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Senior Finance Manager - Saudi National

Michael Page

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP350-4528

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

the job holder will be responsible for the statutory accounting of the Joint Venture, payroll, Financial Planning & Analysis and financial management for the country and two direct reports.

Client Details:

A global pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products.


Full responsibility for Statutory Accounts:
- Liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure statutory records are accurate and up to date
- Verify whether all the financial procedures and processes are up to date and in line with the group ones
- Financial Reporting in accordance with KSA Statutory and US GAAP requirements
- Complete all tax requirements

Manages Financial & Business Planning Activities:
- Manages all financial and business planning activities in close collaboration with Country Manager and Supply Chain and Regional FP&A.
- Prepares, analyses, evaluates, submits and presents all Budget, Forecast P&Ls and Long Range plan including:
- Implementation and adherence to annual planning calendar
- Development and validation of appropriate plan assumptions
- Challenge and evaluation of all business projections and forecasts for accuracy, acceptability and conformance to strategic objectives.

Financial Performance Control:
- Analyses and evaluates monthly financial results. Provides Country and Region Management with analytical commentary on results versus budget and forecast, highlighting trends and variances and assists management in the formulation of action plans to correct budget deviations.
- Develops financial outlooks and estimates as required during the course of the year to assist management in identifying risks and opportunities in achieving quarterly and full year objectives
- Contingency planning to ensure Operating Income objectives are achieved
- Management of the local Accounts Payable process (in coordination with Westport Support team) and related funding (with Treasury support)

Internal Control:
- Management of all Internal control policies and procedures including but not limited to T&E, Credit Cards policy and HCP payment process.
- Ad Hoc analysis as required by Country and Region management

Job Offer:
- Chance to be a part of one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the world.


- Degree level education
- Fully Qualified accountant (Preferable)
- Minimum 10 years post qualification experience
- Evidence of commercial awareness
- Ability to communicate professionally in English
- Strong MS Excel skills

About the Company

Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

Finance & Accounting Banking & Financial Services Procurement Property & Construction Engineering & Supply Chain Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering Human Resources Sales Marketing Technology Secretarial Executive Search Legal

The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide.

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Finance Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia

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SAR 24,000

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