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Date: 17-Jan-2018

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

Job Title:             Financial Controller Audit and Consolidation

Line Manager:    GM – Financial Reporting and Tax

Job Function:      Finance

Division:              Financial Reporting and Tax

Business Unit:     Real Estate Group

Location:             Dubai

 

ROLE PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for cascading the AF Group Audit and consolidation / combing of financial processes, creation / review and application of cohesive accounting and financial processes and strategies to various geographies across the various business lines and insure the application of such processes and strategies accordingly. The position will also assist in the review and financial reporting of the Company’s accounting for all taxes, along with following up on external and internal audit operations and towards a consolidation / combination of Real Estate Business financials. The successful candidate will work closely with Al Futtaim Group Real Estate GM – Financial Reporting and Tax and other group departments, AF Group tax; Internal Audit and financial reporting departments, and financial reporting functions along with businesses, service providers, and other service professionals in carrying out responsibilities. He or she will be highly involved with overall financial management within the Group, the Company and liaise with third party service providers accordingly.

 

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Create, review and implement consolidation / combination of various financial reporting information and financial statement to insure proper business segregation and representations are in place.
  • Participate extensively with business excellence team to insure the right systems and processes are reviewed and implemented to reflect the accountabilities given.
  • Improve processes by developing or implementing best practices
  • Build strategic relation with External and internal audit service providers
  • Full ownership of Internal audit log and Risk register
  • Insure Audit and accounting policies are frequently reviewed, developed and implemented as per Group policies and strategies
  • Insure proper consolidation / combination of financials are prepared
  • Manage tax provision and tax financial reporting process

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS:

Education:           Finance-related degree

 

Minimum Experience and Knowledge: 

  • 10-15 years’ Experience in Financial Reporting, and audit management.
  • Big 4 experience is a plus.
  • CPA qualification is a plus
  • Previous experience within Real Estate business is a must.
  • Previous experience within Construction and/or Facilities Management business is a plus.
  • Involvement in Financial IT systems implementation is a plus.
  • Experience in a fast‐paced, highly analytical, entrepreneurial environment – with ability and desire to help shape a new role and flexibly shift responsibilities over time as the role and department evolve.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibilities and to prioritize work on multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including on sensitive topics
  • Advanced analytical, organization, and interpersonal skills.

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