Finance Manager Middle East

You will act as overall coordinator and first-line advisor to the Country Manager on all finance-related matters, in order to achieve Net Sales, Profit and FCF targets. You will be responsible for directing and controlling the financial, management and cost accounting, taxation, treasury, credit management.

Accounting

• Guarantee a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
• Oversee the accounting department, including the design of an adequate organizational structure.


Financial Information and Control

• Oversee the timely and accurate issuance of financial information to the HQ.
• Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or IFRS.
• Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts.
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
• Guarantee financial and operating metrics and measure performance accordingly.
• Oversee the financial operations of subsidiaries, their control systems, policies and procedures.
• Provide financial analyses, in particular for pricing, cost, capital investments, contracts, …
• Credit control: follow up and monitoring of credit of all our customers. Ensure that the risk for each account is in line with limits set by HQ.


Funding

• Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts in alignment with HQ.
Risk Management & Compliance
• Construct, implement and monitor reliable control systems.
• Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
• Report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors.
• Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
• Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
• Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.


Others

• Maintain regional relationships with financial institutions, auditors, consultants, …
• Recruit, empower and lead human capital in order to ensure achievement of expected results.

• A professional with 5+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.
• Graduated in accounting or business administration, or with equivalent business experience.
• Experiences in highly competitive, brand sensitive, service oriented markets.
• Experience within modern commercial organizations, with demanding wholesale and retail business partners.
• Strong experience with implementation and use of SAP, BPC e HFM are a plus.
• Structured approach gained through experience in excellent environments.
• Proven track record of results achieved within a structured, multinational environment.
• Ability to work within fast growing environments and to contribute to build a new organization.
• Experience in change management projects involving organization, information systems, business approach.
• Knowledge of finance, accounting, tax budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS.
• Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, projections.
• Fluent in written and oral English.
• Strong leadership which inspires colleagues and stakeholders.
• Ability to think and act strategically with a strong focus on execution.
• Mature personality, self motivation, positive attitude.
• Preference to candidates with the CPA or CMA designations.

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