GL Accountant

Job Title: GL Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -122018-219264
Contact Name: Bradley Stuart
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 15, 2019 04:35

Job Description

A global Oil and Gas Company is looking for a GL accountant for a newly created position located in the head office in Dubai. This is a unique position as the requirements are for a candidate that can progress into a more senior controller role in the near future. This opportunity would suit a qualified accountant with 2years PQE and have good knowledge around IFRS and VAT.


* Manage month close by coordinating with various departments and team members, and upload trial balance and supplemental files in COGNOS consolidation tool.

* Maintain month close checklists and closing calendars, and communicate key dates in advance to respective departments and team members

* Post Journal Entries for accruals, amortization, allocation, reclassification etc.

* Key management player in month end and year end closing to ensure all deadlines are met; and bank reconciliations are completed before month close.

* Ensure balance sheet reconciliations are prepared timely and accurately

* Review, investigate, and correct errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports

* Monitor metrics to ensure A/P and G/L teams are meeting Compliance guidelines

* Reconcile and maintain General Ledgers

* Compile and analyzes financial information to review journal entries to accounts including recurring entries, prepaid expenses and accruals/provisions

* Monthly Balance Sheet reviews with stakeholders and taking necessary actions based on recommendations

* Analysis of VAT and WHT ledgers and ensures correctness of data and timely filing of returns

* Oversee statutory and internal audits and facilitate to provide requested information on time.

* Monitors financial transactions to ensure they are within designated amounts as prescribed in Approval Authority Matrix

* Works with other departments and teams within the organization to resolve any finance related issues on timely basis

* Provide FX hedge input to corporate treasury and make necessary entries in the books.

* Maintains GL/Vendor/Customer master

* Intercompany balance reporting and tie-out of balances at the month end