Charterhouse are currently managing a search for a client, within the manufacturing and distribution sector, whom are in the process of looking to recruit a Chief Accountant for the regional operation based out of Jebel Ali.
About the role
This role shall have an oversight across the management and development of all accounting related activities, policies and reporting within the UAE business, in support of their Regional Director. In conjunction, this position shall also take ownership across the administrative-related functions spanning business support, documentation, procurement and cost control/expense reporting.
From a functional angle, the Chief Accountant will also be responsible for areas of bank account management, oversight of trade finance parameters, letters of credit and any bond related payments. From an accounting perspective, the Chief Accountant will have ownership across the finalisation of statutory accounting, including any consolidation, whilst also reporting P&L positions with any variance or management reporting commentary.
These accounting areas shall also extend to any VAT, and other Tax-based reporting, whilst also having responsibility for all payroll matter, accounts payable and an oversight of account receivable and collection processes.
This client is looking to recruit a junior to mid-level professional, whom is able to demonstrate a minimum of four years of experience, within a similar functional role geared across accounting, financial control and business support. The nature of the organisation shall place an emphasis upon sourcing a candidate from either a manufacturing, distribution or FMCG background, allowing both ease of inception and any knowledge transfer.
In conjunction, the client will look to pinpoint candidates with a demonstrable working knowledge of trade finance and all the related transactional and documentation processing. Applicants shall also be required to hold a professional accounting and/or finance qualification (ACCA, CPA or MBA) to ensure strong control and governance backgrounds with an appreciation of commercial and/or business support policy and best practice within international markets.