Project Accountant

WorldFish, Georgetown, Malaysia

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th January, 2016

Job Description


The successful candidate is expected to support country offices/hubs in Asia and Asia-Pacific regions in the following ways:

  • From a project budget and donor reporting standpoint, he/she will help the country offices/hubs to adhere to accounting principles and practices, acceptable to the donors, WorldFish and the CGIAR.
  • This includes ensuring accounting entries are completely and accurately posted in the system and billings to donors are made on a timely basis.
  • From an operational standpoint, he/she will monitor the cash flow requirements of country offices/hubs and ensure timely disbursement of funds for operations in the field.
  • He/she is also expected to monitor the amounts due from donors and work closely with Treasury to match in-coming funds from donors.
  • From a project management standpoint, he/she will be supporting the respective Project Teams in the field by-
  • Ensuring that the financial implications of FTE and budget revisions are made in the system on a timely basis;
  • Providing Project Leaders with reports/analysis on expenses/spending, cost recovery and forecasts, and facilitate cross-charging between projects, where needed;
  • Ensuring that all project expenses (including the CGIAR’s 2% Cost-sharing Percentage) are booked/posted before the month-end Overhead program run;
  • Ensuring that project closure is well-coordinated and planned, and that all closure steps are adhered to e.g. final billings, expenses posted in the system; and
  • Facilitating donor audits/reviews and ensure that donor reporting timelines are met.

Minimum qualification requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance/economics or a professional accounting qualification (ACCA/CIMA/CPA);
  • Able to converse and write in the English language proficiently;
  • Preferably has hands-on experience with ERP systems; and
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel.

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