Finance Director (Arabic Speaking)



Ref: GP186-4945

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Through our legacy in the Qatar market, Charterhouse are partnering with a leading group of companies whom are in the process of looking to identity a Finance Director (Head of Finance). This is an exciting opportunity to work amidst a business and commercially focused role, which is designed to support the business, between the area of financial planning and budgeting in assessing and evaluating business linked performance to support ongoing growth and diversification objectives.

This role shall oversee the core areas of financial management and planning whilst introducing financial governance and strategic, investment related analysis, at a holding level. This role shall also inherit a team, thus an ability to manage a broad range of accounting and financial management functions, is a key aspect within the job role. The Finance Director shall ensure all statutory compliance within the regulatory framework whilst managing areas of all financial reporting aspects for both internal stakeholders and all external audit interfaces. This Finance Director post shall oversee all treasury related activities; to provide strong financing governance and liquidity management. On the planning side, the role shall oversee and review all areas of budgeting, costing and forecasting aspects across the consolidated financials. Coupled with this, the Finance Director will oversee the financial analysis of any operational or investment related expenditure across new projects or business ventures. Finally, this role will also been heavily involved in the oversight of change management, within the finance stream, linking to systems review or technical policy review and compliance. The development of financial governance is a key operational mandate to ensure analytical and commercial based support to the office of the CEO.


The client is looking to recruit a qualified and Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) with up to 15 years of experience within a financial management and advisory leadership-based role; whereby operational excellence, best practice and strategic change management can be demonstrated and delivered. This is combined with a proven track record within Financial Planning and Analysis based roles; where reporting lines and commercial support has been communicated and developed for stakeholder and/or shareholder purposes and utilisation.

This business shall demand technical proficiency, aligned to IFRS based accounting and reporting policies, to ensure that all technical accounting issues are handled internally and in conjunction with the audit requirements. The nature of the role and the organisational structures demands an Arabic speaking candidate whom has exposure across the regional GCC markets, with an appreciation, of industrial and/or manufacturing-based industry lines.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

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