AF25236 - UAE National - Accountant | Al-Futtaim Automotive Corporate

Department: Al-Futtaim Automotive
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 28-Feb-2017

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.


Al-Futtaim is regarded as a pioneer in the region’s automotive industry. The company imported the first consignment of Toyota vehicles to the UAE and established Al-Futtaim Motors in 1955.

Al-Futtaim represents 44 automotive brands across 16 countries and encompasses every aspect of the business:

  • Passenger and commercial vehicles sales
  • Manufacturing agricultural vehicles
  • Construction equipment sales and service
  • Used car sales
  • Rental and leasing
About the Position:

We are currently looking for an experienced Accountant to join the Automotive Finance Shared Service Team. You will be responsible to provide operational support to the department heads in relation to accounting, analytics and commercial. To ensure the company financial policies and procedures are applied in the Showrooms and in the Service Centre branches with due diligence. The Key accountability of the role is to provide major emphasis on cash control, sales accounting processes, authorizing Vehicle Customs Certificates, credit applications, credit reviews, receivables, general ledger reconciliations and stock controls. You will also be involved in branch audit report compliance and process improvements, financial planning, annual budget, key performance indicators, cost analysis and also provide support to business requirements as needed, in areas of analytical and commercial information. 


About You:

To be considered for this role you will ideally possess a relevant professional Accounting qualification and/ or similar background experience in Accounting Management or Automotive General Management within a franchised environment within the automotive industry with minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience.

It is essential you must have strong knowledge of the industry with prior experience in a multicultural organisation and have a detailed understanding in MIS/ Management accounting and ERP systems.  Excellent business administration, management skills to communicate at all levels and process oriented capable to resolve issues in an amicable manner being able to anticipate emerging trends and issues in the books of account and initiate appropriate action.

High proficiency in advanced MS Excel skills is essential and excellent in spoken and written English is required for this role. Knowledge of the Arabic language will be a distinct advantage.  






Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.