Area CFO – Maersk – UAE – Dubai

We Offer:
A significant and strategic role in a large area where you will utilize your finance expertise to drive business decisions aimed at maximizing value creation. Through your day-to-day leadership and work, you will gain an in-depth understanding of financial management from a leadership perspective, sharpen your commercial acumen and enhance your stakeholder management skills. In addition, you will have visibility and exposure in the area leadership and regional and global finance community for future career development within Maersk or the Maersk Group.

Key Responsibilities
You will be expected to:
Bring an active leadership and act as sparring partner within the Area leadership team.
Drive top-quartile team engagement.
Oversee the development of robust investment plans to support our Growth Arc.
Facilitate accelerated profitable and high growth of our business in the area, particularly in Logistics & Services products.
Embed an “owners mentality” within the UAE Area with strong focus on “P&L mindset” and ability to manage assets on the balance sheet.
Drive the usage of the standard reports, i.e. share one set of numbers, owned by finance.
Work towards standardized methodologies globally.
Proactively support the Area management and functional leads improving the business results.
Ensure highest degree of databased decision making in the Area and providing the outside-in perspective and benchmarking.
Contribute to the regional finance community, by actively participating in the community and co-driving the agenda in this community
Act as a change agent for other global transformation programs and work on up-skilling the area finance function to cater for new requirements.
Accountable for local statutory reporting requirements are met and filed in accordance with local accounting policies, tax department and effective engagement with the offshored teams at the service centre.

Who we are looking for:
A solid financial educational background as Chartered Accountant or equivalent master’s degree in Finance.
Minimum 8-10 years’ related finance experience in an international organisation. Industry experience is preferred, but not a must.
Substantial people leadership experience with a proven track-record of selecting and coaching finance professionals.
Proven track record of adding value to the business through business partnering.
Possess a high degree of analytical skills and is capable of combining strategy with financial insights.
Strong commercial acumen to understand and challenge business agenda.
Experienced in working closely with offshore teams in shared-service centres and being a part of an international function.
Excellent stakeholder management skills – ability to explain financial data and conclusions based on them to stakeholders with non-financial background.
Excellent English proficiency and communication skills.
Charismatic personality of a real influencer, able to lead people successfully through transformation within the organization and to transform business approach in people’s mindset.
Hands-on experience in the areas of M&A and post-merger integration.

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