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Financial Controller

Rethink

Dubai, UAE

Ref: SP265-15

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Core Responsibilities
• Responsible for the functional lead for cashflow, financial reporting and budgeting
• Acting as a Finance Business Partner to Managing Partner and Senior Management team
• Assist with acquisition due diligence, project planning and restructurings integrations
• Lead as a Finance system specialist and manage projects including review, assess and implement improvements
• Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the M/HQ operates within a professional regulated environment.
• Consequently, in performing your role you are required to follow M/HQ’s operational procedures without exception; enabling the business to demonstrate that it meets its legal and regulatory obligations at all times.
Values
• In addition to our regulatory and legal obligations, M/HQ is committed to building and maintaining a culture that underpins everything we do as a business through our values and we expect employees to abide by these at all times:
• We strive for excellence in everything we do;
• We are accountable for all our tasks.
• We take responsibility for problems and will always strive to proactively find solutions to issues faced by our clients and colleagues;
• Teamwork is the key to our success.
• Whatever the strength of one individual, we will accomplish more together;
• We encourage innovation at all times, constantly seeking new, smarter and more efficient ways to carry out our business and serve our clients;
• We respect the world in which we operate, and we show respect for those we always work with; and,
• Life is not only about work. We work hard but celebrate even harder.

Core Responsibilities
• Responsible for the functional lead for cashflow, financial reporting and budgeting
• Acting as a Finance Business Partner to Managing Partner and Senior Management team
• Assist with acquisition due diligence, project planning and restructurings integrations
• Lead as a Finance system specialist and manage projects including review, assess and implement improvements
• Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the Finance Unit’s goal and objectives including internal processes and technology
• Review financial periodic reports and identify areas of improvement

Treasury
• Ensure all disbursements are processed completely and promptly
• Execution of monthly payroll for all staff
• Maintain, disburse and oversee Petty cash – funding and operational floats
• Implementing the treasury policies and procedures
• Lead the day-to-day treasury operations for the group
• Ensure payment & treasury policies and procedures are properly adhered
• Reviewing and implementing new processes to improve the section
• Develop and maintain control safeguards to reduce and eliminate fraudulent activity

Banking
• Managing the bank relationships, platforms and strategy
• Lead, arrange and negotiate bank Loans and financing agreements including project and corporate financing
• Monitoring and ensuring compliance with Loan covenants, negotiating extensions/amendments to existing loan facilities in consultation with Controller and Managing Partner
• Monitors bank fees and recommends economies for savings or adding new services
• Maintain all banking records

Requirements

Who are you
Experience & Qualifications
• At least 7-14 years of experience in accounting or business advisory.
• Strong Accounting skills and team management experience
• Relationship management experience
• Financial Modelling and advance excel skills
• CPA or ACCA equivalent certifications
• System implementation and project management experience
• Perfect written and spoken English.
• Excellent technical and systems skill.
• High level of communication skills.
• Highly discrete and able to uphold the utmost confidentiality.
• Self-confident and very proactive.
• Prepared to be hands-on to achieve results and maintain deadlines.

About the Company

Re/think is a boutique accounting, regulatory and compliance, VAT advisory, audit, HR consultancy, recruitment and business advisory firm. We specialize in assisting SME clients with cost-effective, high quality services and solutions. We create value by investing in highly qualified and motivated people and working closely with leading industry partners to provide our clients a one stop shop for all of their business support.

This support ranges from our core services to CFO and board level advisory for the sectors and markets we serve. Our ability to add value reaches across business size, as our offering can be adopted to start ups through to large complex firms.

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