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Head of Financial Operations

Quest Search & Selection

Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP340-1813

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are working with a large and leading retail group in the Middle East seeking for a seasoned Head of Financial Operations. This role will be based in Dubai and for the successful candidate, the company will provide an attractive tax-free salary, plus great benefits.

As a Head of Financial Operations, you will:

- Oversee all aspects of the group’s financial operations in various departments (e.g. logistics, merchandise, retail store, among others)
- Provide financial business analysis, modelling, and financial control for the organization
- Prepare financial reports, presentation decks, business reviews, and other relevant financial data that the stakeholders or senior management need for strategy / growth plans
- Provide recommendations to support management decisions and business direction
- Recommend improvements for financial operations processes and methodologies as necessary
- Manage, train, and coach team


- Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or similar fields
- At least 5 years’ experience in similar role and capacity in a Retail or Merchandise business (with multiple numbers of stores)
- Strong background in Financial Control & Planning, Investment Appraisal, Supplier Management, and Financial Business Analysis
- Excellent analytical, presentation, project management, and can work comfortably with senior level management
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
- Arabic proficiency an advantage

If you are a proven Financial Planning and Control professional who has strong experience in retail operations, apply with your updated CV today.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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