I started my career 15 years ago. I handled the recording of various transactions, Accounts Payable reconciliation, Fixed Assets monitoring and management, Bills, Accounts Receivable reconciliation, accrual and prepayment management, account reconciliation, employees benefit management, and the like. I also monitored some expense accounts that go beyond the budget of the company. I also helped the team in month-end closing activities.
One of the companies, Ushio Philippines, allowed me to handled almost all areas of accounting so I learned many things. Recording of almost 500 transactions per month, handling the inventories, insurance claims and monitoring, and etc. After 2 years I was promoted to a supervisor, a bigger role where I managed 4 people in the team and did business planning reports to the management every quarter. I also assisted the external auditor during the semi-annual audit. In that role, a major accomplishment I’m proud of was that I was able to develop excel templates to reduce time spent on month-end procedures approximately 1 day per month. I also developed work instructions/ workflows for each duty which became the guide of new staff.
In 2014, I joined Schneider Electric Logistics Asia, the company provides finance shared services to its affiliates (Schenider group of companies around the world). In this company my communication skills developed as we were like working virtually with clients from the USA, Europe, and Australia. I’ve worked here for 3 years and got separated when the management decided to reduce the services and transfer it to India for cost reduction purposes.