Staff Accountant

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Greenpeace East Asia – Job description
Job title: Staff Accountant Beijing Office
Valid from: 19 January 2017
Job grade: 3
Reports to: Senior Accountant
Line manages: 0

Overall purpose of the job
The fundamental function of this position is to ensure accuracy of the financial transactions by ensuring their integrity and reinforcing procedures and accounting guidelines, while complying with local relevant law, timelines for reporting and other requirements from various governmental bodies.By succeeding on the above, this position feeds into the reporting cycles that provide an accurate picture on the financial resources and assets of Greenpeace East Asia’s office in Beijing.

As part of the Finance team, the Staff Accountant carries out the daily accounting operation, including handling accounts payable, receivable, bank accounts transfers and balances, and other assets of GP EA’s office in Beijing.
The above implies verifying that documentation for payments complies with the relevant tax requirements and with our finance policies, feed information into the accounting software, amongst other tasks described in detail below. As a result, this position has a close interaction with external auditors, bank executives, tax advisors,officials from the relevant governmental bodies, and other parties relevant to financial matters.

Interfaces / Cooperation:
– All GP EA units.
– Various external parties such as vendors, government, consultants, amongst others

Major functions/responsibilities
Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management
– Understand generally accepted accounting principles, both as per local regulations and as per Greenpeace’s standards, and apply them into daily accounting operation.
– Carry out adequate study and research on relevant accounting, taxation and other compliance matters on NGOs and INGOs operation in Beijing.
– Contribute to the annual planning process, particularly with regards to providing historic income and expenditure information of our operation in Beijing, following the specific guidance provided by the Senior Accountant.
– Compile routine financial reports and analyses that may be of value for decision-making to the management and/or budget holders.

– Carry out the daily accounting operation, including handling accounts payable, receivable, bank accounts transfers and balances, and other assets of GP EA’s office in Beijing.
– Post the financial transactions to our accounting system.
– Verify that documentation for payments comply with the relevant tax requirements and that expenses submitted for payment fulfil our internal policies.
– Compile routine reports to monitor budget usage of local and global campaign projects.

– Support the Senior Accountant with handling assigned ad hoc projects.

Compliance/Keeping Framework Conditions
– Collaborate with other members of the Finance team in compiling all the financial reports required by Greenpeace International as per our internal NRO Management and Reporting Standards and according to the timelines indicated in the international finance calendar.
– Diligently take care of and protect the keys, cards, passwords and any other access mechanisms this position might be assigned to access Greenpeace’s assets and/or privileged information, as well as all related documents.
– Comply with Greenpeace policies at all times regarding funding sources, confidentiality, data handling, etc.
– Comply with relevant and applicable local government laws and regulations, as instructed by the Senior Accountant.
– Perform month-end and year-end closing; reconcile balance sheet accounts monthly.
– Support the external audit of accounts in the Beijing office.

Competency profile
Organizational competencies
– Professional , in particular delivering high-quality products in all the aspects of the work.
– Sets and achieves goals, in particular towards measurable objectives both individually and for the team.
– Develops and maintains effective relationships with others, in particular building constructive and long-term relationships with all parties involved in the job.
– Shares knowledge, in particular towards other team members who need to be in the loop of activities being carried out.
– Trusts, values, and respects others, in particular through having experience with and commitment to cultural diversity.
– Innovative , in particular considering the ‘cutting-edge’ core value of Greenpeace.

Functional competencies
– Experience with the following software: Accounting software, financial reporting software
– Fluent written and spoken English
– Fluent written and spoken Chinese
– Experience with Microsoft Office (or equivalent), in particular Excel, Word

Method related
– Attention to detail
– Analytical skills

Social/self competencies
– Builds and manages relationships with other internal departments
– Ability to understand and synthesize relevant technical issues
– Tactful and diplomatic
– Team player
– Ability to understand and synthesize relevant technical issues

Leadership competencies
– Empowering people
– Manages complex issues while keeping sight of the big picture

– Identification with Greenpeace goals and supportive of Greenpeace values
– Autonomous / sense for initiative / work independently
– Proactiveness
– Stress resistance
– Tenacity
– Flexibility
– Discretion and confidentiality

Specific Work Environment
– Based at Greenpeace East Asia’s office in Beijing.
– Occasional travel.

At least 4 years accounting experience.
Bachelor degree in accounting or related business area.

This position’s salary range is from RMB 9000-11000/month.
The salary is evaluated based on relevant working experience.

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised positions, we are unable to respond to applicants who are not invited for interview. We apologize for this in advance.Interested parties, please visit and submit your cover letter to explain your motivation and resume to apply the position.  Please note if you fail to submit motivation letter your application will be deprioritized. All information collected for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and we do not accept any calls or visits in the first instance.