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Chief Accountant at Bloom Education's Dubai Campus

Company NameBloom Education  Company LocationDubai

Job description

Bloom Education is seeking a Chief Accountant to lead a team of finance staff at its new Dubai Campus, which will house two premium branded P-12 schools (Brighton College and Dwight School) and a Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language, Culture and Arts. The Chief Accountant will lead the planning, implementation and oversight of financial procedures and processes; develop and present financial statements, and champion the effective financial management of the schools, its suppliers, and services.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • More than 5 years of supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • A designation as a qualified Accountant
  • Formal education in business with an emphasis in accounting
  • Experience in cost accounting, industrial accounting and group consolidation procedures
  • Proficiency with SAP, Microsoft Excel, Access and Word
  • Experience implementing accounting processes in a new business unit is a major asset
  • Experience working in the education industry
Key Responsibilities
Accounting and Finance
  • Supervise campus Accountants, Assistant Accountants, and Cashiers
  • Compile the revenue and capital budget  
  • Maintain a standard set of accounting records/books and prepare annual accounts in accordance with International Accounting Standards
  • Prepare and present periodic management reports
  • Comply with standard accounting requirements such as bank reconciliation, confirmation of debtors and creditors and inter-company accounting
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures with emphasis on internal controls
  • Monitor and analyze department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Monitor spend against departmental budgets and regularly update senior management
Cash Management
  • Effectively monitor working capital assets such as receivables
  • Establish and maintain relationships with banks and service providers
  • Manage the campus’ bank balances and keep track of postdated cheques and bank positions, initiate funds requisitions whenever necessary
General Management
  • Participate in operational planning processes
  • Collaborate with the other department managers to support overall goals and objectives
Reporting Lines
  • Accountable to the Campus Head of Business Operations on day-to-day operational issues, compliance with Bloom policies and procedures, management reporting, budgetary control at departmental and school levels and cash management
  • Functional reporting to the Bloom Education Financial Controller

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