WorldFish Job Vacancy: Accountant (General Ledger), Penang - Malaysia

  • Position: Accountant (General Ledger)
  • Location: Penang (Malaysia-HQ)
  • Application Deadline: 6 June 2021
  • Type of contract: 3 years fixed term contract
  • Language(s) required: English (native/fluent writing and oral skills)
WorldFish is an international, not-for-profit research organization that works to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by improving fisheries and aquaculture. With a 45-years track record of leading-edge science, WorldFish generates research evidence and innovations to inform sustainable practices and inclusive policies that enable better livelihoods and healthier diets for millions of poor people, particularly women, who depend on fish for food, nutrition, and income. WorldFish is a member of CGIAR, the world’s largest global partnership on agriculture research and innovation for a food secure future. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, and with regional offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish leads the cross-disciplinary CGIAR Research Program (CRP) on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH).

The Finance function is structured along functional lines with the aim of embedding the ‘three lines of defense’ model at its heart, clearly separating the financial control (first line) and risk and assurance (second line) functions, ensuring the integrity of our results and the strength of our controls. The post holder will report to the Accounts Manager (General Ledger).

The Accountant (General Ledger) will ensure financial transactions and accounting information in General Ledger complies with accounting policies and reporting practices prescribed by the CGIAR and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

We are looking for a General Ledger Accountant who has experience in the below area:
  • General ledger month-end processing;
  • Fixed assets; and
  • Reconciliations.
The application will only be only considered if applicants provide a 1-page cover letter, sharing their experience which fits the 3 requirements above.