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Accounting Section Head

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Accounting Section Head is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the Accounting Section. The Head is also responsible for developing financial procedures and directives to ensure acceptable and sound planning and control.


  • Participate in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
  • Participate in developing an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the company
  • Ensure that programs and services of the division meet the expectations of CEM’s clients and stakeholders
  • Monitor the delivery of the programs and services of the section to maintain or improve quality
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution, and evaluation of projects, as assigned
  • Prepare the section’s annual plans, activities, and budgets.
  • Develop and recommend for approval and implements administrative policies, systems, and procedures.
  • Develop and monitor the execution of a financial program. Monitor, maintain, and review financial records.
  • Coordinate with the Technical Working Group in the development of a computerized financial accounting system. Direct the preparation of computer-generated reports and other financial documentation.
  • Prepare the section’s budget based on prior budgets and expenditures.
  • Present accounting and financial reports to the President and Board of Trustees.
  • Responsible for meeting the financial reporting requirements of all government agencies.
  • Check payroll-related work, billing statements, bank reconciliation, and remittances to government agencies.
  • Coordinate with BIR and external auditor on all audit requirements.
  • Determine staffing requirements for efficient program delivery
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures, and practices including the development of job description for all staff
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance. Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques
  • Proper delegation of assignments to key personnel and monitor progress
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the President and ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
  • Administer the funds according to the approved budget and monitor cash flow
  • Evaluate the need for new technology or advise on appropriate technology that meets the organization’s information, data processing, and administrative requirements.
  • Identify and evaluate risks to staff, management, clients, property, finances, goodwill, and image. Propose/Implement measures to control risks.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the section.
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by management.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • At least 5 years of experience as an Accountant or Internal Auditor.


  • Knowledge of accounting best practices
  • Knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations
  • High attention to details and excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Sound independent judgment
  • Ability to learn industry standards
  • Skills in writing SOPs and other technical documents
  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles
  • Demonstrate qualities of leadership, self-motivation and compliance conscientiousness
  • Knowledge in risk management, fraud prevention, and internal controls
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for:
    • Word Processing
    • Database Management
    • Presentations
    • Email communications
    • Internet


Focus on Client Needs
Communicate Effectively

Strategical Thinking
Problem Solving
Foster Teamwork
Behave Ethically
Decision Making
Creativity / Innovation
Build Relationships
Accounting Section Head
Accounting Section

Accounting Assistant

Reporting to the Accounting Section Head, the Accounting Assistant is responsible for monitoring the finance and accounting operations of the CEM Cebu and Davao branches, reconciling accounts, and performing internal audits.


  • Prepare and analyze financial statements of the CEM Cebu and Davao branches for submission to the Accounting Section Head.
  • Monitor compliance of Cebu and Davao branches to accounting policies and procedures and prepares monthly compliance reports. 
  • Reconcile the company’s bank accounts.
  • Handle the auditing and monitoring of personal advances made by officers and staff. 
  • Coordinate with external auditors and prepare audit requirements.
  • Maintain a lapsing schedule and coordinate with the Administrative Department for any acquisition, sale, and retirement of assets. 
  • Review subsidiary ledgers to monitor the development of accounts and establish the correctness of account balances.
  • Initiate correcting and adjusting entries for recording in the General Journal. 
  • Assist the Accounting Section Head in the discharge of accounting functions
  • Participate in various initiatives and activities of the company.
  • Perform a wide variety of clerical and administrative support activities related to the objectives of the section/company


  • Graduate of BS Accounting. Certified Public Accountant preferred
  • At least 5 years of experience in the same field.


  • Experience in processing financial statements and internal audits
  • Computer literate
  • Analytical
Accounting Assistant
Accounting Section

Accounts Receivable Assistant

Reporting to the Accounting Section Head, the Accounts Receivable Assistant is responsible for monitoring, recording, documenting, and analyzing receivables and collections


  • Confer with the Cashier regarding collections for the day, and record these transactions in the Accounts Receivable System.
  • Coordinate with the different divisions regarding testing services rendered and gather other pertinent information needed to prepare individual account records for member schools, test users, and other clients. 
  • Posting of test subscription and payments in the Accounts Receivables System and working paper.
  • Prepare and send out Statements of Accounts to member schools and clients. 
  • Conduct collection and follow-up calls to member schools and clients with pending accounts.
  • Coordinate with Collector/Messenger/Coordinators for collections to be made. 
  • Prepare the following:
    • Schedule of regular/additional/graduated Test Operational Expenses Allowance (TOEA) as per contract/agreement;
    • Schedule of rebates payable to schools/clients; and
    • Check or OR transmittals with the attached acknowledgment receipt.
  • Prepare aging schedules for accounts receivables, test users, test volume, and testing revenues from different sources. 
  • Reconcile accounts receivable ledger against general ledger and makes corresponding adjustments.
  • Interface with external auditors and prepares audit requirements. 
  • Conduct follow-up calls and prepare Authorization for Deduction for non-liquidated cash advances. 
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time by management.
  • Perform reliever assignments and assist in the preparation of other reports of the section when needed


  • Graduate of BS Accounting
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience


  • Proficient in the use of computer and MS Office Applications (i.e. MS Excel and MS Word)

  • Strong communication skills and time management skills

  • Customer satisfaction-oriented

  • Attention to details and mathematical skills

  • Sound judgment and absolute commitment to confidentiality

Accounts Receivable Assistant
Accounting Section

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