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Senior Financial Accountant

  1. Dubai
R-114430

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Senior Financial Accountant – ME&A

AtkinsRealis offers exciting opportunities for growth and development in the thriving markets of the Middle East. With offices in major cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Al Ula and Doha, we are well-positioned to provide our employees with a diverse range of projects and experiences.

We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join the Middle East Finance Operations Team to lead and manage various financial accounting and reporting matters including, but not limited to, monthend processes, internal and external reporting, IFRS compliance etc for the Middle East & Africa region. This role will report to the Regional Financial Controller.

Middle East Finance Operations team is responsible for managing the technical accounting, transactional processing and statutory and tax compliance for all AtkinsRéalis’ companies operating in the Middle East & Africa region, ensuring all internal and external reporting deadlines are met. The team also ensures compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures and maintains and evaluates internal control which govern the core financial processes.

Responsibilities

  • Assist Finance Operations team in ensuring accurate monthly GL close process, and internal and external reporting, meeting all deadlines;
  • Prepare and post journal entries for various core financial accounting processes;
  • Lead and manage various core financial accounting areas, including balance sheet reconciliations and other analysis for those areas;
  • Ensure the implementation and compliance of Finance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), IFRSs and use of best accounting practices;
  • Assist with internal audit and assist with external audit and statutory compliance;
  • Support the Financial Controller and Finance Director on ad-hoc initiatives and analysis;
  • Develop strong working relationships with team members and other key stakeholders;
  • Manage financial accounting team ensuring their career development and coaching.

Technical Competencies

Essential

  • Fully Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA/CPA or other recognised Western Accounting qualification;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a construction/engineering consultancy organisation, preferably in the Middle East;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and working knowledge of other MS Office tools;
  • High standard of (numerical) presentation skills;
  • Excellent communication in English (both written and oral).
  • Experience of interacting with multiple businesses and finance functions;
  • Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment;
  • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively.

Desirable

  • Big 4 experience as a senior associate or above (PwC/EY/KPMG/Deloitte);
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Hyperion Finance Management (HFM), Smart View and other IT systems and databases;
  • knowledge of Data Modelling, PowerPivot and PowerBI tools.

Behavioural Competencies

Essential

  • Initiative - Able to work independently with minimum supervision, make suggestions on best practice and improving current processes and procedures.
  • Problem Solving - Can think of creative solutions to problems.
  • Analytical - Able to analyse large volumes of date and clearly communicate findings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - Able to develop productive internal working relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Teamwork - Willingly cooperate with others towards the same goals and objectives.
  • Communication skills - Clear, concise and relevant in both the verbal and written form.
  • Time Management - Able to prioritise, plan ahead and achieve objectives within strict deadlines.
  • Influencing - Confident liaising with and influencing at all levels within the organisation.
  • Cultural Awareness - Able to work within a diverse team and to engage all colleagues.
  • Capable of intelligent debate - challenge colleagues in a constructive manner, communicate complexity clearly, avoid being abrasive or judgemental.

Salary & Benefits

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week);
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.
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