Tanner De Witt seeks an Accounting Manager (15+ years’ experience)


Tanner De Witt is looking to recruit a motivated team leader to join our independent Hong Kong law firm as our Accounting Manager.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in sizable company handling full set of accounts
  • Must have experience managing a team
  • Must be able to motivate people, mediate conflicts, and encourage and train juniors
  • Attentive to details, strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and sense of responsibilities
  • Experience in using accounting computer software, such as Peachtree and Affinity, is an advantage
  • Proficient in MS Excel & Word
  • Good command of English and Cantonese
  • Member of HKICPA/ACCA is an advantage
  • Relevant experience in law firms is preferred
  • Immediate availability is preferred

Key responsibilities

  • Work with a team of Accountants as a “team captain”
  • Handle and review daily accounting operations such as issue cheques, handle petty cash and staff claims, update bank balances, review bank reconciliations and update exchange rates on the system 
  • Prepare, review and analyse weekly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly reports to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Timely on payments to the relevant parties within the firm
  • Able to handle payroll and IRD salaries tax return forms
  • Maintain organized filing system for accounting records
  • Maintain good accounting and operation controls to comply with audit requirements
  • Attend to queries raised by partners and colleagues
  • Liaise with external auditors and other professional parties on annual audit
  • Liaise with external parties such as banks, government bodies, clients and vendors
  • Assess current practices and procedures, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Ability to communicate and co-ordinate with relevant internal and external parties with regards to new accounting software implementation
  • Undertake ad-hoc duties as assigned

Key qualities

  • Polite, responsible, well organised, detail-oriented and conscientious
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Work well as a respectful member and leader of the team
  • Maintain good relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to thrive on new challenges
  • Determine system improvements and implement change as necessary
  • Guide other departments by researching and interpreting accounting policy and applying observations and recommendations to operational issues
  • Maintain financial security by establishing and monitoring internal controls

Attractive company benefits, remuneration and annual leave.

Please email [email protected] to apply.  A detailed summary of the job requirements will be provided to applicants short listed for interview.

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