The Junior Associate on the Intercompany Accounting team is primarily responsible for overseeing the accounting of the Intercompany transactions between Schenker Entities.
The individual is versatile, motivated, creative, intellectually curious, a strong communicator and collaborator.Responsibilities include (but not limited to) ensuring complete, timely and accurate accounting for Intercompany transactions, reviewing Intercompany balance sheet reconciliations accurately and following up with stakeholders to resolve open items in the reconciliations.
He / she will work with multiple foreign currencies and possess strong knowledge on revaluation concepts. He / she will adhere to the policies and procedures of the Company and the monthly close deadlines prescribed by Head Office.
He / she will be required to maintain effective internal controls and ensure accounting activities are Local GAAP compliant.
Additionally, there will be ad-hoc projects to help streamline and update the processes and reporting. As a member of the Intercompany team, the individual will provide critical and back-up support and collaborate with the BA / Operations.
Review Intercompany transactions / recharges and reconciliations
Prepare and / or review management reports related to Intercompany accounts
Monitor the Intercompany clearing account balances and report issues if any. Coordinate with the relevant stakeholders to resolve the differences
Investigate and resolve imbalances between the entities
Review all intercompany journals and account reconciliation on time as per close calendar deadlines prescribed by the Intercompany Accounting Manger
Provide support to business on request related to journal / recon backups
Identify, discuss and collaborate on process / system improvement opportunities with the Intercompany Accounting Manager.
Participate in system testing as required.
Work with Process Team to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and update them at regular intervals in consultation with relevant stakeholders
Escalate issues, if any, to the BA, Operations & Other Teams in a timely manner
Provide support to the auditors (internal, external, statutory, tax) for all the information requests and queries / question on the information provided
Support ad-hoc requests for preparing and providing information as and when required
Must be able to communicate in English
Highly detail oriented and organized in work
Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
Ability to meet assigned deadlines
Able and willing to deliver friendly, courteous, and prompt customer service.
Able and willing to work cooperatively with other team members
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Certified Public Account (CPA), preferred but not required
0 - 2 years of relevant accounting experience
Good understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and concepts
Good understanding of International Accounting Standard (IAS) and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) and concepts
Knowledge in any ERP System, preferably SAP
Knowledge in Hyperion Financial Management System
Proficient in Microsoft Excel