Senior Regional Accountant - Finance Division (Overseas Finance)

Finance Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Accountant is responsible for reviewing Financial Transactions, data entry, sub to general ledger reconciliation.

The Senior Accountant is also responsible for following-up on the financial transactions with all departments and reviewing invoices, in addition to reviewing budgets and obtaining approvals. The responsibilities also include monitoring costs vs budgeted expenditures

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Process W2 and 1099 reconciliations.
• Review and post all AP transactions entered by Assistant Accountants.
• Review voucher for payments, coding and approval. Verify payment request form with invoices to ensure rate cards matches
• Process Checks and Wire Transfer EFT and cash advances and record in the system.
• Enter Journal Entries approved by Head of Regional Finance.
• Assist with preparing monthly funding report.
• Reconcile cash on monthly basis with the Head of Regional Finance
• Perform monthly bank reconciliations for all corporate accounts.
• Setup new vendor/employee accounts in the accounting system.
• Develop self-skills and keep updated in all aspects related to work and business
• Follow-up on financial transactions and review invoices for all departments.
• Assist in preparing the budgets, whether for by DC or external bureaus, and ensure that budgeted items are reasonable and
according to regulations and procedures.
• Monitor the budget for DC and external bureaus.
• Intercompany Account Reconciliations with all related parties.
• Fixed Assets Register Management and complete asset accounting.
• Assist with compiling and analyzing financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual
• Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
• Assist with preparing financial management reports
• Assist with Ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
• Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
• Financial audit preparation coordination
• Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
• Analyze and advise on business operations including expenditure trends and financial commitments.
• Design reports on accounting system
• GL to sub-ledger accounts reconciliation
• Processing payroll and benefits scheme journal entry
• Deactivate vendor accounts that are no longer active; reconcile and close off staff accounts for those who have already
terminated the employment relationship with the company.
• Reconcile all GL accounts on a monthly basis, including AP control account, petty cash account, employee advances account,
staff control account, and payroll accounts, international bureaus monthly flow accounts, etc.
• Maintain Chart of Accounts.
• Perform petty cash reconciliation and physical reconciliation on a monthly basis.

Job Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is a must. Professional certification is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience. Experience in the media industry is preferred.
  • Financial accounting principles, review and audit techniques
  • IFRS and state financial regulations for bureaus
  • International taxation and transfer pricing principles
  • Accounting systems especially in ERP