Job ID 191391
The First Collection is an innovative lifestyle brand comprised of award-winning hotels and restaurants from The First Group.
The First Collection’s portfolio of five operating hotels is famous for its world-class service and cutting-edge amenities that make visitors feel at ease during their stay. The First Collection at JVC is scheduled to launch in September 2021. It will be the group’s first branded and managed property. The Grand Heights Hotel Apartments, which is owned and managed by The First Collection, offers comfortable studios and one-bedroom apartments in the city’s centre. The business also manages TRYP by Wyndham Dubai and Wyndham Dubai Marina, both of which are Wyndham Group franchises. Citadines Metro Central Dubai, on the other hand, is a franchise of The Ascott Limited, which offers hotel apartments in a prime location.
The First Collection’s restaurants offer distinctive and excellent dining experiences with a strong emphasis on quality and value. The rapidly expanding portfolio of restaurants, cafes, and bars comprises a dynamic mix of in-house brands and internationally recognized franchises, including MasterChef, the TV Experience – the world’s first restaurant based on the global television phenomenon. With an emphasis on communal eating, this dynamic restaurant portfolio is establishing the collection of upmarket and upper midscale hotels as one of Dubai’s hottest culinary and lifestyle destinations.
The First Collection’s ambitious growth ambitions for the coming years include the opening of additional upper-scale hotels and a number of dining concepts across Dubai. Senior Accountants are responsible for balancing accounts and bank statements, keeping the general ledger, and drafting month-end closure processes. A competent Senior Accountant combines strong analytical abilities with an in-depth understanding of accounting concepts in order to examine financial reports and predictions. Additionally, the ideal applicant has experience working with and/or leading a team of Accountants and Junior Accountants. Additionally, the Senior Accountant’s responsibilities include assuring the correctness and efficiency of all accounting procedures.
Accounts payable and receivable are verified, allocated, posted, and reconciled.
Produce and show error-free accounting reports.
Analyze financial data and compile a financial status report.
Recognize faults and make recommendations to enhance efficiency and spending.
Provide technical assistance and guidance in the area of management accounting.
Accounting systems and practices are reviewed and recommended for adjustment.
Accounting assistants and bookkeepers must be managed.
Participate in the development of financial standards and the forecasting process.
Contribute to the department’s goal-setting process.
Prepare financial statements and budgets on a timely basis.
Assist in the preparation of tax audits and returns.
Internal and external audits are conducted to assure compliance.
Plan, assign, and review the work of personnel.
Assist with the month-end and year-end closing processes.
To maintain and reinforce internal controls, develop and document company procedures and accounting policies.
Ascertain conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Maintain communication with our Financial Manager and Accounting Manager in order to enhance financial operations.
Desired Competence & Expertise:
A bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance is required; a master’s degree is preferred.
Must have a minimum of five years of experience working in general accounting (experience with financial reporting is a plus but not required)
Has broad accounting expertise, particularly in the areas of rents, salaries, bank reconciliation, and other account reconciliations.
Preferably worked in the UAE’s hotel business.
Should possess superior analytical abilities and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
Fluent in English communication.
Proficiency with the Micros, Opera, FMC, and SUN operating systems.
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