An accountant employed at a restaurant

Assalamu allaikum

If someone works as an accountant (or cost controller) in a restaurant bar and lounge where people have food as well as alcohol, is their earning halal or haram?


May Allah bless you.

If I have a proper grasp of the cost controller’s responsibilities, they aim to optimize a company’s profits. If this assumption holds true, then working for an establishment such as a bar or lounge that serves forbidden food and alcohol may raise shariah compliance concerns.

As an accountant, managing financial transactions or overseeing the finances of a business involved in prohibited activities may not necessarily be deemed forbidden. Nevertheless, differing opinions among scholars may exist, with some advocating against employment in such businesses from the outset.

And Allah knows best!