Assistant Financial Accountant - AtkinsRéalis - #57784

PrecisionHire Solutions

Date: 1 week ago
City: Dubai
Contract type: Part time
Assistant Financial Accountant – ME&A

AtkinsRealis offers exciting opportunities for growth and development in the thriving markets of the Middle East. With offices in major cities such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Al Ula and Doha, we are well-positioned to provide our employees with a diverse range of projects and experiences.

We are looking for a Financial Accountant to join the Middle East Finance Operations Team to look after various financial accounting and reporting matters including, but not limited to, internal and external reporting, IFRS compliance, monthend processes and reporting etc for the Middle East & Africa region. The Assistant Financial Accountant will report to the Finance Manager.

Middle East Finance Operations team is responsible for managing the technical accounting, transactional processing and statutory and tax compliance for all AtkinsRéalis’ companies operating in the Middle East & Africa region, ensuring all internal and external reporting deadlines are met. The team also ensures compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures and maintains and evaluates internal control which govern the core financial processes.


  • Coordination and preparation of various returns, including financial statements and tax submissions, for a number of legal entities, under the supervision and guidance of manager;
  • Preparation of statutory compliance returns, including ICV and Local Content certifications;
  • Coordination with external consultants, including tax advisors and audit firms, and internal corporate teams for tax and finance processes;
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly VAT and WHT returns for assigned statutory companies;
  • Preparation of periodical reports and reconciliations to be submitted to the business;
  • Supporting the Finance Manager on ad-hoc initiatives and analysis;
  • Ensuring compliance with Finance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the business;
  • Assisting the wider finance team with internal and external audits;
  • Assisting with the preparation of Financial Statements and Tax returns;
  • Develop strong working relationships with team members and other key stakeholders;
  • Seek opportunities to learn new skills and aspire to develop within the team.

Technical Competencies


  • A recognised degree in finance, accounting or related subjects;
  • Minimum of 3 years experience within a finance/accounting environment;
  • Competent accountant with excellent understanding of double entry and best practices;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel (ability to build custom models is an advantage);
  • Good standard of (numerical) presentation skills;
  • Excellent communication in English (both written and oral).
  • Experience of interacting with multiple teams, internal and external;
  • Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships and communicate effectively at all levels


  • Some Big 4 experience as an associate or above (PwC/EY/KPMG/Deloitte);
  • Some exposure to preparing tax returns and statutory financial statements;
  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Hyperion Finance Management (HFM), Smart View or other information systems and databases;

Behavioural Competencies


  • Initiative - Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Problem Solving - Can think of creative solutions to problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills - Able to develop productive internal working relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Analytical - Able to analyse large volumes of date and clearly communicate findings.
  • Teamwork - Willingly cooperate with others towards the same goals and objectives.
  • Communication skills - Clear, concise and relevant in both the verbal and written form.
  • Time Management - Able to prioritise, plan ahead and achieve objectives within strict deadlines.
  • Influencing - Confident liaising with and influencing at all levels within the organisation.
  • Cultural Awareness - Able to work within a diverse team and to engage all colleagues.
  • Capable of intelligent debate - challenge colleagues in a constructive manner, communicate complexity clearly, avoid being abrasive or judgemental.

Salary & Benefits

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week);
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.

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