Cost Control Officer – Etihad Airways , UAE

We are pleased to announce an incredibly exciting opportunity to join EAS Catering function at Admin level. As Cost Control Officer, The position is for a highly motivated individual having strong numerical and analytical skill set with excellent knowledge of F&B cost control tools, menu costing and product yield management. He will perform stock audits and spot checks across business units in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, implement and monitor commercial and financial KPI’s, analyse and reconcile the consumption reports. It requires good organization skills and ability to work flexible hours.

Ensure that all invoices are routed for approval in a timely manner and sent to accounts payable team for payment. Constantly follow up on the payment status via Oracle to communicate the same to their external counterparts
Job entails that queried invoices are followed up on regular basis by liaising with vendors and Technical approvers and ensure that queries are resolved in a timely manner and closed in the Ensure all vendor statement of accounts is current, that there are no credit hold on their account with Etihad and thus enabling smooth flow of operations via additional payments/credits notes
Ensure all vendor statement of accounts is current, that there are no credit hold on their account with Etihad and thus enabling smooth flow of operations
Monitor and flag each of the critical line items and therefore support control of technical DMC (direct maintenance cost) budget
Regular follow ups on all insurance and maintenance claims thereby ensuring all the receivables relating to Technical are under control
Assist in developing new processes and solutions in order to streamline and improve Technical cost control functions
Prepare regular monthly reports providing the status of various invoices outlining due/not due, queried/not queried balances across different functions with accurate aging analysis
Support the preparation of the annual departmental budget through data analysis
Liaise with Corporate Financial Control for budget amendments and follow ups for various Technical business cases
Provide coaching and support to junior members in the team.

A valid accounting degree from a recognized university
Further studies in Business and/or Accounting Principles is desirable
3 years of experience with similar role in hotel or catering industry is desirable.
Working knowledge of an ERP inventory system and F&B POS system will be an added advantage.

Well developed communication and strong interpersonal skills
Excellent knowledge of maintenance contract structures for an International airline
Excellent command of English language
Computer literate (Microsoft Office applications)
Excellent presentation skills
Formal training in budgeting & accounting

About Etihad Aviation Group
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the Etihad Aviation Group is a diversified global aviation and travel group with a business model driven by partnership and an innovative approach to growth. Etihad Aviation Group comprises five business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates; Etihad Airways Engineering; Etihad Airport Services; Hala Group; and Airline Equity Partners. For more information, please visit:

About Etihad Airways
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to 100 international passenger and cargo destinations with its fleet of 115 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, was established by Royal (Emiri) Decree in July 2003, and in 2017 carried 18.6 million passengers. For more information, please visit:, follow @EtihadAirways on Twitter and join Etihad Airways on Facebook.

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