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Senior Associate, Corporate Accounting

Ares Management Corporation
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 7, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Over the last 20 years, Ares' success has been driven by our people and our culture. Today, our team is guided by our core values - Collaborative, Responsible, Entrepreneurial, Self-Aware, Trustworthy - and our purpose to be a catalyst for shared prosperity and a better future. Through our recruitment, career development and employee-focused programming, we are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive work environment where high-performance talent of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives can build careers within this exciting and growing industry.

Job Description


Ares Management Corporation is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Chartered Accountant within the International Statutory Reporting team in Singapore. This role will have the responsibility of ensuring financial statutory and regulatory reporting is performed accurately and timely at subsidiaries in the Asia Pacific region.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial information for both US GAAP and local reporting.
  • Being a point of contact of questions and elevations of issues, including working with the respective business and support teams in Asia and SEC teams in California and Mumbai.
  • Preparation and review of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial compliance reports.
  • Understand and ensure tax compliance, including but not limited to corporate tax, GST/VAT and transfer pricing reporting.
  • Facilitate and oversee completion of financial and tax audits.
  • Ensure implementation of accounting function, including ongoing regulatory compliance as new offices are opened in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Actively participate in global and regional projects to enhance controls, processes and/or system efficiency.
  • Collaboration with Accounts Payable, Treasury and other finance teams in different offices globally.
  • Review recommend processes to enhance efficiency.

  • Chartered Accountant with post-qualification experience of 6+ years.

Experience Required:
  • Both public and private accounting experience preferred.
  • Strong technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge across a variety of countries in Asia Pacific including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Indonesia, Mauritius, Philippines, South Korea and Australia.
  • Strong project management skills across numerous activities and teams.
  • Should be a strong motivator to drive the entire team.
  • Financial services/asset management organization experience.
  • Familiarity with regional financial regulatory requirements (MAS, SFC, ASIC).
  • US GAAP and IFRS proficiency.
  • Preferred experience with Fusion/Oracle/OneStream.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Experience with Power BI or other business intelligence tool a plus.

General Requirements:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Fluent in English and Mandarin. Ability to effectively communicate with team members around the globe (China, India, United States).
  • Great attitude; highly motivated team player.
  • A self-directed individual with a can-do attitude, willing to work in an energetic, collaborative, and fast-paced environment, proactive in nature, and a proven ability to learn quickly, display flexibility and adaptability while resolving issues with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple priorities and competing demands, strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to navigate in a global organization with various departmental responsibilities.
  • High accuracy and detail orientation.
  • Ability to extract meaningful information from extensive research and analysis to effectively present facts and findings in a digestible format, a keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Good judgment in terms of escalating issues vs. solving problems independently.
  • An analytical mind and a passion/interest in bringing new ideas to increase efficiency of existing processes.
  • Ability to be flexible in terms of hours to coordinate with team members across various time zones.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems and to develop an effective course of action.
  • Hands-on, independent contributor that is comfortable directing activities of others.
  • Proactive in nature and a proven ability to learn quickly, display flexibility and adaptability while resolving issues with minimal supervision.

Reporting Relationships
Vice President, Corporate Accounting

There is no set deadline to apply for this job opportunity. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the search is no longer active.

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