KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Finance Analyst AP & GL

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Competitive salary
21 Jun 2022
04 Jul 2022
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job / Role Purpose

Carry out tasks for the smooth operation of KPMG LG Finance AP & GL Operations. Support in the consistent implementation of controls and best practices, policies and processes across the finance function. Facilitate the day-to-day operations in regard to Accounts Payable and Operations. 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.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for carrying out tasks set out for day-to-day AP & GL operations Finance duties across LG.
  • Carry out instructions and work towards producing results accurately and on time.
  • Work to achieve results in collaboration with Finance & ITS.

Accounting & Controls

  • Process all the Inter-company transactions with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Adhere to the reconciliation cut off dates as per the Finance monthly calendar.
  • Report reconciliation findings to Head of Operations.
  • Prepare the journals for loan / invoice discounting related transactions / interest accruals and post them.
  • Prepare loan summary and submit to Treasury.
  • Maintain intercompany accounting related internal controls; ensure robust account reconciliations.
  • Process and adhere to compliance for Bank Guarantees
  • Review PRO expenses and book them appropriately using the BOT.
  • Monitor corporate credit card transactions
  • Perform daily reconciliations of bank accounts
  • Daily booking of the bank statements
  • Identify and clear accounting exceptions and mismatched items
  • Investigating any unmatched items and any reconciliation differences.
  • Verify expense tagging and process remedies
  • Post prepaid expense amortisations
  • Carry out invoice processing checks
  • Keep abreast of emerging accounting and reporting standards. Support the implementation of new accounting pronouncements as required.
  • Assist the Finance team on any initiatives, projects, compliance and governance or systems implementations.
  • Analyze recurring issues and assist in developing process improvements
  • Identifying weaknesses in the processes and helping to find solutions to rectify them


  • Follow structure and process for monthly reconciliations.
  • Prepare periodic analysis of internal controls, document and identify areas for improvement.
  • Follow policies and processes required to increase controls.
  • Deliver work to the highest standards and quality
  • Readiness to go extra mile to avoid mistakes and produce new opportunities

Required skills and knowledge for the role

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines.

Knowledge / Technical Skills

Knowledge / Technical Skills required (including the level) for the role

  • Control focus and mind-set at all times, whilst respectively challenging the status quo
  • Attention to detail whilst being cognizant of materiality levels
  • Ability to work under considerable time pressure, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and quality
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Strong analytical skills to analyse the information, identify the problems, and work towards finding the solutions
  • Thorough understanding of Accounts Payable and Bank reconciliation function.
  • Sound working knowledge of MS Office required; Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Current IFRS/GAAP knowledge.

Education / Work experience

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance. MBA in Finance or Professional accountancy qualification a plus
  • Experience in a multicultural / multi-national work place
  • Member of a recognized accounting body (CPA, CA, ACCA, etc.)
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience preferably in a professional services organization

Conditions and working environment

  • The employee will be expected to perform the essential functions of the job under normal working conditions and standard business working hours
  • The employee must have the flexibility to work overtime beyond the normal work hours such as on evenings and weekends if necessary in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to undertake business travel regionally and globally as required
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