Management Accountant - Finance

BDO UAE

Dubai, UAE

Posted on: 12 Mar 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

- Overall responsibility of the role is to support the Head of Finance for analysis and reporting
- Budgeting – Help develop and maintain the annual budget, including revenue, headcount, and capital expenditure forecasts. Collaborate with service line heads to ensure the accuracy of the budget.
- Monthly management reports – Assist in preparing timely and insightful monthly management reports, including variance analysis, key performance indicators (KPIs), and actionable insights.
- Monitoring KPIs and other action items – Track the KPIs and action items arising for the Finance function, monitor progress, and work closely with the Head of Finance and other service line heads to drive improvements in financial and operational performance.
- Working capital forecast – Maintain a rolling working capital forecast, identify cash flow requirements, and propose strategies to optimize working capital efficiency.
- Revenue and net profit forecast – Collaborate with the relations team and service line heads to create revenue forecasts and support in preparing profitability analysis by service line.
- Compliance with relevant laws – Ensure compliance with all financial and accounting regulations, including tax laws, IFRS, and industry-specific regulations. Stay updated on changes in relevant laws.
- Financial statements preparation – Lead the preparation of financial statements, ensuring accuracy and adherence to reporting deadlines.
- Policies and procedures – Develop and maintain finance policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations, recognizing practicalities, yet ensuring internal controls are consistently upheld.
- Ad hoc analysis or reports – Perform ad-hoc financial analysis as required to support business decisions and strategic planning.
- Sustainability reporting – Lead the development of reporting sustainability initiatives, ensuring accurate and transparent disclosure of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors.

REQUIREMENTS

- Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited University and an accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, or CPA).
- Four plus years experience in management accounting, financial analysis, or a similar role preferably in the professional services industry.
- Knowledge of regulatory compliance and accounting standards including advanced level of knowledge on UAE VAT law.
- Able to draft policies and reports to a high standard as per guidelines.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

BDO UAE is the Member Firm of BDO International with 64,300 people working out of over 1,400 offices worldwide.

At BDO UAE, we specialise in helping businesses, whether start-ups or multinationals, to achieve their goals. Through our own professional expertise and by working directly with organisations, we've developed a robust understanding of the factors that govern business growth. Our objective is to use this to help our clients maximise their potential.

We have a partner-led approach, which delivers the highest quality of service by using short, functional chains of communications to aid decision-making. Clients benefit from our fresh thinking, constructive challenge and practical understanding of the issues they face. Developing strong, personal relationships with our clients is at the forefront of our service approach at BDO UAE.

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