KPMG Lower Gulf Limited

Finance Analyst AP & GL

Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
21 Jun 2022
Closes
04 Jul 2022
Ref
1188
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
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

Deliverables

  • 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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