Finance Controlling Manager

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Employment: Full Time

Reporting Performance:
• Responsible for all the financial controlling of the business.
• You will have the opportunity to lead, innovate, and drive business success through your financial acumen and strategic insights with the reporting line of Group CFO.
• You will be responsible for ensuring appropriate financial controls are in place and all relevant operational responsibilities are being met such as the preparation of monthly management accounts including P&L, balance sheet, performance report, and cash flow forecasts.
• Lead the preparation of year-end annual accounts and manage the annual audit.
• Provide support to the Group CFO in preparation of annual budgets and forecasts.
• Provide support to the Group CFO with ad-hoc analysis and project work.
• Identify and implement business improvement opportunities.
• You will oversee and report on financial risk management and produce Monthly Information reports.
• Lead the continuous improvement of financial processes to facilitate business growth.
• Support new venture development as required.

Business Development:
• Lead the continuous improvement of financial processes to facilitate business growth.
• Support new venture development as required.

• Review and optimize the use of systems to improve efficiency.
• Ensure system integrity and compliance through internal audits.
• Manage the MS Dynamic NAV system.

Cost Accounting:
• Review and maintain cost accounting master data.
• Analyze cost information and identify cost and operational improvements.


• Experience working at a finance manager or financial controller level, preferably in the travel or leisure sector.
• Cash-flow management experience
• Qualified (CIMA or ACCA) preferred.
• Strong commercial acumen
• Experience in international markets desirable
• A willingness to be very hands on whilst also supporting with higher level strategic planning.


An organization built on professionalism, extensive experience and guest-centricity, Desert Gate was a long-sought dream of a visionary who established the company in 2004 as a supplier of the local needs of top-level tour operators in the UAE. Today, it is a full-fledged Premium DMC, serving the seven emirates of the UAE, Oman and it’s newest destination - The Maldives. Over the years, the company has been recognised and rewarded for its innovative approach to product design as well as providing top notch service to its guests.

A solid financial base complemented with a well-proven, reliable top management boasting of 75 years of combined experience in the travel industry, Desert Gate envisions to become the number one Luxury travel group in the Gulf region, with a plan to expand its services to other destinations that are connected culturally to its home market.

Desert Gate is part of the MTS Globe group and through that partnership has access to the best-in-class technology and cleanest XML feed in the industry. Also, as a traditional DMC, Desert Gate has all you can expect from a first-rate ground handler, such as excellent contracting, creative excursions and superior in-resort service levels.

Desert Gate combines the very best of a traditional DMC with avant-garde technology and connectivity.

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