Qualcomm Accountant in Seoul, South Korea

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Qualcomm Incorporated

Finance/Accounting - Corporate

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South Korea - Seoul

Job Overview

The focus of the Accountant is to perform specialized General Accounting, General Ledger and Tax activities for entities in a country within APAC region which comprise the following: Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan. This specialized role is on a broader team that will involve working closely with all of Qualcomms accounting teams in the other global locations: the hub in India and headquarters in San Diego. This role will work closely with country finance / accounting leadership in each of the respective countries, work with the hub to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial statements, and lastly, work with the Global Process Owners to ensure a well-managed global process.

The primary focus of the role is to:

Validate and sign off on month-end accounts as prepared by the hub in accordance with US GAAP

Generate local GAAP statutory accounts to comply with local reporting obligations including filing of local accounts and managing statutory audits

Support local corporate tax compliance, accounting and reporting (includes corporation tax, VAT, accounting for payroll taxes, import/export compliance)

Be the key point of contact for accounting / finance related matters within a country

Monthly Accounting Close Review and Sign-Off

Perform a pre-close review of the monthly accounts as prepared under US GAAP by the hub in India. This role will be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the reported results by reviewing and signing off on the:

oMonthly management accounts

oMonthly balance sheet (ARM) reconciliations including Intercompany reconciliations and quarterly balance sheet reviews

oFunding wire requests

oQuarterly Reporting Schedules

oConsolidated financial results

The reviews will act as a valuable control to confirm the successful transfer of information and processes or to identify any errors in process as well as areas for improvement. This accountant will provide ongoing support to the hub to ensure that the transition of the accounting activities has been successful, and will support, assist and answer any necessary queries.

  1. Local Statutory Accounts and Tax Reporting

This role will perform the following activities for a country within the APAC region:

Prepare internal financial as well as regulatory statutory financial reports

Ensure that local legal entity statutory accounts are prepared in accordance with local GAAP and that they are filed on time to the appropriate authorities

Ensure that all local VAT and Corporate Income Tax reporting, compliance, tax payments and tax return obligations are met on time

Work with local service providers and San Diego tax team on any tax enquiries, disputes, submission of returns, payments on account or tax refunds

  1. Process Improvement

Work with Global Process Owners in headquarters and with hub teams to identify, plan and implement accounting process improvements

Manage ad-hoc special projects (including M&A)

Provide recommendations on overall improvements in the general ledger system by researching and assessing standardized work flow procedures and policies

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Finance / Accounting

3-5 years of applicable Finance & Accounting experience in general accounting / general ledger

Fluent in English (written and verbal)

Experience in working for a multinational corporation (preferred)

Oracle Finance, HFM, and TM1 experience (preferred)

CPA- AICPA or KICPA (preferred)

Preferred Qualifications

Strong communication skills

Ability to adopt/ drive changes across the organization

Ability to manage workload as well as indirectly managing Qualcomm resources in remote locations

Understanding that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies (e.g. US GAAP and / or IFRS)

Excellent processing and transactional skills with an eye for detail and accuracy

Strong organizational skills with ability to work on projects simultaneously

Ability to collaborate extensively with external accounting service providers and auditors

Advanced knowledge of general accounting / general ledger concepts and applications

Proficient knowledge in basic application programs (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Education Requirements

min. BS

EEO Employer: Qualcomm is an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or any other protected classification.