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The purpose of the role of the Accountant is to support the Finance & Administration Manager in maintaining and enhancing the financial resources by maintaining control over the Trial Balance. They are responsible for overseeing the account receivables and payables in the school. The incumbent supports the Finance & Administration Manager during audits and preparing month-end reports for ISP ME.

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. Well-being and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding 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.

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

ISP Accountant Key Responsibilities

Review and post entries to record assets, liability, revenue, and expenses.
Cover duties of the Accounts receivables clerk and Accounts Payable clerk during the absence.
Review all inter-company transactions and generate invoices as necessary.
Reconcile balance sheet accounts.
Conduct regular ledger maintenance.
Coordinate annual asset verification program.
Update and prepare payroll each month ensuring Paylite system is accurate and ties into payments and Netsuite
Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts, providing information for auditors
Reviewing journal entries of junior accountants to ensure accuracy.
Performing variance analyses and preparing account reconciliations
Prepare the month-end accounts as per ISP format.
Play a senior leadership role in any system updates/migration.
Work as a team member sharing expertise, ideas, and information
Reports to the Line Manager on administrative and personnel issues and grievances
Ad-hoc duties as required by Finance Manager
Health and Safety

Emphasizes the importance of safety in all areas of the curriculum, communicating to the pupils the importance of a responsible attitude towards personal safety, the safety of others, and respect for the company property and equipment.
Perform playground duties on time and with due diligence to safeguard students.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assist in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
Ensure that all the necessary health and safety rules and procedures are being followed.
Maintain an awareness of all the health and safety measures to be taken when in school.

Other duties and responsibilities

Any other duties that the Principal may from time to time ask the post-holder to perform

Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting from an accredited institution

Experience: Minimum 3 years working in school finance


Highly detail-oriented and organized.
Ability to meet a constant stream of deadlines.
Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with different levels of employees
Superior analytical and problem-solving skills
Familiarity with accounting software and programs
Excellent command of MS office
Ability to maintain accurate and auditable records.
Laws, rules, and regulations related to assigned activities.
Records, Reports, and Correspondence by use of spreadsheets and databases
Proficient financial and accounting skills
Computer literate
Customer Service skills, and interpersonal skills.
Willing attitude to be a part of the school team.
Strong sense of professionalism
Safeguarding and welfare of children
Excellent communication skills and command of the English language, in spoken and written form
A collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Behavior management
Organization skills: well organized and able to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
The ability to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Flexible and work well under pressure
Customer service
Critical thinking
Ability to negotiate, persuade and motivate others.
The ability to develop good personal relationships within a team.
Demonstrated competency to use computer applications related to the role, including word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Record keeping and report preparation methods.
Interpersonal skills including tact, courtesy, and patience.
Willingness to undertake appropriate Professional Development

Empathetic listener
Integrity and confidentiality
Internationally minded.
Emotional intelligence
Intercultural awareness, creative
Flexible and a can-do attitude
Passionate about delivering quality education.
Able to command the respect of pupils, colleagues, and parents.
Driven by wanting to improve quality and develop the school.
Reliable with an attention to detail and a commitment to quality
An innovator with a willingness to embrace change.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work that is not specified in this job description. Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.

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