This person will be responsible for the administration of the accounting function.
They will have accountability and custody of the companies accounting data and records and will assist largely with vouching, verification, accounting and maintenance of related records.
The incumbent must possess a proven track record for timely delivery and customer satisfaction.
The individual is someone who will bring knowledge and creativity to the position as well as have the discipline to drive results and follow established fundamental processes. Understand the Middle East and the legal requirements of working in the region.
Duties & Responsibilities
Ensure the Smiths Code of Corporate Responsibility and Business Ethics is upheld in all activities.
Maintaining books of accounts and ensuring that accounting transactions are recorded in line with International Accounting Standards (IAS)
Responsible for accounting information as per International Accounting Standards (IAS). Due attention will be paid to Smiths Groups accounting policies and procedures while processing accounting transactions for the entity.
Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
Manage the trade finance function including bank guarantees, bonds and letters of credit and obtaining approval by senior management
Manage credit facilities, credit cards and loans
Evaluate new banking products and services
Balance sheet reconciliations and postings.
Preparation of month end journals; accruals.
Oversight of the accounts payable function for both internal and external suppliers
Ensuring SAP data is cleansed for POs and PRs
Responsible for SAP vendor governance and approval
Preparation of payment to suppliers, ensuring accuracy and obtaining approval as per DoA
Enhancement of payables process in SAP
Support the Finance Manager in recording transactions on a day-to-day level paying attention to detail while recording these transactions.
Responsible for the Smiths Detection Saudi Arabia entity including all tax and audit matters
Monthly budget vs actual PM financials report submission for Saudi Arabia
Provision of ad hoc financial information to senior management as and when requested.
Playing a support role and assisting the Finance Manager during internal and external audits for the entity.
All of the above to be maintained on a SAP ERP environment.
Any other tasks assigned by the Finance Manager to this role from time to time and not covered above.
Improvement of the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organisations mission — specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organisational planning.
Diversity & Inclusion
We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.
Education/Training: Accounting Degree Computer literacy (advance Excel skills), competency in use of all programs within MS Office Suite and aptitude for learning specialised software programs.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of related experience in a finance role. Experience of working in a multinational and multicultural environment is an advantage
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of accounting software (SAP) Knowledge of accounting standards Solid communications skills both verbal and written and a strong orientation for customer focus and teamwork.
Language skills in English is required. Language skills in Arabic would be an advantage
Must be decisive, driven and conscientious and interact well in a team environment.
Possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to multitask and manage a wide range of activities.
Strong customer service skills including phone etiquette and the ability to handle stressful situations with resilience and tenacity.
Self-motivated, reliable, and accountable individual.
The ability to make good judgments by thinking quickly and broadly.
University degree in Accounting or similar field
Computer proficient in Ms Office
SAP experience is an advantage
Organised and systematic
Ability to work under pressure and strict deadlines
Work environment is typically considered an office environment during normal or extended working hours.
At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers’ evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 14,600 colleagues, based in 50+ countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with a 170+ year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics. Every minute of every day our technology and our people make the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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