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Finance Controller

Michael Page


Ref: HP350-5770

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our client is a leading education group in the Middle East. They are expanding their team and recruiting a Finance Controller for their offices in Abu Dhabi.

Client Details

Our client is a key player in the Education sector - they are looking to hire a Finance Controller for their offices in Abu Dhabi.


* Manage school operations such as budgeting, forecasting, monthly closing, MIS reporting to principals, budget control, accounts payable and accounts receivables
* Assist the Financial Reporting team in closing internal and external audits for entities
* Finance business partnering with School Principals and Finance staff
* Work closely with the management to expedite school finance processes
* Assist the FP&A team with preparing budgets and forecasts
* Review finance policies and implement new policies based on the business requirements
* Thoroughly review MIS reports prepared by the school Senior Accountants
* Offer explanations and resolve any audit queries in accordance with the audit plan
* Develop robust internal controls to reduce high-risk audit observations
* Evaluate potential bad debt on receivables with compliance to IFRS 9
* Review the AR dashboard weekly and work with the schools to implement tactics to facilitate the collection
* Review and evaluate registration and re-registration processes and provide recommendations to improve operations

Job Offer

The successful candidate for this role will be offered a competitive monthly salary along with attractive incentives.


* 8-10 years of experience within the accounting and finance function
* Professional accounting qualification preferred
* Preferred experience in the Educational sector
* Excellent knowledge of IFRS standards
* Ability to liaise effectively with business functions and stakeholders
* Excellent analytical skills
* Exemplary communication and interpersonal 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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