Accountant (9 months Contract) Jobs at Wiley in Colombo, Western Province

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Wiley company opens jobs for Accountant (9 months Contract) positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Finance skills with Entry level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

The Headhunters company itself is engaged in IT Services and IT Consulting, Book and Periodical Publishing, & E-Learning Providers, of course if you are interested in applying for this company, you can register immediately.

Job Information

Position:Accountant (9 months Contract)
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Finance
Seniority Level:Entry level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:Book and Periodical Publishing, E-Learning Providers, IT Services and IT Consulting

Job Description

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Our mission is to unlock human potential. We welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and we embrace individuals who get excited about learning. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion; it’s in our differences that we empower the way the world learns.

About the Role:

Manage the day-to-day finance operation matters and Corporate Accounting deliverables along with your immediate manager. Key responsibilities include, but not limited to, accurate and timely financial reporting to meet Corporate and statutory requirements, and performing vendor management including accounts payables and reconciliations. This position will also support some of regional financial activities of Singapore finance team.

How you will make an impact:

  • Manage accounting transactions on a daily and monthly basis.
  • Manage monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing activities with immediate reporting supervisor.
  • Preparing bank reconciliations for bank accounts.
  • Preparing reconciliations for balance sheet accounts on Blackline.
  • Preparing invoices for intercompany transactions.
  • GL scrutinization regularly.
  • Ensuring timely payments every week and ad-hoc basis.
  • Assist to prepare VAT schedules (input and output) on monthly basis.
  • Filing tax returns – SVAT monthly by liaising with respective vendors, SSCL quarterly, WHT Annually.
  • Remitting taxes such as WHT (Monthly), stamp duty (quarterly).
  • Visiting Inland Revenue Department if required.
  • Working on various ERP systems environment (Preference is SAP, Concur, Blackline, & Ariba)
  • Collaborate with different teams when it is needed.
  • Maintain finance clearance records properly for each employee.
  • Managing fixed asset register movements

What we look for:

  • Degree in Accounting, ACCA/CA/CIMA or its equivalent (Past finalist / Partly qualified can be considered)
  • 2 to 3 years of solid experience in finance and accounting.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems (Preference is SAP, Concur, Blackline, & Ariba), and office applications (MS Office)
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team player
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work from office independently.

About Wiley:

Enabling Discovery, Powering Education, Shaping Workforces.

We clear the way for seekers of knowledge: illuminating the path forward for research and education, tearing down barriers to society’s advancement, and giving seekers the help they need to turn their steps into strides.

Wiley may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: our people. We are willing to challenge the status quo, move the needle, and be innovative. Wiley’s headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations across the globe in more than 40 countries.

Please attach your CV in order to be considered for this position.


  • Bonus for overtime
  • Gain experience
  • Comfortable work environment

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Company Information


Wiley is a leading global provider of content-enabled solutions to improve outcomes in research, education and professional practice. With online tools, books and services in subjects ranging from business and management to medicine and science, Wiley helps students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals. Through its well-known brands, such as WileyPLUS, WileyCPAexcel, and Jossey-Bass, Wiley serves customers in more than 200 countries and territories.

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