Director of Finance

Posted 08 February 2023
Salary 50-60k AED p/m & benefits
Job type Permanent
DisciplineSenior & C-Suite Appointments
Contact NameEllice Holt

Job description

We have partnered with a leading investment platform that aims to democratize access to investing for everyday individuals in MENA. For the people who use this platform, this app represents a seamless way for them to achieve financial independence and growth, without the need to have prior financial knowledge or access to huge capital.

Our client is at the very early stages of their story, but are ambitious enough to achieve great success and won’t stop until everyone in MENA region has an equal opportunity to generate and grow their wealth in an ethical manner

About the role

This ambitious startup is looking for an individual to lead its finance team. This individual will manage a team mandated with building a reliable and accessible finance vertical that maximizes profitability, properly manages cash flows, comply with taxes and regulations, and improves visibility and reporting while ensuring the survival of the company through strategic budgeting, cash flow management, cost optimization, tax planning and accurate record booking and regulatory compliance.

The ideal candidate should have extensive experience piloting new initiatives, a creative mindset to manoeuvre through regulatory challenges and a solid understanding of my client's user base and cultural nuances. You will be tasked with building the case to allocate resources for your proposed initiatives as well as work cross-functionally on piloting and developing your portfolio of products

This role will directly report to the CEO.

Main responsibilities of the role -

Profitability/ Balances treasury-related operations/ Yield on idle cash/ Markups on fund ins and outs/ Cost optimization/ Cash flow management/ Petty cash/ Treasury operations/ Cash balances between banks/ External/ Fundraising/ Tax compliance/ Corporate governance/ Internal audit (Including but not limited to: Client balances reconciliation)/ Board meetings/ M&A / strategic partnership / strategic alliances/ Financial Planning and Analysis/ Accounting/ Reporting/ Budgeting/ Budget actualisation

Critical attributes for this role -

  • High agency

  • Ability to act independently and to be self-motivated

  • Experience of revenue ownership

  • Solid understanding of financial management and accounting

  • Ability to make data-driven decisions

  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving aptitude

  • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility

  • Uncompromising integrity and strong dedication to professionalism

  • Understanding of budgets and business-planning

  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

    Ellice is on the hunt for someone who is hungry to become an agent of change and that understands the huge responsibility associated with dealing with people’s money on a daily basis. If this sounds like you, apply and drop her a message today!