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Associate / VP Head of ME Finance Dubai    

  • Negotiable
  • Nomura
  • Accounting & Finance | Financial Control
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 20/07/2017
Job title: Head of Middle East Finance

Corporate Title: Associate/Vice President

Department: Financial Reporting & Control

Location: Dubai

Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. For further information about Nomura, visit

Role description:

The role provides an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated individual to take full ownership of Nomura's Middle East Finance team. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Management of 5 Middle Eastern entities books and records. Includes monthly closing of books and records, oversight of bank accounts, independent verification of account balances, annual audits, tax etc.
  • Regulatory and tax disclosures to regional authorities
  • Monthly financial reporting. Entails managing relationships with key stakeholders in Dubai and London, as well as understanding US GAAP reporting requirements
  • Management reporting. Involves close partnership with both Dubai Global Markets and Investment Banking teams to explain revenue performance against budget etc.
  • Preparation of annual budget for the Middle East
  • Communication and presentation material for senior stakeholders
  • Management of Middle East Finance team of 2
  • Contribute finance input on major projects and initiatives for the Middle Eastern entities
  • Manage and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors

The role will require regular interaction with different Finance teams in London (MIS, Treasury, Regulatory Reporting, Product Control, Tax and Valuations). In addition, the incumbent will be expected to coordinate closely with colleagues in our off-shore offices in Mumbai, who are regarded as an extension of the London team. Out of reporting cycles, you will be expected to assist in identifying and implementing improvements to continuously enhance the reporting process.

Key objectives critical to success:

We are looking for candidates with the following profile and competences

  • Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) or equivalent
  • A knowledge and understanding of both the Global Markets and Investment Banking businesses
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; able to explain financial concepts and approaches in layman's terms to stakeholders
  • Analytical and inquisitive
  • Attention to detail - accurate deliverables without loss of clarity, timeliness or sight of the bigger picture
  • Experience of leading a team with a focus on team development

Nomura competencies

Culture & Conduct

  • Makes significant culture contribution
  • Sets diverse / inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrates high professional integrity
  • Actively participates in development opportunities

Client-Centricity & Business Acumen

  • Expert in own business area, understands its market
  • Generates commercial ideas to benefit clients
  • Identifies and articulates core issues
  • Assimilates and articulates complex information
  • Develops workable recommendations

Strategy & Innovation

  • Translates divisional and firm-wide strategies into plans
  • Contributes innovative / entrepreneurial ideas
  • Builds on others' insights and turns ideas into reality
  • Knows when to decide / when to escalate
  • Recognizes and takes action when changing circumstances require new approaches

Leadership & Collaboration

  • Diligently and objectively evaluates own and others' performance throughout the year
  • Identifies quality people
  • Recognizes / communicates results, successes and learnings
  • Collaborates within and across teams, involving the right people
  • Supports / challenges colleagues

Communication & Connectivity

  • Listens and communicates effectively at all levels
  • Moves negotiations / discussions forward
  • Gains co-operation / support for ideas
  • Grows / maintains internal / external network
  • Proactively works across teams / functions

Execution & Delivery

  • Inspires positive commitment in others
  • Keeps self / others focused on meeting goals
  • Identifies conflicting priorities and manages accordingly
  • Communicates changes to plans to relevant people

Right to Work The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers from outside the EEA coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the EEA (who require a Tier 2 (General) visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that there are no other suitable candidates for this vacancy from inside the EEA.

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