Assistant Accountant (Asia)
The Economist
Hong Kong, China

Assistant Accountant (Asia)

Job Locations China-Hong Kong ID 2021-7478


The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspaper and magazines to conferences and electronic services.

We are recruiting an Assistant Accountant who will be responsible for owning and completing accounts payable cycle efficiently, accurately and independently with minimal supervision.

He / she will also prepare month-end closing journals and schedules, account reconciliations and continually identify areas for process improvement.


How you will contribute :

  • Scan and process T&E reimbursements and vendor invoice payments efficiently and accurately in the PeopleSoft Financials system
  • Set-up new vendors (contributors, employees, and suppliers) and to ensure that proper authorisation is in place
  • Ensure that company policies and guidelines are adhered and escalate where appropriate
  • Review current process and implement changes to improve efficiency
  • Handle inquiries internally and externally
  • Perform weekly intercompany bank account transfers
  • Prepare month-end accrual journals
  • Follow month-end schedules timely and accurately with follow up actions to clear any unreconciled / outstanding items
  • Take up ad-hoc projects as required
  • Experience, skills and professional attributes

    The ideal skills for this role are :

  • LCCI Higher Level / holder of Diploma in Accounting
  • At least 1 year relevant accounting experience in commercial firms, preferably in sizable MNCs
  • Experience in Accounts Payable and foreign VAT invoices is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability of being independent, responsible, flexible, dedicated, mature and proactive
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and Chinese
  • Experience in ERP system, preferably in PeopleSoft
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Immediate available is preferred
  • The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees.

    We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, gender identity, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation , age or marital status.


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