Accounting Manager

Tiffany & Co.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
06 Jun 2022
20 Sep 2022
Full Time
What's inside the Blue Box?

Tiffany & Co. is an international hallmark of quality, and our careers are no exception. We are now hiring for an Accounting Manager for the Middle East & Africa cluster to provide support across Financial Planning and Analysis and have responsibility for internal and external accounting and compliance across the market.

This role has 2 direct reports, and oversees a team of 4.

Your role in the Tiffany Legacy.

Reporting to the Finance Director for Middle East & Africa, you will be responsible for completion of all internal and external reporting requirements to a tight timescale and will maintain robust and efficient controls to satisfy Tiffany Internal Audit and external regulatory requirements.

You will work under the direction of the Finance Director and will partner closely with key stakeholders in their Markets and the Global Finance function based in the USA.

Key Accountabilities include (but not limited to):

Accounts Payable
  • Responsible for and to Manage the Accounts Payable team and the end-to end Accounts Payable process to ensure that Vendors are paid according to payment terms and that the business is fully supported. Ensuring financial controls and Tiffany policies are adhered to
  • Ensure all internal audit controls and local compliance requirements for the accounts payable process is followed, documented, and reported as required.

Revenue/Accounts Receivable
  • Responsible for and Manage the Accounts Receivable function and the end-to end process to ensure that all tenders (including but not limited to (wire, credit card and cash receipts) are correctly allocated, and discrepancies are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Ensure all internal audit controls and local compliance requirements for the Revenue process is followed, documented, and reported as required.

Management Accounting & Reporting
  • Responsible for the completion of management accounts reporting and all required schedules on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, including direct communication with regional office based in Paris and the global head office based in the USA.
    • Where applicable, manage the day-to-day relationship with third party accounting providers to ensure the month end reporting is complete
    • Work with third party tax advisors to ensure all information is provided to prepare corporate income tax returns
  • Work closely with the Finance Director and Business Controller to submit the monthly variance analysis reporting.
    • Responsibility for the completion and timely payments of VAT returns and other tax declarations (withholding, corporate tax‚Ķ)
    • Responsible for the preparation of compliance related requirements including statistics
  • Responsible for ensuring that all balance sheet reconciliations are complete and to inform the Finance Director of any risk or opportunities in the balance sheet
  • Leading the year end process in line with the regional and global requirements
  • Lead external Audit and completion of Statutory Financial Statements and their filing accurately and on time
  • Main point of contact with European third party suppliers to ensure monthly reporting is completed on time

Cash and Treasury Management
  • Liaise with Global Treasury and LVMH cash pooling team on any cashflow requirements in relation to AP payments
  • Approval of Bank payments - ensuring all payments are approved in line with Tiffany governance procedures

External Reporting, Compliance and Controls
  • Lead external Audit and prepare Statutory Financial Statements
  • Ensure local VAT compliance across all markets
  • Ensure that Tiffany is Tax complaint across all markets and all returns are filed on time and are accurate. Incudes direct and indirect tax.
  • Ensure a robust control environment in line with local GAAP and Group standards and policies
  • Main point of contact with European 3rd party suppliers to ensure local compliance and controls are in place

  • Lead, coach and develop team members
  • Champion best practice in the team
  • Recruitment of team
  • Setting Objectives and measuring performance and conducting employee assessments

Blue Box. White Ribbon. That's a wrap.

To be the next Accounting Manager to join our team, you will have:
  • Masters degree from business school or university with major in Finance/Accounting
  • 5 years post qualification related work experience in industry, preferably in the retail sector.
  • Must be well presented, outgoing and self-motivated with strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Track record of process improvements.
  • Experience with JD Edwards is a bonus.
  • Experience with Hyperion is a bonus

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