Job description / Role
With a newly established office in Bahrain, this global management consultancy is ready to recruit a Finance Officer with strong all-round acumen, relevant accountancy qualifications and fluency in the Arabic language. Working to support a current team of 15 in the business district of Manama, the organisation has additional locations in the Middel East, Europe and South Africa and assists their clients with communication strategies.
An all-encompassing finance role, the successful candidate will be responsible for the verification of all expenses, company credit cards, petty cash management and invoice verification and coding. Updating all payments on the system concerning both payables and receivables, you will ensure that all supplier documentation is filed for onboarding by the relevant Consultant. The Finance Officer will also communicate directly with clients to ensure that any finance issues are quickly resolved.
As client projects progress you will be able to fully reconcile the work in progress (WIP) and monitor the associated budget, providing regular updates to the senior team in this regard. Aged debt monitoring and credit control collections will ensure that strong working relationships are built with the clients to ensure timely payments and long-term business. Assisting with the complete finance cycle you will have a good knowledge of the recent VAT implementation in Bahrain and have the capability to prepare the returns. Finally, you will maintain the fixed asset register and calculate monthly exchange rate variations for the company.
We are welcoming applications from finance graduates with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an all-round finance role. With excellent English communication skills, alongside Arabic and a high attention to detail, you should be able to meet competing deadlines to tight time scales and possess exceptionally strong MS Office and excel skills. There is also a strong desire for those with exposure to the Sage ERP.
About the Company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.
Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.
Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.
Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.