Accountant | Dubai, UAE

Locations: Dubai, UAE

Successful candidates will possess the following competencies and experience:

Qualifications and Key Skills:

• Degree in Accounting

• Minimum five years accounting experience in practice/firm related to the design and delivery of luxury residential and hospitality projects.

• Minimum 3 years’ experience with DELTEK software (accounting) is mandatory.

• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; ability to read and interpret complex documents such as contractual documents.

• Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with customers, creditors and employees of the organization.

• Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages and mark-ups and efficiently analyze large volumes of data.

• Ability to maintain customer confidence and protect operations by keeping financial information confidential.

• Ability to contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

• Proficient MS Office skills.

• Deadline Orientated

• Attention to Detail

• Experience and knowledge to ensure company financial transactions comply with the UAE VAT regulations & submissions is an advantage

• Previous Middle East experience working in an Architectural Consultancy firm is preferred

Basic Function:

• The project accountant / accountant position is accountable for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected. The position also involves all day-to-day functions required in the business within the finance department.

General Competencies:

• Create project accounts in the accounting system.

• Maintain project-related records, including drawdown schedule, variation orders, invoices and statement of accounts.

• Initiate the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts.

• Review and approve supplier invoices related to a project.

• Review and approve overhead charges to be applied to a project.

• Review account totals related to project assets and expenses.

• Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.

• Follow up with customers regarding unpaid contract billings.

• Report on project status to management as necessary.

• Report to line manager on any opportunities for additional billings.

• Report to line manager regarding the remaining amounts available for projects.

• Create all project-related billings to customers.

• Investigate and follow up on all project expenses not billed to customers.

• Respond to requests for more detail from customers.

• Identify and process write offs of any project-related billings that cannot be billed to or collected from customers.

• Close out project accounts upon project completion.

• Compile information for external auditors as required.

• Maintenance of GL accounts, Debtor Accounts, Creditor Accounts and project files.

Any general day-to-day accounting functions as required. (e.g. Cashbooks, Asset Management, Petty Cash, etc).

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to

Quoting the job title “ACCOUNTANT - DUBAI” in the subject line.

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