Manager Finance – Etihad Airways – Uae

To meet the service delivery needs of EAG, and provide specific and well defined finance support across UAE and GCC VAT compliance preparation, reporting, reconciliations and tax filing works for the Group as per Federal Tax Authority (FTA) requirements

Also to manage and supervise the reconciliations of VAT/GST payable or recoverable as per the general ledger accounts for rest of the world and coordinate with station CFC manager.


Implement the Function/Department strategy to ensure alignment with Company strategy
Policies and procedures
Implement relevant policies, processes and procedures and monitor adherence so that work is carried out in a controlled manner
Day-to-Day Operations
Manage the day-to-day operations by providing guidance, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards
People Development
Manage the effective achievement of objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff in order to maximize performance
Safety, Quality & Environment
Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment


Manage rest of world VAT/GST recoverable schedule reconciliation with general ledger
Manage Etihad and its group company’s tax accounting reconciliation with different source of revenue and expenses data for tax filing on monthly/quarterly basis as per FTA requirements of UAE and GCC countries
Manage/Support various department and auditors (External, Internal and tax audit) queries and arrange to provide requested information after review
Manage the accounting processes execution to ensure compliance with accounting principles, policies and standards
Manage tax payments and refund checks on monthly basis for UAE and GCC countries
Monitor and review accounting records to ensure their completeness and adherence to policies and procedures
Manage reconciliation of decentralized accounting activities to ensure the consistency and completeness of financial data
Analyse and solve complex issues to ensure they are managed on time and in adherence to accounting principles
Develop the management reports to ensure relevant information are provided in a timely and effective manner
Supervise and direct the work of multiple teams by ensuring the timely and accurate execution of all assigned tasks in compliance with internal procedures and regulations
Liaise with relevant external stakeholders (e.g. governmental bodies and authorities, suppliers) to ensure a timely and accurate communication and preparation of all mandatory regulatory reports
Guide, coach and support the team to ensure high quality of activities is achieved
Assist in the developing policies, processes and procedures to ensure operations compliance to international standards and regulations
Plan and execute knowledge exchange sessions to ensure the continuous development of the team skills
Manage, verify and finalize transactions and transfers, to ensure accuracy and timely execution
Update the department manual by creating process maps, procedures and other business relevant documentations as needed to ensure the smooth functioning of the department
Monitor timely response of queries to ensure they are managed within agreed SLA and all answers meets the quality


Degree in Accountancy with CA/CPA qualification
Min 6 years’ experience in public accounting firm (Big 4) and/ or MNC handling VAT/GST
Good working knowledge of SAP/Oracle ERP, with special emphasis on accounting and controls
Technically strong with solid knowledge and experience in global VAT/GST accounting and reconciliations


Costing&Budgeting Skills – Excellent

Numerical Skills – Excellent

People Development Skills – Advanced

Planning&Organizing skills – Excellent

Project Management Skills – Advanced

About Etihad Airways

Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Etihad Airport Services, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in six airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways and Virgin Australia.

From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, more than 110 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of over 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. In 2013, it placed firm orders for 204 aircraft, which included 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s. For more information, please visit:

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