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KGTS (Hong Kong) Limited

Kuoni Global Travel Services is a longstanding global leader in group travel services. United by a common purpose of ‘We live and love travel’, the focus of the business is on 2 areas: Group Travel and MICE (meeting, incentives, conferences and events).

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join Kuoni Global Travel Services and experience the possibilities. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, Kuoni Global Travel Services offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further.

Senior Accounting Executive (AP&AR) - HK

Job Ref.CT3113171-01#0005

As an Account Payable and Receivable Senior Accounting Executive, you proactively collaborate with other departments, local accounting offices, business stakeholders, and external vendors on all company payments, receivable, and credit control issues. You support timely and accurate process delivery, diagnosing issues, cascading them to responsible departments and implementing solutions to increase process efficiency. In this role you report to Finance Controller and work closely with other local AP/ AR offices around the world as well as stakeholders within own business area of responsibility.

Key activities:

Carry out AP Payment Creation tasks which require to:

Monitor and process payment requests from OPEX Vendor (partially Cost of Sales vendor where applicable). Record payment to AX, maintain the relevant finance owned fields for new OPEX Vendors in AX, amend the status of payment in AX, reviewand post journals, resolve issues with Vendor bank details, settle, partially settle, and reverse settled transactions, create prepayment journals (component, floating deposit – AX and guarantee prepayments), run the automatic settlement job for component and prepayments, void payment transactions, overview of the Direct Debit process, process credit card settlements.Supervision and training of Accounts Payable support staff.

Carry out AR collection tasks which require to:

Working with Business Partners to ensure invoicing is accurate and sent to client with appropriate back-up, process and record daily client remittances and collections, posts customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions in AX. Resolve collections by examining customer payment plans, payment history, and credit line.   Maintains and manage receivables by reviewing invoice accounts, verifying totals, preparing statement and report, prepare monthly ageing and bad debt analysis. Supervision and training of Accounts Receivable support staff.

  • Validate AP/ AR Payments: generate an electronic (bank) payment file, edit the status of a payment journal, produce and monitor Vendor/ Client remittance advice, post a payment journal
  • Create and post AP/ AR GL Journal Entries
  • Create various AP/ AR Reports
  • Cooperate with the rest of the team to assure accurate and timely request processing as per agreed standards and time frame
  • Provide timely and accurate advice to employees from local offices on payment related queries
  • Provide vendors/ clients with accurate and prompt responses to any queries they may have

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • AP/ AR accountant experience in a fast paced commercial environment, ideally gained within the travel or retail
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent depth of experience in Accounting
  • Knowledge of the basic accounting principles
  • Experience in working with international environment, where cultural differences are taken into account and respected
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office is required, especially Excel.
  • Experience working with AX System.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Team player with an eye for details and a focus on accuracy
  • Positive and open-minded with a “can do" attitude
  • Very Good communicator, with the ability and credibility to build relationships and to operate at all levels in a professional, courteous manner
  • Able to work accurately whilst under pressure to achieve multiple deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and high levels of accuracy
  • Result driven and proactive approach
  • Strong commercial acumen and excellent problem solving skills 

Core competencies:

  • Embracing Change - Accepting dynamic and changing situations as a challenge and navigating them by being flexible, adapting to ambiguous circumstances
  • Communicating - Communicating and presenting in a clear, precise and structured way – listening and building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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