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PAMB | Assistant Manager, General Accounting

Employer
Prudential plc
Location
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 28, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Prudential's purpose is to be partners for every life and protectors for every future. Our purpose encourages everything we do by creating a culture in which diversity is celebrated and inclusion assured, for our people, customers, and partners. We provide a platform for our people to do their best work and make an impact to the business, and we support our people's career ambitions. We pledge to make Prudential a place where you can Connect, Grow, and Succeed.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, General Accounting & Reconciliation, this position shall support the General Accounting (GA) BAU operations unit by performing general accounting processes timely and accurately on a daily basis by following the applicable standard operating procedures and internal policies.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform daily general accounting business-as-usual (BAU) operational tasks and complete BAU timely and properly.
  • Prepare or post journal entries, upon approval by the authorized approvers.
  • Perform accounts reconciliation (including suspense accounts) between source systems and GL system timely and properly to ensure completeness and accuracy of journal entries posted.
  • Investigate the unreconciled differences, including identifying root causes, action pans and target resolution dates to resolve the open items. Escalate issues identified, where appropriate.
  • Prepare ageing analysis timely and as and when required for reporting purposes.
  • Follow-up and resolve GL issues/discrepancies timely. Escalate issues identified, where appropriate.
  • Perform month-end closing tasks and complete month-end closing as per timeline.
  • Document/Update the general accounting processes SOPs as and when required.
  • Maintain GL system master data such as creation/deactivation of GL account, maintenance of GL code, etc.
  • Involve in UAT for any new product/features/digital partners and enhancement/improvement on existing GL posting related matters.
  • Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for Sun System and regularly engage in Sun System enhancement initiatives.
  • Work closely with the relevant stakeholders on any issues arising from general accounting processes.
  • Provide support on all issues identified from audit by external auditors, GwIA & Regional SOX team for general accounting processes related area.
  • Assist on any ad hoc & administrative tasks upon request.

Job Specifications:

Education

  • Bachelor or Degree in finance, accountancy, banking, investment, economics or equivalent.
  • Internationally recognized accounting qualification (ACCA, CPA, ICAEW, etc.) or working towards designation will be an added advantage.

Experience
  • At least 3 years of working experience in the financial services industry such as insurance or banking.
  • Working experience in the financial services industry such as insurance or banking will be an added advantage.

Special Business Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications & financial accounting system.
  • Knowledge in any automation tool will be an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and resolution skills.

Others
  • Good command of Bahasa Malaysia and English.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Independent, organized and possess good work ethics with a positive attitude.
  • Flexible and able to adapt in a dynamic environment.
  • Attention to details, meticulous and diligent.
  • Strict adherence to applicable internal policies and procedures.
  • Strict compliance with all applicable deadlines and able to work under pressure.
  • Responsible and willing to learn.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equality of opportunity of benefits for all who apply and who perform work for our organisation irrespective of sex, race, age, ethnic origin, educational, social and cultural background, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, disability or part-time / fixed-term work, or any other status protected by applicable law. We encourage the same standards from our recruitment and third-party suppliers taking into account the context of grade, job and location. We also allow for reasonable adjustments to support people with individual physical or mental health requirements.

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