Accounting Manager - BAH

  • GLS compound, Muharaq, Bahrain
  • Full-time

Company Description

“We’re not in the shipping business; we’re in the information business” -Peter Rose, Expeditors Founder

Global supply chain management is what we do, but at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics.

  • 15,000 trained professionals
  • 250+ locations worldwide
  • Fortune 500
  • Globally unified systems

Job Description

Manages a solid team by driving all the Accounting operations within the company, responsible for Payroll, Capital Expenditure, GL Reconciliations, and assisting the Controller with the company’s financial affairs.

Finance & Operations:

  • Manage the day to day Accounting operations including A/R, A/P, Treasury, Revenue Recognition and Cost Accounting, working closely with the Accounting and Operational teams to review processes, implement best practices and improve productivity.
  • Process Payroll, including obtaining approval of new hires, terminations, salary amendments and the payroll run.
  • Manage the Capital Expenditure process, including obtaining approval of acquisitions and disposals, maintaining the Fixed Asset Register, and completion of the Annual Inventory certification. 
  • Complete all GL reconciliations, including Proof of Cash, Fixed Assets and Payroll for monthly P&L submission.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the internal monthly accounts (Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cashflows, and Analysis) for review by the Regional and Global Accounting teams.
  • Prepare and submit information to statutory authorities for Payroll, VAT and Corporation Tax.
  • Prepare financial information for credit reviews and perform annual credit reviews in line with Global Credit policy.
  • Assist Controller with the preparation of statutory financial information and tax computations.
  • Provide required information/documentation for Internal Control Evaluations and Internal/External Audits.
  • Support the Finance Controller with miscellaneous projects and tasks.


  • Recruiting, hiring, provide input and continually interview to find new potential candidates for the accounting department
  • Identify, develop, and mentor a No. 2
  • Review and conduct staff appraisals timely, and at a minimum once per year per employee
  • Ensure all staff and positions have job descriptions, clear expectations and are working with structured development plans
  • Continually provide coaching and training to the team members
  • Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year
  • Review department goals and personal plans periodically with staff to ensure buy-in and accountability
  • Assist new hires with mandatory training completion within the first 6 months


  • Support the Financial Controller and the Accounting department:


  • Review company internal controls, specifically the Fınancıal Process Control Documentation.
  • Promote compliance in diligently following all company policies and regulations and in being the role model of integrity and pride for all employees.
  • Proactively communicate with the team to ensure continuous awareness and understanding of policies and regulations.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the Trade Compliance Manager and support all compliance efforts and trainings.


  • Proactively promote the company’s 10 cultural attributes:  Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.


  • Be open to implementing new system changes and enhancements into your department. 
  • Be involved and suggest system/process improvements.
  • Set the tone of this environment within your department.


  • Expeditors’ Company Policies and Procedures
  • Strong Accounting and Finance knowledge.
  • Global Logistics Industry knowledge


  • Proficient in MS Office, including Excel Formulas and Pivot Tables
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills with an attention to the details.
  • Fluent in English
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen, comprehend, effectively communicate clearly and concisely to financial persons as well as non-financial persons at all levels from Operations to Senior Management to obtain positive results.
  • Proven leadership attitude and skills
  • Ability to drive through change


  • Emotional resilience
  • Self-reflecting and open to feedback
  • Initiative and ability to work in autonomy
  • Role model of integrity and pride for all employees
  • Proven leadership attitude and background
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Reliable and accurate
  • Being supportive of change
  • Taking initiative and working in autonomy
  • Being an advocate of Expeditors culture at all times
  • Being approachable and proactive



Training Requirements:

  • Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year, including as needed management/leadership training

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of accounting specific qualification (country specific)

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent benefit:

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time 
  • Health Plan: Medical
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Training and Personnel Development Program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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