Accountant - Jordan

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Who we are 

We are a leading partner for luxury across the Middle East. With more than 600 stores, 300 brands and over 65 years of experience in the region, we have become a major player in the beauty, fashion and gift sectors, by offering service excellence to our partners and delighting all our customers. We are moving fast from a traditional distributor and retailer for luxury in the Middle East, to a hybrid retailer bringing luxury experiences to the fingertips of customers everywhere.  

To fuel the next stage of our growth we are looking to build a world class team.  From physical retail through to supply chain and customer loyalty, we aim to use technology and data to continuously improve every aspect of our operations.  We are looking for top talent to join us on this journey of exploring new horizons together. 

What you will be doing 

We are currently recruiting for a number of Accountancy positions including: Accountant, Senior Accountant and Chief Accountant all based in Jordan. 

Depending on the level of position you could expect to be responsible for planning and directing accounting activities, liaising closely with seniors to provide a comprehensive accounting support service and providing advice on financial management by analysing and communicating financial information to senior management. 

Accounting:

  • Ensure adherence to accounting standards
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end closing processing for the assigned accounting records
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to the business units
  • Ensure that no payments are delayed
  • Reconcile all accounts and financial records of the business units
  • Ensure that Bank reconciliations are verified on a timely basis and adequate to prevent any fraud or inaccuracies
  • Review of the monthly bank reconciliations and sign off
  • Ensure there are no long outstanding items in reconciliations
  • Ensure maintaining the accounting and financial records of the related business units
  • Direct the installation and maintenance of accounting records
  • Support in cash management, banking, vendor relationships and implementation of the ERP system
  • Liaise with HR on the financial and timely payment arrangements for the monthly payroll
  • Coordinate with external auditors and provide them with all needed data
  • Interact with IT in the implementation of system enhancements and improvements
  • Ensure auditors are given the required information on time to complete the audit within the group deadlines
  • Support in cash management, banking, vendor relationships and implementation of the ERP system
  • Responsible for accurate accounting and ensure adequate internal control in cash collection and banking
  • Assist in ensuring cash & treasury management
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly management report s and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives
  • Provide a comprehensive financial, accounting advice services and various reports and statements to business units’ managers
  • Prepare variety of studies, reports and related information and interpretation to the management for decision making purposes

Accounts Receivable:

  • Ensure adherence to accounting standards and enforce them during audits of billing, Inter-company payables and receivables
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end closing processing for the assigned accounting records
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to the business units
  • Ensure that all third-party customers’ accounts are fully reconciled
  • Oversee the verification and reconciliation for third party invoices and balances and balances…
  • Ensure that statements of accounts are sent to customers monthly
  • Oversee the preparation of third party reconciliations and the resolution of outstanding items
  • Liaise with HR on the financial and timely payment arrangements for the monthly payroll
  • Coordinate on external audit
  • Interact with IT in the implementation of system enhancements and improvements
  • Prepare monthly management reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports
  • Participate in cost analyses and rate studies
  • Provide a comprehensive accounting advice services and various reports and statements to business units’ managers
  • Prepare variety of studies, reports and related information and interpretation to the management for decision making purposes

Inter-company:

  • Ensure adherence to accounting standards and enforce them during audits of billing, Inter-company payables and receivables
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end closing processing for the assigned accounting records
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to the business units
  • Ensure that all Inter-company customers’ and suppliers’ accounts are fully reconciled
  • Oversee the verification and reconciliation for Inter-company invoices and balances and balances…
  • Oversee the preparation of inter-company reconciliations and the resolution of outstanding items
  • Liaise with HR on the financial and timely payment arrangements for the monthly payroll
  • Coordinate on external audit
  • Interact with IT in the implementation of system enhancements and improvements
  • Prepare monthly management reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports
  • Participate in cost analyses and rate studies
  • Provide a comprehensive accounting advice services and various reports and statements to business units’ managers
  • Prepare variety of studies, reports and related information and interpretation to the management for decision making purposes

Reporting:

  • Ensure adherence to accounting standards and enforce them at all times
  • Monthly closing procedures are done smoothly and align with Client’s time table.
  • Plan, manage, coordinate and implement the year end closing processing for the assigned accounting records
  • Provide technical accounting support and interpretation to the business units
  • Liaise with HR on the financial and timely payment arrangements for the monthly payroll
  • Interact with IT in the implementation of system enhancements and improvements
  • Ensure queries from Clients/Suppliers are closely attended by the in-charge
  • Support colleagues who face difficulty in fulfilling their task
  • Prepare monthly management reports and accompanying schedules
  • Provide a comprehensive accounting advice services and various reports and statements to business units’ managers
  • Prepare variety of studies, reports and related information and interpretation to the management for decision making purposes

Accounts Payable:

  • Manage and monitor implementation of policies, procedures and controls relating to matching & approving of goods supplier invoices
  • Manage and monitor implementation of policies, procedures and controls relating to booking of non-goods supplier invoices
  • Responsible for allocation of supplier account responsibilities to the direct reports for booking/matching invoices
  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers are paid on/before due date for all companies
  • Ensures accurate recording of all invoices and credit notes as per agreed SLAs for the team
  • Research and resolve recording issues according to the department KPIs
  • Ensures appropriate allocation of all prepayments made to suppliers
  • Ensures escalation of all reconciling items per the escalation matrix
  • Responsible for ensuring clearance of AP ITBR balances and preparation of APITBR schedules every month-end
  • Ensure adherence to book closure procedures and timelines and responsible for AP period closing and opening for assigned companies
  • Perform Control Self-Assessment (CSA) process and reporting and ensuring 100% compliance with the same.
  • Support coordination with internal and external auditors for management and statutory audits, and ensure completion of annual audits as instructed by Chief Accountant
  • Issue weekly/monthly KPI regarding status of invoice matching/booking by person & pendency.
  • Participate and support the implementation and maintenance of the Oracle ERP
  • Responsible for ensuring document control system in place & accurate to record document transactions.
  • Accomplish human resource objectives by performance managing, mentoring, training, scheduling and disciplining employees
  • Provide assistance in ensuring the work & deadlines of fellow team & subordinate team members is complete during period of leave as directed by chief accountant-Distribution accounting
  • Supervise the team of admin assistants to ensure utilities, telephone and the other type of invoices are timely generated & given for booking
  • To ensure tracker of utilities & other type of expenses is timely updated & it is monitored to ensure no lapses in generation of invoices

Trial Balance and Associated Reports:

  • Each month, prepare and submit to the Chief Accountant a trial balance along with supporting balance sheet schedules for assigned companies in advance of the deadlines communicated
  • Ensure all transactions of assigned companies are completely, timely and accurately recorded in ORACLE
  • Pass monthly payroll entries & other entries as directed by Finance team of respective company
  • Liaise with external auditors in order to get year-end audited financial statements issued within specified deadlines with clean audit opinion
  • Participate, supervise and coordinate preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting related to those respective companies

What you'll need to succeed 

  •  B.S Degree in Accounting 
  • 2-6 Years Experience 
  • Microsoft office Excel Advanced  
  • English / Arabic Fluency
  • Team management experience
  • Fully qualified (Internationally recognized e.g ACCA, CPA 
  • Big 4 experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of ERP would be a plus

What we can offer you   

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality.  We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.   

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.  To view all our perks and benefits, click here.

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