Accountant - Wear That

Chalhoub Group

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP285-5204

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


For over six decades, Chalhoub Group has been a partner and creator of luxury experiences in the Middle East. The Group, in its endeavour to excel as a hybrid retailer, has reinforced its distribution and marketing services with a portfolio of eight owned brands and over 300 international brands in the luxury, beauty, fashion, and art de vivre categories. More recently, the Group expanded its expertise into new categories of luxury watches, jewellery, and eyewear.

Every step at Chalhoub Group is taken with the customer at heart. Be it constantly reinventing itself or focusing on innovation to provide luxury experiences at over 750+ experiential retail stores, online and through mobile apps, each touch point leads to delighting the customer.

Today, Chalhoub Group stands for 14,000 skilled and talented professionals across seven countries, whose cohesive efforts have resulted in the Group being ranked third in the Middle East and first in Saudi Arabia as a Great Place to Work®.

To keep the innovation journey going, the Group has set up "The Greenhouse", which is not just an innovation hub, but also an incubator space and accelerator for start-ups and small businesses in the region and internationally. This is just one of the several initiatives taken by the Group to reinvent itself, catalysed by forward thinking and future-proofing. The Group has also been embedding sustainability at the core of its business strategy with a clear commitment towards people, partners and the planet, and by being a member of the United Nations Global Compact Community and signatory of the Women's Empowerment Principles.

What you'll be doing

As the Bookkeeper/Accountant you will play a pivotal role in overseeing our financial
transactions, ensuring the precision and trustworthiness of our accounting records. You will act as the primary liaison, tasked with fostering a seamless connection with Chalhoub Group, while adeptly managing day-to-day accounting duties, petty cash processes, and the handling of supplier payments and expenses.

Your responsibilities will extend to GL functions, including reconciliation, consolidation,
process enhancements, and the development and documentation of policies. Moreover, you will be entrusted with monitoring cash flow, profit and loss statements, balance sheet recording supplier invoices, reconciling supplier statements, and conducting financial and KPI reporting.

You will have the opportunity to serve as a key contributor to a fast paced, high growth
environment and strengthen your understanding of both operational and technical
accounting processes.


- Be responsible for accurate and timely month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close procedures for certain key balance sheets and income statement accounts (including preparing and/or reviewing journal entries, account reconciliations).
- Collaborate cross-functionally with various organizations within the Company, including Operations, Creative, Technology and Data, and Merchandise to support the accounting close process.
- Monitor cash flow, profit and loss statements, and balance sheets.
- Prepare audit schedules
- Assist and prepare internal management reporting documents to support company decision making and analysis.
- Preparing tax returns
- Preparing financial analyses and reports.
- Preparing revenue projections and forecasting expenditure.
- Assisting with preparing and monitoring budgets.
- Maintaining and reconciling balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
- Assisting with annual audit preparations.
- Cash handling cash transactions and maintain appropriate documentation and control


What you'll need to succeed

- Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration with a focus on Accounting.
- 4-5+ years of relevant work experience in accounting or bookkeeping roles.
- Strong proficiency in technical accounting principles and practices.
- Exceptional analytical skills and ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
- Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and process improvement.
- Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
- Self-motivated, results-driven, and capable of driving change initiatives.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to engage
effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
- Proficiency in MS Excel, including pivot tables and data analysis.
- Experience with Zoho Books and Oracle are preferred
- Enthusiastic, adaptable, and motivated by challenges.

What we can offer you

With us, you will turn your aspirations into reality. We will help shape your journey through enriching experiences, learning and development opportunities and exposure to different assignments within your role or through internal mobility. Our Group offers diverse career paths for those who are extraordinary, every day.

We recognise the value that you bring, and we strive to provide a competitive benefits package which includes health care, child education contribution, remote and flexible working policies as well as exclusive employee discounts.

About the Company

The Chalhoub Group is the leading partner for luxury across the Middle East since 1955. As an expert in retail, distribution and marketing services based in Dubai, the group has become a major player in the fashion, beauty and gift sectors regionally.

By blending its Middle East expertise and intimate knowledge of luxury, Chalhoub Group is building brands in the region, by offering service excellence to all its partners and a unique experience to its customers through its passionate teams.

With a growing workforce of more than 9,000 people, implemented in 14 countries, as well as the operating of over 470 retail outlets, the group's success is attributed to its most valued asset of highly skilled and dedicated teams. Professionalism and passion are what fuel the Chalhoub Group's competitive edge in today's market.

By being committed to implementing sustainable practices into their business, the Chalhoub Group has been awarded in 2013 the CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

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