Corporate Treasurer

Robert Half


Ref: HP341-775

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Company

Robert Half are working with a leading UAE organisation who are looking to recruit a Corporate Treasurer for the UAE Headquarters.

The Role

The Corporate Treasurer is responsible for leading and developing the Treasury function of the Group. It includes directing all Treasury activities of the Group including the effective management of the Group's funding and liquidity, banking relations, foreign exchange and interest rate risks, trade finance and credit risk. This role is expected to perform an active 'hands on' role while at the same time to be involved in broader treasury improvement initiatives.

* Manages treasury function, including meeting short and long-term funding needs.
* Determines appropriate capital structure.
* Manages tax function.
* Global bank and related financial institution relationship management with the group's existing and potential banking and other related partners. Ensure good relationships to support the Group's business globally.
* To develop strategies to optimize the Group's funding structure, negotiation of all types of credit facilities and monitoring and compliance with all financial covenants.
* Development of cash and liquidity management solutions across the Group to minimize surplus cash and automate funding, to manage/oversee the daily cash management activities, invest surplus cash, meet funding requirements.
* To drive cash flow forecasting improvements throughout the Group.
* To manage FX and interest rate risk exposures within Board approved policies; to regularly review and if required challenge the effectiveness of the policies; to liaise with Group entities to gather forecast data, oversee dealing and confirmation process.
* To develop and adapt Group strategies, plans, policies and procedures to manage the above risks as economic conditions change, with the aim of maximizing Group profitability within acceptable levels of risk.
* Provide quality advice on Treasury related matter including making recommendations for appropriate hedging strategy.
* Take responsibility of maintaining board approved delegation of authority structure for payments through creation and maintenance of appropriate banking instructions across the Group and their implementation across all the banks.
* To support the implementation and maintenance of all Treasury and related technology to achieve optimization and streamlining of all related processes, including but not limited to, all internet banking portals, SWIFT, relevant SAP modules and dealing systems across the Group.
* To drive implementation of global SWIFT connectivity project for all Group entities.
* To create and generate required treasury reports on regular or ad-hoc basis for senior management and the Board.
* For example this will include analysis of Group's finance charges, debt, cash position and treasury risk exposures.
* Take responsibility for developing and documenting new processes within the treasury management system and continuously seek opportunities to optimize the IT infrastructure.
* To develop payment strategy for the Group to achieve digitalization working in conjunction with the IT teams.
* This includes liaising with payment gateways, acquirers, technology providers and overseeing collection and chargebacks etc.
* To lead Treasury team with new treasury initiative and support the Group Finance and other teams on ad-hoc projects as required. This would include all initiatives in the order to cash and purchase to pay cycle.
* To support various initiatives such as establishment of a shared service center for the Treasury and payments function.


The Candidate

* Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, management, or finance required
* Ideally professional qualification in Treasury (e.g. UK ACT)
* Other relevant professional qualifications beneficial, e.g. accounting or tax (e.g. ACA, ACMA, CFA)
* At least 10 - 15 years of experience of working in a Treasury department of an international business with exposure and understanding of all front, middle and back office activities
* Previous experience of managing bank relationships. This will include assisting senior management team in bank negotiations as a minimum.
* In depth knowledge of international cash management solutions
* Experience in developing and implement financial risk management strategies including FX and credit risk.
* Knowledge of capital markets, accounting, finance and tax
* Knowledge of treasury and financial instruments and structures
* Able to plan, formulate and implement strategies that are aligned with business objectives
* Treasury Management System experience essential
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Excellent communication skills both to senior management such as the Board and peers and juniors.
* Knowledge of accounting ERP/Oracle and appropriate accounting and software packages, systems and processes

Salary and Benefits

75,000 AED - 85,000 AED, plus Family Benefits

Robert Half is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. Pay and salary ranges are dependent upon experience, qualifications and training.

About the Company

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world\'s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide.

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