Senior Accountant - Levant and Egypt

Created by: AbbVie
Added: 17.10.2019

Advert description

  • Maintain appropriate stewardship and controls throughout the Levant-Egypt affiliate’ operations and performance and ensure integrity of financial information and documentation.
  • Be responsible for the day to day accounting tasks across the various functional areas such as: reconciling accounts with vendors and distributors, ensuring collected invoices have proper supporting documentation in line with AbbVie policies, coordinating with requestors for clearing blocked invoices, etc.
  • Take the lead over the month-end closing process and contribute to ensuring costs are accurately booked: validate the monthly accruals for un-captured invoices, check the month end journal entries and make corrections for proper cost allocations and re-classes, review balance sheet accounts and follow-up for clearing of aged items.
  • Responsible for affiliate receivables status: prepare monthly status report with comments regarding aging items, resolve issues causing payment delays and coordinate internally and with the client to solve them, coordinate with commercial team to secure approval over received claims, prioritize daily collection actions to ensure invoices are paid as agreed, propose and manage accruals on a monthly basis, contribute to monthly cash flow forecast.
  • Contribute to financial forecasting during planning cycles (Plan, Long range plan, Latest Best Estimate) for balance sheet and PL items.
  • Support the Finance Director and Financial Controller with the required info on actuals and other information requirements.
  • Manage the Intercompany billing process in coordination with Requestors. Complete reconciliation of ICB charges received and ensure that the allocations are made to respective cost centers and correct allocation of costs.
  • Be the focal point of contact to provide tax related data/ reports (VAT/ WHT / payroll tax) to the tax COE and ensure proper reconciliation between booked and paid amounts.
  • Act as the point of contact to manage employees issues with respect to expense reports submission for the corporate cards, P-cards and out of pocket expenses.
  • Act as the point of contact with requestors to monitor Open Purchase orders, Aging items, and follow up with Requestors and Approvers to ensure that the processing of invoices and payments on time.
  • Work Collaboratively with Vendor master data focal point, to address the Reconciliation issues and payment queries from Vendors.
  • Ensure good asset management and proper control of capital expenditures of the Affiliate.
  • Support Internal and External Audit related work by providing the required info in order to close the audits on timely manner.
  • Identify potential gaps in critical processes and work continuously to improve them to contribute to entity overall performance.
  • Support the preparation of non-recurring reports as they arise.
  • 4 years + of relevant experience in Controlling and Accounting
  • University degree in Finance/ Accounting/ Economics (MBA, CPA or CMA is an advantage)
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify & pursue opportunities across the business, capabilities for project management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to self-prioritize, recommend and implement process improvements and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, ability to work independently and within a team
  • Fluent in English language
  • Good knowledge of ERP systems, Excel
Additional Information

  • Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
  • Job Type: Experienced
  • Schedule: Full-time

Specific details

Type of Contract Full time
Preferred Education Master's
Level of Experience 2-5 years


Egypt, Africa