• Accounts Receivable Accountant

    Location AE-Dubai
    Requisition ID
    2018-11586
    Business Area
    Global Shared Services
    Category/Discipline
    Accounting, Finance & Controlling
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Job title - Accounts Receivable Accountant

     

    Section/location - GSS Finance Regional Centre Middle East – Dubai

     

    Reports to - Credit Collection Manager MEA

     

     

    The global shared services group (GSS) within DNV GL provide support services and key competencies in Finance, Human resources, IT, Real Estate and Procurement. GSS strategic goals are to provide high quality, cost efficient support services to all business areas and to the group. GSS shall deliver high quality support services, fully aligned with Group policies and in compliance with laws and regulations of the countries where we operate.

     

    Local Unit & Position Description:

    With the purpose of conducting a standardized, high quality and cost –efficient support function, GSS finance is organizing into larger regional supporting centers. These centralized hubs, together with the next generation finance (NGF) project and legal entity efficiency project (LEEP) will all come into play to deliver significant benefits to the organization by improving quality efficiency, compliance and improving the competence of our resources. In this way GSS will better support DNV GL’s business areas in meeting their strategic goals.

    The GSS finance regional center in Dubai (UAE) supports all business areas in the middle east and Africa region. The regional shared service center is looking for an Accounts receivable (AR) accountant with strong technical skills, a customer centric mindset, self-motivated with positive and can do attitude to be part of this great team. As AR accountant in our GSS finance regional shared service center, you will process daily cash receipts application to our customer accounts. You will be issuing accounts statements and automated payments reminders to our clients. You will also be following up on overdue invoices with relevant business areas. This position is vital for the company and is located in our Dubai, UAE office. Your sharp judgment, AR , debt collection experience, computer skills, organization and superior communication skills will all come into play in this dynamic role for DNV GL. The successful candidate must demonstrate a positive attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile to meet organizational goals.

     

     

    Work to be performed/major duties:

    • Process all incoming checks. Enter payments into accounting system.
    • Daily application of bank cash receipts
    • AR subledger reconciliation to GL ledger
    • Resolve bank/GL discrepancies pertaining to receipts from daily bank reconciliations
    • Work with clients to reconcile any payment/billing discrepancies
    • Work with business area Finance to resolve old items on AR aging
    • Generate past due collection notices and follow up.
    • Prepare bad debt reserve in accordance with DMS guidelines and submit to GL accountant for processing
    • Ensure AR write-offs are properly authorized as per chart of authority before submitting for booking
    • Other tasks as assigned by Finance manager

    Position Qualifications

    Position qualifications and level required:

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Accounts Receivable
    • Knowledge of Oracle will be a plus.
    • Experience with a Professional Services Company preferred
    • Computer skills Other professional qualifications required:
    • Proficient in MS Excel, Word and Outlook.
    • Excellent team player and with very good personal communication and phone skills.
    • Highly efficient, accurate and well organized.
    • Fluency in both written and spoken English
    • “Can do!” attitude and the ability to work independently effectively

              Characteristics of successful employee: 

    • Sharp judgment
    • Good communication skills
    • Positive attitude, customer centric mindset and the willingness to go the extra mile to meet organizational goals.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documentation and various financial reports
    • Energetic and approachable fostering positive atmosphere
    • Solution oriented, willing to take initiative to solve problems
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with minimal supervision
    • Attentive to detail and deadlines
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • Proven ability to learn and understand new software/accounting systems
    • Written and verbal communication skills in the following languages is an advantage: Portuguese, French, Arabic

     

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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