Accounting Officer / Saudi Arabia

Job description

AstroLabs is committed to developing the digital ecosystem of the MENA region, and is leading the charge in this effort. We run one of the highest rated digital skills Academies in the region, operate 2 co-working spaces that support over 150 startups in the UAE and KSA, provide Talent and recruitment services to tech companies you use on a daily basis, support the international expansion of organizations through our company incorporation services, and run amazing incubators and accelerators for entrepreneurs with government and corporate partners. We are Ambitious, we take Ownership, and are committed to Excellence.

If you are a high performing, driven individual that loves working with startups or has founder experience, then read on - we would love for you to join our dynamic team!


We are looking for a bright, motivated and detailed-oriented Accounting Officer. The role will report to the Director of Finance and has the overall responsibility of maintaining the day-to-day running of AstroLabs’ accounting activities by applying generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures,


Invoicing Cycle

  • Ensure the complete, accurate and timely issue of invoices across the organisation

  • Accurately update and maintain the underlying financial system to ensure correct invoicing and revenue recognition

  • Ensure correct VAT treatment has been used and all invoices accurately recorded in our financial accounting system

Cash Collection

  • Lead on the cash collection process across all business units

  • Successfully meet cash collection targets

  • Monitor and regularly follow up on outstanding debt

  • Ensure timely process of all instalment payments, following up on outstanding balances to ensure payment is received

Finance point of contact

  • Monitor the finance mailbox and be first point of contact for all finance related queries

  • Support customers with invoicing or billing queries, ensuring a smooth and timely cash flow cycle

Daily Duties

  • Execute daily accounting transactions

  • Payable accounts management

  • Weekly and monthly reconciliations

  • Record closing entries


Weekly and Monthly reporting

  • Deliver high quality and accurate periodic reporting

  • Deliver high quality ad-hoc reports to key stakeholders across the organisation

Control Environment

  • Ensure robust financial process and controls, constantly looking to improve the environment

  • Correspond with various internal stakeholders to ensure finance controls and procedures are being followed and accurate financial records are being maintained

Job requirements

What do you need to be successful in this position?

  • 3+ years of experience in an accounting role

  • Strong organization skills with the ability to own projects from start to finish. Meticulous, organized, highly skilled at prioritization with attention to detail a must

  • Ability to multitask, juggling multiple priorities and working across multiple departments and projects

  • Arabic speaking and Perfect English

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and persuasive skills

  • Demonstrate integrity, dependability, ownership, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy

  • Focused on impact and on finding ways to things better and faster

  • Solid understanding of financial and accounting principles

  • Advanced proficiency in Excel

  • Familiarity with accounting and finance software. Knowledge of Nexudus and Xero is a plus