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Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

I am working with one of the leading start-ups in the Middle East which have been listed on the series A funding scheme. This growing organisation is looking to onboard an experienced CFO who can see the bigger picture and serve as the top guru responsible for the development of a financial and operational strategy, reporting accurate financial results, and being responsible for arranging debt and equity financing. 

Responsibilities: 

- Assist in formulating the company’s future direction through providing input on the company’s business plan,  financial and tax strategies, budgeting, and forecasting
- Develop performance measures that support the company’s strategic direction
- Report financial results to the board of directors; report risk issues to the audit committee of the board of directors ∙ Manage the fundraising, accounting, investor relations, legal, tax, and treasury functions ∙ Arrange for debt and equity financing; invest funds
- Supervise transaction due diligence and negotiations
- Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
- Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations
- Oversee the company’s transaction processing systems
- Oversee employee benefit plans
- Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile
- Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry; ensure that the company  complies with all legal and regulatory requirements 

Skills and Qualifications: 

- Bachelor’s degree in finance, operations, research, statistics, math, economics, or related analytical discipline  preferred
- Master’s degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience ∙
- Prior experience as a CFO or senior finance role within a tech startup or equivalent experience
- 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation, or prior  experience as an advisor to or executive at an early-stage company
- Advanced Excel proficiency. 10+ years of practical experience in using Excel for building and maintaining financial