Job description / Role
Charterhouse are currently managing a search for one of our leading client’s, within the professional services sector, whom are in the process of looking to identify a Regional Head of Finance based out of their Dubai hub.
This Head of Finance shall inherit a small unit of staff, covering a team of partners and lawyers, based across a network of regional offices. This position is designed to oversee and support all areas of financial accounting, financial management and business partnering whilst providing consolidated financial accounts, for group submittal to the EMEA headquarters, on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. This position shall be heavily geared towards both planning and budgeting processes whilst also being instrumental in the operational oversight of cash management, collections and forecasting functions. In conjunction, the role shall extend to the review of policies and controls for internal audit purposes.
The client is looking to recruit a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) whom can demonstrate, up to 5 years of experience, within an operational and more latterly leadership/management based role. A knowledge of the workings of the professional services and/or consultancy sector will be an important aspect of the search criterion and applicants are required to possess experience of working within a practice environment; whereby they can bring both technical expertise and a commercial gravitas to the role.
The successful candidate will be required to present a strong knowledge of IT processes including Excel-based platforms; this will be critical to meet both process-change initiatives whilst also allowing an understanding of the business-support and fee earning tracking tools.
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 Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.