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Senior Accountant - Finance - Tunisia

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Location: Tunis
Tunisia Head Office

Finance

Our multi-disciplined finance teams support and improve business performance while maintaining effective and robust control. We have teams working within our retail divisions; reviewing financial performance, identifying trends, spotting opportunities and supporting business planning and decision making. In our Central Finance Team, business performance is recorded, reported and analyzed on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. Finance staff also play an active role in the review and enhancement of business processes and technology usage.

Role Profile:

Undertake all/any responsibilities appropriate to level of experience for activities within Sales, Cash Collection, Credit Collection, General Ledger, Purchasing, Banking, Loan Accounts, Payroll, Inventory and the Cashiers Office, to ensure the integrity and correctness of all financial data/ transactions. Undertake financial reporting and interfaces with internal and external auditors to clarify on audit issues. Support work process simplifications and system enhancements initiatives to boost the efficiency of the Account team. Support critical closing procedures to ensure timeliness.

The below Key Performance Areas include but are not limited to:

Substantiate and authenticate transactions and ensure correct application of company policies and procedures for:

  • Cash deposits, sales credit cards, gift vouchers, reconciliation, Control Accounts, Purchase Orders, Suppliers invoice, Credit Notes, cost prices, services/goods received, financial authority/approval, Contracts/Agreements/ Rental Agreements, cheque preparation, cash collections and deposits, commission, interest, establishing Letters of Credit (LC), bank charges, bank Guarantees, loan repayments, foreign suppliers payments, electronic funds transfer, monitoring bank accounts, bank transactions and bank standing instructions, and payroll.
  • Ensure that there is sufficient supporting/justifying documentation and correct as per level of authority and with Company Policy.
  • Classify and code transactions in accordance with company Chart of Accounts adhere to Company Policy and Procedures and accounting standards.
  • Query all/any unclear allocation of costs.
  • Support various work process simplification and system enhancement initiatives driven by the Supervisor. Ensure new changes are communicated to all Accountants.
  • Support the Supervisor in all issues related to monthly closing. Strictly follows guidelines for Monthly Closing. Adhere to the instructions and time deadlines.
  • Make control and exception reports to ensure books of accounts, inventory, fixed and other tangible assets are independently reconciled, and accurately stated for every period; take appropriate corrective action.
  • Generate standard and ad hoc reports; review, analyse and comment on reports, to confirm accuracy for monthly and final closing of books of accounts.
  • Work with the internal and external auditors and furnish all details requested and agreed. Answer queries in consultation with Supervisors. Escalate issues as and when required.

Knowledge:

  • Degree / Post graduate qualification in Accounting.

Skills:

  • Good Understanding of oracle financial system.
  • Ability to learn fast, and take initiative, work independently and deliver on time.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.
  • Good communication and patient listener.

About Us:

As a leading international franchise operator, with nearly 90 of the world’s most recognised brands in its portfolio, Alshaya Group brings great shopping, dining, leisure and hospitality experiences to millions of customers across the Middle East & North Africa, Russia, Turkey, Europe and beyond.

Alshaya Group is a dynamic multinational business and family owned enterprise with a consistent record of growth and innovation. For 35 years, Alshaya has been a pioneering force in brand franchising, using its exceptional knowledge and experience to expand at pace.

Our portfolio of well-loved international brands includes Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria’s Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn, KidZania and, coming soon, Hampton by Hilton.

From one retail franchise store opened in Kuwait in 1983, Alshaya Group has consistently grown and diversified and today offers customers an unparalleled choice of brands across multiple sectors; Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings, Leisure & Entertainment, and Hotels. A diverse, skilled team of 53,000 people from 120 nationalities support more than 4,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, a growing online business and a commitment to delivering great customer experiences.

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