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Old Jun 17th 2008, 10:50 am
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I am a mangement accountant in the UK and thinking of moving to Dubai / anywhere upcoming in the UAE. Anyone working in a similar role or in finance here? I'd like to know how employable I would be and what kind of salary / benefits to expect?

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Old Jun 17th 2008, 10:52 am
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I am a mangement accountant in the UK and thinking of moving to Dubai / anywhere upcoming in the UAE. Anyone working in a similar role or in finance here? I'd like to know how employable I would be and what kind of salary / benefits to expect?

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A lot of the accounting work is done by Indians (=low salaries in comparison to Western expats). However if you can show some seniority/management skills... you could find something interesting. Check places like Gulf Bankers and Gulf Talent. Sometimes they advertise looking for "Western educated" and there you are.

Do a search since there are loads on info in this blog.

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Hi Zena,

I know an organisation in Abu Dhabi that is looking for accountants. Good package, etc. (don't know the exact details as I am not an accountant). I was going to ask you to PM me if you are interested, but you need to make a few more posts before you can use the PM thing.

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Thanx Klaus3974,

I had a look on monstergulf and was dissapointed to see they actually specify genger - male and nationality - indian for a lot of the finance roles, hence thought i'd see if anyone could give more insight on this. I'll have a look on the Gulf Bankers / Talent - hopefully i'll find something there..
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Thanx Sam... Right I'd best get posting so I can PM you... I hear Abu Dhabi is up and coming and would like to know more about the positions you know of with the company there..
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Klaus,

I've had a brief look at the links you mentioned - they seem to be a lot better than what I had been looking at.. Thanks for that.

Sam,

I think I need to post 3 times before sending a PM.. Here goes..

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Originally Posted by Sam FTQ View Post
Hi Zena,

I know an organisation in Abu Dhabi that is looking for accountants. Good package, etc. (don't know the exact details as I am not an accountant). I was going to ask you to PM me if you are interested, but you need to make a few more posts before you can use the PM thing.

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Zena, if you are a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) rather than a "book keeper" there will be many more opportunities. You would not be prepared to work for the sort of salaries that are paid to the Indian accountants.
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Hi Sue_M,

I have a First class BSc Hons degree from the UK and am CIMA part-qualified. You are right - I wouldn't be prepared to work for the same salary as an Indian accountant - it wouldn't be worth selling up house and moving there to be paid a fraction of my current salary.

I have registered my cv on gulftalent.com - hopefully will find better things there..
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Register on the Hudson global site and set up an alert for accounting *************. I had this set up as I work on Finance systems and get alerts daily.
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Get into banking..........
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Thanx Robbies & IndieG.. looking into those now..
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bit off topic, but what word is asterixed out in my post above?

vacancies

agencies

oportunities

openings

positions

(just testing what I think I typed!)
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yah i wondered that myself - guess its the forum moderator who must have done that. I thought you were trying to say anything to do with accounting lol! none of your new words have been asterixed out though..
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bit off topic, but what word is asterixed out in my post above?

vacancies

agencies

oportunities

openings

positions

(just testing what I think I typed!)
openings and positions...pure filth...

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