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Financial Controller

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Calvin James Recruitment has been trusted with the recruitment for a business-critical role within a Multinational Company based in Dubai. 

Our client is a market leader in their industry, they are looking to hire a hands-on best in class Financial Controller to join their team in Dubai covering the MEA and EECA Regions

 

The Financial Controller is a key member of the Regional Finance Management team and is responsible for both the accurate reporting of financial performance and to provide the CFO, with the key information needed to strategically support the growth of the Business Line.

In addition the position will support the CFO, to ensure to accuracy and quality of information with specific reference to the Africa, MENA, EECA regions.

Areas of Focus

  • Timely and complete monthly and quarterly reporting for the Legal Entities and Sub-Locations
  • Ensure accurate balance sheet reporting through detailed periodic reviews of all legal entities directly
  • Maintain internal control environment aimed towards strict compliance with IFRS, statutory accounting rules and Group policies and procedures
  • Manage the periodic audit process for all entities directly
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective planning and analysis capability that will provide senior leadership with appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance
  • Analyze the financial performance and outlook with the Regional CFO suggest trends, resulting implications and support the formulation of actions
  • Plan and manage all budget, target setting and forecasting exercises
  • Analyze the financial performance and outlook with the Regional CFO suggest trends, resulting implications and support the formulation of actions
  • Support the various regional budget submissions and ensure they are aligned to the guidelines issued
  • Maintain budget guidelines and co-ordinate the process of updating it on an annual basis
  • Participate as a key thought leader within the regional finance team, influencing decision making, identifying finance priorities, managing directly and indirectly
  • Work closely with the sales team and specifically the Sales FP&A Manager to ensure the accuracy of sales data
  • Establish central Treasury governance, proactively manage and minimize Foreign Exchange exposure
  • Manage the periodic audit process for all entities
  • Maintain internal control environment aimed towards strict compliance with IFRS, statutory accounting rules and Group policies and procedures;
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and projects upon request from Regional CFO including due diligence and business planning for future acquisitions, set-up of new entities and direct support to sub-locations as required.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Accounting
  • Reporting & Business Analysis
  • Group Consolidation and Reporting
  • Process improvements
  • Projects

Required Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills to provide detailed and valuable business analysis to management;
  • In depth knowledge of accounting practices and processes;
  • Hands-on with day-to-day operations, able to work under pressure, deliver results and observe deadlines;
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills across large/diverse people business;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to operate at both a strategic and tactical level in a highly complex environment;
  • Exposure to financial analysis and management reporting within a complex, detail-focused environment;
  • Exposure to different styles and personalities of business unit leaders;
  • Operated in a customer orientated environment, with experience in professional services industry desirable;
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to deliver results in a matrix reporting environment;
  • Good interpersonal skills and driver of change;
  • Excellent technical computer skills with highly advanced Sun Excel and Access knowledge knowledge of Cognos an advantage.

Required Work Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of working experience with at least three years’ experience of regional financial planning & analysis responsibility or equivalent, preferably in a multi-national organization with revenue of at least US$300 million;
  • Experience in a fast pace, multi-national organisation, ideally within the professional services industry;
  • Experienced in supporting operations in developing countries, diverse nationalities and cultures;
  • Exposure to dealing with senior executive and operational management teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications combined with work experience in a senior finance managerial capacity and exposure to all accounting disciplines;
  • CA or CPA qualifications.

 

Travel / Rotation Requirements

Available after hours and significant business travel which may include long term projects and support.

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