Finance & Compliance Officer


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5957

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with a Dubai-based IT and Software Development company who is looking to recruit an experienced Finance & Compliance Officer. Our client works with their global client base and specialise in IT management, mobile application development and big data analytics.

As the Finance & Compliance Officer, your main responsibility will be to ensure that the company is complying to all local legislative and regulatory tax and compliance obligations. This means that the applicant shall be required to carry out customer due diligence, prepare and review contracts, formulate anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) internal policies and procedures, among other duties.

The applicant should also be familiar with leading the KYC process, coordinating with local banks for account opening and closing, and dealing with corporate tax risks and internal auditing.

As the head of the compliance function in this firm, the applicant shall possess the ability to work with the General Manager and the Finance Manager to ensure adequate compliance across all areas of the business.


Our client is looking to hire someone from a finance background, with knowledge of the UAE taxation and legal system. To be considered for this role, the candidate will have a minimum of three years of work experience in Compliance, Auditing, AML, Legal or Tax. You should have a strong understanding of UAE regulations and legal requirements, as well as previous experience coordinating with regulatory bodies.

Candidates that hold a Degree in Law or Taxation would be preferred, as well as candidates that have gained their experience from financial institutions or regulatory bodies.

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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