Temporary Accountant

The Institute of International Education (IIE) seeks candidates for a temporary Accountant for its office in Hanoi.

This is an approximate 4-6 month position starting mid November 2014. 

Purpose of Position: The Staff Accountant will provide accounting and administrative support for IIE Vietnam activities.  He/she will ensure all financial transactions are in accordance with IIE and sponsor policies and procedures, Vietnamese Accounting Standards ("VAS"), and GAAP.  Areas of program responsibility include, but are not limited to: accounting, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting, payroll, and procurements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  IIE may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time. 

  • Performs finance and accounting functions in accordance with Vietnamese Accounting Standards ("VAS"), GAAP, IIE financial policies and procedures, donor requirements, partner requirements, and all other applicable laws, rules and guidelines.  Includes budgeting, payroll, tax issues, variance and accounts analysis.
  • Supports the preparation and maintenance of the general ledger/trial balance/financial statement in excel or financial software, as applicable.
  • Supports the preparation of a variety of financial records and reports including those related to the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory control and valuation, and fixed assets.
  • Supports the Preparation of Monthly/Quarterly/Midyear reports and Annual Financial Statements; provides financial reports to donors and stakeholders.
  • Ensures that all documents and processes for Account Receivables/Payables are fulfilled and accurately recorded based on set schedules.  Includes invoicing, journals, reconciliations, reports, etc.
  • Supports the preparation and presentation of annual financial statements and other reports and documents for audits.
  • Supports banking and cash-related activity for the office.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or like degree.   A professional accounting qualification, such as a CPA, preferred.
  • Between 2 to 5 years of hands on experience in accounting, including general ledger, cash management, financial planning, budgeting, and monitoring of grant compliance required.
  • Combination of commercial and not-for-profit financial administration experience highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Vietnamese Accounting Standards ("VAS"), GAAP, Tax, and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Familiarity with accounting software.
  • Experience with contracts, sponsor rules & regulations, and with current standards and guidelines.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills and judgment. Proven willingness to make timely and sound decisions.
  • Strong oral communication skills. Ability to communicate, advise, and resolve issues that are complex and sensitive in nature. Ability to communicate effectively with persons on all levels both inside and outside the company.
  • Strong written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to write in a clear, concise, well-organized manner.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects, shifting priorities, and deadline pressure. Self-motivated and able to follow through to end of assignments while meeting goals and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to effectively use Microsoft Office, spreadsheet, word processing, and position-specific software.
  • Fluency in English and Vietnamese
  • Accuracy, attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and ability to sit at a computer and operate a keyboard.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:  Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] and specify “Accountant” in the subject line.

Qualified Vietnamese nationals are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by October 20, 2014, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Mon, 2014-10-20