Financial Controller

Atkins Middle East
Manama, Bahrain

Ref: HP331-368

Atkins Middle East

The Role

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine, innovation, imagination and best practice.

We are looking for a Financial Controller to support our Bahrain and Kuwait businesses .

At Atkins, we recognise and value the contribution made by the finance team to our overall business strategy and in return we offer a rewarding and team-oriented working environment.

Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the role is to be a business partner to the Managing Directors of the Bahrain and Kuwait businesses. In addition the role will also manage the management and project accounts process for Bahrain and Kuwait which includes both management, statutory and tax accounting.

Other responsibilities will include:

• Business / efficiency improvements
• Cash flow management and reporting
• Monthly and quarterly reporting of performance
• Annual and quarterly budgets and reforecasts
• Monitoring of compliance to Group policy and procedures
• Local tax compliance

They will be a key partner to the business who should turn to them for advice or where they have an issue. They will play an essential part in the financial management from project level, business level through to budget preparation, strategic planning and all the group audit activities. Finance in the Middle East is intrinsically connected with the operating heart of the business and the FC will be expected to provide a robust financial management service incorporating trend analysis and management information.

Requirements

Requirements

Technical Competencies:

Graduate, qualified accountant, with 5 years operational finance experience within a progressive & modern business. Construction or engineering services business experience is a highly desirable.
Commercially minded finance professional with experience of applying financial disciplines at a competitive organisation.
A good technical understanding of finance systems and control is desirable.
Bid support and review experience.

Behavioural Competencies:

A strong manager with similar interpersonal skills to develop productive internal working relationships with colleagues at all levels. Will be culturally aware and able to work with a diverse team. Able to bring his or her colleagues with them.
Capable of intelligent debate and questioning his or her colleagues without being abrasive – able to communicate complexity clearly. Innovate, commercial disciplined and accurate.

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the world’s major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:
• focus on quality
• seek world class design and excellence
• strive to add value
• be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).