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Group Chief Finance Officer    

  • Competitive
  • EGM Futures DMCC
  • Accounting & Finance | FD/CFO
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 22/04/2017

Overall Purpose of Role:

Group CFO to lead & manages the Global Finance Function.


  • Directs & controls the financial & financial planning activities, taking responsibility for putting in place & maintaining as current finance policies & procedures.
  • Responsible for the completion & management of all financial accounts & reporting with full adherence to the required Accounting Standards.
  • Manages the budget cycles and accompanying Management reporting & forecasting, including providing insightful qualitative & quantitative commentary.
  • Produces accurate & timely reporting to the Board, Executive Management & all Department Heads as well advising on key financial issues & trends.
  • Presents on a regular basis the financial results, be these management reports or the audited financial statements, highlighting all variances to budget or forecasts with recommendation for remedial action(s).
  • Manages currency risks stemming from the business, advises on income generation opportunities for own book to maximize returns and contributes to transfer pricing policy & decisions.
  • Responsible for taxation oversight across the global business.
  • Develop, enhance, implement & enforce policies & procedures of the group by way of systems that improve the overall operation & effectiveness of the organization.
  • Contributes to the discussion & control on all cost maintenance.
  • Contributes as a member of the Senior Global Management team to the development & delivery of the Strategic Plan & to ensuring the company maximises its short, medium & long term profitability return to its shareholders.
  • Manages the company’s bank accounts & funds flow.
  • Manages the relationship with Prime Broker(s), external auditor(s), Regulators & other relevant parties.
  • Drives the implementation of new software, data migration & process for the financial control function.
  • Attends to special assignments requested by the Executive Management/Committees
  • Evaluates the Finance Department Structure & team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency & effectiveness of the group.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Senior Managerial skills, with maturity and polished inter-personal skills.
  • Strategic thinker but hands-on approach.
  • Capable of managing a global function with multiple overseas locations.
  • Proactive, positive and flexible approach to teamwork.
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English. Arabic a benefit.

Educational / Experience Requirements:

  • Masters Preferred.
  • Professional Certification – CFA or ACA
  • 20+ years’ experience within Finance, of which 10 in a senior capacity.
  • Preference for a background in financial services with global exposure, including GCC.
  • 2 -3 Experience of working in financial services, especially margin trading for FX or CFDs preferable

Personal Specification:

  • High degree of self-motivation, ambition & agility.
  • Resilient and capable of working at speed in a rapidly growing & dynamic environment.
  • Experienced in managing people and deliver results.
  • Analytical thinker. 
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