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Financial Accounting Specialist

S&P Global, Inc. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Posted 1 month ago Permanent Competitive
Financial Accounting Specialist
About the Role:

Grade Level (for internal use):
The Role: Financial Accountant Specialist

The Team: The EMEA Enterprise Controller team is responsible for the month end close, management & statutory reporting and internal controls across the region. The team values collaboration across various corporate functions, in delivering to our internal & external stakeholders, and a strong team ethic. The role reports to the Ireland & Middle East Controller.

Responsibilities and Impact:

This position supports the EMEA Controllers team locally to ensure internal and external reporting is timely reported and in compliance with IFRS or other local statutory requirements. This position also supports the Ireland & Middle East Controller in partnering locally with business and operations to ensure that governance and internal controls are adhered to, driving operational excellence.

  • Analysis/interrogation of key balance sheet & P&L accounts, with preparation and posting of any associated journals
  • Support with month end processes, including the preparation & posting of journals along with preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Preparation and posting of payroll journals
  • Preparation of financial statements for legal entities in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Liaising and interacting with external auditors pursuant to the timely completion of statutory audits carried out on legal entities
  • Ensuring timely submission of financial/non-financial information to local authorities in Middle East.
  • Assistance with preparation of tax returns and associated accounting workflows, including processing of payment and balance sheet reconciliation of related accounts
  • Assistance with preparation of VAT returns and associated accounting workflows, including processing of payment and balance sheet reconciliation of related accounts
  • Support the Ireland & Middle East Controller with merger, acquisition & disposal projects and legal entity restructuring projects impacting the region
  • To support on process improvement projects, identifying and implementing best practice processes across the region

What We're Looking For: An individual with a high attention to detail, who is well organized. Someone with strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. You will have a strong desire to exceed expectations and are a real team player with an innate desire to contribute to change. You consider yourself systems savvy and have worked with Oracle, Alteryx, Tableau and understand the FinTech industry (or wish to).
  • 5-7 years experience in a finance or accounting role, preferably in Public Accounting, including a thorough understanding of IFRS and accounting standards generally accepted in the United States (US GAAP)
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to effectively collaborate globally at various levels across the company.
  • Ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines
  • Proactive approach with the ability to challenge the status quo and to contribute towards delivery of the team strategic objectives

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Chartered Accountant (CA/ACA/ACCA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Accounting, Accounting, Finance or equivalent

What's In It For You?

Our Purpose:

Progress is not a self-starter. It requires a catalyst to be set in motion. Information, imagination, people, technology-the right combination can unlock possibility and change the world.

Our world is in transition and getting more complex by the day. We push past expected observations and seek out new levels of understanding so that we can help companies, governments and individuals make an impact on tomorrow. At S&P Global we transform data into Essential Intelligence®, pinpointing risks and opening possibilities. We Accelerate Progress.

Our People:

We're more than 35,000 strong worldwide-so we're able to understand nuances while having a broad perspective. Our team is driven by curiosity and a shared belief that Essential Intelligence can help build a more prosperous future for us all.

From finding new ways to measure sustainability to analyzing energy transition across the supply chain to building workflow solutions that make it easy to tap into insight and apply it. We are changing the way people see things and empowering them to make an impact on the world we live in. We're committed to a more equitable future and to helping our customers find new, sustainable ways of doing business. We're constantly seeking new solutions that have progress in mind. Join us and help create the critical insights that truly make a difference.

Our Values:

Integrity, Discovery, Partnership

At S&P Global, we focus on Powering Global Markets. Throughout our history, the world's leading organizations have relied on us for the Essential Intelligence they need to make confident decisions about the road ahead. We start with a foundation of integrity in all we do, bring a spirit of discovery to our work, and collaborate in close partnership with each other and our customers to achieve shared goals.


We take care of you, so you can take care of business. We care about our people. That's why we provide everything you-and your career-need to thrive at S&P Global.

Our benefits include:
  • Health & Wellness: Health care coverage designed for the mind and body.
  • Flexible Downtime: Generous time off helps keep you energized for your time on.
  • Continuous Learning: Access a wealth of resources to grow your career and learn valuable new skills.
  • Invest in Your Future: Secure your financial future through competitive pay, retirement planning, a continuing education program with a company-matched student loan contribution, and financial wellness programs.
  • Family Friendly Perks: It's not just about you. S&P Global has perks for your partners and little ones, too, with some best-in class benefits for families.
  • Beyond the Basics: From retail discounts to referral incentive awards-small perks can make a big difference.

For more information on benefits by country visit:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at S&P Global:
At S&P Global, we believe diversity fuels creative insights, equity unlocks opportunity, and inclusion drives growth and innovation - Powering Global Markets. Our commitment centers on our global workforce, ensuring that our people are empowered to bring their whole selves to work. It doesn't stop there, we strive to better reflect and serve the communities in which we live and work, and advocate for greater opportunity for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law.

20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), FINANC202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)
Job ID  294964
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