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Project Accountant

Position: Project Accountant
Location: Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas, Malaysia
Type: National Contract
Start Date: 19 April 2024

WorldFish, a leading international research organization, seeks a motivated team player to manage financial operations for the Africa Portfolio (Malawi/Zambia/Others) and Global Bilateral Project and Initiatives Program. The role entails ensuring accurate accounting, compliance with donor regulations, and timely reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure timely submission of financial records and compliance with donor regulations.
  • Accurately account for project expenses and report to donors within agreed timelines.
  • Assist in project management and administration from initiation to closure.
  • Reconcile project bank accounts and subsidiary ledgers.
  • Update system with donor-purchased assets.
  • Ensure partner financial management compliance.
  • Assist Regional Finance and Operations Manager with financial and grants management.
  • Support budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of project activities.
  • Undertake other relevant duties to ensure efficient project implementation.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or similar field, working towards qualification as a Chartered Accountant (ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant post-qualification experience.
  • Proficiency in Office and Teams applications, and experience with ERP systems like Oracle and SAP.
  • Familiarity with international accounting standards (IFRS/IAS).
  • Strong command of English language, both written and verbal.
  • Experience working across geographical borders with professionalism and integrity.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an international non-profit organization.
  • Experience with USAID/EU donor-funded projects.


  • Competitive remuneration package including insurance coverage, employer provident fund contribution, paid leave, and more.
  • Initial three-year contract with possibility for extension based on funding and performance.

How to Apply:
Submit your application by 24:00 (MYT), 19 April 2024, including your curriculum vitae, a cover letter addressing key requirements, and contact information of three professional referees.

Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment:
WorldFish promotes a work environment valuing diversity and inclusion, striving for gender balance and diversity across all dimensions. Qualified candidates from developing nations are encouraged to apply.

Please ensure your application is in English.


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