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TASC Towers
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Aug 21
TASC Towers
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 02 Aug 21
Posted by:
Tom Massey • Recruiter
Posted by:
Tom Massey
The Chief Accountant will predominantly be responsible for the production and review of TASC financial statements and reports. The position will ensure company financial statements comply with applicable government regulations, track and record company transactions through the maintenance and production of journal entries and participate in the implementation of relevant internal compliance controls. Additionally, the Chief Accountant will contribute to the overall smooth operation of TASC projects through a well-versed knowledge of the company’s financial position and accounting best practices.

Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain and review TASC financial records and other relevant documentation
  • Prepare and record assigned journal entries in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Assist in ensuring adherence to internal control and compliance procedures
  • Record and reconcile all assigned company transactions
  • Participate in the publishing of month-end information and monthly closing of financial records
  • Assist the VP, Corp. Accounting in preparing and coordinating annual audits
  • Work with the VP, Corp. Accounting to identify and fix financial discrepancies, assess the company’s monthly cash flow, evaluate tenant lease agreements, analyze payroll reports, and examine budget vs. forecast variances to prepare monthly financial reports that assist senior management in making informed business decisions 
  • Assist in the preparation of the company balance sheet, income statements, and other financial documentation for submission to senior management and other stakeholders
  • Participate in other relevant accounting projects
  • Effectively oversee and aid in the development of Junior Accountants
  • Perform all other relevant duties as assigned by the VP, Corp. Accounting

Key Abilities

  • Strong analytical acumen for managing large quantities of data with accuracy
  • Superb understanding of accounting and financial best practices and principles
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Effective organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in navigating ERP systems (Advanced User)
  • Strong emphasis and ability to maintain confidentiality and operate with a high level of integrity
  • Strong prioritization skills and proactivity in delivering results
  • Highly numerate individual
  • High level of responsibility both for accomplishing key deliverables as well as for setting a positive example for the Junior Accountants

Professional Experience

  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of experience in accounting
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in the Middle East market
  • Minimum of three (3) years handling closing of Books in & out system

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA, ICAEW, etc.)

Other Requirements

  • Fluency (both oral and written) in both English and Arabic
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems (e.g., Oracle) or other financial systems (e.g., IBM Cognos Controller)
  • Strong knowledge of accounting regulations and practices
  • In-depth experience in consolidated reporting, risk analysis, budgeting, and forecasting
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