Finance Director Jobs in Dubai – UAE at Mac Group

Title: Finance Director

Company: Mac Group

Location: Dubai – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Finance, Accounting


Job Description and Requirements

The Role

As part of the Leadership Team, accountable for setting and implementing the strategic direction of the Company. Deliver the business strategy, goals and objectives through active involvement in improvement activities

Oversee the accounting and finance function, provide leadership, direction and guidance to the team; act as a strategic business partner and “hands on” financial advisor to the management team

Adopt a “can do” approach to managing, coaching performance review and development of the finance team

Accurately report the financial results of the company, ensuring completion is timely and in accordance with Group Guidelines. Manage all financial/operational accounting activities including monthly accounts, balance sheet, cash flow statement, flash figures, payroll, cash management, costing and budgeting

Prepare the year end statutory accounts, provide oversight in a strong working relationship with external auditors

Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies & procedures. Identify opportunities to simplify control systems & enhance reporting

Improve the visibility and responsiveness of the function, including better planning, effective budgets & forecasts

Direct the monthly accounting close process on a timely basis, identify opportunities for streamlining

Adopt a pro-active approach to the key business reporting information required for internal and Group reporting.

Implement robust controls for managing costs, budgets, inventory, forecasting & profit determining activities

Work with the CFO to support the future growth plans of the business

Play a leading role in influencing strategic and local decision making

Develop activity to drive and support employee engagement, enhance the profile of the finance across the business

Regularly review departmental objectives with the CEO. Provide support in challenging existing practices, leaning out costs, implementing robust procedures and in optimizing operational efficiency

Authority to evaluate/ approve expenditure:- report on approved projects & manage post approval tracking

Approved signature for accounts, budgets, treasury matters, payroll, pensions admin and statutory payments

Drive sustainable working capital improvement to enhance cash position and manage cash flow forecasts including some multi-currency treasury management

Promote a culture of curiosity with managers regarding the numbers, demonstrate how they drive performance

Work with the team to better understand cost structure, recharges, transfer pricing, gross margins, customer/product profitability; identify trends & implement corrective actions for adverse variances

Maintain a high standard of health and safety, promote positive & safe working practices

The Candidate

A Qualified Accountant with strong leadership skills who has worked in similar capacities of bigger groups.

A track record of success in financial leadership and in building effective teams within a fast paced highly demanding environment.

Strategically minded, but able to be operationally “hands-on” in an SME environment

Experience of financial reporting and team responsibilities within an internationally focused, market-leading organisation with a corporate presence and global multi-site operations

Strong track record of implementing process improvement and be able to create a “step change” in improvement



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