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Assistant Accountant

Global Payments, Inc.
Lucena City, Philippines
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Every day, Global Payments makes it possible for millions of people to move money between buyers and sellers using our payments solutions for credit, debit, prepaid and merchant services. Our worldwide team helps over 3 million companies, more than 1,300 financial institutions and over 600 million cardholders grow with confidence and achieve amazing results. We are driven by our passion for success and we are proud to deliver best-in-class payment technology and software solutions. Join our dynamic team and make your mark on the payments technology landscape of tomorrow.

Summary of This Role

The General Ledger (GL) Assistant Accountant is responsible for various accounting functions mainly involving general accounting, preparation of journal entries and reconciliations and the month-end close process. Critical to this position is strong analytical skills as well as understanding of the flow of accounting transactions.

What Part Will You Play?

Performs General Ledger functions
  • Applies solid knowledge in accounting in the performance of the role.
  • Prepares month-end journal entries based on supporting documents and calculations.
  • Ensures that all month-end activities are performed and completed according to the closing calendar.
  • Effectively utilizes Oracle in support of accounting and reporting needs.
  • Prepares monthly P&L analysis and Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Pro-actively understands reasons for variances, reconciling items, and any long outstanding items; works to resolve accounting issues timely.
  • Coordinates with other departments and colleagues to verify transactions, understand business rationale, and resolve issues.
  • Ensures that controls are in place to ensure validity and accuracy of accounting data.
  • Keeps complete and orderly files of accounting records for audit trail and easy retrieval.

Contributes as a tester in Oracle user acceptance tests
  • Perform user tests for Oracle process migrations
  • Ensures that the testing are performed and completed according to the project timeline

Supports Statutory/Regulatory Compliance for assigned entities
  • Prepares supporting schedules needed to complete the annual financial statements.
  • Works closely with external auditors and external consultants in providing audit schedules/reconciliations and other requirements.
  • Ensures that all timelines and deliverables are on track.
  • Stays on top of other regulatory deadlines and ensures that reports are prepared and submitted timely.

What Are We Looking For in This Role?

Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from a reputable college / university
  • With at least two (2) years of relevant work experience in general accounting / general ledger
  • Proficient in Microsoft excel

Preferred Qualifications
  • Accounting related degree or certificate
  • Experience in external audit/accounting

What Are Our Desired Skills and Capabilities?

  • Skills / Knowledge - Has substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks.
  • Job Complexity - Works on assignments that are routine to moderately difficult, requiring some decision in resolving issues or in making recommendations.
  • Supervision - Normally receives little instruction on daily work, general instructions on newly introduced assignments.
  • MS Dynamics - Key in entries into General Ledger
  • MS Office - Key entries

Global Payments Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Global Payments provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. If you wish to request reasonable accommodations related to applying for employment or provide feedback about the accessibility of this website, please contact

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