AF25802 - Senior Accountant - General Ledger | Finance | AFGRE | Cairo, Egypt

Department: Al Futtaim Group Finance
Country: Egypt
Location: Cairo I Egypt
Closing Date: 12-Apr-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 December 2013.

Doha Festival City, comprising 433,847 sq m (land) + 250,000 sq m (GLA) opened in April 2017, IKEA opened in March 2013.

Group Finance

Group Finance is based in Al-Futtaim's head office in Dubai Festival City.

About The Vacancy:

We are seeking to hire a Senior Accountant :


  • Ensure all month-end entries are passed in the system like pre-payment, accruals etc.
  • Maintaining the Chart of Accounts; ensure adequate and proper classification among accounts’ groups
  • Analyze the Trial Balance and prepare schedules for major groups/accounts.
  • Prepare monthly management reports
  • Ensure reconciliation of inter-company accounts and rectification of reconciling items.
  • Ensure that all the financial transactions are properly accounted in the General Ledger and in the correct cost and profit centers.
  • Handling intercompany cost allocations
  • Ensures an accurate & timely month, quarter & year-end closing providing all necessary regular & irregular analysis
  • 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:

  • A degree in Accounting or Finance is required

  Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum5-7 years of relevant experience



    Job-Specific Skills:


  • Strong knowledge of Egyptian Accounting Standards and IFRS.


  • Strong Excel and database skills.


  • Strong understanding of setting up and organizing database and spread sheets.


  • Reasonable verbal and written communication skills.


  • SAP financial application experience preferred


    Behavioral Competencies :


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
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.