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Accounting Officer

  • Financial and Legal Services
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Reports to: Accountant

Department: Global Business Services

We are seeking a service-oriented individual to join the Payroll section of our Global Business Services Department. As an Accounting Officer, your core responsibility is to carry out payroll processing and to provide general accounting and administrative support to the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handle payroll process for staff employed in Hong Kong and certain overseas countries
  • Manage staff termination and transferring processes
  • Ensure salary and allowances are paid accurately and that termination and transferring processes are carried out in accordance with relevant legislations, ensuring that colleagues are paid correctly and within the required timeframe
  • Support the daily operation of the payroll system and assist in the User Acceptance Test
  • Manage tax withhold (PAYE) for staff employed in the overseas countries
  • Payroll administration in respect of certain overseas payroll, e.g. process the tax forms submitted by staff timely and adequately, update  tax withholding status timely, ensure the annual employer’s tax forms for overseas countries issued correctly and timely
  • Handle HK and local pension payment in the overseas countries where the staff is employed
  • Ensure payments and deduction are made in compliance with the local jurisdictions
  • Handle various HK employer’s tax return reporting to HKIRD timely
  • Handle and follow up Notices and Queries issued by the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department and Overseas Tax Authority
  • Answer queries from staff and perform general accounting works
  • Perform account & bank reconciliation and other general accounting work


  • HKCEE/DSE standard with a pass in English (Syll B) or grade 2 in English or equivalent
  • LCCI intermediate or above in accounting is preferable
  • Minimum 1 year relevant experience with basic accounting knowledge
  • Good command of spoken English
  • Strong computer skills in MS office (e.g. Excel, MS Word)
  • customer-oriented with polished interpersonal and communication skills

Application deadline: 24 January 2019

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.

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