Senior Accountant

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-7433

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior Accountant (3-months, KSA)

We are looking to hire a Senior Accountant on a 3-month fixed-term contract to be based in their office in Riyadh.

Client Details

Our client is a global IT distributor, having operations across multiple locations with a strong focus in the MEA region.

Description

* Perform day-to-day accounting activities, including but not limited to, journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial statement preparation.
* Maintain and update financial records, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and compliance with relevant accounting standards.
* Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather financial data, validate transactions, and support the month-end and year-end closing processes.
* Prepare and analyze financial reports, identifying trends, anomalies, and opportunities for process improvements.
* Assist in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, and variance analysis, providing insights to support effective financial planning and resource allocation.
* Ensure compliance with local, regional, and international accounting standards and regulations.
* Utilize SAP software to manage financial transactions, generate reports, and streamline processes.
* Support internal and external audits, providing necessary documentation and explanations as required.
* Assist in the development and implementation of internal controls to safeguard company assets and mitigate financial risks.
* Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment.

Job Offer

* An attractive salary with local benefits: medical insurance, annual air tickets, visa
* Join a well-established and global organization
* Reporting to the Finance Manager, based in KSA

Requirements

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. Master's degree or professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CA, CMA) is a plus.
* Minimum of 6 years of relevant accounting experience, with a strong preference for candidates with previous experience in a Big 4 firm.
* Proficiency in SAP software is mandatory
* Experience in Saudi taxation is mandatory
* Fluent in Arabic language (spoken and written) to facilitate communication with stakeholders would be beneficial
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work collaboratively across departments.
* Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Previous experience in the technology sector or a similar industry is advantageous.

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world's leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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