Accountant (6-month contract)
The Economist
Hong Kong, China


The Economist is a leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs, published weekly in print and tablet editions, and daily through our Espresso app and Economist.

com. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences, films and digital editions.

What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.

Currently we are seeking an Accountant to support our Asia Finance team for a six month period. The successful candidate will be based in Hong Kong and be responsible for providing all rounded support to Asia Finance team in relation to finance and accounting functions.


How you will contribute :

  • Assist with tax filing and statutory audit
  • Liaise and co-ordinate with external auditors / consultants and internal parties
  • Handle month end closing, cashflow forecast, balance sheet schedules and internal reporting
  • Ensure accuracy and integrity of accounting data and records
  • Assist with other projects as required by supervisor
  • Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are :

  • Degree in Accounting or related disciplines
  • Membership or student membership of recognized professional accountancy bodies (HKICPA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • 2 years auditing and accounting experience
  • Knowledge of financial reporting and corporate tax
  • PRC and regional exposure (a plus)
  • Computer literacy (Good excel skill)
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English & Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
  • You will be able to demonstrate :

  • Willingness to learn and ability to work under pressure to meet tight schedules
  • A strong sense of accountability and being a team player
  • The ability to multi-task and paying attention to details
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