Ref: GP186-6026

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently in the process of hiring a Finance Director, for a financial services organisation, whose coverage spans a diverse range of corporate and service-based sectors and business units.

This Finance Director shall be appointed as the financial and accounting steward for this acquired entity, taking ownership of all accounting operations, financial planning and investment-related strategies across the organisation.

This role shall also be geared heavily towards the inception and roll-out of accounting policy and control governance, to instil strong IFRS complaint reporting, which is designed to support all areas of commercial operations whilst also providing solid planning and budgeting capabilities for both operational and areas of business development.

In conjunction, the Finance Head shall also be heavily involved in assessing areas of corporate finance, which shall link extensively to the consolidation, synergies and harmonisation across the group structures, whilst analysing any cost savings, efficiency of operations and integration across risk management practices.

To cater for growth and diversification across the business, this role shall also focus towards the introduction of performance reporting tools, to ensure both accurate MIS commentaries along with delivering strong, timely and accurate planning and review control indicators.


The client will look to recruit a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CPA or CIMA) candidate whom is able to demonstrate a core background across financial accounting, financial management and governance along with the ability to add a strategic and leadership dimension to the role.

This role shall require a candidate with exposure to working across a group of companies and the successful applicant shall have a minimum of 10 years post-qualified experience, of which a significant part, shall be GCC-based exposure. The successful candidate will be able to understand any regulatory frameworks within the regional markets whilst also being in a position to build and manage a team structure at a group finance level.

This business shall require a hands-on and commercially-savvy controller whom is able to manage both internal and external stakeholder and/or partners spanning auditors, lawyers and financing partners. The client, as a preferred fit, will also look for candidates coming out of an SME and/or start-up environment.

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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Finance Director salaries in Dubai

Average monthly compensation
AED 50,500

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