Group Financial Controller

Job Title: Group Financial Controller
Contract Type: Full Time
Location: GCC
Salary: Competitive
Reference: 18/04/12747
Contact Name: Tala Houssami
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 19, 2018 07:07

Job Description

One of the most reputed and successful retail & investment groups in the region is looking for a group financial controller to join their company. You will be responsible for the day-to-day financial management of the Group’s high growth businesses. The role will encompass forecasting, cash management, internal monthly reporting and business partnering with key divisional management.



  • Handle reporting to the group and monitor investment.
  • Backup for the Group CFO when he is not available. He will not be part of the executive team but sometimes will stand in for the Group CFO.
  • Influence behavior both within finance and the wider business for continuous improvement, particularly in areas such as cash receipts, billing, debt and WIP management
  • Oversee all accounting procedures, financial transactions and systems used by the group
  • Establish, implement and monitor the group's finance policies and procedures, incorporating both accounting policies and internal procedural controls
  • Ensure the integrity of financial data on the chosen IT platform
  • Support the centralized finance processing operation, driving efficiency through process improvement and standardization
  • Prepare annual financial statements, tax returns and required regulatory returns as well as overseeing the external audit process and effectively manage the Finance team across multiple jurisdictions where applicable
  • Manage relationships and budgets of external service providers including Tax, Audit and banking.
  • Management of Accounting System and external support including month end close procedures



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 15+ years of experience
  • Must be fluent in both English
  • Accounting Qualification (CA, CMA or equivalent)
  • Strong in double entry
  • Experience in family group – FMCG, Retail, Hospitality.
  • Ideally someone from automotive industry who got experience in stock ageing, aftersales.
  • Reliable, accurate, punctual and gets things done.