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Job Description: 

Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes/customs duties are paid properly and on time.


Accountants plan, organize and administer accounting systems for individuals and establishments. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently. Some occupations classified here examine and analyze the accounting and financial records of individuals and establishments to ensure accuracy and compliance with established accounting standards and procedures. Maybe required to be licensed, registered or certified to be permitted to work by a government authority, agency or approved certifying body.


Job activities and tasks include:

  • advising on, planning and installing budgetary, accounts controlling and other accounting policies and systems
  • preparing and certifying financial statements for presentation to management, shareholders and statutory or other bodies
  • preparing tax returns, advising on taxation problems and contesting disputed claims before tax officials
  • preparing or reporting on profit forecasts and budgets
  • conducting financial investigations in such matters as suspected fraud, insolvency and bankruptcy
  • auditing accounts and bookkeeping records
  • conducting investigations and advising management on financial aspects of productivity, stockholdings, sales, new products, etc
  • devising and controlling a system to determine unit cost of products and services

Knowledge of accounting theories, principles, concepts, methods, standards, practices, and terminology

  • Knowledge of the application of data processing and terminology as it applies to maintaining financial control and accounting records
  • Knowledge of techniques commonly used in locating errors in accounting records
  • Knowledge of generally accepted auditing principles, procedures, and practices
  • Knowledge of cost, accrual and other forms of accounting and cost funding procedures
  • Knowledge of statutory, governmental and independent organizations? accounting and budgeting principles and procedures
  • Accounting data organization and interpretation including its significance in terms of organizational continuance, and includes production of accurate financial reports
  • Present accounting data in a clear and understandable manner to both technical and non-technical users
  • Solve difficult and complex accounting and related financial problems as well work with others to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Analyze and recommend improvements in accounting systems as well maintain records and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal office performance
  • Research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations and to evaluate programs and policies, and generate relevant options
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • High level oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed skills, with capacity to initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines
  • Work Context: 

    May be required to undertake programs such a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program or equivalent. Maybe required to hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification or equivalent and/or professional licenses and certifications related fields.


    Bachelor degree in accounting, business, finance, statistics, economics or related fields of work, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 years and above.

    Probable Employers: 

    Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Department of Finance, Etihad Rail

    Occupational Size: 
    Less than 5,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Above the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Very good
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Accountant - Auditor - Chartered accountant - Certified accountant - Financial controller - Insolvency trustee - Management accountant - Tax accountant
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Finance manager - Accounting assistant - Financial analysts - Bookkeeper - Budget analysts

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Business, administration, tourism, retail and leisure service
    International Careers(ISCO): 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi