Control Risks is a specialist risk consultancy that helps to create secure, compliant and resilient organisations in an age of ever-changing risk.
Working across disciplines, technologies and geographies, everything we do is based on our belief that taking risks is essential to our clients' success.
We provide our clients with the insight to focus resources and ensure they are prepared to resolve the issues and crises that occur in any ambitious global organisation.
We go beyond problem-solving and give our clients the insight and intelligence they need to realise opportunities and grow.
From the boardroom to the remotest location, we have developed an unparalleled ability to bring order to chaos and reassurance to anxiety.
Our people Working with our clients our people are given direct responsibility, career
development and the opportunity to work collaboratively on fascinating projects in a
rewarding and inclusive global environment. Location Dubai, UAE Engagement Full-time, Permanent Department Finance, High Risk Managed Services ("HRMS") Manager CEO, HRMS Job purpose
Work directly with the CEO HRMS to provide strategic financial and operational
leadership for HRMS.
Act as trusted partner to the CEO and senior management team, accountable for
driving business performance by setting and delivering the financial strategy for
Exercising professional judgment founded on ethics, law, accounting regulation and
commercial sense in order to maximize medium / long term value within our country
locations in Iraq, Mozambique and future business territories. Tasks and responsibilities
Strategy Work with the CEO to drive and implement strategic financial initiatives. As agreed with the CEO, full ownership and accountability for financial initiatives
within the HRMS business. Working with the CEO and senior management team to identify opportunities to
develop the business and services across HRMS.
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Job title - Department Finance Director
High Risk Managed Services
Finance & Risk Coordinate financial projections reflecting strategic direction in close coordination
with CEO and senior management team. Present to HRMS Executive Committee on business matters which have a
financial implication ensuring cash flows, profit, risk and returns on investment are
properly considered with risks identified. Guide senior management team on financial, commercial and operational matters
including remuneration, benefits, profitability, jurisdictional, administrative,
investment and capital issues. Direct management responsibility for the HRMS finance team handling all back
office accounting functions, including credit control, payroll, finance management. Manage financial forecasting, policies, procedures and financial controls and
deliver analysis on project profitability, client profitability and utilisation. Identify, document and take mitigating action on all significant financial risks
facing the business Ensure compliance with all corporate taxes including local sales, withholding, VAT
corporate income and other taxes
Commercial Ensure optimal terms for bids and contracts including pricing, conditions, cash
flow, liability management. Ensure all contractual terms are reduced to written contracts in liaison with Legal
Counsel. Ensure tax and legislative rules are met in Iraq to enable renewal of annual
licenses. Give guidance to Partners and Management on financial, commercial or
operational matters including remuneration, benefits, profitability, office,
jurisdictional, administrative, investment and capital issues.
Financial management, reporting and processes Lead the business planning / budget process for HRMS. Monitor actual results against budget explaining significant variations.
Coordinate the production of financial forecasts. Analysis of results from management accounts, project profitability, client
profitability and utilisation reports to determine corrective action. Identify, implement and operate policies, procedures and financial controls to
ensure that accounts show a true and fair view at every month end and that the
group's assets are always protected. Forecast cash flows, identify cash needs and report them to Group Finance and
ensure surplus cash outside London is remitted promptly. Identify, design and provide management accounts and other reports which local
management needs to run the business.
Report to Group Finance in the formats and time required and in accordance with
the group's accounting policies. Lead budget planning process (and 3-year outlook). Overall accountability for the HRMS Management accounts.
Overall accountability for the HRMS Year-end statutory accounts. Provide insightful and value-add information to support decision making.
Produce and issue reports as required by local legislation and in agreement with
group reports, other than where different accounting policies are required in which
case reconciliations between local and group accounts should be prepared. Design, document, implement and oversee financial and administrative processes
recovered from the clients; ? All transactions, assets and liabilities are properly and timely recorded; ? Payments are made on time and only made when authorised.
Leadership Direct line management responsibility for the HRMS finance and bid team
including in Iraq and Mozambique. With the CEO assist with building the right culture, ensuring the region has the
capability, processes and systems to achieve the strategy. Oversee the daily business activities of the HRMS in Iraq and Mozambique by
working closely with and managing the Partners and Directors. Lead key strategic initiatives for the region including communicating and
presenting these across the region. Support and drive a performance management culture across the region This will
include direct involvement working alongside existing managers. Consistently look for systemic ways to develop and improve profitability and
margins across the region.
Business and Project Management Work with CEO to lead the formulation and production of 3-year plan and annual
budget narratives. Review and test all business cases and support fully all new country market entry
activities. Identify and implement strategic business initiatives to ensure that the company
responds to market changes and starts to build a culture of innovation. Actively network with other regions promoting the One Firm Philosophy and
leveraging the Global HRMS commercial potential.
Monthly consolidation, refinement, and review of the MMR. Knowledge and
experience Proven ability of implementing successful strategies to drive business growth Proven experience as a Finance director or in a role with the equivalent
responsibilities working within a matrix environment to deliver set objectives Proven strong commercial acumen, and understanding of developing value
propositions Proven experience of leading a function and people management Experience of having worked in a matrix environment.
Qualifications and specialist skills Mandatory to be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) or MBA with major in
accounting / finance or equivalent, having at least 5 years' experience following
qualification. Educated to degree level Competencies
Business Intellect Business strategy focused Cut through complexity to create clarity Work with commercial nous, driving new initiatives and profitability Tune in to clients' current and future needs translating knowledge of emerging
trends to drive margin and profit Analytical, excellent attention to detail and capable of processing information
quickly Personal Impact Identify and nurture people who are critical to our success. Influence and engage others with impact, presence and energy, building
commitment and motivation for change Engage and mobilise teams and individuals behind the strategic plan gaining
respect and support Develop an environment where individuals are inspired / moved to act Tenacity Show determination and resilience in driving the success of the business Demonstrate confidence, remain optimistic and focused taking bold actions when
there is uncertainty Accountable for outcomes Client Centric Lead exemplary client service - fast, flexible and adaptable Deliver commitments, ensure others do the same -be trusted and accountable to
do this Inspire and build trust in relationships generating commitment and support
Solution Focused Seek constant improvements, never satisfied with good enough Monitor and control implementation of plans to ensure objectives are achieved One Firm Build and sustain authentic long-term relationships founded on trust, open &
appropriate communication, awareness of self and others Seek new relationships and opportunities to collaborate to drive the strategic
agenda. Behaviors All employees are expected to display behaviors reflective of our company values :
Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and
Professionalism and Excellence. How to apply If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements, email a covering letter and CV, stating your current salary to : MERecruitmentFinance controlrisks.com by no later than