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General Accountant (Dist. 3 - HCM)

Finance | Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi | Contract

Job Description

About Us:

An Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Top 100 business IDP is a pioneer in international education services. Our core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand institutions and English-language testing.

We are on a mission to build the world's leading platform and connected community to guide students along their journey to achieve their lifelong learning and career aspirations.

As a co-owner of IELTS, we deliver the English test that is trusted by more governments, universities, and organisations than any other.

IDP is truly international. We have a culture that celebrates diversity. With more than 5,000 people around the world, when you join IDP you become part of a connected community that supports you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow.

Position purpose:

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for general financial accounting, tax, statutory, routine transactional finance, and selected admin tasks for the IDP Education Limited Singapore Branch.

The role reports directly to Singapore Finance Manager, works closely with Singapore Operations and Finance Shared Services (FSS) to fulfil duties.

Job description:

General Ledger

  • Support Singapore entity in related month end close process – day to day dialogue with shared services. Proactively engaging with Singapore stakeholders on close items such as accrual reasonability and making adjusting entries where required. Collaborate with Finance Manager to execute month end closing activities and reconciliations.

Accounts Payable responsibilities

  • Responsible of Accounts Payable (AP) process including but not limited to:
  • Monitor P2P (Ariba, Concur and Oracle) systems to ensure that procurement is initiated, and payments are entered into system follow company policy highlighting gaps to Finance manager.
  • Assist operational teams troubleshoot AP issues.
  • Timely submission of ad hoc supporting documents to Shared Services for data entry (if any).
  • Jointly monitor expenses coding (ensuring FSS are clear on guidelines and checks performed correctly).
  • Staff expense reimbursement process – and compliance issues rectified. Ensure smooth Concur processes engaging systems teams or operational teams as needed:
  • Ensure reimbursement rules and allocations are provided and updated to shared services.
  • Responsible for the processing of staff claims and vendor payments in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Run query for staff to ensure credit card expenses submitted; Send reminder for unsubmitted expenses.
  • Ensure timely and accurate payment processing.
  • Manage new vendor onboarding process.

Accounts Receivable responsibilities

  • Responsible for inter-company billings.
  • Working closely with internal stakeholders to resolve billing or revenue issues.

Fixed Assets

  • Ensure capitalization and disposal of Fixed Assets are recorded accurately and timely.
  • Maintain Fixed Assets register.
  • Working with other departments to perform periodic physical counts of Fixed assets.


  • Involvement in financial audit and submission process – including auditor liaison, HQ / FSS liaison.
  • Assist in tax matters including but not limited to GST, WHT and annual tax returns.
  • Support company secretarial activities such as ACRA, or other liaison/submissions.

Other Duties

  • Assist in local finance systems projects implementation / improvement – co-ordinate, support, participate, document, process map.
  • Involvement in annual budgeting processing and monthly forecasting.
  • Recommend process improvement for efficient, accurate and timely reporting.
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc duties as directed by the Finance Manager.


We are looking for:

  • Possesses at least a Diploma or Degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration.
  • At least 3-4 years work experience in accounting and finance.
  • Fluent in English communication skills (both verbal & writing)
  • Pleasant and courteous attitude, with strong communication skills (verbal and written) skills to interact effectively with global colleagues.
  • Pro-active, committed, and motivated individual who is meticulous, have an eye for detail, and enjoy working in a fast-paced dynamic environment.