Group Financial Controller

Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP265-678


The Role

Diverse Group seeking to hire high caliber Group Finance Controller. Key challenges will include reorganizing and strengthening core finance team, implement and document procedures and processes, improving reporting and analysis of results and implementation of ERP system. The role will report to the Group CFO. Ideal candidate will have already been a Group Controller and have the potential to be promoted to CFO position within 5 years. Candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with personnel at all levels from employees, advisors, business partners, customers and vendors.

• Manage the core finance function
• Develop a customer focused approach to the internal client base
• Improve, implement and document controls and procedures
• Supervise all aspects of the GL, eliminate processing backlog
• Strengthen finance team as required
• Ensure accounting policies are consistent with GAAP
• Prepare monthly Group consolidated accounts
• Preparation of audited accounts
• Timely production of monthly management reports
• Improve quality of routine and ad hoc reporting, for example by use of dashboards and graphics
• Provide high quality interpretation and analysis of results
• Monthly rolling forecast; annual budget
• Manage tax and other compliance requirements; advise partners as required
• Identify areas for cost reduction and efficiency gains
• Implementation of new ERP system; maximize use of functionality
• Forge excellent relationships with staff at joint venture partners, advisors, suppliers, customers and banks
• Assist with preparation of statutory returns for Tax / Zakat and other government departments

Package on offer: circa 35k SAR per month plus family benefits and education allowance


• ACA/CPA or equivalent qualification
• At least 15 years accounting and finance experience with 5 as a Group Finance Controller of large Group, or KSA sub-group of international business
• Fluent in English, used to dealing with international businesses
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Complex consolidation of large groups
• Ideally has worked in KSA or GCC and be expert in local regulations and compliance
• Able to handle many different business relationships
• Pro-active leader, must be able to implement change
• Implementation of ERP system and/or significant improvements to management information systems
• Strong excel and presentation skills
• Some exposure to M&A/ due diligence helpful but not essential

About the Company

TAAHEED deliver pioneering recruitment solutions and consultancy services to MENA organizations that believe human capital is the major driver in building a ‘best-in-class’ team or company.

TAAHEED offer Search & Selection, Project & Managed Service solutions across key practices, including;

• Construction & Development
• Banking & Financial Services
• Insurance
• IT & Telecommunications
• Engineering & Industry
• Shared Services (HR/Legal/Accountancy/Professional Support)
• Higher Education Recruitment / University (Faculty Staff)
• Media, Advertising,
• Marketing, PR & Communications
• Public Sector

TAAHEED also are the regions number one contributor to Emiratization initiatives.