• Blue Pool Road
Contract Type
  • Full-Time
  • Administrative staff
About the French International School

Established in 1963, the French International School (FIS) is the oldest international school in Hong Kong and was the first school in Hong Kong to offer the IB (in 1988). It is a dynamic educational institution, which welcomes over 2,700 students from around the world. It offers both French and international curricula and is one of the largest French schools in Asia.

FIS currently operates four campuses, next year all of which will accommodate students in the International Stream. Regarding the three primary schools, one is surrounded by greenery in Jardine’s Lookout and another campus is by the sea in Tseung Kwan O and the third is a beautiful campus in Chai Wan.

FIS is a private, not-for-profit organization. In the last five decades, it has grown from a small school with 35 students to one of the most renowned international schools in the region. Its students are from 40 countries speaking some 30 languages – it is a truly multicultural learning environment.

FIS operates two streams, French and International. The French Stream follows the French national curriculum and has approximately 1700 students. The International Stream follows an English and Mathematics curriculum based on the English national curriculum and also the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and International Primary Curriculum (IPC) leading to the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) in years 7 and 8, then to IGCSE and finally the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. It currently has over 1000 students registered. In 2020/21 the international stream successfully went through the IEYC/IPC Accreditation process.

Job Description

FIS is looking for an Accountant for the Finance Department under the supervision of the Financial Controller.

  1. Be responsible for the budget of all the School Trips / Camps / Outings, liaising with all parties involved.
  2. Be responsible of debentures management in coordination with the Debenture Senior Officer and monthly reconciliation of debentures stock.
  3. Prepare vouchers and journal entries.
  4. Prepare account balance analysis, ledger reconciliations and accounting schedules.
  5. Perform bank reconciliations for AR and AP for group companies.
  6. Ensure records up to date (including in our Finance and operations systems).
  7. Prepare weekly payments for all the school expenses for group companies and upload to bank systems.
  8. Follow up French Government Scholarships reimbursements.
  9. Work on month end closing with the Finance team.
  10. Assist in the preparation for the annual year-end audit, liaising with all parties involved.
  11. Assist in EDB enquiries for students grants and Education Bureau CLO system.
  12. Support Finance team on other accounting and reporting tasks
  13. Build positive relationships with all stakeholders (internal & external)
  14. Follow the best practice of Finance procedures in compliance with FIS strategy.
  15. Any other duties that may be requested from time to time.
  • Holder of Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • Good working and learning attitude, be a good team player and have the ability to work independently and work under pressure
  • Good command of spoken and written English and Cantonese. French is a plus
  • Solid knowledge in accounting policies and regulations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, knowledge in D365 is preferred
  • Working experience in school environment is a plus
  • 39 hours per week – Full time (Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5:30pm)
  • Entitled to 5 weeks of annual leave per year
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. All information provided by the applicants will be kept confidential and used for employment-related purposes only.