Established in 1744, Sotheby’s is the world’s premier destination for art and luxury. Sotheby’s promotes access to and ownership of exceptional art and luxury objects through auctions and buy-now channels including private sales, e-commerce and retail. Our trusted global marketplace is supported by an industry-leading technology platform and a network of specialists spanning 40 countries and 70 categories which include Contemporary Art, Modern and Impressionist Art, Old Masters, Chinese Works of Art, Jewelry, Watches, Wine and Spirits, and Design, as well as collectible cars and real estate. Sotheby’s believes in the transformative power of art and culture and is committed to making our industries more inclusive, sustainable and collaborative.


The Role

Prepare and maintain the full set of accounts accurately. Manage 2-3 senior accountants. Identify and implement process improvements. Business partner with business director group and some corporate functions.



Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare monthly closing for Sotheby’s Hong Kong and Sotheby’s Retail Wine
  • Prepare analysis and certain balance sheet reconciliations for the two companies.
  • Lead in year-end budget planning and monthly forecast 
  • Liaise with Hong Kong and Global auditors for local audit and group audit
  • Manage Asia audit performed by the other members of the finance team members


  • Perform commission analysis on complex deals
  • Prepare tax pack for group reporting
  • Business partner with Marketing and the Business Director and Managers
  • Review balance sheet reconciliations prepared by the senior accountants
  • Review and approve journals on SAP prepared by the senior accountants
  • Identify areas of improvement on the current process and implement changes where appropriate
  • Participate in ad-hoc duties as requested, not limited to additional main and mid-season auction-based duties which may include, but are not limited to sale supports for multiple departments
  • Operate at all times in line with corporate governance and compliance policies, practices and procedures


  • Degree level or equivalent in Accounting, HKICPA /ACCA/ACA qualified  
  • 7 years+ of solid accounting and auditing experience (either gained through practice or industry)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; fluency in English and Cantonese/ or Mandarin essential, Must be able to read and write Chinese
  • Previous experience with SAP is a plus but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills with proven ability of meeting deadlines
  • Detail oriented, set high demand in quality of work, effectively maintain confidentiality and preserve integrity of sensitive information/data
  • Ability to work under pressure, and a flexible approach to a wide range of tasks
  • Ability to work flexible hours in addition to normal business hours.


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