple key partners – internal and external. Your ability to work with them is key to this role.
Australian taxation and reporting experience is an advantage.