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Senior Accountant (Abu Dhabi based - Primary and Secondary British Curriculum Schools)

Keywords / Skills : Accounting, Finance, Accounts payable, General ledger, Account Receivable.

7 - 10 years
Posted: 2017-09-07

Finance & Accounts
Bachelor's Degree
Posted On
7th Sep 2017
Job Description
Main Accountabilities: 
• Supervise Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and G/L function.

• Prepare prepayment, (staff) provision and accrual schedules.

• Review and approve fixed asset and revenue schedules.

• Supervise and approve reconciliations of Bank/Cash/ in transit accounts/ Revenue and Expenditure accounts and subledgers to general ledger.

• Supervise and approve reconciliation statements for suppliers and contractors.

• Preparation of adhoc, Monthly, Quarterly, Yearly financial reports and analyses.

• Prepare reports for other requirements e.g ADEC fees increase where required.

• Ensure timely renewal and renegotiation of insurance policies and other service contracts

• Assist with the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.

• Prepare cashflow projections and forecasts to ensure availability of funds for upcoming payments.

• Prepare staff salaries, staff settlements and EOS schedules, ensuring staff are paid correctly and timely.

• Coordination with Internal & External Auditors.

• Support the Finance Manager in analyzing possible areas of cost control and cost reductions.

• Training, supervision and assisting accounts staff.

• Ensure that the schools’ financial policy, the international accounting standards, laws of the UAE and regulations of the supervising governmental bodies are complied with.

• Ensure that correct procedures have been followed and adequate authorization is obtained prior to committing the schools to expenditures.

• Be prepared to take on other tasks in addition to the ones stated, in a reasonable framework.

  • Bachelor Degree is required and Professional Accounting qualification is highly desirable.
  • At least 7+ years experience working as Accountant / Senior Accountant, preferably within education sector in UAE.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook) 
  • Knowledge of Sage and Engage Software packages 
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles and practices including IFRS. Cashflow management & reporting. 

About Company

Royal Group is a conglomerate of 60+ large and medium sized companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Launched in the late 1990's, Royal Group currently employs over 20,000 people from a wide variety of countries and cultures and is supported through its head office in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. The Chairman of the Group is His Highness Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Both Schools are Royal Group subsidiaries.

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