Accounting Specialist
White & Case LLP
Philippines, Manila
4d ago

Firm Summary

White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.

With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-

quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-

border work. It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most.

We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work.

And why we attract a diverse group of people. Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence.

Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world.

Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.

Position Summary

The Accounting Specialist will support Mandarin-speaking countriesand other local offices Finance and Accounting team in managing the integrityand accuracy of our general ledger data in accordance with the respectivestatutory requirements.

He or she will responsible for the end to end processfor payroll, supporting the local managers in the preparation of tax reportsand filings, as well as producing and analyzing monthly financial reports.

Our Functional Area

The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world.

Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people.

Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.

  • Our team’s remit includes partner compensation and the maintenance of partner equity accounts; strategic procurement of vendor services;
  • global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper.

    We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements.

    Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging.

    In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments.

    The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.

    Duties and Accountabilities

    Perform monthly account analyses on the Mandarin-speaking offices’local books to ensure all information from different modules are accurate,correct and timely recorded along with the completeness of GL data.

    Prepare and review monthly accountreconciliations including cash, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, and generalanalysis on the local books.

    Recommend and record adjustments to thegeneral ledger as necessary.

    Prepare Tax Journal report and other reportsin support of the offices’ tax filings. Process and record tax payments and adjustmentsas necessary.

    Handle end to end process for Payroll,including creation of profile and accounts, uploading of data into payrollsystem, processing payments, and posting entries in general ledger.

    Assist in the month end closing activities,including preparation of journal entries on local books.

    Support internal and external audits byproviding audit schedules, support and responding to inquiries.

    Qualifications

    Graduate of BS Accountancy

    CPA is an advantage

    Above average Mandarin language proficiency (able to read, write and speak)

    Knowledge of tax preferred

    At least 5-7 years of general accounting and / or tax experience

    Experience working in a BPO / Shared Service Organization

    Excellent data skills with high degree of accuracy

    Attention to detail

    Strong written and verbal communication skills

    Ability to work independently

    Proficient knowledge in MS Office suite such as :

    Preferably with Knowledge in financial and payroll software such as Elite 3E and ADP

    This position is located in Manila, Philippines.

    This position will report to the Sr. Manager of Finance Shared Services

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