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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Business Unit:  Security Services
Career Area:  International

Dubai, UAE, AE

Position/Employment type:

Accounts Receivable Specialist /Employee

Organization/Reporting line:

Finance / Reporting to Finance Controller

Place of work/Travel:

Dubai / Limited travel throughout the Middle East where the Company has operations.

Contact and Cooperation:

Internally: Focus on general finance tasks, working as part of a Corporate finance team.

Externally: Local banks, suppliers, clients, contractors, auditors

Job Outline:

The AR Accountant will assist the Financial Controller where required and take ownership of / assist with the following duties :


•             Manage the overall AR process for all MEA entities, including cash collection/AR forecasting/cash application.

•             Develop strong working relationships with external clients.

•             Ensure strong communication is maintained with internal functions so that departments follow correct process.

•             Consolidation & reporting for all aspects of Accounts Receivable & WIP.

•             Lead internal monthly meetings on aged balances/cash collections.

•             and improve AR processes within department to increase efficiency and accuracy

•             Develop Assist for all types of Audit requirements, specifically on revenue requests.

•             Timely filing.

•             Any Ad Hoc duties as and when required.


The AR Accountant is accountable to the Financial Controller for their responsibilities stated in this job description. These responsibilities will be monitored and managed through the mid-year and annual performance review and supported through the monitoring of their KPIs.


Please refer to GardaWorld’s Authority Matrix


•             Analysing and interpreting; thinks broadly across multiple locations and business unit to consider wider information and implications, analyses numerical data, verbal data and all other sources of information related to work scope and tasks, recognises gaps and probes for further information in order to gain understanding of a problem or compliance, controls, or governance concern 

•             Interacting and relationships; communicates effectively with team members and clients, relates well to others with confidence and empathy, builds trusts and responds quickly to needs of others and feedback, proactively drives communication with team members and stakeholder cross multiple locations and functions, is comfortable raising issues and concerns and challenging people on governance issues, including more senior personnel, and has demonstrable confidence to do so

•             Planning and organising; sets clearly defined objectives, manages time effectively, monitors performance against deadlines and milestones

•             Principles and values; upholds ethics and company values, demonstrates integrity and accountability, and ensures compliance with company policies, procedures, and instructions, and all applicable laws, including financial crime laws.



•             Minimum 3-5 to years’ experience in an Accounts Receivable role;

•             Relevant Finance qualification.

•             Working understanding of financial controls, governance and financial crimes laws (anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, etc.) applicable to multinational corporations operating in high risk jurisdictions

•             Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

•             Fluent English speaker


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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