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Chief Financial Officer


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5585

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently working with an investment firm, whom are focused towards the development of a business start-up, within the FinTech space. This organisation is geared towards a vertical integration approach; whereby they are looking towards areas of trading along with the technology platforms, through data mining partnerships, linking to the worlds of Blockchain and Crypto currency.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will take a steering and management role across all areas of financial management whilst overseeing and reviewing financial accounting across the business. In conjunction, the CFO will be focussed-on the development of reporting platforms within the group, to ensure robust governance and controllership, across both operational and investment related activities. This CFO shall also be heavily involved in areas of regulatory compliance along with the development of investment appraisals and financial pitches; to allow for a detailed due diligence through financial modelling and projections across Excel and market-related trend analysis.


The client will look to recruit a seasoned financial professional whom will possess a professional accountancy and/or finance-based qualification (ACA, CPA or MBA); whereby the core and fundamental principles are engrained and demonstrable.
Combined with this, the client will look for a profile which links to an analyst-type background; whereby candidates can display an understanding of investment banking, M&A and/or VC functions and the compliance related accounting standards. The client is also steering this search towards pinpointing applicants whom are able to deliver a strong baseline knowledge and experience to Crypto and Blockchain operations plus, an appreciation of any accounting nuances.

Secondary to this, the client would ideally look to assess candidates whom have worked within trading-related environments; be it within financial services or trade finance organisations. The CFO shall also be expected to act as an external interface with any regulator, external auditor and financing or investor partner.

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.

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