Head of Finance MENA

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Salary : AED50000 - AED50000
Location : Dubai
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Description :

The Company

  • With revenues north of $2.5 Billion my client is a global leader in their field. Recently making Dubai as their hub for the Middle East & North Africa region my client is now looking to recruit a Financial Controller.

The Role

  • You will be critical in enabling the controlling for the MENA entities which includes manufacturing, sales companies and rental businesses. Member of the MENA Management team, reporting directly to the Finance Director MEA (based in Europe) and dotted-line to the Middle East Regional Director, you will coordinate all financial reporting functions for the region.
  • These functions may include accounting and book keeping, financial reporting, tax planning and investment analysis activities. He/she ensures that regional financial statements are accurate, complete and in accordance with country requirements and corporate policies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic decision support to the Regional and local Managing Director(s)
  • Support FP&A in preparation of monthly forecasts, annual budgets and analysis of actual variances versus plans and prior periods.
  • Prepare Month End activities for other Countries, i.e. KSA, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, e.t.c.
  • Coordinate Month End activities for the MENA region
  • Develop regional budgets and lead reporting and analysis of the performance.
  • Drive continuous improvement of transaction processes and maintain the internal control system for all countries in scope.
  • Monitor compliance of the Balance Sheet accounts reconciliations.
  • Ensure compliance of all procedures and accounting policies in the Finance department(s)
  • Facilitate needed changes to systems and Company accounting policies.
  • Lead preparation and analysis of capital spending projects.
  • Prepare required financial business presentations
  • Provide key financial metrics and analysis, including variance and trending
  • Champion a value-driven/cost-effective culture
  • Direct management of a team of 4 (Projects Controller/Chief Accountant/Credit Manager, Compliance Coordinator), with a total team of 6
  • Provide advice and guidance on policy interpretation
  • Conduct regular reviews of processes, controls, documentation and others to seek continuous improvement and to ensure SOX compliance
  • Liaise and work with external auditors on annual audited financial statements
  • Prepare audit schedules and draft accounts
  • Comply with regulatory reporting requirements and tax filing

Candidate Requirements

  • Solid MENA regional finance experience-minimum of 7 years of Finance Business Partner/controllership experience at Management level, with a proven record of achievement.
  • Strong knowledge of MN (US) financial reporting and accounting principles and processes with experience of internal audit reporting.
  • Experience Multinationals and matrix organisations, a strong plus.

Salary & Benefits

  • 50,000aed per month DOE
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