Sharjah Airport Careers

Air Arabia

Senior Accountant

Job Purpose
To analyze, process, and maintain Company’s GSA’s, Operations and Outstation financial transactions and records ensuring compliance with approved accounting standards and procedures.
Assist in preparation of budgets, financial reports and other financial analysis; Interacts with internal and external parties such as government departments, banks, auditors, GSAs and suppliers in order to facilitate or resolve function-related matters as per Air Arabia adopted policies and procedures.
Key Result Responsibilities
  • Supervises and follows up on all Air Arabia GSA’s costs and Outstations related activities ensuring timeliness and accuracy in executing and recording all transactions such as payments, returns, retention and reporting as well as compliance with requirements and regulations.
  • Ensures all the Bank Guarantees received from Airport Cost Suppliers are renewed as per agreed terms and timeframes in line with Company’s procedures.
  • Makes sure all the Outstations corresponding expenses are timely recorded and reflected in the system before month-end closing this includes accrual of expenses as well as reconciliation of Vendors.
  • Monitors the flow of activities with outsourced service providers and ensures all invoices are posted on timely basis and addresses issues if any for remedial actions.; maintains and communicates the procedural manual to the service providers.
  • Ensure timely payments for all Airport related suppliers and other airport or passenger taxes bills.
  • Handles the reconciliations of the Outstation Vendors and Airport- Cost-Related Vendors; highlights cases to resolve any disputes on time; provides the reconciliation monthly report to the Line Manager.
Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting / Finance/ Commerce or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Professional qualification as an Accountant is an advantage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office- Advanced Excel, Access, Word, Power Point skills, Internet and Web Search.
  • Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Auditing certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Fluent in English Language.
Work Experience
  • 4+ years of experience in handling payables at Airlines/Travel/Tourism industry; with a minimum of 2 years in handling airport related costs.
  • He/she must have worked in a mid-sized organization operating on a regional/multinational level, preferably in Airlines/Travel/Tourism industry; experience with low-cost airline would be an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge in accounting cycle, process flow and procedures is a pre-requisite.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge in financial control and accounting fundamentals such as SFAS (Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts).
  • Strong math and numerical reasoning ability and high accuracy are mandatory for this role.
  • Familiar with formalities and pre-requisites associated with internal and external audits.
  • Experienced in a computerized accounting environment with an exposure on financial models and the new technologies in the industry.
  • Capable of independently preparing budgets and monitoring expenditure in line with agreed targets.
  • Excellent financial, analytical and reporting skills.

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