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Financial Controller

ISP Vietnam and Thailand
, United Kingdom
Date Added: Jul 4, 2023

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Purpose of Role

The Financial Controller is responsible for the full spectrum of accounting, financial reporting, statutory audit, tax, cashflow and working capital planning and management. This is a crucial role and is responsible for enhancing and improving the financial data accuracy, operations, overlooking governance with the aim of enhancing the accuracy of the month end and quarterly flash reporting by schools with the provision of meaningful business anecdotes.

 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 and Health & Safety 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.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

 ISP Regional Financial Controller Key Responsibilities

 Core Finance

  • Oversee the operations of the Accounting Departments, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives.
  • Perform the accounting, month-end, and year-end closing of the regional entity
  • Update and enhance the financial policies and procedures of the school and maintain a documented system of policies and procedures
  • Design internal control systems for all departments to ensure the safeguarding of school assets and monitor and enforce internal controls
  • Ensure the efficient operation and integration of the accounting system throughout the schools.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly and annual financial information.
  • Ensure general ledger and financial statements are complete and accurate by performing monthly general ledger reconciliations including deferred income and other account analysis.
  • Daily cash reporting and monthly bank reconciliations
  • Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
  • Liaise with banks, audit, legal and tax providers as necessary
  • Comply with government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • KPI and performance monitoring
  • Maintain the fixed asset registers by supervising the recording of all items in the inventory, maintaining pertinent records, and ensuring adequate treatment of fixed asset acquisitions and disposals.
  • Work with School Finance managers to manage payables, receivables, and invoicing
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.
  • Prepare monthly budget variance reports and work with the FD on corrective actions.
  • Provide financial analysis for decision support including capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Ensure the school always has adequate insurance coverage.
  • Provide financial analysis for decision support including capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Prepare and submit payroll to the bank.
  • Enforcing the group authorization limits table.
  • Ad hoc duties as required.


  • Overseeing procurement of goods and services using the best practice model and ensuring the best value
  • Establishing robust systems of control for the purchase of goods and services
    Statutory Compliances
  • Ensure that the legal entities in the region are fully compliant
  • Establish effective relationships with various stakeholders – Management, Board of Directors, Auditors, and Consultants
  • Establish and use effective methods to review and improve financial and compliance processes/systems
  • Ensure all appropriate records are maintained.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance; Finance specific certification
  • Chartered Accountant or equivalent
  • Minimum 8-10 years of accounting experience.
  • Fluent English and Thai are mandatory.
  • A self-starter managing a varied workload and deadline-driven
  • Ability and commitment to seeing a change process through from start to finish
  • Excellent communication and people skills at all levels
  • Presentation skills with the ability to present information in a concise and professional manner.
  • Ability to coordinate and collate data
  • IFRS knowledge
  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • A dynamic, positive approach to delivering the school’s vision
  • Demonstrate an understanding of & commitment to our best practice model
  • Good knowledge and information of school operations preferred
  • Skilled in the use of finance and accounting systems
  • Organization skills: well organized and able to prioritize tasks and workload
  • Safeguarding and welfare of children
  • A collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated competency to use computer applications related to the role, including word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Record keeping and report preparation methods
  • Dealing with external advisors (bank, auditors, tax etc.)
  • Empathetic listener and patient
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Internationally minded
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural awareness, creative
  • Flexible and a can-do attitude

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

ISP 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.

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