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Financial Accountant General Accounting

Posted Date:  Mar 22, 2024
Requisition Number:  121357

Summary of Position:-

The Financial Accountant will specialize in General Accounting. He/ She will be responsible for closing of the books for the assigned company codes. This includes posting of journal entries, account reconciliation, month end closing activities, financial statements analysis, audit support , and all general accounting responsibilities which are are not under the scope of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable. .
The Financial Accountant is expected to perform based on the key result area of the process and meet/ exceed metrics set based on the Key Performance Indicator of the process

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

General Accounting and Month-End Closing
The Financial Accountant is responsible for closing the Hershey books of accounts in compliance with US GAAP, following the Hershey closing calendar. The accountant is
responsible for ensuring accuracy, timeliness, completeness and appropriateness of approvals for all transactions executed as part of the closing process in compliance with the
Journal Entry Policy.

General accounting and month-end closing activities include:
• Month end entries, accruals, prepayment amortization and adjustments
• Key Account Reconciliation
• Intercompany Billing and reconciliation
• Trade Spending (Direct Brand Expense) Transactions
• Fixed Assets Transactions

Account Analysis and Issues Resolution
The Financial Accountant is responsible for the comprehensive and timely preparation and certification of accounts using Hershey system, i.e. Blackline System. This includes
reviewing and reconciling the balance sheet accounts, with reference to the Balance Sheet Policy, identifying issues, coordinating with the account owners, analyzing the root causes
and determining the next steps that will lead to the resolution of those issues. The Financial Accountant is also expected to work closely with internal Business Partners
and provide support and analyses to address their accounting-related concerns.

Audit Support
The Financial Accountant is responsible for the preparation and submission of documents required for internal or external audit of the Hershey books and work processes. The
accountant, together with the RTR Supervisor is also responsible for timely communication and resolution of issues identified during any internal or external audit.

i) KPI Tracking and Reporting:
The Financial Accountant is responsible for defining relevant KPIs for the General Accounting processes. Apart from defining measures, the accountant is responsible for
timely updates, reporting to customers, identifying and resolving issues that will lead to the improvement of KPIs.

ii) Record Retention:
The Financial Accountant is responsible for the timely filing of supporting documents for journal entries, bank reconciliations, account analysis and other accounting schedules.

iii) Other Adhoc:
Others related ad hoc roles may be assigned to the Financial accountant with alignment to the Record to Report Manager of Hershey Global Business Services Manila.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accountancy
  • At least 3 years experience in end to end General Accounting Process
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Proficient understanding of US GAAP and local GAAP
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Sharepoint)
  • Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Collaboration Skills
  • Attention to Details
  • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Be able to work on Mid and Night Shift


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