Assistant Accountant / Accountant

Date:  14-Jan-2022
Job Req ID:  1809
Company:  John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


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John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited


A highly-diversified and global corporation, the Swire Group’s businesses encompass property, aviation, beverages and food chain, as well as marine services and trading & industrial activities. Its core businesses are mainly focused in Asia, with its key operations in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland. Within Asia, Swire's activities come under the Group's publicly quoted arm, Swire Pacific Limited, which is the major shareholder in two Hong Kong listed companies: Swire Properties and Cathay Pacific Airways.


John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Ltd. Our Group Finance Department is now inviting candidates to apply for the following position:


Assistant Accountant / Accountant

This role aims to be responsible for the accounting functions of Swire Pacific head office, with supervision by the Financial Accountant.



  • Handle full set of accounts and oversee daily accounting operations
  • Perform month end closing, prepare schedules, financial reports and analysis
  • Look after daily cashflow and plan fund transfer
  • Maintain payment schedule, and ensure accurate settlement and confirmation procedures for Treasury deals (loan interests, deposits, SWAP settlements, etc.)
  • Handle intercompany fund transfer and reconcile loan balance with subsidiaries
  • Review payments, expense claims and petty cash
  • Liaise with auditors in respect of internal/external audits
  • Assist in other ad-hoc duties and tasks assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree holder in accounting, or related disciplines with at least 3 years of full set accounting experience
  • Holder of ACCA, HKICPA or equivalent qualifications. Student member will also be considered
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Word Processing applications
  • Solid knowledge of SUN Accounting System will be desirable
  • Independent, responsible, and able to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese. Fluent Putonghua is required 


At Swire, we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and are able to realise their full potential.


We offer a competitive package to the right candidate. If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, you can send your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’. We will contact all shortlisted candidates.


The Swire group is an equal opportunity employer. All applications will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorised personnel only. Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group (please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.) Following the data privacy ordinance, all unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.