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Accounting Officer (Accounts Receivable)Harrow International School Foundation Limited
Accounting Officer (Accounts Receivable)Harrow International School Foundation Limited
Job Highlights
  • Accounting and administrative support
  • Five-day work week
  • Shuttle Bus
Job Description

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse pupil body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently over 1300 and the school achieves some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and pupils go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

Job Title: Accounting Officer (Accounts Receivable)

Job Purpose: To efficiently manage the daily operations and objectives of the school's billing and accounts receivable cycle through implementation, maintenance and management of all of the school’s accounts receivable functions and procedures from billing through the collection process.

Start Date: June 2019

Tenure: Full time, permanent

Reporting Line: Accounting Manager

 Job Description

Specific aims and key responsibilities of this position are undertaking Accounts Receivable role, including:

  • Liaising with other departments to gather billing information and verifying accuracy
  • Accurately carrying out and handling all billing activities in a timely manner
  • Following up collection, allocation of receipts and updating account receivable ledgers at specific deadlines
  • Preparing receipt reports, receipts and arranging bank deposits
  • Liaising with teachers/ staff on rechargeable items
  • Maintaining customer files in Engage and AX system
  • Monitoring customer account details for no payment, delayed payments and other irregularities
  • Investigating and resolving customer queries via phone, email, mail and in person
  • Assisting in month end closing & year end closing
  • Assisting with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Maintaining files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Implementing safeguarding procedures at the School
  • Undertaking duties as the Head of School or her delegated representative may reasonably request.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The post holder will be expected to comply with any reasonable request by the line manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description. This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the line manager and member of staff, and will be reviewed annually.

Harrow Hong Kong is fundamentally committed to safeguarding the children in our care and their welfare is our top priority. 

All adults in the School community are expected to follow its Child Protection procedures and are required to undertake safeguarding checks.

Harrow Hong Kong reserves the right to recruit at any stage during the selection process. 

Person Specification

Qualifications:

  • Degree / Diploma in Accounting with a thorough understanding of accounting principles

Skills:

  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English, Mandarin and Cantonese 
  • Good interpersonal skills with positive and courteous manner
  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to multi-task
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Data Entry Skills

Experience:

  • 1 years working experience in accounting (although fresh graduates may also be considered)
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics AX Accounting Software is a definite advantage

Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in MS Office application including Word and Excel & other a/c software

Personal Qualities and Attitudes:

  • Responsible
  • Poactive and ability to use initiative
  • Ability to complete work on schedule
  • Attentive to accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Work independently and with other team members
  • Handle confidential information with discretion and in a professional manner
  • Self-motivated, with good sense of responsibility
  • A positive ‘can do’ approach in all aspects of the role
  • Flexible, diligent, positive and enthusiastic
  • High levels of personal presentation, integrity and communication skill

All applicants should have in place the right to work in Hong Kong

Application deadline: 1 May 2019 (Early applications are encouraged)

The application form can be downloaded from our official website: https://www.harrowschool.hk/theschool/work-at-harrow/vacancies. Interested candidates please send the duly completed application form and a full resume with current and expected salary to us by email. Please state the job title and the reference code "HISHK/AOAR/201904" in the subject of your email. Personal data provided by job applicants will be treated in strict confidence and used strictly for recruitment purpose only. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Additional Information
Career Level
Not Specified
Qualification
Non-Degree Tertiary
Industry
Years of Experience
N/A
Employment Type
Full Time, Permanent
Benefits
Five-day work week, Free shuttle bus, Medical insurance
Company details

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It is the third school in the Harrow family of schools in the Asia region and provides a British independent style of education from Early Years to Year 13 in custom-built facilities in a stunning location in Hong Kong. The School combines elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in London with the international mindedness of a diverse student body in Hong Kong. Having opened in September 2012, the School roll is currently 1260. The school achieves some of the best results in Hong Kong at A-level and GCSE and pupils go on to study at some of the top universities across the world. Harrow International School Hong Kong is, however, about much more than academic results and our pupils excel in music, drama, sport and art as well as involving themselves in service to the local community.

Interested parties please send application form and full resume with current & expected salary to [email protected]