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Job Title: Accounts Payable, Japanese Speaker

Company: International Bank

Corporate Title: Associate or AVP Salary Range: Generous Package
Location: Singapore Date Open: Sept 2018

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • This role will require very high level of Japanese speaking and writing ability.
  • Supervise the day-to-day processes of Accounts Payable and Travel and Entertainment expenses for Asia entities together with the manager and team leaders.
  • Be the first point of escalation on exceptions and issues the team encounters. Effectively resolve them with front to back understanding of system/process workflow and implication of the issues.
  • Plan and manage the team’s coverage for day-to-day operation as well as project executions to achieve the department’s goal and deliverables.
  • Oversee the processes managed by vendors and effectively engage them for quality assurance.
  • Partner with Travel and Entertainment expenses program provider and up keep the relationship with them
  • Acquire in depth understanding of the regulations, tax handling and accounting controls in multiple jurisdictions in Asia associated with vendor/expense payments. Ensure the comprehensive procedures are in place in compliance with the Firm’s Bank Holding Company requirements.
  • Understand and ensure the team adheres the firm’s policies on vendor governance, payment risk management and document controls.
  • Risk Management - Continuously re-evaluate process controls and balance the risk versus benefits to protect the firm. Recommend and implement corrective & preventive actions for identified errors and issues
  • Keeps pace with technical innovation and market driven initiatives across the team
  • Conduct data analysis to identify the trend/root cases in order to effectively engage the stakeholders to address problems and opportunities for improvements
  • Lead and manage local and multi-region projects along with the ability to adapt to the changing priorities


Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 6 years' relevant experience (Accounts Payables, invoice/payment processing or similar controls oriented operations experience)
  • Experience in leading a team to oversee day-to-day operations and coaching/mentoring others preferred
  • Effective team-player with ability to impact and influence across organization and levels
  • Good organization and multi-tasking skills, ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment while maintaining the attention to details
  • Proven record of managing conflicts/complex issues with strong leadership, problem solving skills and effective communication
  • Committed, driven and self-motivated individual who constantly aim to improve the processes and enhance controls.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Japanese or Mandarin for business context (reading, writing and spoken)
  • Knowledge of accounting / finance and related controls, with an enthusiasm to expand into other areas