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Senior Accountant, Financial and Regulatory Reporting

T. Rowe Price International Singapore
Posted 12 hours ago Permanent Competitive

There is a place for you at T. Rowe Price to grow, contribute, learn, and make a difference. ​ We are a premier asset manager focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on today and in the future. The work we do matters. We invite you to explore the opportunity to join us and grow your career with us.

 

ABOUT THIS POSITION

We are looking for a Finance professional who has a genuine interest in and curiosity about the Asset Management Industry. The successful candidate will be dynamic, independent, highly motivated and keen to learn. He/she should be able to communicate effectively with global team members and stakeholders. In addition, he/she should be able to multi-task effectively.
 

We are part of the growing finance team in APAC with strong binding working relationship with other offices in the US and UK. You will feel a positive momentum with other team members in other offices.

The T. Rowe Price Controller Group is responsible for all financial accounting, accounting operations and related reporting activities across T. Rowe Price Group and its global subsidiaries and branches.  As part of our accounting services, we execute global transactions to pay suppliers, manage treasury operations and deliver fee invoices to certain institutional clients for the APAC subsidiaries. We are also responsible for researching, applying specialized expertise, and maintaining deep knowledge/expertise of accounting guidance and policies, regulations and drivers that impact assigned areas.  Contributes to the achievement of objectives for assigned accounting and reporting processes for the APAC subsidiaries and global controllers group functions. 

In addition to delivering excellence in our accounting, operational and reporting responsibilities, we work collaboratively with firmwide business partners to deliver high levels of stakeholder service, and act as a responsive and engaged partner to our firm's suppliers, clients, and banking partners. 

 

Principal Responsibilities

Global Accounting Services and Corporate Treasury:

  • Collects data and other information required for the completion of operational accounting activities which support accurate and timely delivery of client fee invoices to external clients. Updates all related systems. 
  • Monitors mailboxes, answers routine and some non-standard questions from internal and external business partners. 
  • Produces client data reports used by more senior staff and business partners including, but not limited to, client aging reports used by client service teams. Promptly answers questions related to status and resolution. 
  • Maintains supporting documentation and monitors processes relating to assigned accounting and reporting activities in accordance with department policies and procedures and the applicable regulatory standards. Assists with the development of operating processes to improve record management and team efficiency. 
  • Researches and resolves daily items requiring additional information in order to be posted to the general or sub ledgers. 
  • Expedites customer refunds / vendor / staff claims for processing and identifies obstacles which may impede prompt resolution. 
  • Review cash activities in the bank accounts and apply to oracle client accounts and AP subledgers or general ledger
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Following established procedures, performs simple calculations/manipulations of data to identify unusual patterns. Within established guidelines, corrects the root cause of unusual patterns; escalates critical issues. 
  • Supports the implementation of financial system modifications by assisting with user testing, contributing to requirements gathering and documenting process changes. 
  • Tracks accounting data and information needed for identifying risks, patterns, or recurring issues. Provides support for internal and external audit requests. 
  • Raises issues to more senior staff, collaborating to determine issues and aids in an appropriate resolution. 
  • Ensuring compliance to internal controls, policies and procedures, SOX controls as well as working with Enterprise Risk Management to develop or update controls, when necessary 
  • Works collaboratively with business partners in all efforts. 

 

Financial and Regulatory Reporting and Tax:

  • Supports end-to-end accounting processes and completes research required to transform data into information for reporting purposes.
  • Completes accounting and reporting activities, including processing numerous general ledger events and transactions
  • Prepare monthly legal entity variance (BS and PL) analysis which provides meaningful analysis of different aspects of legal entity financials. 
  • Prepares and submit the monthly, quarterly and annual regulatory returns and other surveys to the respective regulators and government agencies
  • Support the preparation of the annual financial statements and liaise with auditors on statutory and regulatory annual audits
  • Prepares the inputs for board papers and other internal reporting to management/ boards
  • Support the preparation and review of tax returns (corporate income tax, VAT/GST) for APAC entities and liaise with tax agents and group tax on any corporate and indirect tax filings matters (GST, Corporate tax, withholding taxes etc)
  • Prepares tax provisions and provision to returns in US GAAP and local GAAP/IFRS.
  • Work with group tax teams in the implementation of interco transfer pricing policy
  • Prepare cashflow/ regulatory capital projections on a regular basis for monitoring of the legal entities’ liquidity and capital position
  • Fulfilling ad hoc requests in accordance with global, regional, and country-specific accounting, reporting, and process standards
  • Continuously improving exceptions identification and analysis activities
  • Identifying and completing process improvements
  • Maintaining the control environment
  • Completes special project activities (eg new business initiatives/ legal entities set up/ finance improvement / system enhancement initiatives)

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Degree in accounting, business, or economics from an accredited institution
  • CA, CPA or ACCA qualifications (or equivalent)
  • Must have strong English and Japanese capability in writing and speaking. Good Chinese proficiency is an advantage.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in financial control and/or management reporting, audit
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite, most particularly Excel
  • Strong analytical skills with high affinity with numbers
  • Relevant industry experience in asset management / financial institution would be an asset
  • Experience in the use of a corporate accounting system (e.g. Oracle, SAP)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with teams across different countries and other business functions
  • Ability to work on multiple deliverables concurrently
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • High level of integrity

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

We strive for equity, equality, and opportunity for all associates. When we embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work, our firm is stronger, and we create greater value for our clients. Our commitment and inclusive programming aim to lift the experience for each associate and builds allies for our global associate community. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at the firm, but also to your ability to bring your best each day.

 

T. Rowe Price is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity of thought, gender, and race. We believe our continued success depends upon the equal treatment of all associates and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, creed, colour, national origin, sex, gender, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, military or veteran status, pregnancy, or any other classification protected by country, federal, state, or local law.

 

Job ID  69107
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