Our client is a financial services conglomerate who are deploying capital across listed & private asset classes. They have an existing finance function and are looking to recruit a Chief Financial Officer to lead their strategic ambitions.
The role presents an opportunity to join a growing investment firm based in Abu Dhabi which has access to capital and is in deploying within region & internationally across listed & private instruments.
The role offers the opportunity to work with a high calibre team in a sustainable environment with longevity on the table.
The Chief Financial Officer will take full ownership of the finance function across all their legal entities (Hold-co / Op-co / SPVs) and interface with the regulatory authority - the ADGM (Abu Dhabi Global Markets) and investors.
They will manage a sizeable balance sheet and responsibilities will vary from risk & treasury through to investor relations.
secondarily the Chief Financial Officer will lead financial thought leadership by overseeing financial control, financial reporting, capital adequacy monitoring, liaising with auditors, setting up SPVs and be involved in transactional activity.
Private Equity / Asset Management experience essential UAE / GCC experience essential
The ideal candidate will :
Be able & willing to work in Abu Dhabi
Have had experience in the UAE / GCC
listed equities / fixed income fund management / late-stage venture capital experience is secondarily acceptable
Have been serving as a Chief Financial Officer for at least 5 years
Have had strong ownership of balance sheet & treasury risk management functions in their most recent role
Preferably be a qualified chartered accountant and have had had formative training at an audit firm
Preferably be bilingual in English & Arabic
Be adept at financial controls, budgeting and financial reporting
Be able to lead, develop & manage a strong team to deliver a cohesive finance function
Have excellent attention to detail
Have strong stakeholder management skills
Candidates who are not in finance functions within the fund management industry (private equity, asset management, late-stage venture capital) can unfortunately not be considered for this role as this is a prerequisite.
If you align with the criteria and are based internationally, prior regional experience must exist for consideration.
Our client is a multibillion-dollar financial services conglomerate based in Abu Dhabi. They place a high degree of importance on strategic thinking & execution, initiative, leadership, and board level interaction.
Commensurate compensation, opportunity to impact, visibility