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Group Accounting & Internal Control, Assistant Manager

On-site
  • Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Job description

About the GAC Group

Since our beginnings in 1956, the GAC Group has been in business to help our customers’ businesses by providing the best in shipping, logistics and marine services around the world. And we have the reach, resources, expertise and experience to deliver on that promise.

Our people work hard to deliver excellence in everything we do. We are always on the look-out for professionals with qualities that match the GAC corporate philosophy. If you fit the bill, we’ll welcome you to a work environment that values experience, innovation, dedication and mutual respect, guided by the GAC Spirit which emphasises loyalty and responsibility between management and staff and two-way responsibility. The GAC Group is an equal opportunity employer.

About GAC Corporate Headquarters

GAC Corporate Headquarters is in Jebel Ali, Dubai, and hosts our support functions from Legal, IT and HR to Finance.

GAC Group (Holdings) Limited is looking for candidates for the role of Group Accounting & Internal Control, Assistant Manager to be based in Jebel Ali, Dubai. Could it be you?


Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and meticulous individual to join our team at GAC corporate headquarters as the Group Accounting & Internal Control Assistant Manager. In this role, you will play a crucial part in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our financial reporting and internal control processes.

  • Review the quarterly and year-end Group Reporting Packages (GRPs) received from over 100 legal entities and used in the consolidation and preparation of GAC Group's quarterly and year-end statutory financial statements.
  • Assist the Group Accounting & Internal Control Manager in the year-end consolidation process, including liaising with the Group external auditors and ensuring compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Prepare GAC Group's quarterly consolidation and condensed statutory financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
  • Contribute to the annual update of the legal/statutory manual to reflect any process changes.
  • Conduct on-site internal audits to verify adherence to financial controls as defined in GAC Group's GFIC framework.
  • Serve as the system administrator for the consolidation software, AARO and AARO Lease, used by GAC Group.


If you are an individual who is willing to travel (outside the UAE) at least 4 times in the year, can multi-task, is a team player, is good at building strong relationships with external and internal stakeholders, with a strong background in accounting and internal control practices, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join us in maintaining the financial health and compliance of our organization.

Job requirements

Educational Qualification:

  • University degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Accounting and Finance.

Professional Qualification:

  • Chartered Accountant/CPA/ACCA.

Specialist Knowledge:

  • Ability to consolidate medium to large international group of companies.
  • Extensive working knowledge of IFRS.
  • Knowledge of shipping and/or logistics industry (preferred).

Communication / Language:

  • Excellent communication skills in English (verbal and written – specifically to write internal audit reports).

Computer Aptitude:

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and consolidation software applications.

Detailed Experience Levels:

  • 3-5 years’ experience with a Big-4/reputable audit firm.


As a GAC colleague you will

  • Become part of the GAC global community. We are proud of our company culture which values all employees, and recognises that there is more to them than their job title.
  • Join a multinational organisation in a dynamic working environment.
  • Face challenges to help both you and our organisation grow.
  • Join us on our journey to a more sustainable future.


If you think you have what it takes to become part of the GAC team, we look forward to receiving your application.

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