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Chief Accountant Egypt

As Chief Accountant you play an important role in the financial team by supporting the Managing Director in all financial aspects. At Rijk Zwaan you will be part of an international vegetable seeds company based in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Egypt, Nationwide
  • Finance
  • Master

Your job as Chief Accountant at Rijk Zwaan Egypt

As Chief Accountant you will report to the Managing Director Finance/HR of Rijk Zwaan Egypt. You will be a part of a small financial team in Egypt and you will supervise all daily financial and accounting activities in Egypt.  Moreover, you will keep contact with the international financial team for Rijk Zwaan, based in the Netherlands. In this role you will be the main point of contact for the tax and government authorities as well as for the external financial auditors. Additionally your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing the budget;
  • Preparing the financial statements and year-end tax returns;
  • Maintaining financial records and statements to ensure transactions are accurately recorded;
  • Preparing accounting reports and all tax declarations;
  • Processing and following up payments, including debtor’s collections.

Your contribution

You are eager to learn and inquisitive by nature. Furthermore, you are honest and reliable, someone who your colleagues can depend on. You look forward to the challenge of being part of an international company.  You are a team-player as you will be working in a team of 5 accountants.  You are hands on with a broad interest across all administrative functions. You have good analytical skills and are able to communicate well. You like to cooperate and to consult with colleagues in an international environment for an optimal result. In view of the international nature of this role, proficiency in English speaking and writing is essential. Additionally we can find the following on your cv:

  • A University degree in Financial Studies or Accounting;
  • At least 8-years relevant experience in a comparable job;
  • Advanced MS Excel skills; 
  • Knowledge of accounting and tax regulations in accordance with the Egyptian legislation.

What can you expect from us?

You will be a part of the Rijk Zwaan Egypt team, which consists of 40 colleagues. You will work in the financial department of 5 colleagues. As a Chief Accountant of an international vegetable seed company, you will gain a unique experience in the Egyptian market and will play an important role in supporting the management decisions. We are happy to offer you: 

  • A permanent contract from the start;
  • A good work/life balance; 
  • An entrepreneurial work environment with constantly new challenges; 
  • An extensive on-boarding program, supported by an international colleague;
  • Various trainings via the Rijk Zwaan Academy.

Rijk Zwaan: your new employer?

Rijk Zwaan Egypt was established in 2009. We started with the sales of vegetable seeds of different crops and now sell our products throughout Egypt.  We are going to increase our activities in Egypt in the coming years. Now Rijk Zwaan Egypt consists of 40 colleagues. The atmosphere in the team is professional, open and pleasant where people are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals. We are a united team with a high-team spirit conquering the challenges together and listening to every team-member’s ideas and suggestions.

Rijk Zwaan is an international family owned company with a people-oriented culture. Rijk Zwaan is right at the start of the food chain. We develop vegetable varieties and sell the seeds produced from them globally to growers and other chain partners. From our strategic position we contribute to the world food supply. Everything we do is about healthy growth. The growth of natural and healthy products that we export around the world. The growth of our company, which currently employs over 3,900 people in more than 30 countries. And above all the growth of our people: we give you every opportunity to use your own initiative and achieve your full potential.


Do you recognize yourself and would you like to start as soon as possible? You can address your cv and motivational letter to Amr El-Mallah via this e-mail address:

It takes time to evaluate your application carefully. We will respond you as soon as possible.

  • Interview by telephone
  • Three face to face interviews
  • Terms of employment interview
  • A permanent contract from the start!
I’d like to receive your application
Amr El-Mallah
Managing Director Egypt