Assistant Manager - Financial Accounting

John Keells Holdings PLC
Sri Lanka (LK)
Not Advertised
Closing date
Feb 23, 2023

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Job Role
Leisure & Hospitality, Logistics, Other
Contract Type
Permanent, Contract
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Degree, Other
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Job Details

What you need to do

  • Provide timely and accurate financial information and analysis to support both internal and external reporting. Be an integral part of the Financial Accounting & Reporting function
  • Act as a liaison officer for internal/external audits and action upon the recommendations/next steps arising from them.
  • Timely review and submission of tax payments and returns as per IRD regulations
  • Analysis of expense/income streams as allocated and perform forecasts on a relevant basis
  • Review and identify anomalies and find reasons for them. Present findings at different internal forums along with actionable insights
  • Overlook key tasks assigned to team members on outlet level finance related matters.
  • Effective involvement in projects assigned on process improvements, cost saving initiatives etc.
  • Lead, motivate and nurture a high performing team
  • Other ad-hoc reporting as required by the business

What you need

  • Should possess a Professional Qualification in Accounting and a Degree or equivalent in Accounting/Finance
  • Minimum 03 years' experience in a financial reporting role within a finance division.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards [SLFRSS/LKASS] and principles.
  • Knowledge of statutory, legal, finance, and tax regulations. 
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of finance functions. 
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Ability to analyse problems and strategise for better solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent team management and interpersonal skills to manage multiple internal & amp; external stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask, priorities, and manage time efficiently.
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in an ERP enabled environment (Preferably SAP).
  • Fluent in Sinhala and English



John Keells Holdings PLC (JKH) is Sri Lanka’s largest listed company in the Colombo Stock Exchange. From managing the largest number of hotel rooms in Sri Lanka to owning the largest private-sector-owned transportation business in the country, providing port and marine fuel services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages to running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking to stock broking, banking to real estate, JKH has made its presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. Since its modest beginnings as a produce and exchange broker in the early 1870s, JKH has been known to constantly re-invent, re-align and reposition itself in exploring new avenues of growth, and is widely considered as a benchmark of the local economy.


JKH is a full member of the World Economic Forum, and having issued Global Depository Receipts on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange, was the first Sri Lankan company to be listed overseas. As a Member of the Global Compact – the UN-sponsored international corporate citizenship initiative – JKH is also committed to sustainable development and greater social responsibility in a multi-stakeholder context. JKH has been ranked first in LMD's "Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka" survey for a record ten years including in 2015.

Find Us
(0094 11) 2306000
No. 117, Sir Chittampalam A. Gardiner Mawatha,
Colombo 02

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