Ref: NP314-1343

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Inspire Selection is recruiting a Russian speaking Chief Accountant for a commodities trading company in DMCC / JLT. This is a new role, as previously the accounts were outsourced.

Reporting to the CFO in Europe, you will be responsible for setting up the department and eventually overseeing a small team.


• Accounts Payables, General Ledger, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, cost tracking, monitoring and controls;
• Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries;
• Monthly consolidated financial statements, cash-flow management reporting;
• Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations (initiate payment instructions, supervise and control receiving of cash, cheques, and deposit funds);
• Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts;
• Generate financial reports and statements to Managers for review (monthly, Quarterly, Annually);
• Monitor expenditures, analyze revenues and determine budget variances and report the same to management;
• Assist CFO in relationship management with banks, coordination for setting up credit line and procuring financing;
• Assist CFO in implementation of internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for budget administration, cash/credit management and accounting;
• Assist CFO in implementation and management of new ERP software;
• Arrange and conduct trainings on new ERP system to other departments;
• Assist in providing recommendations to/liaise with ERP Software Provider for ERP performance improvements;
• Preparation and coordination of company’s accounts/financial audits;
• Liaise with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives;
• Analyze financial discrepancies and recommend effective resolutions;
• Monitor and record financial transactions according to company’s policies and regulations;
• Review and recommend changes to existing accounting procedures.

AED 17,000 to 24,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


• Master’s degree in accounting/Finance or equivalent, any additional qualification will be considered;

** Must speak Russian

• Min 5 + years relevant experience in financial & management accounting (financial control, budgeting and management, accounting, audit, contract management, procurement & ERP implementation/management). Experience in setting up internal control policies an advantage.
• Previous experience in trading and shipping, preferably in oil and petrochemicals segments;
• Excellent knowledge of IFRS standards;
• Previous experience in working is different ERP/Accounting software implementations;
• Excellent strategic planning skills and interpersonal skills, being able to interact with all levels;
• Excellent MS Office skills particularly strong capabilities in MS Excel;
• Able to work independently and highly meticulous;
• Previous experience in team management (managing and guiding other accountants);
• Must possess excellent command of English language skills, verbal, written, reading, additional European language is a plus;

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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