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Job Details Egypt

Finance Accountant Accounting

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Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

Main Responsibilities: For Travelport Egypt: Preparation of monthly Legal Entity Management Reports (LEMR), including thorough review of trial balance provided by the BPO, detailed revenue, cost of revenue, operating expense and balance sheet variance and trend analyses; Monthly LEMR reviews with members of the Controllership team; Management of month, quarter and year-end timetable, ensuring bottlenecks are resolved and escalating issues as appropriate; Monitoring timeliness of BPO balance sheet reconciliation preparation and review using the Trintech Cadency reconciliation software and periodic quality reviews of low risk reconciliations prepared and reviewed by the BPO, on a rolling basis; Regular reviews of KPIs and performance against BPO service level agreements (SLAs); Review and approval of VAT /WHT and other indirect tax returns prepared by compliance outsource partners; Production, accuracy and on-time filing of any other regulatory or legally required financial or statistical returns; Coordination of Prepared by Client list requests to the external audit timetable, working with the BPO to provide required documentation and acting as the key point of contact for auditor queries; Participation in the annual budget setting process; Working with Continuous Improvement (CI) team and the BPO to embed Lean tools and principles and drive continuous system and process improvement, including identification and implementation of Robotic Process Automation opportunities and driving improvements to core Oracle R12 and Trintech Cadency finance systems; Responsible for the accuracy of process documentation, including standard operating procedures maintained by the BPO; Support reviews and requests for information from Travelport’s Corporate Audit Services (CAS) team; Support business requirements gathering and user acceptance testing of finance system changes, upgrades and implementations. Local support for Travelport UK head office, BPO and compliance outsource partners for any Egypt banking issues. Preparing VAT report data, WHT data and to cooperate with KPMG in the filing process. Coordinate with KPMG and RSM in the tax authority inspection preparation and attendance of committees if required. Send and receive invoices through the E-tax system. Support in regional projects and assignments. Visits the local authorities and Banks if needed. Knowledge, Skills, Experience, Training, Education: Part qualified accountant or qualified by at least 4 years’ experience. Highly organized with strong analytical, business understanding and problem-solving skills; Excellent communication skills and ability to influence stakeholders outside the R2R team; Successful candidate will be highly motivated and keen to both identify issues and take responsibility for seeing them through to resolution; Advanced Microsoft Excel is preferred and practical knowledge of Oracle and Trintech Cadency would be an advantage. Context/Environment: Responsible to the MEA Finance Manager and part of the Dubai based Finance R2R team, which is ultimately responsible to the Group Financial Controller. Key Measures (e.g., financial scope, budget and staff management responsibilities): High quality and on-time production of LEMRs and demonstration of detailed understanding of period to period movements in the P&L, balance sheet and the underlying business; Accurate and timely period-end close and filing of indirect tax and other compliance documents; KPIs and performance against BPO SLAs; Completeness of annual cycle of Cadency reconciliation reviews, and quality of reviews undertaken. Working Relationships (e.g., external customers, suppliers; internal customers, staff managed): Collaborative approach to working with various stakeholders across MEA and wider R2R teams, as well as UK head office based finance teams including Finance Operations, Tax, Treasury, Financial Planning & Analysis, Continuous Improvement, Procurement, Project Management Office, CAS and Swindon, UK based Revenue and Cost of Revenue teams; Collaborative relationship with BPO partners who are based in India, compliance outsource partners who are based both in the UK and Egypt, and external auditors; Relationship with global Enterprise Corporate Systems team responsible for Oracle E-Business Suite.