Job Details

Associate - General Accounting


Date Opened: 09/10/2020

Job Type:

Job Number: 2000030N

Job Description

What This Position Is All About:

The Associate – General Accounting & Financial Reporting is responsible for performing the day-to-day activities assigned in HBC team in support of the company's General Accounting processes. This role requires high degree of customer orientation to meet the needs of internal customers / business partners with the global Finance team, as well as other internal partners including Financial Reporting and banner Finance teams. This individual will be responsible for the overall quality of service delivery for General Accounting team, including acting as an escalation point to resolve and correct any issues / concerns raised by the global Finance teams. The position will perform day-to-day activities as directed by the team lead including processing journal entries, period end close activities, completing account reconciliations, clearing aged line items from account reconciliations, reports, query management and variance analysis.

Who You Are:

  • Self-motivated with a proactive approach to problem solving and utilizing limited resources to maximum capacity
  • Ability to operate with limited supervision, work independently and in a team environment
  • Professional individual with a strong work ethic and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work well under pressure and multi-task
  • Positive, high–energy, customer-service obsessed attitude
  • Eagerness to take on new projects, learn new skills, gain knowledge and build experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills - ability to draw business requirements from users and translate to process and system solutions
You also have:

  • Strong financial aptitude with minimum 2–4 for Associate years of work experience in General Accounting with MNCs/GICs, with preference to Retail industry focused on Accounting and Financial Reporting functions
  • Experience in Oracle 11i, 12, 13 ERP (Oracle Fusion Preferred)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Advanced excel knowledge for Senior Associates is mandatory (Preferred VBA Macro expertise)
  • Demonstrated expertise in design and implementation of financial processes and technology including transition experience 
  • Demonstrated success in Leading and managing process delivery and supporting multi-functional business units
As the Associate,General Accounting

  •      Responsible to performing daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly and year-end general accounting activities in a timely and efficient manner and in full compliance with HBC policies and procedures
  •       Achieve daily processing targets
  •   Ensure adherence to Accounting and reporting policies, internal control and audit requirements, and service standards at all times
  •      Analyze and research all discrepancies/exceptions in the process
  •      Effectively plan, prioritize day to day deliverables
  •      Consistently monitor key performance parameters of the process and identify and implement new ways to improve the quality of work as well as the means of working on processes
  •      Interact with Internal / External auditors as required
  •      Support accounting and reporting activities including:

         Processing of journal entries / accruals

         Set up / maintenance of prepaid and recurring entries

         Period end close activities, including account reconciliations

         Prepare Daily, Weekly, monthly and yearly reports

         Variance analysis for selected accounts

         Loyalty and Gift card accounting

         Query management – Internal / External

 Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to enable the GIC to succeed a

well as build the employer brand in the community

 Support effort in building a high performing team

 Trains, coaches, mentors and work with the peer group members and extend the support to the team leader

How Often You May Travel:

  • NA / As per business requirement

Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from IT to Human Resources, Merchandising to Finance.
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance

Education Qualifications:

  • Graduation mandatory


Job Qualifications

Personal Characteristics


The successful candidate must be a proactive self-starter with a dynamic and resilient nature able to work and lead in a fast-paced environment. He/she will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills in order to engage with stakeholders across the business and provide critical input to business teams. This individual will have a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with strict adherence to deadlines.


Professional Qualifications

  • Financial aptitude with minimum 4 years of work experience in Finance with MNCs/GICs, with preference to Retail industry focused on General Accounting and Financial reporting functions
  • Experience in Oracle ERP (Oracle Fusion Preferred)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Strong working experience in Financial Planning & Analysis processes including involvement with the following:
    • Processing of journal entries / accruals
    • Set up / maintenance of prepaids and recurring entries
    • Period end close activities, including account reconciliations
    • Variance analysis for selected accounts

Educational Credentials


B. Comm (Mandatory) or Bachelor's degree with a Finance focus

Chartered Accountant (preferred)

Office Hours

Shifts can vary based on organizational needs 


NOTE: HBC welcomes all applicants for this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.