Chief Accountant

KOTO - Know One, Teach One

Mission Statement

To empower at-risk youth to pursue lives of dignity by providing life-skills, training and opportunity.

Vision Statement

As a social enterprise we strive to provide positive permanent change for at-risk and disadvantaged youth through the transformative power of social enterprise.

KOTO Value Statement:

We perform always to the highest of standards for all our customers and we do this to the best of our ability and respectfully.

Respect – Performance – Customer Centric

Position Description:
Chief Accountant

Reporting Structure:
This position reports directly to the Founder/Managing Director

Key Working Relations:
Internal: Chairman, HODs, all KOTO staff, Trainers and Trainees
External: Sponsors, (Community service) partners, Service providers, Customers, Suppliers


– Provide leadership in developing the strategic, financial and budget plan and participate to their regular review.
– Lead the preparation of budgeting as well as consolidation and review of budgeting and financial forecasting.
– Lead the preparation of the funding plan by identifying estimate funding needs (equity, debt, and grants).
– Developing plans for financial growth.
– Work well with Foundation Manager, Enterprise Manager to develop the strategic plan
– Set up development projects including KOTO restructuring, short-term and long term business development
– Follow –up development projects including setting up action plan, implementation and assessment/evaluation, Financial Management, Accounting, Reporting and Systems
– Managing and overseeing the daily operations of the Accounting & Finance department
– Monitor the implementing of the related monthly, periodical reports, tax declaration and tax issues resolution such as VAT, PIT, CIT as requirement.
– Manage payable accounting for timely and efficient payment to venders in line with contracts and company procedure to utilize the cash flow
– Ensure to compliance with Vietnam accounting standard and company procedures as well as accuracy of all information
– Provide financial data, analysis to help business teams understand performance and aid in improving performance to achieve Budget. Enforcing proper accounting and finance methods, policies and principles.
– Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
– Maintain the financial health of the organization
– Maintain the Fixed Asset register.
– Present the financial forecasting report to Chairman and other departmental heads.
– Provide support in hiring, training, and supervising all finance & account staff of the organization in coordination with finance department.
– Liaise with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained.
– Monitoring internal controls.

Funding and Liquidity Management:
– Advise on investment activities and provide strategies that the company should take
– Plan and arrange the funding with banks and related companies/sponsors.
– Prepare the reports of funding/projects (i.e. consolidation) to Chairman/BOD.
– Secure the required funding (debt, equity, grants) to ensure the availability of adequate resources for the implementation of the development plan of the organization in coordination with the HODs.
– Ensure cost effective and efficient liquidity management.
– Develop adequate systems and tools to ensure that enable sound liquidity management.

– Liaise with other parties (e.g. Audit Committee, External Auditor, Government Office, Tax Office etc.).
Strong network and relationship with related offices such as Tax Office, Audit Inspector etc.
– Communicate with all department head for related compliance and work improvement.
– Use available and new resources/ technologies to improve quality, quantity and usefulness of
business reports.

Self: Managing self to maximise results.
– Attend and contribute to all meetings and KOTO events.
– Ensure a positive attitude is maintained even when under pressure
– Ensure own Training and Development needs are identified and utilize available resources for Professional and self-development

Values & Ethos: Upholding the values of KOTO.
– Demonstrate commitment to KOTO values in all tasks and activities
– Reflect and promote the KOTO style of professionalism and spirit both internally and externally.
– Actively support the organization’s core values and culture.
– Is aware of own responsibility for Health & Safety as well as the organization’s

Qualifications / Experience
– Experience in the financial sector with previous possible roles such as financial analyst
– Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and CPA certificate
– Minimum 5 years experience in Accounting/Financial Management
– Good English Skills
– Planning, organizing and prioritizing

Well-developed technical skills in the following areas:
– Business acumen
– Good English Skills
– Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
– Planning, problem-solving and time-management skills
– Financial strategic direction

Personal attributes:
– High level of empathy and motivation
– Positive attitude and disposition
– Flexibility
– Passion for KOTO and the development of young people in Vietnam
– Empathy and understanding
– A knowledge of social, cultural and economic challenges in Vietnam.
– Patience
– Initiative

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