Our multinational client have an overseas opportunity to join and manage their country finance department in Qatar. This role shall take ownership of all areas of financial management and reporting processes, within country, to develop and manage strong financial controllership and accounting governance. With a reporting line, both functionally and commercially, this role will require a candidate with an all-encompassing skill set across accountancy and financial planning functions.
About the role
This role will be heavily involved in the development, roll-out & oversight of all the transactional accounting and finance related activities across the entity, whilst also managing areas of payroll, expense processing and invoice management. This operational aspect shall be coupled with the completion of all month-end reporting requirements, to support across planning and budget processes, along with cash flow forecasting, treasury and banking reconciliation. In conjunction, this role will support a heavy involvement in the development of management accounting tools whereby all variances are reported with subsequent commentaries and remedial actions plans. You will also have oversight for any tax filing, payment cycles and bank reconciliation whilst ensuring all accounting policies are aligned to IFRS & GAAP (for external audit) and any Group control governance within the Finance Manual (for internal audit).
The successful candidate should be a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) who can demonstrate the core technical capabilities across accounting and financial management. The role will require a candidate with strong systems skills, across Excel and ERP-based platforms whereby the implementation and development of financial processes and frameworks can be met within the client’s search criterion. You will also be expected to manage cross-functional reporting lines, with a commercial dimension, allowing for a self-starter to be identified. You should also be able to demonstrate a working capability, across complex and project-based accounting matters, coupled with a detailed FP&A propensity to deliver strong financial information. A familiarity to the Qatar or GCC market will be a distinct advantage, along with a focus to either manufacturing or service-related industries; allowing candidates to strike a key strategic partnership with the business.