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Management Accountant - General Ledger | Finance | Al-Futtaim Retail | Dubai

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Date: 14-Feb-2019

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Job Requisition ID: 33132 

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.



The purpose of this role is to be part of the newly created Retail Business Excellence Team – Finance Shared Services. This role will report to the Head of Rebex (Retail Centre of Excellence) and will be based out of our corporate headquarters at Dubai Festival City.


Key Accountabilities: Specify the output required from the job. Identify not more than 7 Key Accountabilities & their performance indicators. NB-Focus on outcomes not tasks


  • For your respective division ensure all balance sheet accounts are fully reconciled and all accounts are complete, accurate and valid
  • Document the end to end accounting process for your brand and ensure any operational issues are addressed
  • Manage the ICM accounting for your brand by aligning with brand teams and AP for processing
  • Develop a check list /Training
  • Ensure monthly meetings with Brand Finance Managers to ensure all issues are resolved


In this role, you'll be utilizing your technical accounting expertise to provide the following support:

  • Manage and process all required task for completion of month end to ensure accurate management accounts
  • Month-end, quarter-end and year-end closing
  • Monthly balance sheet and P & L Fluctuation Analysis
  • Monthly expense variance analysis
  • Inter-company transactions and reconciliations
  • Manage Fixed Assets
  • Balance sheet accounts reconciliations
  • Interface with management in various departments, including sales, operations, IT and legal.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting. CPA is a plus.
  • Audit back ground via a top 20 international firm preferable
  • Either five years general ledger accounting experience is required or 2 years post qualification
  • Strong Excel and database skills,
  • Strong Balance sheet audit and reconciliation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player and have ability to work independently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with all levels throughout Company organization

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