KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Financial Accountant – Direct Cost Management

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Competitive salary
05 Jan 2022
01 Feb 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

The role will be responsible for all direct cost (Salary) related tasks in collaboration with Finance, HR and Leaders across the firm. The role will encompass both local and cross-border responsibilities allowing you to work closely with other professionals within the Lower Gulf and KPMG Internationally.

  • Responsible for staff cost planning, analysis and projection for each service line / department. To forecast future staff expenditures mainly driven by joiners and leavers; and to establish cost structures and advice cost saving measures.
  • Responsible for the annual direct cost budget for both service lines and KBS functions to include preparation of budget templates with assumptions, consultation with leaders and review of final budgets.
  • Provides financial models and forecasting for ad hoc queries. Analyzing current and past financial data.
  • Coordinating with other team members in the finance and HR team to review financial information and forecasts.
  • Working with IT to automate data flow for joiners and leavers and associated direct cost staff expenditures.
  • Identifying trends and calculated staff cost and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Regular Direct Cost meetings to review historic costs and future projects with Service Line and Function Leaders.
  • Monthly reconciliation from Management Accounts to Systems.
  • Monthly reconciliations of payroll components, gratuity, allowances etc.
  • Management of master payroll files.
  • Preparation of reconciliations for external auditors and assisting them with their queries.

Knowledge / Technical Skills required

  • Thorough understanding of direct cost accounting.
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Office required; Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Current IFRS/GAAP knowledge.

Education / Work experience

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Experience in a multicultural / multi-national workplace
  • Member of a recognized accounting body (CPA, CA, ACCA, etc.)
  • 5-7 years of experience in a supervisory capacity, preferably in a professional services organization

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