I've been invited as an accountant. What can I do?

Written by Jicelle Kameyama
Updated over a week ago

Congratulations! If you are reading this, your company admin has invited you to manage your corporate expenses. Here is some information to get you started.

Start using your Alaan to manage your company’s finances. Check out what’s on this page:

How can I access the portal for the first time as an accountant?

First, you should receive an email from [email protected] with the subject, Welcome to Alaan. If you have not received the email yet or would like us to resend it, please email [email protected].

Open the email, click Get Started, and follow the instructions to access the web application for the first time. For future logins, go to and log in with your registered email and password.

Add funds to your Alaan account

From the admin dashboard, click "Add Funds" to view details of the bank account where we park your Alaan balance. You can then initiate a bank transfer from your preferred bank. Your money is held in a safeguarded bank account (Mashreq) in the name of our card partner, Nymcard, a regulated entity by the Central Bank of the UAE.

After you transfer the funds, upload the confirmation to your Alaan account or forward it to [email protected]. We will follow up with the bank to ensure your balance is updated promptly.

This video guide will help you add funds to your account within seconds.

Analyze your company spends

Alaan allows you to deep-dive in to your corporate spending and download data for further analysis. You can access monthly spending analytics from the Analytics tab in the admin portal. You can also export the data as a CSV file by clicking on the Export CSV button in the top right corner.

Download expense reports, statements, and more

Download information about your bills and invoices, your Alaan account history, and your transaction receipts from the admin portal.

  • Access your Alaan dashboard and click on More from the side panel.

  • Click on Accounting.

  • Access the Downloads section towards the bottom of the page.

Set up accounting integrations with Alaan

Integrate your preferred company accounting solution with Alaan for easier bookkeeping.

  • Access your Alaan dashboard and click on More from the side panel.

  • You should now see the different services available to sync with Alaan under Accounting Integrations.

Currently, Alaan supports Xero, Quickbooks Zoho Books and MS Dynamics, but more accounting solutions, such as Sage, will be available in the coming months.

Prep your expenses for your in-house accounting solution

With Alaan, you can easily export expense reports to your in-house accounting solution. Use our Pre-accounting feature to review and prep your company expenses before you do so.

  • Access your Alaan dashboard and click on More from the side panel.

  • Click on Accounting, followed by Pre-accounting.

  • You will now see three categories to choose from, with multiple filter options.

  • Select Prepare Category to categorize your expenses if needed, and attach receipts to transactions that do not have one.

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