Recruit, retain, develop, motivate and cultivate a productive team committed to demonstrating the Group’s core values and professional standards.
Lead the corporate accounting team through ongoing financial accounting activities through to the periodic consolidation and preparation of the IFRS financial statements for the Group and all subsidiaries on a monthly basis.
Large focus areas include close process improvements for efficiency and scalability, continued focus on quality and internal control, cross-functional coordination and team effectiveness.
Maintain intercompany accounts in balance.
Support ERP strategy and roll-out as well as accounting policy and standard setting.
Collaborate heavily with cross-functional peers in the corporate office (e.g. FP&A, Treasury, IT, HR, Legal, Operations, etc.) and throughout the Group.
Maintain and lead a strong technical accounting and reporting team in the areas of complex accounting transaction analysis, and reporting and analysis.
Continually seek to develop the accounting function from both organizational and financial process perspectives.
Coordinate activities with external auditors.
Maintenance of fixed asset records and ensure controls including asset tagging.
Maintenance of inventory records and controls including regular counts.
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls.
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective finance policies and procedures and ensure proper governance across the group companies
Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Any other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.
15+ years of corporate controllership experience including progressively senior finance roles in top Companies. Middle East finance experience is preferred.
Well-balanced leader with sound and common-sense business judgment.
Strategic thinker with the ability to develop actionable and high-value strategies.
Influential leader and trusted advisor.
Innovative coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit.
An exceptional leader and team builder. A track record of influencing and developing a high-performing team of professionals.
Strong critical-thinking skills, superior communication and presentation skills with an ability to set the highest standards for honesty, integrity, and work ethic both for themselves and for those around them.
Team player and individually motivated.
Drive to keep on top of the relevant business issues.
Ability to understand, embrace and interact heavily with operating business units.
Proven ability to develop effective relationships with colleagues and team members by gaining respect and trust.
Well organized with an ability to manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
In-depth experience with large-scale ERP systems.
Strong quantitative, analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
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