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


As directed and delegated by the VP Finance.


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.


  • 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


  • 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