Senior Accountant

Job reference 
107 / 1183
Field of requested position 
Accounting
Company activity type 
Job location 
keserwan - Lebanon
Age bracket 
Min 25
Gender 
No preference
Education 
Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or related field
Years of experience 
7 to 10 years
Languages 
Arabic - English
Special skills 

n/a

Tasks and duties 

- Track all accounting processes and assign related processes to accounting staff to ensure effective and efficient accounting for transactions
- Applies the principles of accounting
- Approve transactions on a 80-20 rule ie. that only high value transactions, non-recurring transactions, period-end adjustments and delegate approval of routine and usual transactions
- Assign process-performance targets for each staff for each process and monitor implementation
- Prepare self-appraisal quality checklists for each staff to ensure quality in performance on a pro-active basis
- Ensure that accounting records are closed on a timely basis each month and also at the period-end through a defined accounts close process and compile the consolidated financial statements
- Ensure that accounts-closing instructions are circulated internally and all supporting documents are received by the accounting function for timely closing
- Reconcile all bank statements, inter-group accounts, supplier and customer statements at least on a monthly basis
- Check all payments relating to suppliers, employees and ensure excess payments are not made
- Implement all policies and procedures relating to financial accounting and financial control
- Provide periodic feedback to employees for continuous improvement
- Build financial models to facilitate ongoing evaluation of departments and one-time management decisions
- Compile management reports from the common accounting database to facilitate decision-making
- Provide commentary for all variances and operating results
- Review Accounting entries made to the accounting system to ensure correctness and control, especially regarding proper classification of accounts
- Review recording in fixed assets and intangible assets registers for correctness
- Post accounting entries to general ledger, or control (review) automatic posting
- Reconcile general and sub-ledgers
- Supervises the application of accounting principles to a computerized accounting system. Maintains accurate records of the accounts and monitors expenditures, and prepares (or assists in preparing) monthly financial statements and administrative reports.
- Supervises clerical and professional personnel involved in accounting functions, and provides technical assistance and training to them by explaining and demonstrating the work to be performed.
- Interprets financial transactions and events for users who must make economic or business decisions
- Applies a working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verifies documents for completeness and compliance with regulatory authorities and company policies
- Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports

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