Role description

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the development and implementation of Co’s General Ledger guidelines, policies, processes and procedures such as but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash and Bank, Leases, Accrual and cost reporting, etc. ensuring full alignment with the international accounting standards
  • Support in defining controls and process to manage and monitor controls across the GL and implemented policies and processes
  • Establish business and functional requirements, then translate into actionable project initiatives and metrics
  • Maintain an organized and orderly filing system of all accounting documents
  • Conduct external competitive benchmarking and analysis of existing policies, procedures and processes by maintaining compliance with IFRS throughout while working closely with the internal audit team to ensure best practices are being applied
  • Support in evaluating systemised solutions to financial controls over processes so as to Maintain a system of controls over all transactions
  • Execute improvements in reporting processes and ensure stakeholder requirements are met
  • Identify and mitigate project risks and minimise potential roadblocks to meet the broader organisational goals and objectives
  • Maintain the Charts of Accounts by ensuring the effective execution of required validations and obtaining the necessary approvals
  • Review of recorded journal vouchers transactions to the general ledger, and resolve any discrepancies relating to those transactions
  • Define allocation types to generate allocation journal entries for groups of cost centres or departments
  • Liaise with the transactional accounting team to ensure the availability of source documents (purchase orders, invoices) to support the recording of transactions in the general ledger
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliation with sub ledgers, reconciliations, customer/supplier confirmations on a periodic basis
  • Investigate journal entries with missing support documents related to sources; clear and reconcile unposted journals
  • Maintain the integrity of chart of accounts, general ledger and its related processes
  • Ensure timely, complete, and efficient closing of accounts so that reports prepared at the end of each period reflect actual performance
  • Evaluate enhancement opportunities in financial reporting process and systems used and communicate potential improvement initiatives to the Head of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Ensure all documentation is available for entity level controls that have an impact on financial reporting and regulatory reporting
  • Proactively identify dependencies between transactional accounting teams and other directorates and create process flow to ensure information is captured in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with external auditors as needed
  • Recommend benchmarks for the measurement of the company`s financial performance goals

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Minimum of 7 years of extensive experience in accounting, finance, or a related role, preferably in a:

  • Big 4 firms or accounting consulting firms/ internal audit firms/
  • Diverse/multi-cultural business industry (obtained from medium to large organisation)
  • Multi-national company
  • Energy and utility sector

Nikita is a recruitment consultant with international recruitment experience across the MENA region. She specialises in projects in IT, Digital Transformation and Net Zero industries including Nuclear.

Nikita Seth