Senior Accountant

Our client, an international law firm is wishing to recruit a senior accountant from the professional services sector for a newly created role. Must have worked in partnerships for a top-tier law firm or consulting firm.

Responsibilities Include

  • Preparation of monthly payroll file, including updates for new joiners, departures, salary changes, bonuses, etc. Coordinate review of payroll file with designated Firm professional.
  • Preparation of annual budget files and mid-year forecast of budgeted expenses for Abu Dhabi, when needed.
  • Preparation of select annual surveys and governmental reports.
  • Coordination with external auditors and local tax service providers, when necessary.
  • Prepare and upload select journal entries related to payroll, VAT, etc. and coordinate posting with designated Firm Accounting team members.
  • Preparation and filing of the quarterly VAT return.
  • Corporate credit card processing & management.
  • Assist when necessary with Accounts Payable and expense report review and inquiries.
  • Provide support for other operational accounting activities across European offices, as needed

Other ad hoc requests, as needed.

Ideal Characteristics

  • Strong educational background. Undergraduate or Graduate degree in accounting or finance.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on client service.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Arabic language skills considered a plus.

Critical Competencies For Success

  • Conducts self in a positive, professional manner.
  • Willing to learn from multiple sources; able to apply gained skills across various responsibilities.
  • Possess a sense of urgency and willingness to build effective working relationships with key members of the Firm.
  • Proactive individual who uses common sense and a fact-based approach to address issues and communicate solutions.

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Friendly, positive communicator capable of conversing at all levels.
  • Capable of learning organizational and prioritization skills to assist in executing multiple tasks.
  • Takes ownership and responsibility to complete assignments within the prescribed schedule.
  • Team player who shares credit for accomplishments with others and keeps the Firm’s best interests foremost.

We are seeking to secure this person with a late Feb, or early March start date.Salary: up to 28,000 AED

Desired Skills and Experience

VAT, monthly payroll , budget forecast, Accounts Payable

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