Accounting Controls Specialist

Accounting Controls Specialist

AIA Group
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Job Description



Bring your career aspirations to life with AIA!Responsible for accounting controls, assessment reviews and reporting of internal controls over key processes and document controls.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Accounting Controls
  • Serves as key contact of Philam Group Finance team for the required Financial Statements and Reporting Certification supporting the quarterly HK IFRS FS Close
  • Reviews bank and balance sheet reconciliation statements of GL and SL balances of Philam Group accounts for any financial statement exposure. Reviews the same for compliance with the Regional Policies, and reports exceptions to account owners for rectification.
  • Monitors the level of Philam Group suspense accounts in terms of balance and aging of open items and communicates or highlights to Management root cause and needed actions to resolve these including financial impact.
  • Partners with controls and process owners in identifiying root cause of unusual movements and long outstanding/uncleared items in suspense accounts and control issues raised through various channels such as internal audits, external audits and risk incidents.
  • Monitors rejected items and coordinates action steps to clear rejected entries for Philam Group.
  • Prepares control reports (exposure assessment from GL vs SL reconciliation of all accounts and suspense monitoring report) and highlights results to Lead.
  • Serves as key contact of Group Finance, PWC, and local process owners in coordinating the required annual ICFR independent testing program designed by Group Finance, which include detailed scope, timeline, and testing approach.

Assessment review and reporting of internal controls over key processes
  • Reviews/validates adequacy and effectiveness of controls over financial reporting through validation of key process owners self-assessments (Financial Controls Self-Assessment or FCSA Checklist).
  • Performs post-audits of key processes/transactions and BSR assessments (based on prioritization set every year)

Others
  • Assists in the implementation of department's systems/process enhancements by reviewing soundness of accounting treatment.
  • Identify process that needs enhancements and or automation to further strengthen existing controls.
  • Performs other responsibilities and duties periodically assigned by supervisor in order to meet operational and/or other requirements.

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Education - Graduate of BS in Accountancy
  • Experience - at least five (5) years accounting/external/internal audit, with strong preference for resource coming from big four audit firms experience in life insurance operations/processes is an advantage
  • Certifications/licenses - Certified Public Accountant
  • Special skills - partnership, communication, management and development, business knowledge & ownership, methodology & analytical skills

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About AIA Group

For more than a century, AIA has strived to make a significant, positive impact for our customers and communities across Asia, reinforced by our Purpose : to help millions of people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives . Our Purpose guides the decisions we make and the actions we take as an organisation - empowering and enabling people to understand and manage their health, while meeting their long-term savings and protection needs. We believe that helping to create a healthier Asia is one of the most important and valuable things we can do for our communities, today and in the future.

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