Junior Accountant 2021-571 GIZ China Office Jobs

Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in China, Beijing, Beijing, China

About Company:

As a non-profit, federally owned enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is active in over 130 countries worldwide, implementing international cooperation projects and measures in the field of sustainable development on behalf of the German Government, as well as other national and international clients (e.g. EU, private enterprises, and foundations). In addition, GIZ is also engaged in the field of professional training around the globe.

With about 40 years of experience implementing projects in the People’s Republic of China, GIZ provides policy advice on various topics and sectors relating to China’s reform process, including: environmental protection, sustainable economic development (especially renewable energies and energy efficiency), sustainable urban development, sustainable transport development, vocational training, law, product safety and consumer protection.

The performance profile of GIZ is continually being adapted to the cooperation needs of both countries – within the framework of the “Comprehensive Sino-German Strategic Partnership” – as well as within the framework of the dynamic changes occurring as a part of Chinese reform policies. In addition, GIZ works as both adviser and service provider at the interface between the economic and political spheres. GIZ is also active in those fields in which German actors possess in-depth profiles and competitive advantages, and where German expertise is in high demand.

About this job:

The GIZ office coordinates our engagement in China and provides administrative and commercial services for our projects/teams/clusters.

We are looking for a Junior Accountant for our GIZ office in Beijing as soon as possible. The jobholder will mainly be responsible for:

  • Cash and Liquidity Management
  • Performing internal controls
  • Other financial tasks


Your tasks

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for a variety of exciting finance-related tasks.

These include:

Cash and Liquidity Management

  • Independent management of the cash and bank books
  • Deposits and withdrawals in CNY and EUR
  • Relationship management and correspondence with our commercial banks, including handling all banking transactions
  • Self-responsible management of our letters of credit and company accounts in close consultation between the Head of Finance and Administration and the Head Office in Germany
  • Independent planning of funds requirements on a monthly basis
  • Interface management between cash office and accounting


Implementation of internal controls

  • Checking of received vouchers according to the company’s rules and regulations
  • Carrying out on-site audits at our projects in Beijing
  • Advising the projects on issues related to internal audits
  • Evaluating the audit results and deriving needs for action


Other tasks in the financial area

  • Self-responsible accounting of contracts and travel expenses
  • Independent registration and maintenance of the office inventory at our locations
  • Supporting the team leader in day-to-day business
  • Participation in the conception and implementation of internal trainings
  • Assumption of tasks for the company management if required

Your profile

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in German language studies, finance, economics, international relations or business administration
  • working or internship experience in accounting, administrative and commercial processes is a plus
  • Chinese as mother tongue, very good German and English skills
  • Excellent handling of common Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • High degree of initiative and willingness to learn, excellent self-organization, analytical skills, integrity and loyalty as well as very good communication and team skills


Our benefits

  • We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners
  • Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills.
  • Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much as a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position.
  • We provide opportunities for taking part in training and professional development to all our staff. Our Academy for International Cooperation (AIZ) will help you develop your skills.
  • We reward our staff with good remuneration, attractive benefits and cooperative working atmosphere
Native Language: Chinese
Working Experience: 1-2 years
How to apply:

Please send your complete application (with the subject: Application for Job-ID 2021-571) incl. cover letter, CV, references and photo indicating your starting date and salary expectation in German and Chinese, via E-Mail as soon as possible to:

E-Mail: hr.giz-china@giz.de

In addition, please mention in your cover letter how you got to know about our job advertisement.

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