A multinational manufacturing company requires an experienced senior level Finance professional. The Financial Controller - MENA is responsible for heading all Finance, Accounting and Treasury Management in the MENA region.
Develop, maintain and support the financial infrastructure including solid business process policies, procedures, internal controls and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements.
Timely and accurate preparation of all regulatory financial information and filings,
Providing relevant Management Information in support of local and global management decisions
Assuring Liquidity from internal and external funding sources, in support of business objectives
Ensure the proper accounting for and timely filing/payment of all tax obligations in all MENA countries with support of outside services and advisers as needed.
Maintaining a system of controls to safeguard the assets and assure accurate financial reporting
Managing the relationship to banks and regulatory agencies so that business and monetary transactions can be properly and timely executed as needed.
Directing the accounting teams in UAE and other MENA locations.
Ensure that financial information and reports conform to both local IFRS and United States GAAP reporting requirements.
Ensure compliance with local and USA governmental, tax and other external reporting requirements.
Requirements, Education & Skills
Should have 10+ years experience in similar positions with industrial or manufacturing company.
Bachelors degree in Accounting / Finance and MBA is a plus
Native English speaker, EU passport holder or Western educated are highly preferred.
Preferred Certified Chartered Accountant or CPA
Familiarity with construction or Oil & Gas project business
Extensive exposure in SOX compliance requirements & US GAAP
Hands-on experience with using ERP Systems and use of VISUAL software.