Carry out independent appraisals on Middle East and Africa (MEA) Financial and Operational processes to provide assurances to management on the adequacy and effectiveness of Internal Controls, ensure compliance with the SOX Act, Corporate Policies and Procedures and local MEA policies.
Duty 1: Regular Reviews
Reviews over-all control posture of Manila Shared Service Center (MSSC) MEA i.e. Process Controls' adherence to Internal Controls, Company Policies & Procedures (CP&P) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Plan, organize and conduct Operational reviews in line with Control and Compliance independent Risk Assessment and business needs
Communicate and coordinate with management the annual Review plan
Conduct control assessment on the finance functions done by MSSC, other MEA Shared Services or offshore operations to ensure they comply with agreed MEA KPI, Service Level Agreements (SLA) and Internal Control requirements
Reports discrepancies and identify Control weakness to management
Recommends corrective actions to process owners and identifies improvements to the over-all control posture of the organization
Duty 2: Internal Reviews
Performs audit of employee expense claims, analyses
Carry Record Retention Reviews
Balance Sheet Reviews
Perform non-financial audits (background check, payroll, anti-corruption, supply chain)
Duty 3: Statutory Controls
Assist in the facilitation of the annual KPMG Statutory Controls and Substantive Testing
Help define process workflows and create guideline as necessary to established clear responsibilities and audit trail
Responsible in coming up with corrective actions on process and control gaps identified
Communicate and provide resolutions on review findings to MSSC staff, Dubai Finance & Controllers from different Business Units
System Access rights review (SOX) in Oracle and Blackline for those MEA staff located in MSSC
Duty 4: Trainings
Provides trainings & shares knowledge to MSSC staff and colleagues regarding Record Retention, Corporate Compliance, Finance Reporting update and
Drives compliance to CP&P and internal controls in all process done by MSSC
Duty 5: Projects
Assist MEA finance staff in MSSC on accounting issues and clarification of policies
Recommend process improvements and innovative solutions using project management in managing projects
Spearhead Finance/Audit related projects and programs
Bachelor's degree in Accountancy or Internal Auditing
Qualified Accountant ACCA/CIMA/ICAEW/CPA; Extensive knowledge of IFRS / US GAAP / SOX
Job Related Experience:
Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in Financial & Control Audit; extensive knowledge of IFRS / US GAAP / SOX
3 years post qualification experience in Financial and Control Audit; have Manufacturing Industry Audit experience; Shared Service Centre experience, especially auditing of a SSC and Process Automation. Knowledge of Blackline, Teammate and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) will be added advantage.
Keen to details
Effective communication skills
Ability to work with difficult customers under time pressures
A practical, energetic person with the ability to work autonomously when required and to take additional responsibilities as they arise
Ability to liaise with people of various ethnic, cultural and hierarchical background
Intermediate MS Excel (Pivot, VLOOKUP)
Experience in working for a Shared Service or BPO set up is an advantage
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International Financial Reporting Standards
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