Financial Controller Manager


Beirut, Lebanon

Ref: HP639-3595

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Internal Firm Services

IFS - Information Technology (IT)

Management Level

Job Description & Summary

The Financial Controls team is tasked with maximizing return on financial assets by establishing, implementing and auditing financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems.

The team reports directly into the ME Finance Director and thus has oversight over all finance functions.
The team play an important role in working with country Finance and shared service centre leaders in driving operational improvements, and supporting resolution and investigation into day to day issues arising in the finance practice.
Acts as an SME on complex accounting treatments, and reviews completeness of transaction information entered into all ledgers / journals.

The Manager facilitates this by ensuring that policies, procedures and controls appropriately manage any finance risk to the firm.

• Supports financial decisions by monitoring policies and procedures
• Supports asset protection by monitoring internal controls
• Monitor and confirms financial condition by conducting internal finance team health checks; supporting wider audit activities by both internal / external auditors
• Challenging procedures and processes as appropriate to ensure appropriate financial discipline and control
• Assisting in driving month end processes

• Supports internal customers (other area of finance) on implementing correct accounting treatment for all transactions
• Provides support in troubleshooting complex finance issues, and supporting resolution and issue analysis as appropriate
• Works with LoS and IFS leaders to ensure reporting is aligned with business strategy, is accurate, and useful
• Works with finance teams to ensure correct and accurate reporting

Internal Process
• Supports in the development of all finance policies, procedures, processes and controls.
• Engages with Finance Team Leads to roll out and implement policies, procedures etc.
• Supports with health checks on the business as requested by the Finance Director / CFO
• Conducts studies on internal risk levels and provides analysis to Team Lead
• Supports all period end closing activities and reporting as appropriate

Learning & Growth
• Meets with relevant business stakeholders and LoS Finance Partners regularly to ensure optimal relationship
• Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and team members
• Contribute to an environment of teamwork within the finance team
• Act as a key resource and liaise with other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationship


• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
• Master's Degree or Masters in Business Administration

• Fluency in spoken and written English, proficiency in Arabic would be an advantage
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Overall Experience
• 8+ years of experience in a Finance function of which at least 4 years should be in a management role

Specific Experience
• Demonstrated experience with financial accounting /management accounting
• Experience in enforcing Financial policies in large organizations across a region

Technical Skills
• Strong financial, analytical and accounting skills
• Excellent level of accuracy to a high level of detail
• Good calculation and analytical skills
• Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
• In depth knowledge of financial operations and processes, including accounting, reporting and financial control activities
• Understanding of general/international accounting standards and practices

Soft Skills
• Ability to influence senior management and to maintain a strong working relationship with managers across the organization
• Good organisation and office management skills to ensure coverage of workload
• Organization, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity needed
• Skilled in maintaining client relationships
• Good liaison skills, with the ability to maintain geographical relationships
• Good problem solving skills
• Good people management skills
• Good negotiation skills
• Good decision making skills
• Strong customer service skills
• Strong work ethic
• Risk averse/risk management skills
• Ethical conduct

About the Company

At PwC Middle East, we've set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We're a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We're striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we're proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone's uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you're looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you're a future PwCer.

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