Al-Futtaim Group

Accountant | Retail | IKEA Cairo Festival City

Cairo, EG
Competitive salary + benefits
15 May 2024
10 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Overview of the role

Ensure that all importation and payable documents are constantly monitored & accounting treatment is accurately maintained.

What you will do

  • Review import shipments documents and record the required entries related.
  • Invoices review and recording
  • Control clearing agencies accounts and manages their payments.
  • Ensure the smooth payment preparation
  • Complete month end duties to ensure all reporting can be completed on time
  • Supplier Reconciliation
  • Customs account monitoring
  • Record all travel expenses and analyze the travel expenses account.
  • Respond to the payable queries by coordinating with the Shared Service office
  • Petty Cash Accounts & related G.L Entries.
  • Support the department managers to prepare for audits and has to ensure that auditors query and requirements for any supporting evidence etc. are provided during the audit.

Required Skills to be successful

Minimum Qualifications, experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the accounting field is a must
  • A university degree in Accounting
  • A large-scale Retail experience is a plus
  • Desirable to have detailed know how of the IKEA Concept in order to implement it Mathematical & analytical skills
  • SAP / Navision experience
  • Microsoft Office skills

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Excellent Arabic and English
  • communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Confident,
  • Multi-tasking

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

About Al-Futtaim IKEA


We are a values-driven company with a passion for life at home. Our vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people.

Al-Futtaim IKEA holds the franchise rights for IKEA in Egypt, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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