Global Learning Institute (GLI)

Senior Accountant

Work Type: Full Time

GLI Global Learning Institute (GLI) is the company that provides operational and administrative support for the semester, summer and customized student abroad programs in Cyprus run by the University of Nicosia Global Semesters. The Senior Accountant is based in Nicosia and works closely with the Institutional Relations, Admissions, Enrollment and Program Management teams. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Accounting and will ensure the smooth running of the company’s accounting function.

Responsibilities include:

  • The management of the daily operations of the accounting department of GLI, Global Semesters and other affiliate companies
  • Create program budgets for Global Semesters regular programs as well as custom programs requested by University clients
  • Managing the accounts receivable function, issuing correct invoices and monitoring the collection of funds
  • Managing the accounts payable function to ensure proper and accurate disbursement of company funds
  • Preparation of financial statements and reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Preparation of VAT tax returns
  • Recording of transactions in the accounting software in a timely and accurate manner
  • Monitoring and analyzing accounting data to produce ad hoc reports as needed
  • Establishing proper accounting procedures and processes
  • Coordinating and providing support to external auditors for the completion of the annual audits
  • Meeting financial accounting objectives and completing tasks in a timely and efficient manner with tight deadlines
  • Establishing and maintaining fiscal files and records to document transactions
  • Providing daily ‘End of Day’ (EOD) reports outlining tasks completed, tasks pending, and outstanding issues requiring resolution
  • Other administrative activities to support the mission of the program coordinators, institutional relations and university participants, as needed
  • Provide excellent customer service via telephone and email
  • Any other tasks as assigned


  • Fluency in English and Greek (written and oral)
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with multi-cultural multi-destination co-workers and clients and be a team player
  • University Degree in Accounting
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, practises, standards, laws and regulations
  • Proven knowledge of VAT and Tax Law
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to take initiatives, and work independently to complete tasks solve problems and achieve results
  • Advanced computer skills, including MS office, accounting software and databases
  • Strong passion to help students make the most of their education abroad


  • Approximately 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Professional qualification ACCA/ACA/CPA
  • Audit background will be considered as a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks accounting software

Please send a resume and cover letter that outlines your qualifications for this position to: [email protected]

All submissions will not receive a response. 

Potential candidates will only be contacted in the case that an interview is to be scheduled.

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