Al Futtaim Recruitment – Senior Accountant – O2C | Finance Shared Service Center | Dubai

Al-Futtaim


Job Requisition ID: 142204

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United A”rab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

We are currently seeking a finance professional to join our Finance Shared Service Center team in the capacity of Senior Accountant – O2C.

JOB PURPOSE

As an (O2C) Accountant in Group Finance Shares Service Centre (FSSC), he/she will focus on supporting the day-to-day activities of the O2C function whilst complying with organization’s policies and procedures and ensuring necessary checks and balances to mitigate risks:

This position will be responsible for the following.

  • Provide daily partnering support to business operations by assisting in O2C activities
  • Collateral Security Management, which includes PDCs, Bank Guarantees, Security Cheques etc
  • Identify, highlight, and expedite timely action to resolve exceptions / interface fallouts by performing review, reconciliation, and substantiation of O2C accounts and reports.
  • Highlight receivables and overdues position to business to facilitate their follow-up and collection activities
  • Ensure adequate provision is created for doubtful debts as per company Policy and IFRS standard
  • Highlight risks and exceptions based on daily review of Collection control accounts and ensure resolution of exceptions within SLA by escalating in a timely manner
  • Create and maintain various master record for the O2C activities
  • Perform assigned month end book closing tasks within O2C
  • Monitor the ongoing automated activities and ensure continuity of daily tasks
  • Support with resolution of audit requests (Internal and External) within the submission timelines
  • Identify and support on standardization and improvement initiatives within the O2C function
  • Manage projects/testing as and when it is required by the department or SBUs
  • Support colleagues while they are on leave

Key Accountabilities

  • Timely O2C partnering support to Business in day-to-day operations
  • PDC Management, which includes PDC collection, Warehousing, Banking, Maturing, Hold / Postponement etc
  • Daily collection control account monitoring and exception management
  • Perform monthly / periodic reconciliation and substantiation of O2C accounts and highlight exceptions and related risks to the Business
  • Preparation and circulation of periodic O2C exception reports & dashboards to stakeholders
  • Perform assigned month end book closing tasks within O2C
  • Computation of Provision for doubtful debts in accordance with Policy
  • Identify and support process standardization and improvement initiatives to improve efficiency and quality of reporting for FSSC O2C processes
  • Manage projects/testing as and when it is required by the department or SBUs
  • Any other O2C activities assigned from time to time

JOB CONTEXT

Job holder should possess a good understanding of accounting and financial principles.

He/ She should:

  • Be able to apply the required day to day accounting controls as well as be vigilant to identify and flag risks in the day to day activities.
  • Be able to provide meaningful analysis and data that would trigger appropriate action.
  • Have a positive attitude and be able to communicate with various associates and teams to ensure that all issues related to O2C are resolved in a timely and proactive manner.
  • Be collaborative, trustworthy, receptive to feedback, and eager to learn & support the O2C Team and Tower head in the various activities and initiatives within the O2C function.

Qualifications, Experience, & Skills

Education Qualification:

  • Full time Bachelor’s Degree Finance/Commerce or equivalent

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in accounting, with a good knowledge of ERP systems.

Job-Specific/Technical Skills required to complete the tasks:

  • Knowledge of SAP will be an added advantage
  • Good accounting knowledge (IFRS knowledge is preferred)
  • Analytical as well as Process oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Prior working knowledge in ERP systems (ex: SAP)
  • Knowledge of Excel, Power Point and other Microsoft office tools
  • Detail-oriented and organized

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Organization: Must possess the drive to learn, prioritize and manage work load with minimum supervision
  • Communication: Effectively communicate/liaise with internal/external contacts
  • Team Player: Should enjoy working in a team and be able to solve problems and resolve issues in an amicable manner
  • Should comply with Al-Futtaim core values: Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence

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Job Details:

Company: Al-Futtaim

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Application Deadline: N/A



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