GardaWorld Cash Services Regional Finance Controller Job in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Req Id 69783 - Posted 05/10/2017 - International Protective Services - Finance International - UAE - UAE - Dubai

Position/Employment type:

Regional Finance Controller / Full time employee position

Organization/Reporting line:

Finance / Reporting to VP Finance

Place of work/Travel:

Dubai / Including travel to GardaWorld’s areas of operation as required

Contact and Cooperation:

Internally: Focus on MENA regions partnering with Managing Director/ Regional Directors/Financial Controller & Ops manager & Business Partners.

Externally: Clients, Government authorities and service providers.

Job Outline:

The Regional Finance Controller is the main point of contact for all management account functions with ownership of the P&L;, mainly for the MENA regions, and will be responsible for:

  • Managing a team of 5-7 business partners, each covering one or multiple regions all responsible for billing, invoicing, payroll, variances analysis, including the preparations of all P&L; ;
  • Support the management team in all questions relating to regional P&Ls;
  • Develop and manage the monthly Mgmt deck, including financials and Operating KPIs;
  • Lead the provision of financial support for cost savings/rationalizations proposed/undertaken;
  • Support the QA of proposed project and consulting bids in collaboration with the Bid/CST team;
  • Lead the profitability analysis on all projects and clients;
  • Creation and maintenance of Financial Standard Operating Procedures
  • Documentation and management of all in-country tax liabilities and payments with support of the internal tax specialist;
  • Supervision and management of in-country cash to ensure the group cash flow is maximised and cash risk exposure is minimized;
  • Ensure complete reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts by region - completed monthly for review by the VP Finance - highlighting any balance sheet risk;
  • Standardisation of management reporting for all reporting and FP&A;
  • Maintenance of project accounting (project budgets & variance analysis) for all projects on Great Plains (GWIPS accounts application);
  • Monitoring and reporting on KPIs to the support the MD and RDs;
  • Monitoring fixed assets in the regions – working with QM and Procurement to ensure appropriate levels of depreciation are used

Authority:

As directed and delegated by the VP Finance.

Accountability:

The Regional Finance Controller is accountable to the VP Finance for their responsibilities stated in this job description. These responsibilities will be monitored and managed through the mid-year and annual performance review and supported through the monitoring of their KPIs.

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates an in-depth financial awareness;
  • Writes and speaks clearly, succinctly and correctly;
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, including understanding of pivot tables, macro’s, etc;
  • Advanced knowledge of other MS Office systems;
  • Excellent command of English is essential. Fluency in other languages is advantageous;
  • Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit and loss and added value;
  • Manages time effectively;
  • Works in an ethical manner, is systematic, methodical and orderly;
  • Demonstrates ability to motivate teams to produce quality output within strict timeframes;
  • Ability to work and interact with internal and external stakeholders at all levels

Experience:

  • CPA, CA, ACCA or equivalent qualification is essential;
  • Experience in Finance and Accounting with operational focus in recent years;
  • 8-12 years’ experience in similar role;
  • Previous Financial Controller experience or similar level position.

Job Segment: Accounting, Consulting, Financial, Procurement, Payroll, Finance, Technology, Operations

Location: Dubai, UAE, Uae

Company: GardaWorld