Accounting Specialist

Requisition ID
Business Area
Global Shared Services
Accounting, Finance & Controlling
Position Type
Temporary employment

Local Unit & Position Description

We are seeking a senior In-country GSS Representative for the IMEA Region GSS Finance based in Tehran.


In-country GSS Representative will initially report to the GSS Finance manager Middle East. The incumbent will manage the statutory reporting for specific legal entities per external legislation and internal policies of a given geographical location. He will also liaise with the Regional GSS HR and Real Estate and Procurement (REM) team.

Accounting and reporting

  • Coordination with in-country Business units on book close activities
  • Produce draft Management report to Business units for their review

Local internal control

  • Coordinating for Fixed assets sighting activities and ensure proper custodian of fixed assets in country
  • Coordinates and facilitates on in country internal control matters
  • Test, document, report and monitor controls as per the Internal Control systems on frequent basis. Implement corrective actions as per management or Global Process Owner advice.
  • Signing remittance order /cheques and manage cash management activities that could not be performed by the regional centre.

Statutory and Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for all statutory reporting and compliance issues for specific Legal Entities in Iran.
  • Oversees compliance to statutory rules, supports annual audits and preparation of annual statutory accounts, notes and annual reports
  • Oversees and signs off reconciliations of major balance sheet accounts
  • Sign off accounting records/financial statement in compliance with local requirements
  • Monitor shares capital development and dividends and make sure that equity rules and dividend payment rules are followed and are legally compliant
  • Oversees tax compliance and supports with tax reviews including but not limited to WHT, VAT, CIT, PIT and others
  • Coordinating with local tax advisor for tax filing
  • Ensure proper archiving in compliance with local regulation
  • Highlight regulatory changes to the team where necessary for timely actions


  • Coordinating for bank guarantee issued locally and maintain open bank guarantee listings by country.
  • Coordinating with Treasury team on cashflow management/cashflow issues
  • Acts as main contact point for general accounting processes (RTR) and group reporting towards the HUB
  • Acts as the main contact point towards auditors and outsourcing partners (incl corporate secretarial services and facility management services.).
  • Act as interlink between GSS HR and country on HR activities

 HR administration local coordination

  • Preparation of standard job descriptions in local language
  • Review and issuing of standard employment contracts guided by Regional Centre (RC)
  • Localisation of employee handbooks and policies supporting Country Chair (CC) guided by RC
  • Employee insurance renewal and communication, supported by RC
  • On-boarding and off-boarding using DNV GL checklist
  • International assignee on and off-boarding including visa, as guided by RC, using selected vendors
  • Administration of fringe benefits, allowances, passing on data to social security/pension etc.
  • Support in data collection for payroll
  • Assisting with employee queries using DNV GL case management tool
  • Creating (electronic) personnel files for new employees and keeping them pursuant to the applicable law
  • Preparing work certificates for leaving employees, ‘document management’ in local language
  • Providing notice on the obligatory initial/periodical medical examination
  • Employee vacation and medical leave control, and administration; keeping a working hours record based on sick leave, holiday requests and other excused absence
  • Basic support in ER issues, about high level process applicable in-country
  • Occasional support as attending an all staff meeting

Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications

  • Chartered accountant/Chief Accountant Certificate (5+ years experience)
  • Experience with a Professional Services Company preferred
  • Computer skills
  • Strong understanding on local regulations
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar positions or in General Accounting
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Local language proficiency, written and verbal

  Characteristics of Successful Candidate

  • Demonstrate long term commitment to the company
  • Adhere to company rules and procedures; executes plans with commitment and determination; achieves high quality results
  • Good understanding of all key business processes across functional areas
  • 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

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


The Global Shared Services (GSS) organization within DNV GL provides high quality, cost effective services and processes within Human Resources, Finance and IT, based on requirements defined by the business areas and Group. GSS also develops central competence for distinct services, projects and development and will support policy, procedures and system implementation on a global, regional, and local level.


GSS is about bringing a team of true process experts together, going for professional service levels at industry standards, and offering centers of expertise for competence based advisory. We are driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support the business areas. As a member of the GSS community you act in a professional, multi-cultural, competent and service oriented environment with good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues around the world.


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