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Assistant Manager - Financial Reporting

  • Financial and Legal Services
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Reports to: Financial Reporting Manager

Department: Finance (FIN)

The Assistant Manager will play a pivotal role in the Financial Reporting Team, independently driving initiatives and efficiencies to develop and improve regular and ad hoc financial reporting processes and controls.

Roles and Responsibilities include:

  • Drive initiatives and improvements for regular and ad hoc financial reporting and control activities e.g. financial reporting processes, balance sheet reviews, subsidiary and associate submissions and general ledger controls
  • Work collaboratively with wider FIN team members in aligning information for consistent external and internal reporting of company and group reports
  • Ensure timely and accurate production of monthly management reports including consolidating data from various sources for meaningful variance and other analysis
  • Determine appropriate accounting treatment for transactions in accordance with accounting standards and management reporting needs
  • Assess financial impact of new accounting standards
  • Oversee day to day operations of centralised group-wide operating lease accounting under IFRS16
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of external audit work and preparation of interim and annual reports
  • Address queries from internal and external auditors
  • Coach, guide and review work of team members
  • Perform ad hoc assignments as and when required

Experience, Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or related discipline
  • Professional designation in Accountancy
  • Minimum 5 years accounting related experience gained from an internationally recognized accounting/ audit firm.
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to professionally communicate in a multicultural environment
  • Good command of both spoken and written English and Cantonese/Chinese. Fluency in Mandarin advantageous.
  • Sound analytical, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Able to work both independently as well as being an effective team player
  • Strong skills in MS Office applications, especially in Excel
  • Experience in using SAP advantageous
  • Able to work under pressure and being flexible when necessary to meet deadlines
  • Willing to challenge the status quo and improve work processes


  • Developing Professional Expertise
  • Analysing and Problem-Solving
  • Planning and Organising 
  • Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Building Partnerships
  • Customer Focus

Application Deadline:  25 September 2019

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