Senior Accountant (m/f)

At Transport for Cairo (TfC), our journey began with an ambitious idea—mapping Greater Cairo’s public transport network. Today, as a strategic advisory in the domain of sustainable urban mobility, we are at the forefront of transforming African cities into sustainable mobility hubs. Our work impacts economic growth and enhances the quality of life in urban areas. As a Senior Accountant with TfC, you’re not just managing numbers; you’re contributing to a vision that makes cities more livable, efficient, and green.

What we offer

  • Impactful Work: Be part of a pioneering team dedicated to improving urban mobility across Africa. Your financial expertise supports our mission to build sustainable mobility systems, contributing directly to TfC’s technology project RouteLab, TfC Urban Mobility Lab projects and research products in Egypt and abroad.
  • Learning and Growth: With TfC, growth is constant. Benefit from a Learning Program (covering courses, certifications and more), Job Training, Diversity Focus, and Tuition Assistance. A significant part of your work year includes learning hours (15% of your time), ensuring you stay ahead in your field.
  • Innovative Culture: As a member of our team, you’ll work in a highly developed ISO-compliant system, across diverse working cultures, and contribute to our open innovation ethos. We’re partners of many international transport associations and working groups, with a truly international reach.
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Enjoy a benefits suite designed for your well-being and work-life balance, including a Flexible Spending Account, Private Health Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Maternity and Paternity Allowances, flexible working hours, and the option to work from home. Our commitment extends beyond the office with a Laptop Allowance (60% up to EGP 25,000), Equipment Support and Company Social Events.
  • Industry-Leading Salaries: TfC offers industry leading salaries, as well as annual profit shares and inflation adustements.

Your Responsibilities 

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to support in managing TfC’s accounting operations. His/Her responsibilities include preparation of financial statements and reports, maintaining the general ledger, assisting with auditing preparation and taxes declaration, and performing other accounting duties as assigned. This position will be also working closely with the company’s Management and the external auditor and a Consulting and Business Advisory firm.

  • Financial Management: Administer all accounting operations, including bookkeeping, financial reporting, and budgetary controls.
  • Compliance and Reporting: Ensure adherence to Egyptian Accounting Standards, IFRS, and GAAP, and manage all tax reporting requirements efficiently.
  • Payroll Administration: Oversee payroll processing, ensuring accuracy, confidentiality, and timeliness in wage calculations and tax contributions.
  • Operational Excellence: Initiate improvements to accounting systems and processes, contributing to the overall efficiency and integrity of financial management at TfC.

Role Requirements

We are seeking a self-starter with a BSc/Ba in accounting, finance, or a relevant field, proficient in QuickBooks Online, and has a strong understanding of Egyptian Accounting Standards, IFRS, and GAAP. Fluency in English, with Arabic being a strong advantage, is required.
  • Educational Background: A University degree (BSc/Ba) in accounting, finance, or a relevant field.
  • Experience: Proven expertise in accounting, with proficiency in QuickBooks Online and a solid understanding of Egyptian Accounting Standards, IFRS, and GAAP.
  • Skills: Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and communication abilities.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required; fluency in Arabic is a strong advantage.
  • Characteristics: A motivated self-starter who thrives in ambitious, international, and fast-changing environments.

How to Apply

To join TfC, please prepare and submit a full application. 

  • Prepare Your Application: Compile your resume, dedicated cover letter, and references. Only full applications and cover letters specific to this job will be considered. Make sure to detail your experience, your expectations for the role and how they align with the role of Senior Accountant. 
  • Submit Online: Please submit a full form, including uploading the required documents through this linkApplicants can apply until 08 April 2024, (Midnight Cairo, Egypt). Expected starting date asap.
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The TfC Hiring Process
TfC implements a strict, rigorous, competitive and transparent hiring process:
  • Submit a Complete Application: We only consider full applications for review. Ensure your submission includes a detailed resume, a compelling cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and motivation for this particular role, and any pertinent certifications or referrals that demonstrate your qualifications for the Senior Accountant position.
  • Application Review: Our recruitment team will filter through all submitted applications and documents. We grade submissions based on experience, skills, and aspirations alignment with the role’s responsibilities and TfC’s mission. A candidate shortlist is prepared.
  • Introductory Call: Only Shortlisted Candidates will be invited for an introductory call. This initial conversation is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the role and our organization, and us to learn more about you
  • In-Person Interview: Following a successful introductory call, selected candidates will be invited to an in-person interview. This stage allows for a deeper discussion about your experiences, competencies, and how you can contribute to TfC’s goals. It’s also a chance for you to get a feel for our culture and meet potential colleagues.
  • Reference Check: As a final step, we conduct reference checks to confirm the information provided during the application process and to gain insights into your work ethic and professional background.
  • Offer and Onboarding: Outstanding candidates who excel through all stages will receive an offer to join our team. We’re committed to a smooth onboarding process to welcome you into the TfC family and kickstart your journey in making a significant impact on urban mobility in Africa.
  • Quality referrals and recommendations are highly appreciated.
  • This is a rolling admission process; first applicants will be contacted sooner.