Senior Financial Analyst

  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time

Company Description

Common Purpose, Uncommon Opportunity. Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fueled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

  • Process and maintain accounting records for entities/sub-regional offices and other system interfaces to ensure a high quality of accounting accuracy, timeliness of reporting and compliance to corporate policies, GAAP, SEC, local regulations and SOX requirements.
  • Assist Controller to obtain, review, analyze and communicate financial and non-financial data and reports.
  • Ensure transactions are captured, recorded, summarized and reported in compliance with policies & procedures, US GAAPs, IFRS, as well as statutory, corporate and tax requirements (as applicable).
  • Assist Controller in his oversight role on the hub countries in respect of filing of timely and accurate local statutory financial statements ensuring compliance with local GAAPs. Ensure consistent treatment in line with Global policies. This includes knowledge and reconciliation of US to Local GAAP differences.
  • Work closely with other team members in the Controllership space to assess requirements for change in processes and procedures. Initiate and propose procedural changes to enhance data quality and process flows.
  • Drive efficiency through automation of business processes while leveraging Visa’s fully integrated accounting system.
  • Drive projects as directed by line management.
  • Assess financial impact of changes to accounting policies, processes and other parameters.
  • Drive continuous efficiency and effectiveness in day-to-day activities.
  • Work closely with business departments, Account Payable function, other finance functions and Operations Support team to assist in implementation of accounting policies and procedures to drive a higher quality of accounting inputs and resolve issues at the transaction source.
  • Analyze executed business transactions to detect anomalies and non-compliances. Work with Continuous Control Monitoring Team (CCM) and other supporting functions to investigate, report and provide assistance to the business units to remediate issues and implement effective controls to avoid recurrence.
  • Provide general oversight of internal control health-check.
  • Work closely with the Controllers and other team members to address issues raised by auditors.
  • Assist on Adhoc reports requested by the top management.
  • Review and/or process general ledger accounting records for assigned entities.
  • Collection, review, summarization, analysis and reporting of financial and non-financial information.
  • Assist on the consolidation process for CEMEA Financials.
  • Variance Analysis P&L Review  and BS reconciliations.
  • Work with external and internal auditors as per the given deadlines



  • Degree in Accounting
  • Professional accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA CPA or equivalent)
  • Minimum 6 years of relevant post qualification experience (ideally in a multi-national publicly traded company)
  • Hands on experience with US GAAP/IFRS and SEC/statutory requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to work well in a fast paced and high volume environment
  • Experience in one of the big 4 firms
  • Strong technical accounting skills, and experience researching and documenting accounting issues
  • Conversant with integrated accounting applications – particularly Oracle
  • Advance Microsoft office applications – Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint.
  • Conceptual and working knowledge of financial database
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Hyperion and other related tools
  • Ensure meeting accounting deadlines for monthly, quarterly and annual financial close. Quality of accounting records – compliant with corporate policies, GAAP, SEC and SOX. Accurate accounting of transactions – leading to minimum accounting adjustments/errors.
  • Quality of supervision/advice given and effectiveness of the team in jointly producing the desired output.  Be a role model to demonstrate efficient execution, constant enhancement, ownership core values.
  • Good understanding of process work flow so as to define/solve problems and issues.
  • Lead and operate with minimal supervision and make decisions based on acquired skills and knowledge.
  • Timely and effective implementation of assigned projects/duties.
  • Initiate and implement process changes within assigned function to improve controls, productivity or quality of work output.
  • Good understanding of process work flow so as to define/solve problems and issues.

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