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Expert Closing & Reporting
Job Description (total positions: 1, posted on: Jan 10, 2018)

As one of the top employers in the country, Jazz epitomizes the philosophy that each Jazz employee is passionately living a better every day inspired and enabled by visionary leadership, a unique professional culture, a flourishing lifestyle and continuous learning and development.
Our team & you
To continue and change the lives of our 55 million customers. We’re a world-class organization and have assembled the right team to begin scaling aggressively. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to be part of something big and transformative, someone who will play a critical role in driving our success.
What the first 30-60-90 days in the job will look like?

Within 30 days you will:
Walk through and understand Jazz’s financial close and reporting process.
Walk through the processes performed at Shared Service Centre (SSC) and their SLAs
Understand the split of responsibilities between SSC and Jazz.
Engage in monthly closing process and preparation of deliverable for the finance leadership team
Engage with cross functional stakeholders for input on complex accounting issues and forming an opinion on the accounting treatments under applicable IFRS
Understand the level of coordination with the headquarters IFRS reporting team on day-to-day matters and on-going IFRS implementation projects

Within 60 days, you will:
Monitor SSC SLAs related to financial close process and reporting
Familiarize with the status/ road map for implementation of new pronouncements by International accounting standards board e.g. IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and IFRS 9
Prepare trend analysis of monthly balance sheet and P&L in comparison to last month / budget and forecast
Prepare monthly deliverables for review of finance leadership team and resolution of their queries
Day-to-day liaison with SSC for efficient and timely execution of their tasks
Ensure all reporting timelines are achieved

Within 90 days to onwards you will:
Lead monthly close and reporting process
Become an in-house IFRS adviser
Lead IFRS implementation projects
Become a focal person for HQ regarding all reporting and IFRS compliance matters
What we have done and what we will do with YOU
In the last one-year Jazz is a huge success story in terms of business transformation, we were market leaders and we still are market leaders but with huge margins specially after successful merger of Jazz and Warid.
A bit about you:
We are looking for someone who has strong business acumen, strong analytical skills, highly self-driven. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. He/she must have ability to meet stringent timelines, and should possess expertise of IFRS.
A bit about us
Jazz Corporate Accounting & Internal Controls department is one of the pivotal functional areas within Jazz Finance. We are responsible for end to end accounting function, from the booking of transactions in GL to the reporting of intelligent analysis to our key decision makers. We also look after statutory, external and group reporting. In addition to this, we are responsible for design and implementation of controls across finance, which enable us to ensure that together as a Finance function we are communicating the right numbers, at the right time, to the right people, in the right place.
The structure of the team you will join is:
A six (06) member’s team, all directly reporting to Head of the Department

The two (02) main priorities of the team as a whole are:
Maintain and deliver world class corporate accounting function able to cater to the needs of our business.
Ensure relevant controls are implemented and monitored across the Finance function.

With which other stakeholders the successful candidate will work with functional/regional/ within the team.
Within finance, you will work with taxation, treasury, financial planning & analysis and finance transformation teams. These functions will be spread across Jazz and SSC. Organization wide, you will work with commercial, technology, HR, legal and corporate & regulatory affairs.
What would be the result of those interactions if we assume 100% collaboration?
Timely and accurate financial reporting and query resolution.
The two (02) specific tasks that team was working on in the last 6 months with results.
SSC Go Live.
Mergers & acquisition transactions.
The three (03) must have past experiences the best candidate should have.
Financial reporting
The two (02) must have technologies the candidate should have.T
Microsoft Office 
Essential skills must have: 
Strong business acumen
Strong analytical skills
Highly self-driven
Excellent interpersonal, communication & presentation skills
Ability to meet stringent timelines
Expertise of IFRS, US GAAP

Grade: L3

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