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Learn how we are encouraging the intellectual and personal growth of all children, beginning with literacy.

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We welcome talented and creative people to join Scholastic in instilling a love of reading and lifelong learning in children. At Scholastic, our benefit plans have been designed to be in line with market conditions and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.



OUR CULTURE


We are a team of innovative, forward thinking and mutually respectful individuals whose core values centre around Professionalism, Integrity, Teamwork, and Innovation. Together, our purpose is to enrich and transform the lives of all children, beginning with literacy. Driven by a passion for continuous innovation, we work collaboratively with clients, partners, and employees across the Asia region to fulfil our mission of instilling a love for reading among children.

JOIN OUR TEAM


Scholastic Technology Services


Job Title:  Technical Lead cum Project Manager

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Reports to the Regional IT Manager. A Technical Lead cum Project Manager is responsible for delivering the technical solution for the company and helping team members with the technical aspects of their jobs, such as solution architecture, coding, and programming. They are also responsible for providing project planning and management for established initiatives within the company. They are to apply IT project management methodology and the appropriate project management framework for all projects (using established project standards).

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead and manage the team to develop solutions ensuring compliance and high-quality deliverables.
  2. Define and recommend technical strategy to facilitate the future state definition and design for business applications across business functions and system integration.
  3. Responsible for the performance and effectiveness of technical delivery for various projects to achieve corporate growth and objectives.
  4. Collaborate with business functions to identify new opportunities for enhancements, manage enhancement pipeline and delivery lifecycle.
  5. Manage application development (in-house/outsource) and support rollout (UAT, Go-Live and Post Go-Live).
  6. Responsible for the development, maintenance, and support of company application system in Asia region.
  7. Responsible for keeping the project organized and running smoothly.
  8. Demonstrate a cross-functional view for comprehensive solution.
  9. Monitor complex dependencies and respond accordingly to ensure on-going delivery to corporate business goal.
  10. Understand the context, strategies, and plan of stakeholders, engaging with respective contacts.
  11. Exercise sound judgement, competence and courage in decision making.
    Demonstrate solid commitment for corporate and departmental direction.

Finance Shared Service Center


1. Job Title:  Order to Cash Analyst – Contracts & Commission

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Reports to the Order to Cash Team Manager – Contract and Commission. He/she will be responsible for the Account Receivable transactions of all entities in Scholastic Group of Companies with a focus on Direct Sales business of Grolier, which is to ensure all Sales Contracts and Commission calculation are processed accurately and timely in accordance with established processes that are in compliance with the Company policies, Service Level Agreement (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Responsibilities:

Operations

  1. Ensure all Sales Contracts are encoded with accurate posting and in a timely manner.
  2. Process and post approved debit and credit adjustments to the Trade Receivables.
  3. Perform weekly, monthly, and quarterly commission calculation for Sales and Collection in accordance with agreements or schemes in place.
  4. Execute weekly and month end Accounts Receivables closing in accordance with timelines and work procedures.
  5. Prepare and submit Accounts Receivables reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  6. Ensure all accounting activities are carried out in accordance with established processes and work procedures and in compliance with company policies, Sarbannes Oxley (SOX), legal and statutory requirements.
  7. Attend to queries and ensure timely resolution. Escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner.
  8. Support new team members through proper knowledge transfer, sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience.
  9. Assist in preparing and updating work procedures and training materials, when required.
  10. Ensure proper retention of accounting documents.
  11. Assist and support internal and statutory audits.
  12. Assist in perform testing of new systems/ technology and processes as and when required to minimise potential problems to operations.
  13. Perform such other tasks as required by Team Manager.

Transition Activities

  1. Ensure all transition activities are carried out in accordance with project timelines.
  2. Assist in preparing and updating work procedures and training materials.
  3. Assist in performing work shadowing and ensure tasks and work steps are documented correctly.
  4. Assist to develop test scripts and perform system readiness tests and UAT.
  5. Identify and close any system and knowledge gaps prior to go-live.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Proactively identify, propose and implement standardization, best practices and continuous improvement opportunities to achieve efficiency, cost reduction and effectiveness year-over-year in consultation with Team Manager/ Process Manager
  2. Assist and support process automation/ process simplification

 


2. Job Title:  Record to Report Analyst – General Accounting & InterCo

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Reports to RTR Team Manager/Team Lead – General Accounting & InterCo. He/She will be responsible for assisting the operations of general ledger with a focus to perform month end, quarter end and year end close activities and to ensure related function activities process accurately and timely in accordance with established processes in compliance with the Company policies and procedures, audit requirements and internal controls, Service Level Agreement (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPIs). This role will also involve coordination with local companies, other finance and non-finance parties, to foster close working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the organization’s efficient operation and success.

Responsibilities:

Operations

  1. Ensure month end close tasks are executed in a timely manner and in accordance with established work procedures and month end close timelines.
  2. Ensure timely and accurate preparation and submission of financial reports for corporate, local, and statutory reporting.
  3. Prepare and post journals related to general ledger and royalty activity.
  4. Perform control checks and ensure all transactions and month end activities are approved and processed completely, accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with SLAs and KPIs.
  5. Perform variance analysis and investigate unusual fluctuations.
  6. Perform royalty accounting.
  7. Monitor accruals, amortization and prepayments and ensure timely reversals.
  8. Perform analysis and reconciliation of GL account balances. Investigate and follow up on unreconciled items and ensure timely resolution.
  9. Perform G/L account open item clearing in a timely and accurate manner.
  10. Attend to queries and ensure timely resolution. Escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner.
  11. Support new team members through proper knowledge transfer, sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience.
  12. Assist in preparing and updating work procedures and training materials, as and when required.
  13. Assist and support internal and statutory audits.
  14. Perform such other tasks as required by Team Lead/ Team Manager.

Transition Activities

  1. Ensure all transition activities are carried out in accordance with project timelines
  2. Assist in preparing and updating work procedures and training materials
  3. Assist in performing work shadowing and ensure tasks and work steps are documented correctly
  4. Assist to develop test scripts and perform system readiness tests and UAT.
  5. Identify and close any system and knowledge gaps prior to go-live.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Proactively identify, propose and implement standardization, best practices and continuous improvement opportunities to achieve efficiency, cost reduction and effectiveness year-over-year in consultation with Team Lead/ Team Manager.
  2. Assist and support process automation/ process simplification.

 


3. Job Title:  Procure to Pay Senior Analyst – Payments & Travel and Expense

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

Reports to the Procure to Pay Team Manager – Payments & Travel and Expense. He/She will be responsible to perform daily Accounts Payable (AP) within the Payments & Travel and Expense function and to ensure related function activities process accurately and timely in accordance with established processes in compliance with the Company policies and procedures, audit requirements and internal controls, Service Level Agreement (SLA) and key performance indicators (KPIs). To assist in general query resolutions for finance partner and business controllers and deliver an excellent standard of customer service to our stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

Operations

  1. Process all the vendors payments, sales commissions payments, payment on behalf, advance payments, expenses claim payments, urgent payments , add-hoc payments and etc in accordance with established processes and work procedures and in compliance with company policies, legal and statutory requirements for more complex entities.
  2. Perform control checks and ensure all the vendors’ payments are approved and processed completely, accurately and in a timely manner in accordance with SLAs and KPIs.
  3. Perform month end Accounts Payables closing such as generating & compiling the accrual listing for expenses claims and providing it to the RTR team on month end closing basis. Ensure month end close tasks are executed accurately and in accordance with month end close timelines and work procedures.
  4. Perform checking & verifying of expenses claims with the accurate receipts and supporting documents provided in accordance with the country reimbursement policies.
  5. Work closely with Bank Recon team to ensure all payments are properly accounted for & MDM team to ensure all the vendors & employee bank details are accurately updated.
  6. Take the lead to identify flaws in the process & provide solution for improvement as well as participate in EFT bank projects & automation.
  7. Liaise with IT/bankers for any bank & system issues. Attend to queries and ensure timely resolution and closure of query. Escalate unresolved issues in a timely manner.
  8. Proactively propose the idea of project automation & Robotic (RPA) to Team Manager and further lead the project by work together with team members.
  9. To support Team Manager towards achieving Service Quality KPI & strategic objectives.
  10. To support/assist Team Manager & SMCI team on compiling KPI & metrics and reporting.
  11. First level support to junior team members in managing daily operation for all the payments. Maintain payment records and generate out the master vendors & employee data listing for checking & verifying.
  12. Generate the open items for vendors & employee claims payment in the system for stakeholder review before releasing the payments out. Follow up with suppliers and stakeholders for urgent payments & ad-hoc payments.
  13. Support new and junior team members through proper knowledge transfer, sharing of resources, knowledge, and experience.
  14. Prepare and update SOP work procedures and training materials, as and when required.
  15. Perform testing of new systems/technology and processes as and when required to minimise potential problems to operations.
  16. Assist and support internal and statutory audits.
  17. Back-up to Team Manager/ Process Manager.
  18. Perform such other tasks as required by Team Manager / Process Manager.

Transition Activities

  1. Ensure all transition activities are carried out in accordance with project timelines.
  2. Prepare and update work procedures and training materials .
  3. Conduct training for junior and new team members.
  4. Perform work shadowing and ensure tasks and .work steps are documented correctly
  5. Assist to develop test scripts and perform system readiness tests and UAT.
  6. Identify and close any system and knowledge gaps prior to go-live.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Proactively identify, drive and implement standardization, best practices and continuous improvement opportunities to achieve efficiency, cost reduction and effectiveness year-over-year in consultation with Team Manager/ Process Manager
  2. Actively contribute and execute process automation/ process simplification.