Accountant (Regional Finance)

World Fish

World Fish

Accounting & Finance
batu maung, bayan lepas, penang, malaysia
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

About WorldFish

“WorldFish is a leading international research organization working to transform aquatic food systems to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. It collaborates with international, regional, and national partners to co-develop and deliver scientific innovations, evidence for policy, and knowledge to enable equitable and inclusive impact for millions who depend on fish for their livelihoods. As a member of CGIAR, WorldFish contributes to building a food- and nutrition-secure future and restoring natural resources. Headquartered in Penang, Malaysia, with country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Pacific, WorldFish strives to create resilient and inclusive food systems for shared prosperity. For more information, visit:

About the Position

In your role as Accountant, your primary responsibility is to manage financial records and prepare financial statements for regional offices. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date financial information, budgeting, and forecasting, and providing recommendations based on the financial analysis to support strategic decision making. You are expected to collaborate effectively with colleagues across the organization and any other stakeholders to deliver organization and project outcomes.

The successful candidate will:

  • Managing all financial and accounting transactions including accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash flow forecasting, monthly journals, accruals, etc.
  • Managing month end process and monitoring outstanding items on a regular basis, such as Trial Balance reviews, advance payments, deposits, travel & expenses, credit card expenses, debtors, creditors, cash journals, assets, and liquidations.
  • Manages bank balances and funds requirement and performs monthly reconciliation of account balances.
  • Managing the budget and forecasts.
  • Managing FTE/timesheets.
  • Coordinate and respond to external and internal audits (related to banking, accounting, budget, and finance), and ensure that all audit recommendations are followed up and implemented on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for proper maintenance of all finance files and their archiving.
  • Ensures that WorldFish’s financial policies and procedures are consistently applied in the country offices.


  • Support the country offices to prepare the annual budget and forecasts on an accurate and timely basis.
  • Support the Regional Finance Manager to understand and improve the efficiency of country office operations.
  • Review monthly country office balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with monthly reporting.
  • Support country office to ensure all local statutory reporting and taxation requirements are met.
  • Any other responsibility related with financial affairs of the Center assigned by the Regional Finance Manager.