AF25451 - Senior Accountant - Credit Control | Finance | Cairo Festival City | AFGRE | Cairo, Egypt

Department: Al Futtaim Real Estate
Country: Egypt
Location: Cairo I Egypt
Closing Date: 11-Mar-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.

Real Estate

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) is responsible for the development and operations of Al-Futtaim’s real estate businesses across the Middle East and North Africa which includes:

Dubai Festival City, a 520 hectare waterfront mixed use community, opened in 2005.

Cairo Festival City, a 290 hectare mixed use development, opened in DeceMDer 2013. .

Doha Festival City, comprising 433,847 sq m (land) + 250,000 sq m (GLA), IKEA opened in March 2013.

Under Development:

  • Al Diriyah Festival City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: 260,000 sq m
  • Muscat Festival City, Oman: 100,000 sq m
  • Casablanca Festival City, Morocco: 120,000 sq m

Al-Futtaim Real Estate

Al-Futtaim Real Estate offers comprehensive services from selection of site and feasibility studies to construction and property management. The range of properties administered and leased in the UAE includes warehouses, showrooms, workshops, offices, villas and apartment buildings. Al Futtaim's warehousing complex at Rashidia in Dubai, measuring over one million square feet, is by far the largest owned by any company in the Gulf. This is used as a central warehouse for the group, stocking vast quantities of electronic goods, automobiles, commercial vehicles, heavy equipment and inventories of spare parts. The company also has some 200,000 square feet of showroom space and 600,000 square feet of workshops in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Sharjah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain. Among the largest of these are the showrooms of Al Futtaim Panatech and Al Futtaim Motors in Dubai.

Residential properties in Dubai owned by Al Futtaim Real Estate, include some 900 apartments and villas like Al Garhoud, Safa village and Al Hamriya Villa Compounds, Dar Al Muteena, Dar Al Buteen, Dar Al Buteen II, Dar Al Khabeesi, and Dar Al Muragabat. These properties are characterised by a high standard of accommodation and leisure facilities. In keeping with the economic growth of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai, it is envisaged that Al-Futtaim Real Estate will concentrate its efforts and resources towards the development of prestigious real estate complexes to supplement the growing demand for commercial and residential properties.

About The Vacancy:

We are seeking to hire a Senior Accountant to plan, organize, assign, review, and evaluate the work of assigned professional and technical support staff. Your job responsibilities will be including but not limited to the following:

  • Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner.


  • Chase overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter within agreed time frame.


  • Build and maintain close links with all customers, to ensure smooth running of accounts and encourage timely recovery of payments.Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity.


  • Ensure that all transactions are compliant with SAP contract conditions.


  • Respond promptly and completely to both clients and internal enquiries.


  • Maintaining Credit Control reports accuracy & fully analyzing Customer's financial liabilities.


  • Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required.


  • Send out monthly client email/letters as may be agreed regularly


  • Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested.


  • Undertake collected & pending debts reconciliations as Month-end, quarter-end and year-end review for customers’ balances on the aging report.


  • Respond to line manager special assignment.


  • Interface with management in other departments.


  • Provide accurate advice on billing queries.

About You:

As a Senior Accountant, you need to demonstrate the following Qualities, Skills & Knowledge:

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, or business administration.

Minimum Experience:

  • Five or more years of accounting experience

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Must have ERP (preferably SAP) system experience.
  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Strong experience in setting up and organizing database and spread sheets
  • Experience providing finance support to business operation functions coupled with strong analytical, problem solving, and excellent communication skills 

Behavioural Competencies :

  • Hardwork
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • analytical skills
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.