Technical Accountant

  • Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
  • Full-time
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Contract: Permanent

Company Description

The Technical Team is an independent team of experts within IQ-EQ providing technical reporting assistance / advice to global client services teams, sales and implementation teams, and global clients. The core part of Technical Team’s work is focused on 3 key areas:

 

  • Technical Advisory (technical accounting and Private Equity/RE industry related queries, technical support to sales and implementation team for new clients etc)
  • Technical Reviews (technical/quality reviews of financials, key accounting policies and other complex deliverables).
  • Technical Updates (monitoring latest accounting, industry, and regulatory updates; issuing technical alerts for internal teams and clients; delivering technical presentations and other specific training modules for accounting teams). To facilitate the delivery of the 3 key areas effectively to the stakeholders, a Technical Team member will be at the forefront of the private equity and real estate fund industry developments, including but not limited to financial reporting.

Job Description

  • Resolve technical accounting queries raised by the Client Services (CS) team and clients in a timely manner
  • Provide technical support to sales and implementation team for prospective and/or new clients
  • Perform reviews on the working papers, financial statements, and other complex client deliverables (including quality reviews); to help shape and ensure product quality control of the CS output
  • Whilst main focus is on IFRS and US GAAP, there are opportunities to develop experience in other GAAPs e.g., UK GAAP, Lux GAAP
  • Deliver technical presentations to update CS teams on accounting and industry developments, thereby providing CPD
  • Research and monitor latest accounting/legislative changes impacting our clients and draft technical updates for accounting / legislative changes accordingly for release internally to CS teams as well as externally to global clients
  • Maintain in-house library of technical journals, articles and documentation relating to accounting issues for CS team members to access
  • Support development of new services and new business proposals through expert knowledge of internal procedures and industry practice
  • Work closely with Technical Team members in Manila, Singapore, and UK

Qualifications

Education / professional qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant (CPA or ACCA qualified with 3+ years post qualification experience)
  • University Degree in Accountancy/Business/Maths or otherwise demonstrable strong aptitude for numeracy

 

Background experience

  • 5+ years financial services audit or accounting experience working with ideally a big 4 audit firm / financial services industry
  • Strong accounting standards knowledge (especially IFRS/US GAAP). Consolidation experience and knowledge of other GAAPs will be useful but not mandatory
  • Strong experience of review of financial statements including disclosures
  • Private equity and/or real estate funds knowledge preferable but not mandatory
  • Experience in facilitating and conducting Training or Technical presentation sessions will be preferable but not mandatory

 

Personal attributes

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Technical research skills/ mind-set and keen to undertake technical research
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Strong task ownership and sense of teamwork
  • Comfortable communicating with senior management / seniors
  • Experience training / mentoring members of a team desirable
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills

Additional Information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

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