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Job Title:  Deputy Chief Accountant

Job Number:  23960

Country: Kazakhstan

Location: Almaty 

Function: Finance 

Level: Experienced Professional 



Control and responsibility in liability/cost accounting:

  • knowledge and application of accounting and tax policies of the Company;
  • verification of primary financial documents for accuracy and compliance with the legislation of Kazakhstan;
  • preparation and use of work manuals for each accounting process in the field of taxation;
  • records management in accordance with the established rules of the Company;
  • timely archiving of primary documents and ensuring their safety within the limitation period;
  • period closure when reports are generated, analysis is done, open positions are closed, data on all tax accruals are confirmed;
  • mandatory reconciliation of data on accounts from the accounting system and data from primary documents.

Finance, tax and management accounting

  • management of liability/cost accounting process;
  • development of necessary accounting procedures and guidelines;
  • analysis and preparation of management and finance reports;
  • participation in the development of joint projects/programs/activities aimed at developing Company’s business;
  • preparation of information, correspondence with internal and external business partners;
  • participation in effective tax planning;
  • full involvement in tax audits, coordination, development and taking of measures based on their results;
  • preparation of change requests (CRs) in SAP, responsibility for the test results, subsequent application;
  • control and responsibility for the monthly closure of the finance module in ACS, approval and distribution of the schedule for reporting period closure;
  • coordination of GBS Finance Center/Shared Finance Services Center;
  • standardization of accounting processes in conjunction with GBS, analysis of KPIs and their improvement;
  • participation in projects aimed at improving and developing accounting systems.

Finance control procedures

  • arrangement of the approval process in accordance with the Terms of Reference;
  • spot check, control of primary documents/reports for accuracy and compliance with the requirements of control, segregation principles and legislation of Kazakhstan;
  • control of scheduled and unscheduled inventories of tangible asset balances in accordance with the approved Policies and Procedures;
  • reconciliation of balance sheet data with alternative sources of accounting data (operational, managerial accounting of the Company, data of external partners etc.).

Professional services

  • advising and supporting other functions in working with primary accounting documents;
  • advising and supporting other functions in working with accounting systems (records management, roles and rights, master data etc.);
  • development of required standard forms and information on their completion;
  • effective cooperation with Shared Finance Services Center;
  • ensuring intersubstitutability in liability/cost accounting;
  • performance of the duties of Chief Accountant in his/her absence.

Planning and personal development

  • strategic planning of work and personal development;
  • continuous review of the implementation of goals and objectives;
  • monitoring knowledge of IFRS and tax legislation of Kazakhstan;
  • participation in workshops and trainings for personal development and advanced training.



A University degree;

At least 4 years of experience in accounting and tax accounting;

Knowledge & application of:

  • International Financial Reporting Standards (a professional certificate is desirable);
  • tax legislation of Kazakhstan;
  • accounting systems (SAP, 1C, others);
  • mandatory tax programs and systems;
  • management principles and leadership skills.

A competent user of Power Point, Microsoft Word/Excel;

Ability to work in a team and with clients: sociability, ability to clearly express thoughts, focus on results;

Command of English (Upper intermediate).


British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries. We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, GLO and Voke.


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