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Head of Finance

The Company:

A fast-growing Food & Beverage Holding Group based in UAE.

The Role:

The Finance Manager is responsible for the effective management of all finance matters for the business, under the supervision of the GM, to enable sound business decisions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for overall management and delivery of the finance department
  • Forecast cash flow positions, related borrowing needs and available funds for investment
  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements
  • Ensure that appropriate financial regulations and controls are in place and in use at all times
  • Recording and reconciliation of income and expenses
  • Adequate and timely booking of the day to day transactions
  • Monthly reporting on the financial position of the business, to the General Manager and Company Finance Team and ensure that all financial reporting obligations are met
  • Timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions, in line with company policies and deadlines
  • Provide financial management advice on revisions of budgets, preparing periodical forecasts and any changes needed
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the business
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
  • Monitoring of the petty cash and bank balances, to ensure sufficient funds are always available depending on the needs and requirements
  • Management and reconciliation of the bank and cash accounts, preparation of the weekly cash counts and monthly financial records, including cashbooks
  • Control of salary payments to staff
  • Liaising with the banks for negotiating or applying new credits, mortgage etc
  • Issuing invoices to customers
  • Chasing payments from customers, in line with company payment terms
  • Collection and filing of regular financial reports and budget records, in partnership with the company Finance Team

Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent business experience
  • A minimum of 5 years’ previous experience, within a similar position
  • Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management.
  • Should have an outstanding knowledge of electronic spreadsheets.
  • Adhering to confidentiality clause at all times
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Able to manage a team of finance/admin professionals
  • Expert Microsoft skills
  • Good command of oral and written English
  • Project management and time management skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills

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