Shared Services Senior AR Accountant

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Requisition Number: 162761

Position Title: Specialist IV, Shared Services

External Description:

Shared Services Senior AR Accountant

The CFO organization comprises a broad group of finance disciplines, with the common goal of partnering with business teams delivering strategies and providing our players with amazing experiences. Our finance teams assist the business in achieving profitable creativity by proving financial insight, reporting and guidance.

We use progressive tools to analyze and visualize data, telling the story of financial drivers, performance, risks and opportunities. We value attributes like collaboration and learning. We celebrate diversity and inclusion by creating a place where you can come to work and be yourself.

Responsibilities:

This position reports to the Regional Shared Services Manager and supports the Asia licensing business in the Asia region. This is a key role and will involve the management of all billing and collection activities for the Asia region. Operating in a fast-paced culture, you will be a self-starter with superior organisational skills and be able to manage your day-to-day tasks independently.

You will be responsible for the day to day operations and ensuring accurate and timely processing of billing activities and oversee the related collection and AR/credit activities, including monthly closing and reconciliations, revenue recognition and bad debt provisioning. These include managing the monthly invoicing, receipts/bank reconciliation, WHT/tax reconciliation, maintenance of billing data accuracy, and monitoring collections and following up on the outstanding customer accounts. You will provide AR aging, collections reports and cash flow forecast and periodic reviews of customer credit limit. You will also continuously drive improvements to optimize processes and ensure compliance to statutory requirements.

You are a strong team player and are communicative, dynamic, and adaptable to a fast paced and diverse environment.

 

  • Ensuring invoices and/or credit notes are processed and issued timely as per contractual agreements
  • Follow up on approvals with sales managers on billing details
  • Follow up on, collect and allocate payments to correct invoices/VAT credit notes
  • Communicate with customers via phone, email
  • Initiate collection efforts, monitor customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments, and other irregularities
  • Research, investigate and resolve payment discrepancies or customer queries. Escalate disputes as required
  • Perform preliminary credit checks on customer’s financials
  • To support credit hold releases and monitor customers’ AR accounts are not exceeded by credit limits
  • Perform account reconciliations including WHT
  • Generate age analysis, maintain customer files and records
  • Prepare AR metrics and review weekly AR aging to ensure compliance
  • Assist with month-end closing and audit support
  • Maintenance of customers profile is required and to also provide internal/external audit support, as necessary.
  • Review contracts/agreements, identify pertinent terms and issues and collaborate with local controllership teams to provide appropriate accounting guidance and propose solutions within Company’s revenue recognition policy.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or equivalent with 5-8 years of accounts receivable and general accounting experience in MNCs
  • Knowledge of accounts receivable and multi-currency transactions in Asia (China, Korea, SEA experience will be advantageous)
  • Knowledge of Billing and Collections procedures
  • Basic knowledge on relevant international tax, sales tax, and VAT
  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles (606 or any latest changes regarding non-GAAP accounting principles)
  • Knowledge on revenue recognition, specifically IFRS 15 and US GAAP
  • Strong proficiency in programs such as MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and proficiency in Oracle R12, Sony CDS, HFM is preferred
  • Experience in providing AR and customer reporting to internal partners and stakeholders

 

  • Language - high level of proficiency in both written and spoken English and Mandarin is essential
  • Attention to detail and high accuracy in work performed
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills to communicate with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem resolving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, multitask and deliver on multiple deadlines
  • Must be resourceful and tenacious
  • Identify and develop best practices and process improvements
  • Have a sense of urgency and escalate as appropriate
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
  • Ability to adapt and perform ad hoc tasks as necessary

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: About EA At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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About EA

At Electronic Arts, we exist to Inspire the World to Play. We create extraordinary new game experiences for our millions of players everywhere by bringing together talented people that combine creativity, innovation, and passion. We know that our strength lies in the diversity of our people. We immerse our employees into an inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for learning and leading that allow them to do the most impactful and rewarding work of their careers. 

We put our people first. We provide comprehensive benefit packages with a focus on health and wellbeing to support your needs and help you balance your career and personal life. We provide access to dynamic and collaborative work environments, opportunities to connect and contribute through our Employee Resource Groups, and support for a balanced life with paid time off and maternity and paternity leave, plus free video games and so much more! 

Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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