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Senior Accountant - General Accounts

Date:  11-May-2022
Company:  Air Arabia Egypt (E5)
Location: 

Cairo, EG

Country:  EG

Job Purpose

To analyze, process, and maintain Company’s GSA’s, Operations and Outstation financial transactions and records ensuring compliance with approved accounting standards and procedures. 

 

Assist in preparation of budgets, financial reports and other financial analysis; Interacts with internal and external parties such as government departments, banks, auditors, GSAs and suppliers in order to facilitate or resolve function-related matters as per Air Arabia adopted policies and procedures.

Key Result Responsibilities

  1. Supervises and follows up on all Air Arabia  GSA’s costs and Outstations related activities in coordination with Stakeholders and external parties ensuring timeliness and accuracy in executing and recording all transactions such as payments, returns, retention and reporting as well as compliance with requirements and regulations.  

 

  1. Ensures all the Bank Guarantees received from Airport Cost Suppliers are renewed as per agreed terms and timeframes in line with Company’s procedures.

 

  1. Makes sure all the Outstations corresponding expenses are timely recorded and reflected in the system before month-end closing this includes accrual of expenses as well as reconciliation of Vendors.

 

  1. Monitors the flow of activities with outsource service providers and ensures all invoices are posted on timely basis and addresses issues if any for remedial actions.; maintains  and communicates the procedural manual to the service providers.

 

  1. Ensure timely payments for all Airport related suppliers and other airport or passenger taxes bills.

 

  1. Handles the reconciliations of the Outstation Vendors and Airport- Cost-Related Vendors; highlights cases to resolve any disputes on time; provides the reconciliation monthly report to the Line Manager.

Key Result Responsibilities - Continued

  1. Interacts and coordinates with Stakeholders, vendors, GSAs and others to support them with any queries on function-related matters and therefore to provide guidance for legal tax accounting process; takes necessary action as appropriate.

 

  1. Utilizes and maintains available records to monitor Direct Sector Costs accounts and payments; on monthly basis, analyzes rates of components in purchase orders and invoices against previous purchases, and in accordance with agreed contracting terms to highlight variations.

 

  1. Coordinates with external auditors on schedules to facilitate their audit reviews and ensure smooth inspection as per adopted procedures. 

 

  1. Partners with Stakeholders to prepare budgets for the direct sector costs; compares actual costs versus estimates, analyzes variations and highlights areas of difference on monthly basis. Communicates results to department heads to ensure proper budgeting and reasoning for any cost increase.

 

  1. Generates function related reports such as the MIS reports or any other reports to be presented to the Manager on regular basis.

 

  1. Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.

 

  1. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.  Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting / Finance/ Commerce or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification as an Accountant is an advantage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office- Advanced Excel, Access, Word, Power Point skills, Internet and Web Search.
  • Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Auditing certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Fluent in English Language.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years of comprehensive experience in corporate finance/accounting in Airline Industry; a minimum of 2 years at least as a senior accountant handling taxation and cost areas.
  • Sage and Oracle Fusion experience in AR/AP/GL/Bank Reconciliation/Petty Cash Advanced Level or Setup will be an added value
  • He/she must have worked in a mid-sized organization operating on a regional/multinational level, preferably in Airlines/Travel/Tourism industry; experience with low-cost airline would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge in accounting cycle, process flow and procedures is a pre-requisite.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge in financial control and accounting fundamentals such as SFAS (Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts).
  • Strong math and numerical reasoning ability and high accuracy are mandatory for this role.
  • Familiar with formalities and pre-requisites associated with internal and external audits.
  • Experienced in a computerized accounting environment with an exposure on financial models and the new technologies in the industry.
  • Capable of independently preparing budgets and monitoring expenditure in line with agreed targets.
  • Excellent financial, analytical and reporting skills.
  • High attention to details, confidentiality, and ability to adhere to procedures and set measures are a must.

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