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Financial Accountant General Accounting

Posted Date:  Sep 16, 2022
Requisition Number:  115913

Location: Makati City



Financial Accountant, General Accounting – 1B



Role Summary: 


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 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 and 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.




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities: 



  • BS Accountancy
  • Certified Public Accountant, preferred
  • 3-5 years working knowledge and proficiency in end-to-end General Accounting
  • Knowledge in SAP




Soft Skills:

  •  Strong Oral and Written Communication Skills
  • Good Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Collaboration Skills • Attention to Details
  • Strong Analytical and Problem Solving Skills
  • Works with minimum supervision
  • Proactive
  • Project Management Skills and ability to prioritize






Customer Focused and Results Oriented:

Understands issues from the customers’ perspective; considers the impact of decisions, processes, services on the customer; demonstrates passion for providing excellent customer service; treats customers with respect and care and uses a variety of approaches to identify customer needs; conveys a sense of urgency to get things done; ensures that there are necessary resources available for resolution of escalated customer issues; monitors the quality resolution of customer issues.



Problem Solving:

Detailed oriented; uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; effectively researches and probes all sources for answers; can see/recognize hidden problems and look beyond the obvious.







Education: Degree in Accountancy




  • At least 3-5 years total work experience in General Accounting.
  • Must have experience in end-to-end accounting.
  • Must have excellent stakeholder management skills.
  • Must have working knowledge in SAP
  • Strong preference given to Certified Public Accountants.
  • Must have strong business partnering experience with stakeholders.
  • Must be a critical thinker.
  • Must be able to work on minimal supervision.
  • Must be adaptable to changes.
  • Must be amenable to work on Day shifts.
  • Must have the capability to establish rapport and strong collaborative relationships with cross functional teams while also having the ability to push back when needed.




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