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Financial Controller

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Req ID : 1185664
Our client is one of the top engineering consultancy companies in the world, andthey are currently looking for a Financial Controller to be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Mentoring, training, and motivating direct reports and should aim to have a strong and reliable team members who are able to function with minimum or less supervisions
  • Managing the company cashflow, timely monitoring of bank accounts, compliance of financing/credit facility covenants, making sure financial obligations or commitment of resources are met or religiously followed, debt/AP management.
  • Manage/supervise preparation of required financial reports, analysis, generation of historical data as required by company management and stockholders for decision making purposes
  • Manage/supervise timely completion of annual external/internal audits. Directly liaise/coordinate with internal and external auditors to achieve audit objectives.
  • Design, develop and recommend processes to improve efficiencies, reducing costs/wastages across the business
  • Manage/supervise the timely preparation and submission of the annual tax returns and secure Zakat Certificate, including submitting requirements with the Tax Authorities during tax investigations/assessments.
  • Manage/supervise the strict compliance with statutory and financial regulations such as monthly VAT, WHT, Transfer pricing, Local Content, e-invoicing, etc.
  • Manage/supervise the monthly balance sheet accounts reconciliations, financial reviews, and providing advice/feedback to the CFO in clearing balance sheet risk items that needs to be adjusted during month, quarter or year ending closing of the books.
  • Manage and approves the processing and releasing of monthly payroll
  • Working closely with project managers, business line leaders or the executive teams and sharing reports, analysis, findings, or observations that are critical or relevant in the stewardship of the business
  • Manage, monitor Intercompany transactions, reporting and settlements
  • Deals, liaise, coordinate and act as the company’s authorized representative, signatory with bankers, creditors
  • Approves vouchers, journals, payments, adjustments and other transactions that is under the authority of the financial controller.
  • Other task, functions, and responsibilities as the CFO may assign from time to time.

Qualification & Requirements:
  • A minimum 15 years of extensive experience gained from multinational, with initially big four experience within engineering, consulting or construction company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, preferably with Masters or Post Graduate Degree qualifications.
  • Charted (CA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CIMA, CMA or equivalent qualifications
  • Exposure to related fields of Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Taxation, and Business Law.
  • Strong working knowledge and technical skills in ERP systems like Oracle/SAP or other computerized accounting software used by big organizations to manage General Ledgers, especially during month/quarter/yearend close.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS as endorsed in Saudi Arabia, which are essential in generating financial statements
  • Advance skills in MS office (Excel, Word, Exchange)
  • Ability to prepare, develop financial and different reporting models
  • Should have good business acumen and strong leadership abilities to lead a team (5 or more), and is able decide, elevate critical accounting problems/issues.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and who can effectively interact or communicate directly with senior management or different stakeholders.

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