Head of Finance

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Employment: Full Time

Key Responsibilities: Include strategic financial planning, budget management, financial reporting, investment strategy, operational efficiency optimization, tax planning, and team leadership.

• Leadership and Team Development: Lead the finance team, setting objectives and managing performance, while also contributing to the overall leadership of the company.
• Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis: Lead the company's financial planning, risk management, and analysis efforts. This includes forecasting future financial performance, identifying potential financial risks, and developing strategies to mitigate these risks.
• Budget Management and Cost Control: Oversee budgeting, financial forecasting, and cash flow for administration, existing projects, and proposed new ventures.
• Financial Reporting and Compliance: Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results and analysis to the CEO/Board. Ensure compliance with statutory law and financial regulations in all operating countries.
• Operational Management: Work closely with other C-level executives to optimize the company's operational efficiency, including supply chain, manufacturing, and retail operations.
• Tax Planning and Management: Oversee the company's tax planning and compliance in all jurisdictions it operates in.
• Treasury: Cash management, funding and finance, Investment management, Foreign exchange management, bank relationship management, compliance and reporting
• Risk Management: Risk Identification and assessment, Risk mitigation strategies, Monitoring and Reporting, Regulatory Compliance


Desired Candidate Profile:
• At least 15 years of experience in financial management, with a substantial portion in a leadership role.
• Experience in the retail and manufacturing sector is highly desirable.
• Strong leadership, strategic thinking, and communication skills.
• Qualified CPA, CFA, or equivalent, with an MBA preferred.
• Proven track record in managing financial operations across multiple jurisdictions.

• Financial Acumen
• Strategic Thinking
• Leadership and Team Management
• Communication Skills
• Regulatory Compliance
• Risk Management
• Technology Proficiency
• Cross-Cultural Competence


The history of Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group is an enchanting tale that spans over 40 years. This pioneer in Arabian perfumes was founded in the year 1974 by Mr. Hussein Adam Ali, a visionary young man from Yemen with a wealth of knowledge and a deep passion for perfumery.

Over the following years, Swiss Arabian Perfumes Group grew from strength to strength. The company was enriched by its association with Givaudan SA, one of the world’s largest and most respected manufacturers of exclusive perfume ingredients. Today, we operate five modern manufacturing facilities spread across an area of 165,000 sq. ft., producing more than 35 million perfumes annually and exporting to over 80 countries.

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