Assistant Financial Controller

Job Description

Accounting:

  • Support most aspects of accounting management, including production of monthly management accounts for group/subsidiaries;
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements in compliance with official guidelines and requirements;
  • Account reconciliation and billing (invoicing);
  • Raise payments and assist with payouts;
  • Manage journal entries;
  • Assist in monthly books closure;
  • Analyse budget vs actual variance;
  • Integral participation in the annual audit;

Controls/Monitoring/Reporting:

  • Assist in the formulation of internal controls and policies to comply with legislation and established best practices;
  • Review the company’s accounting information to identify and resolve inaccuracies or imbalances;
  • Participate in development of reports for management or regulatory bodies;
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting;
  • Identify and rectify discrepancies while assisting in the establishment of effective control systems;

Tax/VAT:

  • Assist in the UAE VAT return preparation and filing;
  • Assist in the UAE Income tax return preparation and filing (when implemented);

Skills

Minimum criteria:

  • Proven experience as Assistant or Financial controller, accountant or other similar position;
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.);
  • Strong domain of Excel and knowledge of accounting software / ERP (e.g. Odoo, Sage, Dynamics);
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS, UAE GAAP and regulations; other countries GAAP (EMEA region) is a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to work in matrix structure, with different countries and cultures
  • BSc/BA in accounting, finance

Additional criteria:

  • Solid knowledge of IFRS, UAE GAAP and regulations; other countries GAAP (EMEA region) is a plus;
  • Experience working in a Fintech, financial services, payments company is desired;
  • Professional qualification / certification (e.g. ACCA, CPA) or party-qualified / previous auditor experience in the UAE is a plus.

Job Details

Job Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates Company Industry Accounting Company Type Unspecified Job Role Finance and Investment Employment Type Full Time Employee Monthly Salary Range Unspecified Number of Vacancies1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Mid Career Years of Experience Min: 2 Residence Location United Arab Emirates Degree Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma


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