The First Group Junior Accountant - Internship in United Arab Emirates

We are a British-owned and internationally acclaimed property developer based in Dubai, UAE. We have earned a reputation as one of the premier private property developers, both locally in Dubai and throughout the region. We back up our success with a list of International Property awards along with strategic partnerships with companies such as Wyndham Hotel group, Millennium Hotels, Emirates Airlines and Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts.

Over the past 12 years, our company has grown its sales and marketing channels throughout the region and globally, with a presence established in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and India.

To successful candidates, we offer a diverse progressive corporate working environment with clear growth potential along with Award Winning Sales & Marketing Tools, A state of the Art Showroom featuring Dubai’s only Virtual Helicopter Tour and Endorsements from a number of international sporting celebrities.

We are looking for an ambitious Junior Accountant to provide support to the main business division of the finance department. The role will include assistance with day to day transactional processing in to the key systems operated by the company, along with ad hoc reporting requirements.

  • Prepare weekly/monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and ensure timely follow up on unallocated/unreconciled items.

  • Provide processing support to the accounts receivable and accounts payable staff.

  • Ensure that Delegations of Authority are being followed for cash outflows and report exceptions.

  • Post journal entries to ensure that all relevant transactions are recorded.

  • Update financial data and documentation on a timely basis in to the key systems used to ensure that information is well tracked and available.

  • Assist the team with the preparation of monthly closing requirements adhering to deadlines.

  • Assist with analysis of actuals vs budget and prior years.

  • Scope will likely include elements of Project Accounting, Cost Control and Internal Audit further in to the role to give the candidate an understanding of a wide range of accounting functions.

Depending on job performance, the length of the role may be increased from 6 months to 1 year

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduated or nearing completion of a Bachelor Degree (Accounting/Finance specialty).

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

  • Excellent verbal and written English.

  • Must have an interest in Commercial Operations.

Personal Qualities:

  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times.

  • Have a professional and friendly manner.

  • Be an effective verbal and written communicator.

  • Have a flexible and positive attitude.

  • Work effectively in a team with reliability.

  • Have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

  • Handle routine processing of a wide range and high volume of documents while consistently maintaining attention to detail.

  • Excellent with numbers and have an acumen for analysis.

ID: 2017-1525

External Company Name: The First Group

External Company URL: http://www.thefirstgroup.com/en