Description

Role Purpose

To lead the compliance reporting for the Cairo office; including financial statements.

Main Responsibilities

Accounting and Controls:

  • Ensures an accurate & timely month, quarter & year-end closing providing all necessary regular & irregular analysis.
  • Transacts, supports accounts payables and treasury activities, banking and cash forecasts
  • Review financial transactions and related booking
  • Review and review Inter-firm transactions and reconciliations
  • Responsible for general ledger maintenance
  • Responsible for maintaining the fixed assets register and analyse capital expenditures.
  • Prepares and supports Balance sheet Reconciliations & Reviews.
  • Maintenance and updates of fixed assets registry
  • Support billing team on clients payment allocations, adjustments, client registration etc.
  • Manage Company Treasury function’s activities and ensure their compliance with Group’s financial policies and procedures.

Statutory Audit and Tax:

  • Supports internal & external audit and ensure strong internal controls environment.
  • Support on submitting various regulatory reports.
  • Support on Corporate Income tax returns and Corporate tax packs submissions.
  • Support on VAT reports, returns, WHT submissions
  • Coordinate and support Statuary Tax Audits.

About The Team

Function

The Finance function provides the following services to the Firm:

  • Supporting strategic decision-making from a financial and business perspective
  • Managing cashflow, including accounts payable, credit checks, billing and collections
  • Ensuring firm-wide purchasing excellent and efficiency
  • Financial reporting, budgets and forecasts
  • Securing financing across the global firm 

This role will report to the Finance Manager.

The key relationships of this role will be with the following:

  • Finance Function Team 
  • PBS colleagues across the Firm
  • Fee Earners

About The Candidate

Technical skills, qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor degree in Finance & Accounting with 7+ years of professional accounting experience within a professional accounting firm or in a similar role
  • Fluency in English with strong written and oral skills in a professional environment.
  • Strong technical accounting skills
  • Project management skills and Ability to work collaboratively with several teams
  • Communicates clearly and effectively using written and verbal skills to influence, negotiate and collaborate. 
  • Certified with Big 4 or other accounting experience is a plus. 
  • Quickly adapts to changing circumstances and business conditions.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to plan, schedule and arrange own activities to accomplish objectives.
  • Strong client service and delivery focus.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to maintaining data integrity.
  • Collaborative approach, effectively working with others to achieve team success.
  • Respects and enjoys the diversity of cultural, social and academic backgrounds found in the Firm.
  • SAP experience highly desirable.

Personal qualities

These personal qualities represent the shared characteristics of high performers across Baker McKenzie, regardless of job level and location. 

Know how

  • Keeps across key developments in all relevant areas and demonstrates  the ability to develop substantive authority in relation to the Firm's specialist fields 
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the real issue, and to anticipate requirements and potential consequences; distils a range of possibilities by thinking in a considered, prudent manner
  • Able to move through a variety of tasks requiring different approaches, knowledge, and expertise, with agility of mind and capacity for analysis and synthesis 

Dedication

  • Driven by a strong personal sense of integrity and upholds exemplary quality standards
  • Prepares thoroughly, takes responsibility, uses initiative and is self reliant to ensure work progresses to the fullest extent possible
  • Hardworking and diligent with a keen understanding of client demands
  • Demonstrates composure when dealing with difficult situations 

Personal Impact

  • Creates a positive impression at all times; develops relationships through collaboration and reciprocity 
  • Negotiates to achieve outcomes that are mutually satisfactory; shows good judgement on when to stand strong and when to compromise 
  • Invests in, nurtures and builds a network of productive relationships

Humanity

  • Respectful to others, regardless of their position, and earns the respect of others by being transparent 
  • Has care and concern for others and a genuine interest in others as people
  • Treats delicate or confidential issues with grace and discretion. 

Why Join Us?

Baker McKenzie is a truly global law firm. Founded in 1949, we advise many of the world's most dynamic and successful business organisations through our 13,000 people in 77 offices across 47 countries. Yet big does not mean impersonal. We work hard to ensure that everyone knows their role and has the support they need to perform it to the highest standard. Our culture encourages this - how we work, think and behave in a collaborative and fulfilling way.

In the Gulf region Baker McKenzie has been active for more than three decades and our practice now boasts over 100 lawyers based in our seven offices in the Middle East - Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Cairo, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, and Riyadh. As a pioneering firm, we were most notably the first to enter both the Saudi and Egyptian markets.

The firm has built established and substantial presence in the Middle East & Africa region, with all offices working in close collaboration to service clients' needs on a range of matters, including banking and finance, project finance, Islamic finance, corporate/M&A and dispute resolution. We work closely with key local players — including governmental and regulatory entities, financial institutions, family-owned conglomerates and corporates across all industry sectors — as well with global investors and corporations establishing and consolidating their presence in the region.

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To Apply

At Helmy, Hamza and Partners - Baker McKenzie, we welcome direct applications.

Please click on the Apply button on this advertisement to complete the application form.

For more information about this position or to discuss any adjustments you may require during the process please contact, in confidence, Recruitment Manager on +97144230000.

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Please note Helmy, Hamza and Partners - Baker McKenzie does not accept unsolicited CVs.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instill confidence in our clients. This is an exciting time to join us as we invest in and further develop our Professional & Business Services organisation, providing rewarding and challenging career opportunities in all of our world-class business functions.

We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all. Our unique international culture is reflected in the drawing together of a worldwide family of individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds in all of our offices. We encourage the best people -regardless of race, religion or belief if any, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or age - to fulfil their professional aspirations with us.