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GI Accountant


Job Summary

To perform specific Finance, Accounting and Reporting activities related to close operations and General Ledger Maintenance relevant for Group and local Statutory reporting, ensuring that accounting processes and procedures are followed and completed to support and reinforce key business objectives.

Job Accountabilities - Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with the team to ensure that accounting processes and procedures are followed and completed to support and reinforce key business objectives.
  • Provide support for various types of general and/or sub-ledger transactions relevant for Group reporting as well and local Globally Accepted Accounting Principles reporting.
  • Prepare ledger reports and explain the results.
  • Perform close related ledger tasks, e.g. accruals, provisions, journals postings.
  • Prepare accounts reconciliations on timely basis in accordance with Group internal control guidelines.
  • Maintain one or more ledger categories/chart of accounts as a regular part of daily work.
  • Perform and update SOX controls in line with Group internal guidelines.

Job Functions

Proactively communicate to management and suggest improvement actions. Intermediate level of problem solving skills. Willingness to learn and take ownership in routine practices. Ability to work within tight deadlines.

Business Accountabilities

  • Provide technical Accounting guidance and work direction to team members and monitor their performance in order to ensure work is carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Lead short-term defined scope Accounting projects or support larger projects through planning and carrying out regular project quality reviews using standard methodologies in order to identify, assess and take action to mitigate risks to project success.
  • Undertake investigations and inspections of financial data, processes and practices in accordance with established procedure and local & international standards to identify potential or actual compliance issues and recommend appropriate action.
  • Independently collate and analyse Accounting data using pre-determined financial modelling and accounting tools, methods and formats and make recommendations in order to support the department's decision making process.
  • Assess and evaluate Accounting processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Plan and carry out regular reviews of customer service in order to identify shortfalls and recommend actions to improve performance for external customers and recommend actions to improve the timeliness quality of data for internal customers.
  • Review and interpret information from multiple financial data sources and advise internal clients of appropriate action to fulfill procedural, regulatory and local & global statutory requirements.
  • Act as account manager and analyse account information to identify and reconcile discrepancies and/or complete research on financial data to be included in management reports.

Job Qualifications

• Bachelors Degree and No prior experience required in the Accounting or Finance area

• High School Diploma or Equivalent and 2 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area

• Knowledge of accounting principles
• Basic general ledger transactional experience
• Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
• Technology experience with General ledger and financial reporting systems
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

You are the heart & soul of Zurich! 

At Zurich, we like to think outside the box and challenge the status quo. We take an optimistic approach by focusing on the positives.

We highly value the experience and know-how of our employees and offer a wide range of opportunities across business areas to encourage you to apply for new opportunities within Zurich when you are ready for your next career step. 

Let’s continue to grow together!


  • Location(s):  MY - Kuala Lumpur 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Tarenjit Kaur
  • Closing date:

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