Senior Controlling Analyst

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

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 Arab 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
  • Job Details:
  • Ensure that the business activities are conducted in accordance with the Financial Control Models (FCM), and you also support the definition of local financial policies and ensure that the adherence to both local and global reporting standard are controlled.
  • Maintain a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve accounting processes and manage business risks through financial compliance.
  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
  • Ensure the bank balance reconciliations provided by FSSC throughout the month are matching with the bank statements – advise on any rectification entries to be passed
  • Ensure all leasing accounting entries have been passed and check all lease renewals / modifications have been carried out by FSSC team
  • Support driving any clearing of Balance sheet reconciliations identified post previous month end closing
  • Support document retention compliance process in all BU’s being managed
  • Complete random audits of workflow to ensure that all accounting transactions are appropriately authorized and executed
  • Regular review of Balance Sheet schedules provided by FSSC and driving resolution of misstatements/unreconciled open items in GLs
  • Ensure timely submission of Balance sheet substantiation to group finance
  • Advise any reclassifications required to be passed by FSSC in next monthly closing system
  • Support the review SAP to BPC reconciliation on a monthly basis and minimize the entries posted in BPC
  • Support the review of any audit adjustment entries being passed to ensure opening balances are correctly stated
  • Perform a preclosing balance sheet review in conjunction with the FSSC team to identify any accounting anomalies to be cleared prior to the book closure
  • Support in the monthly accrual process to ensure adequate accruals have been taken for the BU
  • Ensure the balance sheet lines are correctly reflecting their balances to avoid an Net debit / credit balance misstatements or any negative Balances in Asset lines. Inform FSSC of any errors to correct
    Skills :
  • Strong technical account knowledge and audit experience needed
  • Solid experience in International Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS).
  • Understanding of internal controls
  • Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • PC skills
  • Analysis and troubleshooting
  • What equips you for the role
  • Controller experience of at least 3 years
  • Knowledge of SAP BPC or SAP Business Warehouse will be highly regarded
  • Extensive use of Excel
  • Retail experience is a plus
  • College or University degree in Finance
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Big Four Audit experience with 2 years industry experience will be highly regarded