Finance Assistant – Fixed Term – Middle East Jobs in Dubai at Buro Happold

Title: Finance Assistant – Fixed Term – Middle East

Company: Buro Happold

Location: Dubai

This role supports the growth of our business and provides an excellent opportunity for an early careers candidate to join our growing practice in the Dubai office.

The role supports on various accounting duties while activity is increasing, with a main focus on payables in line with BH internal rules, applicable accounting rules and local regulations.

This is an exciting opportunity to kick-start a career with one of the leading engineering firms.

An efficient accounting function for our Dubai office to allow our managers and leaders to support our growth strategy, knowing administration is functioning seamlessly under this remit.

A Detailed Overview Of Your Responsibilities Is As Follows…Job Purpose & Key Responsibilities will be to support on various accounting duties, accounting transactions, maintain the general ledgers, financial records, and operations in compliance with internal and local rules including:

Support on posting of vendor invoices

Contact with our service providers for account clarification and coordination of open issues

Invoice approval and coordination with internal specialist departments

Checking and posting of travel expense reports

Participation in ensuring digital accounting Ad-hoc evaluations

Project related housekeeping tasks data cleanse in preparation of changing ERP.

Support the payable accounting cycle from Purchase order to payment in respect of internal workflow, authority matrix and legal requirements

Support on timesheets corrections where applicable, perform month end amendments where required

Collaborate efficiently with Finance team and ensure back-up where required

Ensure adherence and full compliance to local and business finance policies and procedures

Key Skills

Experience & Qualifications

Good computer and IT skills including Word and Excel using spreadsheets and databases

Experience of supporting a team of people as well as working on a one-to-one basis.

Ability to understand the nature of the work the team carries out and interact with other team members in the delivery of their work.

High level of accuracy and ethics

Ability to work within financial deadlines

Good communication skills

Ability to prioritise workload and manage deadlines.


Accounting or Finance degree

Prior experience of the Agresso finance software would be an advantage, but not essential

Prior experience of a project focussed organisation would be an advantage, but not essential

Prior experience of project management ERPs would be an advantage, but not essential

Style & Behaviours

Prioritising appropriately and working to agreed deadlines, managing expectations of internal clients and other members of the team.

Be familiar with and comply with all Buro Happold’s internal policies and procedures.

Uses and applies the appropriate knowledge and understanding of their specialism for level of experience. Knows how to use the internal knowledge networks such as Yammer, Teams etc. and is comfortable searching out information.


Be you at Buro Happold

Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals. We actively promote inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

We are working to change the lack of representation of minority groups in the built environment, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry…

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