Ref: GP340-2421

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Opportunity: Finance & Accounting Specialist (Sports Industry)

We are partnering with our key client in the dynamic Sports industry to recruit a Finance & Accounting Specialist. If you have a passion for finance and sports, this is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team.

Responsibilities:

* Manage the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and all accounting functions, ensuring compliance with Group Accounting policies.
* Provide reliable, quality, and timely statutory and management reporting.
* Enforce effective internal controls for audit compliance.
* Assure effectiveness in collection, expenses, inventory evaluation, and purchasing processes.
* Ensure consistency between bank statements and the general ledger bank account.
* Oversee local tax filing and compliance with fiscal and statutory requirements.
* Provide training, coordination, and guidance to finance and local management teams.
* Set up proper accruals and bookings in a timely manner during closing activities.

Support Finance Manager in:

* Analyzing risk levels and balancing business opportunities with risk levels.
* Negotiating payment terms and collections with the Sales Team.
* Implementing Company Credit Management procedures per local requirements and HQ guidelines.
* Managing timely overdue accounts receivables, adopting correct collection procedures, and monitoring insolvent positions.
* Minimizing overdue recovery targets and coordinating external consultants/lawyers.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Requirements

Requirements:

* 5+ years of experience in Finance & Accounting, with relevant qualifications.
* Local fiscal and statutory knowledge, including accounting standards.
* Experience in audit and internal control management.
* General ledger management experience.
* Proficiency in credit collection processes.
* Advanced MS Excel skills and experience in common ERP systems.
* Ability to build and maintain effective customer/department relationships.
* Strong analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail.
* Ability to thrive under pressure, managing tight deadlines, and varying workloads.
* Process-oriented with a focus on implementation, action planning, and analysis.
* Fluent in English and Arabic.
* Background in collections, accounts receivables, treasury, or similar.
* Knowledge of payment terms, banking, and risk assessment.
* Basic knowledge of balance sheets, risk evaluation, and mitigation techniques.
* Proficient in trade financing, trading risk management, and capital investment practices.
* Credit management expertise.
* Vendor partnership and agreement techniques.
* Focus on accountability and excellence.
* Customer relationship management experience.
* Conflict management skills.
* Basic knowledge of commercial law.
* Proficient in ERP systems and office tools.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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