Skills: Accounting
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Looking for a Part-qualified/Chartered Accountant for the role of Financial Accountant. The Financial Accountant shall be responsible for:

  • Preparing the monthly financial reports which mainly comprise of;
  1. A Profit & Loss Statement
  2. A breakdown of the P&L Statement by general ledger account and cost centre
  3. Balance Sheet
  4. Statement of Cash Flows
  5. Statement of Changes in Equity.
  • Reviewing the month end closing position to ensure it is aligned with accounting processes and policies before the management accounts are created and published.
  • Posting journals in relation to intercompany, bank loans, tax, interest, foreign exchange and other income.
  • Recording and reviewing the fixed asset schedule and monthly preparation of a fixed asset note.
  • Updating the chart of accounts and project codes/cost centres in the system as required.
  • Preparation of certain monthly balance sheet reconciliations and ensuring the full balance sheet reconciliation is submitted per the agreed monthly timetable.
  • Review of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations with the Finance Manager and taking actions where required to clear down aged items.
  • Preparing the draft annual and bi-annual financial statements for various legal entities including working schedules where required.
  • Acting as a focal point to address any auditor queries.
  • Driving change within the department with a focus on cost saving initiatives.
  • Assessing and suggesting opportunities to increase our In-Country Value Adding schemes.
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as required by the Finance Department.

Required Competencies (skills, experience, knowledge)

·        Minimum 5 years of financial accounting experience in a multinational company.

·        Sound understanding of IFRS reporting and is up-to-date with recent changes to the standards.

·        Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is essential. Knowledge in Sage is desirable, however knowledge of working with another ERP system is advantageous.

·        Must be analytical, diligent, possess good time management skills and exercise sound judgment in decision making.

·        Good communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of management.

          ·    Ability to deal with people tactfully and effectively.