Job description / Role
Charterhouse are currently managing a search for one of our Banking client’s whom are in the process of looking to recruit a Vice President (VP) of Financial Analysis. Based out of their DIFC hub, this role shall be heavily geared towards the support and financial controllership across their business and coverage within Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The VP will take responsibility across a broad role which take ownership of the full accounting, reporting and analysis piece across this operation which spans Brokerage, Equities and Investment Banking units. This VP will also have ownership of all regulatory and tax-based accounting and reporting, for the KSA group, whilst managing all relationship points linked to these filings and working with all Audit Partners to manage both accounts finalisation, any required reconciliation and subsequent transfer pricing. In conjunction, the VP will also be involved with any middle office and/or product control functions; whereby all P&L activities are completed for business review purposes along with the completion of accurate and commentary-based variance analysis. Due to the nature of the regional team set-up; the client will also look for a candidate whom can be heavily involved in any ad-hoc project work, across the legal entities, linking to reporting policies and financial controllership.
The client will look to recruit a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) with a minimum of 8 years’ experience within a mainstream financial control and/or product control environment of a banking and/or financial services institution. The successful candidate shall be required to demonstrate a strong Excel skill-set (macros and VBA tools) coupled with an appreciation of strong technical accounting processes linking to both GAAP & IFRS principles. The candidate shall be well-versed within the areas of liquidity risk, capital reporting and regulatory frameworks; to ensure strong reporting capabilities both internally and externally.
The nature of the KSA market also means that the client will look to recruit a Saudi National in to this role and this links heavily towards the tax and CMA-based interaction and any required translation within the financial statements and commentary. Finally, this position will require strong, clear and decisive applicants; to ensure that this complex role can be met whilst also managing remote and international reporting lines and any team oversight.
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 Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.