Group CFO - Aviation

Inspire Selection


Ref: NP314-1283

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

This is a brand new role for an experienced Group CFO, from the aviation / aerospace industry. This CFO will work closely with CEO to drive and deliver top results, also overseeing 2 remotely based CFOs in Russia & Italy.


• Assist the CEO and management team in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
• Engage closely with other senior business managers advising, supporting, and challenging their department activity in e.g. budgeting, cost control, technical, operations, procurement, HR, sales, and marketing.
• Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
• Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
• Oversee the preparation of reports on the overall performance of the company’s business for the CEO, Chairman, and Board
• Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
• Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
• Develop and coordinate effective financial, accounting and international tax strategies to maximize shareholder value
• Review and approve the consolidated annual audited financial statements, budgets and monthly/quarterly reports for the company and its subsidiaries for disclosure to shareholders and to the Group as well as specific reporting for statutory purposes
• Prepare and present the budget and financial performance of the company and its subsidiaries supported with a complete understanding of the underlying assumptions and inputs
• Prepare and present the analysis and input on the evaluation of capital projects
• Review and validate the preparation of financial reports of the company and its subsidiaries for financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, trend and results analysis
• Assist in the company and its subsidiaries’ internal audits and annual external audits and maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
• Oversee subsidiaries’ treasury-related activities with respect to cash management to maximize returns
• Closely monitor and manage working capital requirements on an ongoing basis
• Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
• Manage and maintain external relationships with:
• External Auditors
• Banks & other financial institutions
• Suppliers and Distributors

AED 60,000 to 70,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.


• The candidate will be a fully qualified accountant who has a business management background with 15-20+ years of progressively responsible experience (CPA, ACCA, CA or equivalent and preferably an MBA in Finance)
• At least 5 years of experience in partnering with an executive team in manufacturing, engineering and aerospace related business
• Strong understanding of commercial, international trading, treasury and regulatory matters
• Experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a medium to large company or division of a large corporation
• Must have working knowledge of IFRS reporting standards, and Russian/Italian Taxation System would be an added advantage
• Must have a high level of written and oral communication skills in English

Thank you for your interest. All applications are viewed and evaluated according to the role requirements. We aim to contact shortlisted candidates within 2 weeks. As we often receive a high volume of applications, we are unable to reply to everyone. If you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

About the Company

Inspire Selection is an award winning recruitment agency, headquartered in Dubai which recruits across the Middle East region. We employ highly knowledgeable, professional consultants who are experts in connecting the right people with the right opportunities. Our reputation has been built upon our honesty, integrity and our ability to source candidates of the highest calibre right across our specialist sectors. As a result, we are recruitment partners to a wide spectrum of organisations - from leading blue chip companies to smaller, local businesses. Sectors we cover include HR, Administration, Finance & Accounting, Legal, Sales & Marketing including Digital Marketing, IT, Oil/Gas/Energy, Engineering, Procurement, Manufacturing, Higher Education.

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