Irwin & Dow
This role is an amazing opportunity for an extremely talented and strategic Financial Controller seeking an unparalleled opportunity in a fast paced and multi-faceted organisation. You will be energetic to maintain the pace and highly motivated; striving for progression into a Finance Director role as your next step.
It is a unique opportunity for a positive, business focused individual to work within a humanitarian business function to support The Executive Leadership Team with both the day to day finance and the strategic business model. Essentially a manpower organisation in the humanitarian sector, our client provides support to conflict affected countries and communities on the ground. It provides rapid mobilization of both highly skilled and unskilled personnel from Administrators to Doctors. With an ever growing presence in the field they are now seeking a dynamic, forward thinking, problem solving Financial Controller who has the capabilities and mid set to progress to Finance Director in the future, and therefore form part of the Senior Management Team within the business.
With manpower in countries across the Middle East and Africa, the Finance Controller will have knowledge on each location and country at their fingertips, so rapid reporting mechanisms will also require implementation. This in turn will also ensure the relevant countries’ daily and weekly reports are in line with the regional office needs here in Dubai, so communication at all levels is a key aspect of this role. Therefore the most suitable candidate will have the initiative to develop and collaborate with those already in country to the correct standards to ensure processes are as efficient as possible from everyone involved in the business across all functionalities. Travel is required, however, it is only expected on occasion throughout the year. In addition you will pre-empt regular reports and data required by the Executive Leadership Team and provide not only analysis, but improvements, predict trends, forecasts and cash flow issues in order to implement change across the whole finance function. Daily management of the finances includes full P&L, AR, AP, GL and reconciliations with strict budget control. The organisation currently has up to 50 suppliers across several different countries and maintaining relationships and control here is essential in order to ensure they are compliant to best fit the ever changing demands and needs of the individual regions.
The role of Financial Controller is also open to candidates from overseas with a minimum of a finance degree from a western educational institution, coupled with exposure from a large blue chip company. The number of years of experience is not essential, but an ability to see the day to day detail as well as the overall business is a necessity. You will be an outstanding finance professional with fantastic communication skills and a committed approach to all that you do. The successful incumbent should also possess the ability to understand the business very quickly and implement change efficiently with maximum impact.
About the Company
Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.
Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.
Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.
Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.