Chief Accountant (Retail)
more than 5 years
Azerbaijan / Baku
  • Responsible for preparation of all tax and statutory reports;
  • Develop and implement various accounting procedures;
  • Preparation of the monthly statutory accounts and consolidated financial statements under US GAAP and IFRS;
  • Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits;
  • Maintain system of accounts and keep records on all company transactions and assets;
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts, cost centers and documents business transactions;
  • Coordinate monthly closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts;
  • Assist with annual budgets – prepares all allocations;
  • Monitors compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and company procedures;
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports;
  • Prepares work papers and supporting schedules for the annual financial review;
  • Report, analyze, and ensure integrity of all financial information.
  • Assures compliance with local and corporate policies, regulations and laws;
  • Reviews accounts payables and weekly check runs;
  • Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within designated limits;
  • Distributes monthly comparison reports and cost center reports according to schedules;
  • Applies cost accounting methods to achieve accurate representation of cost center performance;
  • Prepares financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position;
  • Analyze transactional processes and identify areas where additional accuracies and efficiencies can be achieved;
  • Closely maintains and monitors the fixed assets system;
  • Adheres to internal and external deadlines;
  • Support the Company’s mission, vision, values and goals in the performance of daily activities;
  • Responsible for knowing critical functions within the department and capable of mentoring and assisting employees within the department;
  • Other duties assigned by the management.

Education and Experience

  • Higher education in Accounting or Finance
  • Work Experience: at least 3-5 years in accounting

Skill, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of local tax and legal legislation
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and in flexible working hours
  • Adaptation to change
  • Fluent in spoken and written Azerbaijani and preferably English and with an excellent command of written and spoken Russian
  • Excellent Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Internet, etc.)