The Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is hiring an Accounts and Finance Assistant. Interested candidates should submit an online application for the position on JobStreet no later than 21 July 2021.


Job Description

The Accounts & Finance Assistant is mainly responsible for day-to-day tasks concerning the accounting and finance aspect of the organisation which are:

1. Ensuring bookkeeping is in order at the end of every month.

This includes compiling relevant supporting documentation, matching the receipts with the bank statements, maintaining data entry in the accounting system, and promptly updating the contributions database.

2. Updating financial records.

This includes filing the monthly accounts, liaising with the Administrative and Human Resources Officer on the upkeep of financial and grant files such as opening and closing files, and preparing files for the auditing process.

3. Keeping track of accounts payable and receivable.

This includes compiling office bills for payments, preparing payment vouchers, cheque payments and other financial documents, and ensuring suppliers and project expenses are paid on time.

4. Assisting in the preparation of financial reports.

This includes compiling invoices, receipts, payment vouchers, quotations and other relevant documents, and fact-checking with Project Officers on activity expenses for the reporting period.


As part of a support system to MCCHR, the Accounts & Finance Assistant is also responsible in other areas which are:

5. Assisting in logistical preparations for activities and events.

This includes preparing payment vouchers for per diems, ensuring the payment vouchers are signed with complete details, and making cash/cheque payments during MCCHR’s activities and events.

6. Assisting the Finance Officer in Financial Meetings with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors.

This includes compiling data for financial projections, setting up a Finance meeting, and minute-taking.

7. Assisting in the company’s governance matters i.e. Accountants, Auditors, Tax Agents, Company Secretaries and/or other related regulatory bodies.

This includes compiling data and supporting documentation, substantiating responses to queries, and securing the board’s signatures for resolutions and other governance documents.


Experience, Qualification, and Language Requirement

This position does not require any specific experience but relevant work experience is preferred.

An ideal candidate should possess a diploma or a degree in accounting or other related fields, e.g. business administration. Another professional license, accreditation or licence is desirable.

Proficiency in English is required for this position. Another language proficiency is a plus.


Key Competencies

The candidate should be fairly good in mathematics and skilful at Microsoft Excel. They should be knowledgeable in generally accepted accounting principles and attentive to details. They must master basic organisation and office management skills and can demonstrate a keenness to work with others and maintain good relations.

They should also be able to adapt to a dynamic working environment and be accessible and responsible when working remotely. The candidate must be able to work within company policies and processes and able and willing to travel.



Please upload a personalised CV or resume detailing your professional experience and educational background. You may include a one-page cover letter stating your motivation to apply for the position.

In your CV or resume, do not include your picture, age, gender/sex, race/ethnicity, religion/faith, citizenship/nationality, familial/marital status, health/pregnancy status, disability status, or other information that is not relevant to the position and may expose your application to bias.

You do not need to provide professional reference contacts and copies of achievement certificates at this stage. We will only need these if you are shortlisted for the position.

For more information about this opportunity, please email [email protected].



Malaysian Centre for Constitutionalism and Human Rights (MCCHR) is a non-profit based in Kuala Lumpur with the mission of promoting active democratic participation and human rights awareness.