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Chief Accountant

Gomrok, Alexandria

Chief Accountant

Gomrok, Alexandria
Posted 16 days ago
20Applicants for1 open position
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Job Description

  • Maintains the general ledger and all related accounts with proper documentation and records of all company transactions; reviews entries to the general and subsidiary ledgers to assure accuracy and compliance with the company's and established accounting principles; controls all changes to chart of accounts. Responsible for monthly and year end closing of the general ledger including preparation of journal entries.
  •  Responsible for maintaining computerized accounting system, backup control, assisting accounting staff with questions and generating computer reports and statements.
  • Administers preparation of interim, year-end, and comparative financial reports; performs and provides analysis of current results to prior periods and/or budget. Prepares required government reports as directed by the controller and responds to inquiries as necessary.
  • Responsible for review reports by outside payroll service and keeping proper follow up on transaction documentation.
  • Maintains fixed asset records and control; determines depreciation terms/rates to apply to capitalized items; prepares property tax returns for review by CFO
  • Ensures the subsidiary ledger of accounts payable is reconciled with the control accounts.
  • Reviews the General Ledger on a regular basis, to ensure cost codes are being properly used, and creates new ledger accounts or new transaction codes, as needed.
  • Processes depreciation calculations monthly.
  • Closes the general ledger every month, reporting final balances for monthly accounts.
  • Reviews the month-end trial balance for any obvious omissions or differences.
  • Ensures that the bank transfers have occurred so that payroll is funded.
  • Contributes to the successful completion of all external and internal Audit process
  • Provides supervision and direction for subordinates including the following:
    * When openings occur in the department, interviews and recommends qualified candidates for staffing requirements.
    *Provides direction and instruction to subordinate staff, providing regular feedback and regular appraisals.
  • Counsel’s subordinates, up to and including discipline or termination recommendations.
  • Follows company management policies and procedures in the application of managing subordinates.
  • Participates in career plan development for subordinates
  • The impact of this position will primarily be to ensure proper management of the books of accounts by the terminal allowing for timely & accurate MIS to enable decision making
  • The position is required to constantly find means for better financial reporting standards for the terminal. The position has a complex nature impacting both financial & operational performance.
  • To ensure presenting all statutory reports in time.
  • Preparing a monthly closing with financial position and all other statements.
  • To liaison with Central Auditing Organization and Egyptian Tax Authority to ensure that the financial activities are within the standards.

Job Requirements

  • B.S degree in accounting. 
  • Qualification as a Chartered Accountant or Certified Public Accountant, or equivalent is preferable.
  • Requires at least 7 to 10 years of progressively more responsible general accounting and finance experience. 
  • Requires at least two years of management / supervisory experience.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of international accounting standards, accounting principles and practices, including some knowledge of international audit standards.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Management Accounting fundamentals and its applications.
  • Must be familiar with best practices in the professional field of accounting.
  • Must have working knowledge of payroll, accounts payable, and general ledger processing.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office.
  • Team-player.
  • Integrity.
  • Awareness and ability to work with constant care.
  • Emergency response reaction in unsafe situation.
  • Feeling of ownership for your own safety and your facility.

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