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GL Financial Accountant

Cairo, Egypt

Category: Finance and Accounting Job ID: 27003

R2R/GL Financial Accountant

Location: Cairo, Egypt

Function:Finance, Shared Service Centre (SSC)


You will be part of a wider/expanding EMEA Shared Service Centre (SSC) team that are based in the UK, South Africa, Egypt and Turkey.  The whole of the SSC is around 230 people across 3 different functions - Finance, Credit & Collections and Supply Chain.  We support over 20 countries and speak around 40 different languages.   The multiple teams support our commercial businesses across the EMEA region with their AP, Collections, Resolutions, month end, functionals + lots more.

About the role

This role is based in Egypt as part of our EMEA Shared Service Centre and is to be accountable for providing financial analysis, performing the Month End Close, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, intercompany accounting support, provide finance business partnering to the local country and liaising across multiple functions, and to actively support the Associate Manager in both routine tasks and process improvements


  • Ensuring the appropriate controls are operational in order to maintain the quality and integrity of financial information, ensuring consistency of process across EMEA
  • Performing month end tasks within 3 day close period
  • Performing analysis of balance sheet accounts to identify accounting discrepancies and provide input on resolutions
  • Ensure that all internal controls, financial policies and procedures established by GIA are being followed
  • Develop and maintain internal/external audit and SOX documentation as it relates to the role. Further, act as liaison between internal/external auditors and business partners during reviews and audits
  • Developing customer relationships with internal customers (purchasers and finance personnel)
  • Identify process improvements with emphasis on streamlining and/or improving controls within accounting through using LEAN methodology
  • Raising intercompany invoices, cash allocation and reconciliation for intercompany accounts

Experience you’ll bring:

  • Graduate calibre ideally in business/finance or equivalent
  • Experience of monthly closing, balance sheets, month end reporting, accruals and reconciliation, able to demonstrate a high level of numeracy.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of SAP CO Module
  • Experience of Business Warehouse, BPC or similar ERP system
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Accounting department experience in a medium to large size company

Behaviors you’ll need:

  • Ability to use initiative and be proactive in anticipating problems when they occur
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, able to self-evaluate work and create culture of continuous improvement
  • Able to work independently and with strong attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with colleagues of various levels and disciplines within a cross-functional organization

What’s in it for you?

  • Excellent Medical Aid and Provident
  • Subsidized product allocation
  • Profit sharing scheme

About us:

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.


Inclusion & Diversity 

We’re a global business, with people from every culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability. We recognize the breadth of human experience, and we work to celebrate it. It is our goal to build a diverse, inclusive, and supportive work environment where all people can thrive.  

We’re committed to ongoing efforts that help us attract, hire, and retain diverse talent who want to build a positive, inclusive environment. Read more about our ongoing initiatives at  


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