FINANCE DIRECTOR
Mac Group
Dubai, UAE
منذ 2 يوم
source : Akhtaboot

Job Description and Requirements

The Role

  • As part of the Leadership Team, accountable for setting and implementing the strategic direction of the Company. Deliver the business strategy, goals and objectives through active involvement in improvement activities
  • Oversee the accounting and finance function, provide leadership, direction and guidance to the team; act as a strategic business partner and hands on financial advisor to the management team
  • Adopt a can do approach to managing, coaching performance review and development of the finance team
  • Accurately report the financial results of the company, ensuring completion is timely and in accordance with Group Guidelines.
  • Manage all financial / operational accounting activities including monthly accounts, balance sheet, cash flow statement, flash figures, payroll, cash management, costing and budgeting

  • Prepare the year end statutory accounts, provide oversight in a strong working relationship with external auditors
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies & procedures. Identify opportunities to simplify control systems & enhance reporting
  • Improve the visibility and responsiveness of the function, including better planning, effective budgets & forecasts
  • Direct the monthly accounting close process on a timely basis, identify opportunities for streamlining
  • Adopt a pro-active approach to the key business reporting information required for internal and Group reporting.
  • Implement robust controls for managing costs, budgets, inventory, forecasting & profit determining activities
  • Work with the CFO to support the future growth plans of the business
  • Play a leading role in influencing strategic and local decision making
  • Develop activity to drive and support employee engagement, enhance the profile of the finance across the business
  • Regularly review departmental objectives with the CEO. Provide support in challenging existing practices, leaning out costs, implementing robust procedures and in optimizing operational efficiency
  • Authority to evaluate / approve expenditure : - report on approved projects & manage post approval tracking
  • Approved signature for accounts, budgets, treasury matters, payroll, pensions admin and statutory payments
  • Drive sustainable working capital improvement to enhance cash position and manage cash flow forecasts including some multi-currency treasury management
  • Promote a culture of curiosity with managers regarding the numbers, demonstrate how they drive performance
  • Work with the team to better understand cost structure, recharges, transfer pricing, gross margins, customer / product profitability;
  • identify trends & implement corrective actions for adverse variances

  • Maintain a high standard of health and safety, promote positive & safe working practices
  • The Candidate

  • A Qualified Accountant with strong leadership skills who has worked in similar capacities of bigger groups.
  • A track record of success in financial leadership and in building effective teams within a fast paced highly demanding environment.
  • Strategically minded, but able to be operationally hands-on in an SME environment
  • Experience of financial reporting and team responsibilities within an internationally focused, market-leading organisation with a corporate presence and global multi-site operations
  • Strong track record of implementing process improvement and be able to create a step change in improvement
  • Well-developed commercial skills : able to act as an influential member of the senior management team, develop financial understanding and make a pro-active contribution across all activities of the business
  • Process orientated : - able to make improvements that will enhance income, profitability and drive out costs
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills : - ability to interpret data / trends that support more informed decision making
  • Able to develop good working relationship with banks, auditors & statutory bodies
  • Strong IT skills, including experience of business systems and a high level of proficiency with Excel
  • Able to commit to achieving goals and deadlines, while demonstrating a flexible and can-do attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communicates and listens well, persuasive and influential
  • An accomplished & collaborative level-headed finance leader who is able to work with cross functional teams
  • Leads by example, consistently displays high ethical standards, integrity, trust, models professional behaviour in line with the Company Values, develops people and builds teams
  • A self-starter who is comfortable with multi-tasking and displays a methodical and organised approach to work
  • A strategic thinker, balances complex multiple tasks simultaneously and makes well informed decisions.
  • Resilient, calm under pressure and meets tight timescales; resolves problems and manages competing demands
  • Has the ability to challenge at all levels; ask probing and difficult questions on financial direction & decision making
  • Willingness to travel abroad on business when required.
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