The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has 5,000 members from 101 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phase of our development.

The Assistant Manager, Finance, will be responsible for the full spectrum of accounting-related matters of the RSPO Secretariat and Overseas Branch Accounts. Ensuring the monthly closing activities of RSPO Secretariat Sdn Bhd (RSPOSSB) and Overseas Branches are completed in accordance with the Malaysian Financial Reporting standards (MFRS) and Standard Operating Policies in a timely and accurate manner.

The location of this role is Malaysia.


Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. Responsible for the timely and accurate preparation of the RSPO Secretariat and Overseas Branch consolidated monthly management and financial reports in accordance with the MFRS.

  2. Review and approve journal entries raised by the Finance Executives. To ensure all journal posting/ transaction matching are completed in a timely manner and accurately captured in Financial Force.

  3. Review monthly Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Accounts Payable aging and Bank Reconciliations. Ensure all required month end reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner for monthly management reporting.

  4. Assist in the monitoring, coordination, preparation and analysis of the annual budget for the RSPO Secretariat and Overseas Branches.

  5. Assist with tax compliance, including annual corporate income tax preparation. Support indirect tax reporting such as Withholding Tax and Sales and Service Tax.

  6. Assist in the yearly financial audit (i.e., review and preparation of audit schedules, responding to audit queries) and support periodic internal audits.

  7. Supervise and oversee the Accounts Receivable function.

  8. Manage the performance, provide guidance and identify competency development of direct

Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance and working towards Chartered Accountant (CA) qualifications.
  • At least five (5) years working experience in accounting and finance functions.
  • Relevant experience in using Financial Force accounting software.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in dealing with international stakeholders and/or working in non-profit organisations.


  • Is familiar with all F&A functional processes and activities.
  • Strong technical accounting skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication;
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in additional Asian language(s) is an advantage;
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (G Suite), and Office 365 including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, is detail-oriented and has good organisation skills;


Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.


Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to [email protected]. Please state "Job Application – Assistant Manager, Finance" in your email subject line.

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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