• Internship - Junior Accountant

    Posted Date 2 months ago(25/03/2018 07:50)
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  • Overview

    The First Group is an international hotel and property development company with more than 30 years’ experience and success in the global marketplace. Headquartered in Dubai and with a global presence spanning Algeria, Azerbaijan, China, Ghana, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Oman, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The First Group boasts a multi-cultural and multi-national workforce of talented individuals who strive for success in all of their endeavours. We pride ourselves on providing a dynamic corporate working environment that encourages and rewards ambition. As one of the Middle East region’s fastest-growing property developers, we offer exciting opportunities for career progression and innovative training and support programmes to help candidates reach their full potential, including award-winning sales and marketing tools.

    Job Description

    We are looking for an ambitious Junior Accountant to provide support as an intern to the main business division of the finance department. The role will include assistance with day to day transactional processing in to the key systems operated by the company, along with ad hoc reporting requirements.


    • Prepare weekly/monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations and ensure timely follow up on unallocated/unreconciled items.
    • Provide processing support to the accounts receivable and accounts payable staff.
    • Ensure that Delegations of Authority are being followed for cash outflows and report exceptions.
    • Post journal entries to ensure that all relevant transactions are recorded.
    • Update financial data and documentation on a timely basis in to the key systems used to ensure that information is well tracked and available.
    • Assist the team with the preparation of monthly closing requirements adhering to deadlines.
    • Assist with analysis of actuals vs budget and prior years.
    • Scope will likely include elements of Project Accounting, Cost Control and Internal Audit further in to the role to give the candidate an understanding of a wide range of accounting functions.

    This is a 1 year (flexible) internship with an offered stipend of AED. 1,500 per month

    Desired Skill & Expertise

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Graduated or nearing completion of a Bachelor Degree (Accounting/Finance specialty).
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
    • Excellent verbal and written English.
    • Must have an interest in Commercial Operations.

    Personal Qualities:

    • Maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times.
    • Have a professional and friendly manner.
    • Be an effective verbal and written communicator.  
    • Have a flexible and positive attitude.
    • Work effectively in a team with reliability.
    • Have the ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
    • Handle routine processing of a wide range and high volume of documents while consistently maintaining attention to detail.
    • Be excellent with numbers and have an acumen for analysis.



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