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