Junior Accountant (Full Time) - Beijing

Job - 2014-09-22
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: the courage, independence and global reach to defend nature and promote peace. Thank you for your interest in applying for this junior accountant role. We hope that this pack gives you an insight into us and our work, plus details of the job and the people you’ll be working with. Everyone who works for Greenpeace is passionate about what we’re trying to achieve. We have big ambitions for our work and we believe it’s an immensely rewarding and inspiring place to work.

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action: the courage, independence and global reach to defend nature and promote peace.

Thank you for your interest in applying for this junior accountant role. We hope that this pack gives you an insight into us and our work, plus details of the job and the people you’ll be working with. Everyone who works for Greenpeace is passionate about what we’re trying to achieve. We have big ambitions for our work and we believe it’s an immensely rewarding and inspiring place to work.

Who We Are

Mission of Greenpeace

Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace.

History of Greenpeace

In 1971, motivated by their vision of a green and peaceful world, a small team of activists set sail from Vancouver, Canada, in an old fishing boat. Their goal was to protest peacefully against U.S nuclear testing in Amchitka, a tiny island off the West Coast of Alaska. Amchitaka is one of the world's most earthquake-prone regions and home to endangered animals.

Greenpeace has been in East Asia since 1997 to fight climate change, stop toxic pollution, ensure food security, end illegal deforestation and defend the oceans.

Greenpeace has offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei and Seoul. Environmental problems know no borders, and Greenpeace recognizes the importance of regional offices that work together to achieve effective solutions for a sustainable future.

Surging economic development in East Asia has brought widespread prosperity, but has also taken a severe environmental toll, both regionally and in the world. Greenpeace is committed to ensuring a green development pathway together with the people of China Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

The Finance Team

We are the team which deals with numbers and loves numbers. Some people may think our work is boring, but we enjoy our work. If you are truly love numbers, highly detailed oriented and organized, very serious toward work, have strong integrity, understand accounting principles and are willing to sit at a computer for longer hours, please join us.

The Post of Junior Accountant

The junior accountant role is very important to our team. You will serve our staff directly. You will need to understand our staff needs & wants and send us staff’s feedbacks. You will be in a very supportive team environment and have international exposure. This position is available for immediate start.

Who We Are Looking For

-Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance or relevant field. 

-A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience with hands on accounting and taxation work from a sizable organization/company

-Good PC skills particular in MS Excel, word and accounting software application, Kingdee/Yonyou preferred. 

-Highly detailed oriented and organized in work, strong work ethic.

-Strong numerical sense, good  problem solving skills / analytical mind-set

-Self-motivated with strong sense of responsibility, capable to meet tight deadlines

-Good command of spoken & written English and Chinese is a must

-Good interpersonal skills , independent, proactive, strong analytical mind and able to work under pressure

-Previous cashier experience preferred, volunteer experience preferred NGO experience preferred, multi-nation company experience preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Junior Accountant
Valid from: 10 September 2014
Job grade: 2
Reports to: Senior Accountant
Line manages: 0


Overall purpose of the job

Handle routine accounting work: process staff expenses claims, answer staff's inquires, train staff for finance policies, provide support to senior accountant and other managers, etc.

Scope

As a Junior Accountant, you will be responsible for daily accounting operation. You will report to the senior accountant and work closely with the other accountants.

Major functions / responsibilities

Conceptual tasks, Strategy development and/or Project management

  • Understand accounting principles

Implementation

  • Manage daily accounting operations such as reviewing, verifying and processing staff expense reports and vendor invoices,
  • Record transactions, upload excel template to accounting system

Support/ Coaching/ Leadership

  • Conduct new employee orientation ( finance policies and procedures only )
  • Support senior accountant and managers by handling other ad-hoc projects as assigned

Compliance/ Keeping Framework Conditions

  • Maintain journal entries of fixed assets and deferred rent schedule.
  • Compile and file monthly and yearly tax returns, handle related tax issue
  • Maintain and update records and ensure they are filed in accordance with state, local and internal regulations and policies.
  • Perform filing and general finance administrative tasks, maintain an orderly files for finance department
  • Reconcile bank accounts monthly and reconcile all the accounts periodically to ensure their accuracy.
  • Perform the month-end and year-end closing.

Competency profile

Organization competencies

  • Professionalism
  • Achievement
  • Interpersonal relationship
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Values diversity
  • Innovation

Functional competencies

Technical

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Method related

  • Attention to details
  • Work under pressure
  • Time management
  • Training skills (teach, mentor and coach)
  • Presentation and reporting skills

Social/self competencies

  • Being a team player
  • Tact and diplomacy

Leadership competencies


Attitude

  • Recognize Greenpeace values
  • The highest level of integrity
  • Promote teamwork
  • Have a strong interest in further developing his/her accounting skills
  • Office based in Beijing, PR China
  • The position works in a standard office environment
  • Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested

Specific Work Environment

  • Office based in Beijing, PR China
  • The position works in a standard office environment
  • Be on call after hours and on weekends as requested

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

WORKING HOURS

Conditioned working hours is 37.5 hours/ week from Monday to Friday.

LEAVE

Annual Leave System

Year of service completed in Greenpeace worldwide

No. of entitlement in a year

1st year

15

2nd year

15

3rd year

16

4th year

17

5th year

18

6th year

19

7th year or above

20

INSURANCE

Greenpeace offers Social Insurance, Housing Provident Funds, and supplementary commercial insurance package during employment. Further details about these benefits will be provided if appointed.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Greenpeace offers a combination of in house and external training opportunities throughout the year. Greenpeace also offers study leave for courses related to your work and assistance is available for relevant further education qualifications. For further information on learning and development opportunities please speak to the Staff Development Team.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your CV, a covering letter written both in English and Chinese to

CLOSING DATE: 11/10/2014

Your CV should outline your skills and experience, and include contact details of two referees. We will not take up references until a job offer has been made.

Your covering letter is the most important part of your application. It should be used to tell us how you meet the selection criteria listed on the person specification. Draw particular attention to experience, skills, achievements and knowledge gained in past employment or other activities which are relevant to the job. It may be easiest to use the headings relating to the requirements detailed in the person specification and demonstrate how you meet them. Please ensure your covering letter is no more than 4 pages long (4 sides of A4).

As we receive a large number of applications for our advertised vacancies we are unable to respond to those applicants who have not been shortlisted and we apologise for this in advance.

Getting to the Greenpeace office

 

3/F, Julong Office Building, Block 7, Julong Garden, 68 Xinzhong Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.

Beijing Subway:

Line 2 Chaoyangmen Station, Dongsishitiao Station both within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.

Beijing Buses:

The 3, 113, 115, 118, 416, 431, 701, 758, Te 16 buses all stop at the Dongsishitiaoqiaodong station

The75, 101,109, 110, 112, 420, 650 buses all stop at Chaoyangmenwai station

Both stations within 10/15 minutes walking distance of our office.

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