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School Accountant

Straits - Rawang
Rawang, Malaysia
Date Added: Apr 26, 2023

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Description of School  

Straits International School Rawang is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a leading  

International Education company based in London with 56 schools across the world.  

Straits International School opened its doors in Oct 2018, and it currently offers high quality Cambridge  

education for Early Years, Primary and Secondary students in a well-equipped purpose-built campus  

located at Taman Sari Rawang.  

Key benefits  

A culture of engagement and trust, where staff contributions are recognised and valued.  

A passionate and motivated team of professionals who put children at the heart of decision-  


An embedded whole campus commitment to professional development and a commitment to  

serving others.  

A peer network of like-minded teaching colleagues and support from non-academic staff.  

Access to expertise, best practise sharing and learning opportunities across countries and  


A commitment to employee well-being.  

ISP Principles  

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do.  

Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and  

learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and  

following up on all concerns appropriately.  

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and  

differences and promote the well-being of self and others.  

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make  

the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of  

our community.  

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and  

professional development and school improvement.  

ISP Malaysia - Straits International School Rawang Campus  

School Accountant - Role Profile  

Purpose of Role  

To assist the Finance Manager in all aspects of financial reporting and compliance conforming to the local  

statutory requirements and Group Policy.  

Key Responsibilities  

1. Prepare and ensure the timely submission of month end closing for the school’s full set of  

accounts in accordance with IFRS and local GAAP.  

2. Responsible for the timely and accurate postings of all journal entries to the General Ledger and  

sub-ledger accounts, reconciliation of the Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable accounts  

and the petty cash account.  

3. To ensure accruals and provisions are accurately accounted for in accordance with Group Policy.  

4. Perform monthly bank reconciliations and assist the Finance Manager in the preparation of  

monthly cashflow statement in the pro-forma standard stipulated by Group Finance.  

5. Maintain accuracy of the Trial Balance and ensure data sanity in the financial information.  

6. Generating financial information in a timely manner to the Finance Manager to review and  

analyse Profit and Loss and Balance Sheet statements, including but not limited to deferred  

income account, accruals, provisions, reconciliations, revenue recognition, discretionary spending  

and capital expenditure.  

7. Prepare and submit timely financial information to the Finance Manager to aid in the preparation  

of the school flash reports.  

8. To assist the Finance Manager in the yearly budgeting cycle and quarterly forecasting cycles.  

9. To assist the Finance Manager on all required statutory provisions in the yearly external audit and  

tax filing requirements.  

10. To ensure all documentation is properly filed and accessible upon request.  

11. To ensure accuracy and completeness of the school Fixed Asset register.  

12. To perform any other tasks and duties as assigned.  


Internal: Campus Principals, School Finance Manager, HR team, School Marketing & Admissions  

team, School Facilities, Procurement and Operations team.  

External: Statutory Auditors, Tax Agents, Company Secretary and Local Regulators (MOE, CCM etc)  

Line Management:  

Direct Reporting to the School Finance Manager  

Skills, Qualifications and Experience  

Candidate should possess at least a Bachelor's Degree or a Professional Degree in Accountancy  

Required language(s): English Language (with strong communication & language skills)  

At least 3-5 year(s) of relevant working experience in financial accounting is required.  

Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills and highly engaging.  

Confident, organised, highly motivated and has the passion and drive in the schools’ operations.  

Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and maintain confidentiality.  

Proficient with Microsoft Office and prior working knowledge of Netsuite is desirable.  

Straits Commitment to Safeguarding Principles  

Straits is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects  

all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting  

procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’  

employment history.  


Co-operates and works with relevant agencies to establish and maintain systems to protect children. We  

responsible for ensuring the welfare, health and well-being of all children and young people. Creates a  

vigilant organizational culture which monitors and prioritizes the safeguarding of children and young  

people above all considerations.  

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