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Accountant – Business Partnering

  • FIN - Financial Services
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    25 Oct 2022
Role Introduction

Reports to:Accounting Services Manager

Partnering with business units to provide general accounting services, financial analysis
and support in the budget/forecast exercises, and to assist with assessing and monitoring financial performance of projects

Key Responsibilities

Month End Closing

  • Ensure proper recording of financial information (e.g. per agreement with third
    party) and compliance with company policies and accounting treatment in SAP
  • Monitor financials against forecasts and approved budgets
  • Coordinate and analyse inputs from BUs
  • Work with BUs and other stakeholders for any accounting adjustments if needed
  • Identify and flag potential issues and findings when necessary

Monthly Reports

  • Analyse monthly operating results and perform variance analysis on income,
    costs and key performance indicators for management review
  • Prepare monthly reports (e.g. MRP and Balance Sheet Review Pack)

Day to Day Financial related matters, including but not limit to

  • Ensure accurate record of AP/AR
  • Provide financial advice and support to BUs in relation to cost monitoring and
    internal cost control
  • Provide guidance and assistance on SAP issues when necessary
  • Prepare ad hoc assignments as requested (e.g. create new cost center / GL account in SAP, generate asset lists from SAP, etc.)
  • Attend meetings to discuss financial issues with relevant stakeholders when required


  • Assist in preparing forecast and budget submission, and provide support to BUs
    in the preparation of forecast and budget exercise
  • Coordinate, consolidate and submit annual budget & corporate forecast for
    management review
  • Review and validate project financials provided by ETPM
  • Meet with BUs to review forecast and budget numbers
  • To assist in the budget uploading process in SAP BPC
  • Work with BUs for pre-budget meetings, including calculating KPIs, preparation
    of presentation deck, financial summary, etc
  • To assist with any other ad hoc budget analysis


  • Prepare relevant schedules in accordance with Hong Kong Accounting
    Standards and other statutory requirements (e.g. prepayment schedule,
    HKFRS16 disclosure, related party transactions, etc.)


  • Assist with assessing and monitoring financial performance of projects, such as
    to provide constructive reviews of financial implications
  • Validate and track project benefits


  • A degree holder in Accounting with professional designation in Accountancy
  • Recognised CPA / Accountancy qualification is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant experience of which 2 years' experience in
    supervisory role. Audit experience with recognised audit firms a definite plus
  • Strong analytical mind and interpersonal skills
  • Strong skills in MS Office applications, especially in Excel
  • Experience in using SAP advantageous
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Cantonese/Chinese
  • Able to work under pressure and being flexible when necessary to meet
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and improve work processes


  • Proactively seeks guidance and asks thoughtful questions
  • Demonstrates awareness of financial factors that drive own service area
  • Follows applicable financial policies & procedures
  • Takes accountability for executing tasks to a high standard
  • A good team player working collaboratively with others
  • Personable with a positive attitude and respectful of others
  • Takes time to understand and consider a problem in full before acting
  • Works smart, taking the initiative to do things in a more effective way applying
    knowledge to improve practices and processes within own service area
  • Willingly goes beyond the scope of own role to get work done
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.


Please note that with effect from 1 June 2022 onwards, all Cathay employees and contractors who work in Cathay City and all other Cathay Group Company premises in Hong Kong must have received a third dose of COVID 19 vaccine. Being tested regularly for COVID-19 is not an option. Consideration will be given to those who are unable to get vaccinated for valid medical reasons.

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