Oversee the financial management, financialplanning / analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, reportingactivities, end-to-end finance operations in the region;
supportexecutive management team in offering insights and financialadvices that will allow them to make the best businessdecisions.
This position is responsible for Middle Eastregion (primarily UAE and Saudi Arabia) and to be based in SaudiArabia. The successful candidate will have to travel in the regionon short notice attimes. Responsibilities
Lead theaccounting functions so that financial transactions, policies,system and procedures meet the organisation's short andlong-term business objectives and comply with regulations,accounting principles and standards
Contributeto strategic planning and decision-making at the executive level todevelop and implement accounting systems and processes that alignwith the organisation'
s overall vision and its current andlong-term business objectives
Financial Planning andAnalysis
Conductfinancial due diligence and apply accounting procedures
Prepare cost-benefit analysis for projects across,business units and providing recommendation forimprovement.
Budgetand Forecast Management
Develop annual budget and ensure it complies with localaccounting standards and in-line with group policies
Direct thetimely and accurate preparation of financial report, such as profitand loss accounts, balance sheet, management financial reports andregulatory reports for fillings.
Reviewfinancial reports to ensure they have been accurately prepared andpresent findings and recommendations to the top executivegroup.
Accountable for reviewing withholding tax and othercorporate tax matters
Collaborate with localauditor on annual audit and preparation of audited financialstatements
Keep abreast of key changes inaccounting and taxation regulations
Monitorand evaluate the performance of accounting policies, systems, andprocedures in achieving strategies objectives
Make improvements to procedures and controls, as well asad-hoc projects and requests as and when they come up
Identifying cost-saving opportunities at theorganizational level
Develop solutions to meetbudgetary and cash flow goals.
Lead, direct, evaluate and develop a team offinance staff to ensure that accounting activities are conductedaccurately, ethically, consistently and according to relevantregulations, laws and standards
Degree in Financial Accounting
Certified Chartered Accountant
10years of experience in Engineering Procurement and Constructionindustry, at least 3 years in MNC.
Withregional experience in Middle East and can travel at very shortnotice within the region
Extensive experiencein financial management, including gathering and analyzing data,organizing reports, and presenting findings tostakeholders
Those with experience inTreasury, Tax, Risk Management / Internal Control, Cosec, SGX, SAP,rollout, and Commercial / M&A functions will be an addedadvantage.
Ability to strategize and solveproblems
Strong leadership and organizationalskills
A natural leader, you will also be ableto build a high-performance finance organisation, mentoring anddeveloping the local finance talents.
Self-starter with hands-on and "can do"attitude