Ref: GP186-6466

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently supporting a leading client, within the Trade Finance and Logistics sector, whom are in the process of looking to hire a Chief Accountant to add accounting and reporting-based across their regional business entities managed from their Dubai hub.

With a reporting line to the Financial Controller, the Chief Accountant within a newly created role, shall oversee and manage all areas of financial accounting, whilst also developing any accounting best practice to ensure accurate and timely reporting along with adherence to audit policies. This role will also be focused across the consolidation of accounts to support both financial analysis and management accounting including P&L, cashflow control and receivables management.

The Chief Accountant will also support VAT filing and the oversight of payables and invoicing. In conjunction, this role shall also oversee the administration support of trade finance activities and business documentation within the supply chain operation whilst managing aspects of external reporting and areas of banking relationships.


To be considered for the role, the successful candidate must be an experienced qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) whom is able to demonstrate a background within transactional accounting and financial management functions. Applicants shall be required to understand audit and IFRS-related principles whilst being able to work across ERP systems and accounting packages to a high level of accuracy and efficiency. To ensure strong reports, this role will require a strong Excel proficiency to develop areas of financial analysis and business controls.

The nature of this client requires a self-starter candidate whom is able to develop accounting policies, reporting controls and IT systems linked to financial reports and consolidation. From a business perspective, the client will be looking to hire a candidate with excellent communication and presentation capabilities, along with an ability to support at a senior level via management reports and MIS-based commentaries.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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