Ref: GP186-5886

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are presently in the process of managing a search for an international law firm, out of their Abu Dhabi office, whom are looking to identify a well-qualified and experienced Senior Accountant.

This Senior Accountant shall act as the sole representative, within the regional hub, and they shall take ownership across the full cycle of financial accounting whilst also being focused across areas of business support, payroll, expense monitoring and processing.

In conjunction, the Senior Accountant will also deliver all areas of Tax accounting and VAT filing for returns, along with the management of all accounts payable functions within the regional office. Across the financial operation, the Senior Accountant shall also take ownership of budget and planning cycles in the support of business objectives and group forecasting policy.

As a final point, the Senior Accountant shall also be required to manage areas of internal compliance, linking to both internal and external audit process and any local governance, which is overseen-by and reported-to various office hubs internationally.


The client will look to recruit either a part-qualified or qualified Accountant whom is able to deliver a minimum of 5 years of experience, across a legal and/or professional services environment, within the UAE market.

The role requires a candidate whom is able to also demonstrate a track record within a broad ranging and multi-tasking job role; where they have delivered a diverse set of responsibilities whilst handling senior and internationally-based reporting lines. The successful candidate shall possess strong and decisive communication and presentation skill, acting as a business partner, along with technically astute experience and a demonstrable hands-on track record.

The ability to work with tight and strict deadlines shall be critical and the role will also demand advanced Excel capabilities; to develop reporting tools, any accounting policy and business commentaries in support of both operational and commercial objectives.

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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