Accountant

Position: Accountant

Department: Finance

Supervisor: Finance Manager

Description: This role is responsible for the successful operation and recording of financial transactions on a monthly basis pertaining to ATC, enabling the FM to produce timely reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Ensures procurement and monitoring of AUPP ,Foxcroft Academy and ATC supplies that is aligned with SOPs . Assist FM in day to day operation of Accounting and Finance.

Key Responsibilities

Functional (Process/Technical/Operational)

1. Writing and Preparing Procedure and Process Map

  • Assists the Manager of Finance to prepare standard accounting reports and statements and non-standard reports and statements, such as detailed cost and financial analysis, forecasts and projections for ATC. 
  • Prepares complex journal entries, maintains complex ledgers, prepares detailed cost accounting information and reconciles and analyzes reports and ledgers, prepare assets and liability spreadsheets, tax returns, accruals and pre-payments, profit and loss statements, and monthly management accounts.
  • Converts records to systems, manages accounts receivable, prepare documents for payment under ATC.
  • Audits daily accuracy of charges related to ATC transactions and aligned with contracts agreed or signed. 
  • Monitors applicable charges of referral fees if any. 
  • Reviews payment Procurement and Payment Vouchers for approval of FM and CEO related to ATC.

2. Business Contingency Management

  • Transfers money to various accounts under ATC when required and as requested by the Manager of Finance. 
  • Supports the Manager of Finance in the collection and reconciliation of revenue and other fees.
  • Manages and reconciles daily cash takings.
  • Supports operations in purchasing and acquisitions for AUPP and ATC.
  • Maintains separate books of accounts for ATC and Foxcroft Academy.

3. Investigation Student/Customer Compliance

  • Participates in regular and special staff meetings and other meetings as requested for ATC.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager of Finance.

4. Organization Development

  • To work with the different divisional heads and communicate the requirements of the Quality Management System within ATC and AUPP.

5. Project Management

  • Carry out project tasking assigned by Finance Manager.
  • Assist FM in review and implementation of Projects undertaken by Finance as a whole.

6. Quality Service Manager

  • Work with ATC Team to provide quality of care and guests’ safety in the premises which includes: safe, effective, guest-centred, timely, efficient and equitable. 

7. Facility Management

  • Ensures timely recording of procured assets, maintenance recording and controls.

Customer

  • Work with and through key stakeholders (CEO, senior management and ATC and AUPP staff) within AUPP to deliver on functional responsibilities. 
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships with external agency and stakeholders (Government and regulatory agency, vendors, contractors, suppliers, etc) to obtain synergy and long term collaboration. 
  • Developed, build and acquired customers/partnerships to form long term relationship with TPH.

Financial

  • Ensure that supporting functions departments assigned are managed within the given budgets and timeline. 
  • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis to achieve optimal returns on invested dollars. 

People

  • Ability to work with different stakeholders and deliver operational efficiency for the AUPP and ATC.
  • Good organisational skill in managing the needs and expectation of internal and external customers in a competitive environment.
  • A leader as well as a team player who is willing to roll up his sleeve to get things done. 

Key Performance Indicators

Measurable Deliverables

  • Ensure ATC/AUPP operations are run efficiently.
  • Ensure zero safety and security incidents.
  • Ensure 100% compliance to SOP especially environmental/occupational and safety checks with government agencies.
  • Ensure timely rectification of faults and non-disruption to ATC operations.
  • Ensure that all tasking are managed within budget/timeline and resource allocated.
  • All operations, security and facilities are at optimal running state.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Postgraduate/ Graduate degree in Accounting, Finance and working experiences in running Operations in a competitive environment.

Skills 

  • Knowledge of developing procedures and work instructions.  
  • Detail-oriented, ability to prepare accurate reports. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Financial and budget management and analysis. 
  • Skills in Cambodia Taxation.
  • Sofware skills including spreadsheets and databases and conversant with Microsoft suite and financial software applications.
  • Skilled in building and maintaining interpersonal relationships with all levels of personnel. 
  • Skilled in planning, organizing, and supervising. 
  • Skilled in exercising initiative, judgment, problem-solving, decision making. 
  • Ability to work under stress, interruptions and tight deadlines. 
  • Ability to exercise professionalism in dealing with all levels of personnel. 
  • Comfortable with crisis & business contingency management and project management.
  • Familiar with local regulatory requirements relating to safety, security, building and environmental standards.

Behavioral Skills

  • Strategic in outlook and able to translate strategies to operational plans.
  • Change management capability. 
  • Influencing and negotiation competence. 
  • Ability to exercise professionalism in dealing with all levels of personnel. 
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to determine project guidelines, purpose, follow-through, and completion for tasking and assignment.

Communication Skills

  • Succinct written communication.
  •  Demonstrate clarity in verbal articulation. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally or in writing, with others regarding group services, policy standards, performance guidelines, and services standards.

Specific Experience

  • Financial management.
  • Project management.
  • Attention to details.
  • Time management.
  • Analytical competencies.

Overall Experience 

  • At least 2 years in related area of work as Accountant and Finance.

Key Interactions

Key Internal Contacts

  • Finance Manager/CFO/CEO/ATC GM.
  • Director, Operations & Business Development. 
  • Senior management team.
  • All HODs.

Key Internal Contacts

  • Government agencies. 
  • Service providers.
  • Contractors, vendors and suppliers. 

About AUPP

The American University of Phnom Penh is a private university with a non-profit mission, founded using the supportive guidance and initiative of experienced American educators. Our founders aspire to provide high-quality education to every student in Cambodia and across the Asian region from its operation within the cultural heart of Southeast Asia.

In 2021, AUPP has continued its rapid growth. There are now seven undergraduate programs, and an MBA program. We are also proud to be the only university in Cambodia to provide accredited international degrees through our dual-degree programs enabled by the generous efforts of our partner institutions: the University of Arizona, and Fort Hays State University.

Working at AUPP

AUPP offers a unique working environment with scholars from Cambodia and overseas alike. Our remuneration scheme has attracted many experienced faculty and staff members from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and various other global regions. Our students’ growth is our main motivation.

In 2017, we moved into our new state-of-the-art campus located in the northern Phnom Penh, the robust capital of Cambodia. The city, as well as Cambodia in general, is not only known for its rich history and culture, but also for its friendly people.

Whether you are a young scholar seeking to build your academic career, a veteran educator looking for ways to contribute, or anything between, AUPP will provide a supportive environment where you can succeed while contributing to the human resources development of Cambodia. Furthermore, AUPP offers a competitive benefits package which includes round-trip airfare (conditions apply), a free visa, free work permit, and a subsidized international healthcare plan.

More about AUPP at www.aupp.edu.kh

To Apply

To apply, please submit the following documents to the Human Resources Office via [email protected]:

  • Cover letter.
  • CV, including a clear highlight of current occupation and a list of three references.
  • Copy of your national ID card or current passport information page.
  • Copy of the highest and/or most relevant degree(s) and the corresponding transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts suffice for this stage.)

We would appreciate it if you could use the designation: “[Accountant] – Applicant Full Name” in the subject line.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Inquiries can be directed to the email provided.

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources
American University of Phnom Penh

Email Address:
[email protected]