Corporate Controller

Michael Page

UAE

Ref: HP350-7804

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Responsible for handling external audits for the group, along with the preparation of complex consolidated accounts. Accountable for ensuring the accuracy and timely delivery of balance sheet and P&L accounts, reviewing the overall financial health, and ensuring compliance with IFRS standards for all group entities. Additionally, responsible for monitoring control within the group.

Client Details

Our client is a leading entertainment company based in the Middle East, known for its diverse portfolio spanning television, film, music, and digital media. With a rich history of producing high-quality content, the group has established itself as a prominent player in the regional entertainment industry, catering to audiences across various platforms and genres. Through strategic partnerships and innovative initiatives, the group continues to shape the cultural landscape of the region.

Description

* Oversee and conduct regular balance sheet reviews at the Group and BU level, maintaining constant awareness of the company's financial position to prevent problems.
* Conduct and comprehend complex accounting projects and transactions, providing timely and accurate financial information to management.
* Research technical accounting issues to ensure adherence to financial laws and compliance guidelines, performing various account reconciliations and resolving discrepancies with the BU finance teams.
* Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to uphold and strengthen internal controls.
* Support business units with month-end and year-end close processes.
* Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting in accordance with IFRS.
* Oversee the tax environment across the group to ensure compliance with relevant VAT, Transfer Pricing requirements, WHT, Corporate tax, and other GCC relevant tax authorities, minimizing any potential risks arising from taxation within the group.
* Assist the Finance teams/Group CFO in achieving objectives related to Accounting, Credit Control, Tax, and Finance.
* Perform additional ad-hoc controller duties as necessary.

Job Offer

The successful candidate for this role will be offered a competitive monthly salary and benefits.

Requirements:

* Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance.
* CA/ACCA/CPA required.
* Over 5 years of Big 4 audit experience, media audit experience preferred, along with 4 years of proven working experience as a Financial Controller required.
* Thorough knowledge of IFRS accounting principles and procedures.
* Experience in creating complex group consolidated financial statements is mandatory.
* Experience with general ledger functions, month-end/year-end close processes, policy implementation, and conducting regular BS/IS reviews for each legal entity/business unit.
* Structured mindset with a focus on process/continuous improvement.
* Proficiency in Microsoft software package, with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
* Excellent analytical skills with a keen attention to detail and the ability to interpret complex financial data.
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
* Ability to multitask and succeed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
* Excellent oral and written communication 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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