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Accounting and Tax Lead Officer

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Work type: Full time
Location: Manila, Philippines
Categories: Client Accounting
Office Location: Manila

Job Purpose:

The Accounting and Tax Lead Officer assists the Manager, Assistant Manager and/or Supervisor in daily deliverables to provide excellent service to clients.  They provide financial information to management by researching and analysing accounting data; preparing reports, submitting the reports to the client and are able to coach junior staff in the department.


Key Responsibilities:

  •  Handle full set of accounts and bank operations for clients;
  • Assists to manage daily work with high complexity, including closing full set of books;
  • Maintains relationship with clients and internal/external stakeholders, including banks, auditors, BIR and other government departments on client company’s affairs, accounts, bank accounts, tax filing, etc.;
  • Query management with internal and external- 3rd party stakeholders;
  • Assist Manager/Supervisor in preparing proposal for clients;
  • Supervises Senior Officers, Junior Officers and Associates, and reviews draft deliverables;
  • Assists Manager to oversee daily operations of the Accounting department and to implement internal control procedures;
  • Assists Manager/Supervisor to train & coach junior staff;
  • Assists Manager/Supervisor to follow up on Debtors list (client invoices);
  • Prepares and checks various reports as requested by clients;
  • Prepares and supervises accountant audits.
  • Periodic update of process documentation.
  • Liaise with external parties such as auditors, tax agents, bankers and relevant authorities.
  • Working with HR on recruitment activities, performance reviews, and employee relations matters;
  • Acting as Treasurer and/or Directors/Officers for the local office and/or clients that may assume certain level of responsibilities and risks;
  • Update and maintain records/information in ViewPoint.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Key Requirements:

  • Degree holder in Accountancy;
  • Pursuing or qualified in local professional examinations (CPA License), an advantage;
  • Minimum of 1 years in supervisory level;
  • Relevant experience in general accounting function in professional firms or multinationals;
  • Sound knowledge in local tax (CIT, VAT, EWT, FWT, FBT) and accounting policy (PFRS); knowledge in International Accounting (IFRS) will be an advantage;
  • Experience in preparation of financial statements and supporting schedules;
  • Knowledge in Xero, Quick Books or any ERP System is an advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of Philippine Accounting & Taxation;
  • Good knowledge of local system (e.g. Viewpoint);
  • Advanced Excel skill set and other Microsoft Office applications;
  • Good command of both spoken and written English and Filipino.
  • Stakeholder management:
    • Internal
    • External: Clients, local authorities, tax agents, auditors

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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