2022RS38 - Chief Accountant

Our client, a French company in the Energy sector is looking for its new Chief Accountant, He/She will be based in Abu Dhabi


• Handle full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role e.g. Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payables, General Ledger, forecasting, budgeting etc.
• Responsible for day-to-day finance and accounts operations.

• Perform full set of accounts and ensure timely completion of routine tasks by the accounting team and closing of accounts.
• Perform project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring and controls.
• Responsible for timely monthly consolidated financial statements, payments, cash-flow management reporting
• Review & approve payment vouchers & journal entries.
• Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and working closely with the operations and project teams.
• Develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting system and EDF policies.
• Support Finance Manager in ensuring that intercompany cost allocations are in line with management agreements and transfer pricing policy.
• Consultative with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives.
• Ensure that financial transactions are in line with VAT regulations.
• Preparation and filing of VAT returns in compliance with UAE FTA laws.
• Liaison with external auditors for interim and annual audit.

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance and CPA is an advantage.
• Min 8-10 years relevant experience in financial & management accounting.
• Team Management experience is required.
• Relevant experience in audit and costing is advantageous.
• Excellent strategic planning skills and able to interact with all levels.
• Multi-tasking and time management is a must.
• Interpersonal communication ability.
• Good MS Office skills particularly strong capabilities in MS Excel.
• Able to work independently and highly meticulous.
• Working experience in Quickbooks is highly regarded.
• French language will be seen as an advantage.
• Excellent knowledge of VAT in UAE.
• Familiar with IFRS standards.
• Tax knowledge within GCC countries is required (VAT, CIT, WHT, TP)

Interested candidates, please apply online. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


In case your profile matches the offer, we will contact you as soon as possible. If you do not receive feedback from us within two weeks, please consider that your application has not been selected for this offer.

Please note that we only consider candidates who are already in the United Arab Emirates.


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