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Finance Manager / Financial Controller    

  • Negotiable
  • Robert Half International UAE
  • Accounting & Finance | Financial/MGMT Accounting
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 21/04/2018

Finance Manager / Financial Controller - To provide a broad range of financial and general operational support expertise into the local commercial business.

Key Responsibilities:

Home Office responsibilities

  • Ensure the accounting records and reports for the Middle East affiliate are maintained in compliance with local statutory reporting and other business filing requirements, as well as with group policies and procedures
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly closing to meet all financial reporting deadlines
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial and management reporting
  • Prepare all supporting records and analyses for audits (interim and annual Group consolidated and statutory audits)
  • Prepare and provide budget and forecast information, including monthly cash forecast
  • Prepare full actual to budget variance analysis by month along with annual analysis for audit purposes and present such information to both HO and local management regularly
  • Participate in implementing Group wide initiatives to align and optimise business processes

Local responsibilities

  • Generally support and partner with the VP Commercial Operations in all financial and administrative matters
  • Manage and coordinate all local relationships with external financial vendors, such as payroll outsourcing, tax specialists, auditors, bankers, insurance brokers, etc., as required
  • Coordinate relationship from financial perspective with distributors in the GCC region, including payroll and payment for sales invoices
  • Be the point of contact with KKI HQ for all financial and administrative matters and provide the interface between the Middle East business and KKI HQ
  • Review and approve all payment runs
  • Review all agreements from a financial perspective and provide financial perspective to the VP Commercial Operations
  • Manage the local corporate insurance renewals as necessary and in conjunction with the HO global policies
  • Provide support in other administrative areas including HR, IT, and Legal, if appropriate
  • Take responsibility for the operation and management of the local bank accounts
  • Become involved in any other projects when they are necessary for the company

Position Requirements (knowledge, education, qualifications, number of years' experience etc)

  • Qualified Accountant with several years of accounting firm and senior accounting experience in a multinational group
  • Experience of working in the Middle East essential
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS
  • Hands on experience in general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process, including preparing monthly, quarterly and annual reports under tight deadlines
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills, proven experience in working with a variety of financial reporting systems and Microsoft Office products especially Excel
  • Experience of tax accounting and group transfer pricing policies would be beneficial
  • Strong English skills (both verbal and written).
  • Experience in forecast and budget preparation
  • Proven ability to establish metrics and associated reports which capture the health of the business and the ability to communicate these effectively to non-financial personnel
  • Proven experience in interrogating numbers and probing for clarity
  • Experience of dual reporting lines (HO and local management) would be beneficial

Physical Requirements: (travel, lifting, typing, driving, sitting, special requirements around hours etc)

  • Occasional overnight & overseas travel
  • Must be able to work extended hours, including weekends, during certain reporting periods if needed

Key Competencies specific to the role (what traits or capabilities must they have in order to succeed, examples include presentation skills, attention to detail, capability to influence and negotiate)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong team leader
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work independently as part of the international group finance team
  • Flexible and be able to understand the different local needs and requirements in the region
  • Good communicator with developed interpersonal skills
  • Backbone to stand behind decisions
  • Ability to work well with non-financial operational management
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task
  • KKI Core Competencies: Results Oriented, Sense of Urgency, Flawless Execution
  • If applicable to the role, outline the power granted or delegated to the role.
  • Local Bank mandate signing authority
  • Current signing limit as outlined by Group Finance
 
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