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GM Finance Reporting, Consolidation, Audit and Tax    

  • Attractive tax-free salary
  • Al Futtaim Group
  • Real Estate | n/a
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 20/11/2017


Financial reporting

  • Establishment of a clear periodic reporting strategy and calendar across the Real Estate Group, in alignment with requirements of the overall Group and external stakeholders
  • Overseeing the design, development and implementation of best-practice financial reporting tools (in conjunction with Business Excellence team and Group Finance)
  • Preparation and review of all periodic consolidation and reporting, for entities, legal group structures and asset classes
  • In conjunction with Group Finance, providing internal expert advice on accounting standard application, assess impact of changes as well as implementing appropriate accounting standards and processes for all geographies
  • Understand the impact of new business activity and provide advice on their accounting treatment.
  • Work with the IT team and Group Finance to ensure that systems are configured to enable accounting requirements and changes to accounting standards to be met
  • Actively develop and support internal accounting and reporting capability across all regions 

Financial controls

  • In conjunction with Group functions (Finance, Audit, Tax, Legal), aligning and implementing appropriate group-wide financial controls, including best-practice policies/procedures and role segregation.
  • Coordinating reviews to ensure that policies/procedures are appropriately applied and consistently followed.
  • Drive balance sheet management strategies across the Real Estate Group, including improved working capital utilization and tax asset/liability management 

Tax planning and compliance

  • In conjunction with Group Tax, coordinate expert tax planning and strategy across all geographies, including review of tax exposures in all geographies
  • Drive overall tax compliance work, including tax accounting, review of returns, management of reporting calendars and dealing with follow-up administration. 
  • In conjunction with Group Tax, actively develop and support internal tax capability across all regions
  • Ensure tax exposures are adequately provided for, and tax assets are managed proactively 

Audit management

  • Build strategic relationships with external and internal audit service providers (in conjunction with Group Finance)
  • Manage and coordinate all audits (statutory, internal tax), including resolution of queries and audit points

Finance shared services

  • In conjunction with relevant Group functions, actively identify, promote and implement Finance Shared Services Strategies

• Finance related degree preferred
• Professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, CIMA or similar)
• Current technical knowledge of relevant accounting standards and tax legislation

Desired Knowledge and Experience: 
• 15-20 years’ experience in Financial Management, tax and audit management
• Thorough understanding of accounting and auditing standards, tax and governance codes, and a track record of ensuring compliance across a complex organisation
• The ideal candidate would come with experience from the Big 4 audit firms
• Previous experience within the Real Estate industry is essential
• Previous experience within the Construction and Facilities Management industry is desirable
• Involvement in Financial and Tax IT systems implementation is desirable
• Exposure to operating in a multi-country environment with adherence to stringent reporting standards
• Experience in a fast?paced, entrepreneurial environment – with high analytical ability and the desire to help shape a new role and work with agility balancing competing for priorities over time as the role and department evolve
• The ideal candidate will need a high tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibility prioritize work on multiple projects
• Advanced analytical and organizational skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, adept at managing sensitive topics tactfully

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