Date : 01/08/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Our engineering expertise reaches across all sectors of the construction industry, providing pragmatic and practical design solutions to ensure our projects are spatially and operationally efficient. Our design process fully considers the installation and maintenance practicalities on site.

As a business, our ambition is to be a leading global MEP consultancy and as a purposeful employer, our finance team is critical to our overall success. Our Manila operations is one of two Global Design Hubs that support the delivery of projects across our operating regions and is a key component to our success.

The purpose of this role is to coordinate and perform tasks in line with the local reporting requirements, in coordination with the local finance team. In addition, there will be group-related tasks in coordination with the group finance team and the CFO to ensure reporting standards are consistently and accurately adhered to.

The ideal candidate holds an appropriate degree in Accounting or Finance, or an equivalent professional qualification. The candidate should have relevant experience in financial accounting. Moreover, the ideal candidate will be responsible for the running of finance systems and associated projects, takes responsibility for critical business finance function and for monitoring of financial projects and reporting facilities.

You are encouraged to escalate recommendations and plans to ensure that we are providing best-practice support to our teams, through delivering your responsibilities and smooth running of the finance function.

  • Manages and maintains the project ledger and fatabase in D365 – Global Support Role
    • Creates the project number for successful bid
    • Inputs all relevant information
    • Ensures fee allocation to specific stages
    • Monitors fees, client invoices, and subconsultant invoices
    • Creates and executes internal controls
    • Provides detailed reporting as needed
    • Ensures data accuracy in terms of forecast, fees, client billings, control changes, subconsultant fees
  • Finance Support – Manila office
    • Uploads vendor invoices in the software
    • Assists on finance monthly closing as needed; this includes recording adjustments for prepayments, accruals, depreciations, etc.
  • Prepares and uploads external and intercompany invoices in a timely manner
  • Collection of debts (support)
  • Ensures timesheets are compiled and reviewed on a weekly basis in D365
  • Liaising with local authorities for statutory compliance, statutory auditors including support in timely finalisation and filing of statutory returns
  • Liaising with insurance brokers for locally-placed policies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, or related field
  • 8+ years proven working experience in accounting and finance
  • Project accounting experience
  • Strong background and knowledge of ERP system, preferably D365
  • Excellent report-writing and English communication skills
  • Highly-organised individual with strong attention to detail
  • Solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel
  • Self-starter demonstrating commitment, strong work ethic, and a “can do” attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders and authorities in Manila
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Strategic Themes
  • Client first
  • One Global Team
  • Employer of Choice
  • Growth
  • Innovation