Financial Controller

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Employment: Full Time

The Company

Robert Half are working with a company based in Dubai, looking to hire a Financial Controller. A well-established group with a global presence and a significant turnover, operating in the financial and commodities trading sectors. The company, headquartered in London, has a strong focus on emerging markets.

The Role

They are seeking an experienced Financial Controllers to join the team. The role will support their commodities trading business and report directly to the Head of Financial Reporting in London. The successful candidates will be responsible for financial accounting, reporting, and tax support within a dynamic and growing environment.

* Collaborate with the Head of Financial Reporting to establish robust controls and processes, maintaining the Chart of Accounts and ensuring data integrity.
* Engage closely with trading and operations teams to understand strategies, product flows, and profit and loss drivers.
* Functions to evaluate financial data, drive system improvements, and ensure accuracy between trading and accounting systems.
* Meet reporting deadlines by completing monthly close processes, recording transactions, conducting reconciliations, and providing management commentaries.
* Prepare and present entity financial results, including board packs, and engage in board meetings as required.
* Liaise with auditors and tax consultants for statutory, tax, and financial returns, supporting external audits under Swiss GAAP and IFRS.
* Assist with group consolidation, internal audits, budgeting, cost control, debtors management, and special projects as needed.

The Candidate

* 2-5 years of post-qualification experience in accounting or controlling roles.
* Strong knowledge of IFRS and professional accounting accreditation (fully qualified), MBA, or equivalent.
* Previous exposure to physical commodities trading and asset management is advantageous.
* Fluent in English, with proficiency in French being a plus.
* Self-motivated with a hands-on approach, capable of working autonomously.
* Experience with manual systems and Microsoft NAV is desirable.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic team in a confidential role. Please note that due to the sensitive nature of this position, further details will be provided during the interview process.

If interested, please submit your application with a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and suitability for the role.

Salary and Benefits

37,000 - 40,000 AED a month, plus company benefits

Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Pay and salary ranges are dependent upon experience, qualifications and training.


Founded in 1948, Robert Half has a long history of connecting opportunities at great companies with highly skilled jobseekers. Bolstered by the strength of our brand, our people, our technology and our professional business model, we find meaningful and exciting employment for the people we place and provide clients access to the specialised talent they need to help grow their businesses.

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