Accounts Executive | Crabtree & Evelyn | Regional Head Office

About The Business:Crabtree & Evelyn is the latest addition to Al-Futtaim’s growing retail portfolio. Founded in 1972 Crabtree and Evelyn offers range of fragrances, bath and shower gels, soaps, home spa products, body lotions, hand creams and home fragrance. The ethos of the company remains, seeking out the most beneficial ingredients inspired by nature to create a range of products which make a world of difference. A blend of the very best of nature and science coupled with tradition and innovation.

Al-Futtaim established in 1930s is one of the most progressive regional business house headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Al-Futtaim represents an inspiring portfolio of leading brands across a diverse range of industries: automotive, electronics, engineering and technologies, finance, general services, real state and retail.

About the Job:We are currenlty looking to hire an Accounts Executive for Crabtree & Evelyn.  This role reports to Finance Manager.  You will be responsible for complete Financials of the company from Data entry into the system to finalising accounts, preparing monthly MIS, Quarterly and Annual Budgets. Attending to Internal and External Audits, providing Key data  on business to Sr. Management as required.


Books of Accounts and Preparation of Reports

  • Prepare to close monthly books of accounts thru passing necessary entries and assist to deliver the key MIS reports-  P&L, Balance sheet, Cash Flow statements and other key MIS reports (for Brand/ Retail Finance/ Group Finance)
  • Prepare Monthly Management Pack
  • Complete BPC upload.

Budgets and Quarterly Review Budget Preparation

  • Initiate, prepare  and consolidate the budgeting documents which include Budgeted P&L, Balance sheet and budgeted cash flow
  • Coordinate and prepare to deliver budgeting reports and presentation slides on time for the management to review and present to CEO.
  • Responsible for finalising the budgeted numbers and ensure that is uploaded in the system on time for the review by Retail and Group finance offices

GL Scrutiny and Schedules

  • Constantly monitor and maintain books of accounts ( GL, AP, AR and other sub ledgers like FA register) accurately so as to reflect true and fair view of the brand performance reports
  • Preparation of monthly and other periodic schedules

Product Costing and Margin

  • Prepare and analyse the margin of the business and highlight the variances if any
  • Manage to audit and check Warehousing costs and drive for cost reduction on product costs viz.; freight, insurance, customs duty, clearing and transportation.
  • Review the load accruals and finalise the products costs on seasonal basis with the latest costs.


  • Finalise the detailed Insurance  coverage of  the business on a yearly basis and monitor regularly to identify possible business risks

Audit Completion and Controls

  • Co-ordination in completion of internal and external audits and respond to their queries.
  • Ensure that audit schedules are prepared in coordination with Retail Finance and submitted on time for both Internal & External  auditors
  • Develop and implement procedural improvements and clear prior year audit findings.
Qualification:Minimum Qualifications and Experience:  

Intermediate CA or ICWA with 5 years experience

Bachelor of Commerce with 8-10 years experience, out of which 5 years in Retail with strong knowledge of business.

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of Accounting – Accounts Finalisation/Balance Sheet/Cash Flow.
  • Analytical and tactical ability.
  • Able to work and deliver under pressure.
    Department : Crabtree & Evelyn
    Country : United Arab Emirates
    Location : Dubai | UAE
    Closing Date : 20-Oct-2014