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Accountant- Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS)

Arab Monetary Fund

Posted on April 12, 2019

3 - 4 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce). Any Nationality

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As the implementation phase of the Arab Regional Payment System (ARPS) project picks up momentum, we are looking for a responsible Accountant to join our founding team. Duties of the accountant include preparing, computing, managing, researching, and analyzing all accounting data, in order to provide quantitative information on performance, financial position, solvency, liquidity, and cash flows of ARPS. This position will report to ARPS Project Director.
In this context, the following sections detail the main qualifications, skills and responsibilities related to this position:

Job Responsibilities
Budgeting & General Responsibilities
Perform a variety of professional accounting functions
Provide assistance in financial management and development of the annual budget
Prepare payments to suppliers, ensuring accuracy and appropriate approvals
Process monthly payroll, expense claims and final settlement of employees

Organize and maintain ARPS financial records
Maintain accuracy of general, revenue, and expenditure ledgers and subsidiary financial system
Update and track accounts receivable including invoice creations and collections
Perform all required reconciliations, filing and documentation of applicable taxes
Maintain and track fixed asset inventory control records
Reconcile financial ledgers and records
Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
Prepare and validate daily, monthly, and other periodic journal entry bookings closing and bank reconciliations in an accurate and timely nature

Audit & Oversight

Oversee accounts payable and receivable
Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
Maintain financial security by following internal controls
Comply with financial and legal requirements by understanding relevant legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions
Review and audit all accounts payable, purchase orders, cash receipts, business licenses, payroll, utility billing, and other accounting records and transactions


Prepare financial statements and reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules; research and resolve discrepancies
Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual and other periodic and internal reporting requirements under IFRS / GAAP including Profit Loss Statement, Cash flows and Balance Sheet
Prepare monthly management accounts
Participate in the year-end audit; compile and prepare supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested by auditors

Qualifications and Skills

Experience & Education

3+ years of experience as an accountant
Graduate from a recognized university with a degree in accounting, finance or a similar field


Experience in accounting principles, corporate finance, financial reporting, budget preparation and financial record keeping
Experience with local accounting laws and regulations
Relevant certifications (e.g. ACCA, CPA, CMA, CIMA) are preferred
Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with ability to effectively communicate by telephone, face to face, email and written
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Excellent organization and time management skills, and ability to work on own initiative, accurately to tight deadlines, and to prioritize between conflicting demands
Ability to handle multiple tasks with tight deadlines simultaneously
Effective team player and excellent relationship building skills with ability to demonstrate a high level of discretion and positive attitude with all internal and external stakeholders
Ability to maintain the highest level of confidential/sensitive information and professionalism
Flexibility and readiness to work beyond regular working hours and as required


Fluent in English
Knowledge of Arabic and French is a plus

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