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Finance Manager    

  • AED45000 per month
  • Robert Half International UAE
  • Accounting & Finance | Financial Control
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 23/11/2017

A global multinational business based in Dubai is looking to recruit a Financial Manager for their Dubai operation.

The Role

Reporting directly into the General Manager in the Gulf and functionally to the Group CFO you will partner the business streams in ensuring that sales and profitability are optimized and effectively managed. You will provide strong commercial & financial advice on margins, opex and capex management and other operational issues as well as ensuring that the Group and senior management team are appropriately communicated with on actual & forecast performance. As well as Finance you will also be responsible for HR and General Administration.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Margin and profitability dynamic management, with forward looking emphasis.
  • For strategic Sales project: cost, margin and financial risk appraisal.
  • Business controlling: understand, analyze and provide interpretation of financial data in link with industrial activities.
  • Definition of adequate reporting's, KPI's and dashboards to management team.
  • Assess legal and financial impact of non-standard sales business terms during quotation process
  • Business controlling: understand, analyze and provide interpretation of financial data in link with industrial activities.
  • Definition of adequate reporting's, KPI's and dashboards to management team.
  • Cash-flow management
  • Stock accuracy and risks associated (obsolescence)
  • Optimize and continuously improve the working capital positions of the company
  • Client's credit lines assessment, dunning and enforcement
  • Monthly and Quarterly Group Financial reporting, as well as local reports.
  • Monthly accrual, depreciations and provisions: computation, posting in G/L and periodic review.
  • Consolidation package and intercompany reconciliation procedures.
  • Risk management. Roll-out of internal audit procedures.
  • Relationship with the external and internal audit.
  • Accountancy: financial statements, budgets preparation and variations analysis
  • Banking relations management: investment loans, import-export operations and documentary credits
  • Relationships with the tax authorities
  • Treasury functions: optimising cash position and global transactions.
  • Company registration and legal status
  • Insurance and lease principles
  • People and team management
  • Manage local IT systems
  • Issue and deliver the invoice to the final customer (with the sales reps and logistic).
  • Issue and record the credit notes.
  • Manage AR, DSO and dunning procedures
  • Manage AP: follow up 3-way match and exceptions
  • Invoices (Sell & Purchases) for non-core items (Capex etc)
  • Point of contact for all employees regarding HR matters: compliance to laws and discipline matters
  • Monthly payroll preparation: prepare individual payroll slips, including variable elements.
  • Employment contract preparation, archiving and follow up.
  • Expenses notes review and co-approval.
  • Recruitment processes.
  • Evaluation and assessment of the competences
  • Active contribution to projects related to Finance function or cross-company. Such as but not limited to: process documentation and improvement, sales business partnering initiatives, reinforcement of internal control, preparation to new ERP roll-out etc.

The Candidate

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in either an audit firm focused on industry and/or Finance leadership position an industrial environment.
  • Prior working experience for an international group would be an advantage.
  • CA/CPA/ MBA in finance with minimum 10 years of post-qualification financial, commercial & market experience in building materials or industrial sector.
  • Experience in Finance, IT and Human Resources, in a similar position in a company focus on industry.
  • Working experience in the UAE and knowledge of local market environment & trends, government legislation and regulatory requirements in MEA regions


45,000aed per month plus benefits

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