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Purpose / Mission:
To perform solid bookkeeping, both compliant internally (Group policies and guidelines) and externally (local audit/tax requirements) by establishing strong controls and processes with a focus on Trade Accounts Payable and Non Trade Purchasing.
Functional Tasks:• To prepare and book operating expenses in accordance with Group finance manual • To review and post bookings from another team member to ensure strong controls • To perform daily and recurrent tasks (monthly entries, quarterly forecasts, yearly budget) as per the Group deadlines and IFRS requirements • To initiate and drive improvement in current accounting processes and to control proper implementation • To support other departments in driving process improvements in all accounting related processes • To support Accounting Team Manager in administering accounting system maintenance • To meet the set timelines of the Accounting Team Manager for the month end closing process of two companies • To monitor and reconcile the monthly B/S and P&L movements • To ensure proper compliance of accounting processes and policies with the Group Internal guidelines (ICS) • To highlight control deficiencies to Senior Management and implement solutions to close control gaps • To review and follow up of all outstanding GL accounts and fixed assets transactions • To ensure proper submission of financial reports to the external auditors • To submit all payments requests in line with the defined cut-off times
Controlling Tasks:• To measure progress on own KPIs • To highlight any deviations to agreed plans to the Accounting Team Manager • To ensure a strong internal control environment in Accounting, with a strong focus
KPIs:• Accuracy on all booking and reporting • Clean system bookkeeping • Score of the ICS/internal audit • Satisfaction of internal (other functions, Management ) and external parties (Auditors…) • Reliable financial feasibility analysis (submission of RFC and Budget within dedicated area of responsibility)
Educational background:• University degree in Accounting or Finance • CA/CPA/ACCA/CIMA qualified is a major advantage
Professional background:• Functional:> 2 years accounting and controlling • Industry: ideally apparel/fashion/shoes or FMCG • Exposure: Audit, tax, insurance
IT skills:• Outlook: Basic • Word: Basic • Excel: Expert • PowerPoint: Advanced • SAP: Advanced
Language skills:• English: Fluent • Arabic: Fluent