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GM Finance Reporting, Consolidation, Audit and Tax
Al Futtaim Group
December 22, 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
KEY ROLE SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Establishment of a clear periodic reporting strategy and calendar across the Real Estate Group, in alignment with requirements of the overall Group and external stakeholders
Overseeing the design, development and implementation of best-practice financial reporting tools (in conjunction with Business Excellence team and Group Finance)
Preparation and review of all periodic consolidation and reporting, for entities, legal group structures and asset classes
In conjunction with Group Finance, providing internal expert advice on accounting standard application, assess impact of changes as well as implementing appropriate accounting standards and processes for all geographies
Understand the impact of new business activity and provide advice on their accounting treatment.
Work with the IT team and Group Finance to ensure that systems are configured to enable accounting requirements and changes to accounting standards to be met
Actively develop and support internal accounting and reporting capability across all regions
In conjunction with Group functions (Finance, Audit, Tax, Legal), aligning and implementing appropriate group-wide financial controls, including best-practice policies/procedures and role segregation.
Coordinating reviews to ensure that policies/procedures are appropriately applied and consistently followed.
Drive balance sheet management strategies across the Real Estate Group, including improved working capital utilization and tax asset/liability management
Tax planning and compliance
In conjunction with Group Tax, coordinate expert tax planning and strategy across all geographies, including review of tax exposures in all geographies
Drive overall tax compliance work, including tax accounting, review of returns, management of reporting calendars and dealing with follow-up administration.
In conjunction with Group Tax, actively develop and support internal tax capability across all regions
Ensure tax exposures are adequately provided for, and tax assets are managed proactively
Build strategic relationships with external and internal audit service providers (in conjunction with Group Finance)
Manage and coordinate all audits (statutory, internal tax), including resolution of queries and audit points
Finance shared services
In conjunction with relevant Group functions, actively identify, promote and implement Finance Shared Services Strategies
PERSON SPECIFICATIONS: Education:
Finance related degree preferred
Professional accounting qualification (CA, CPA, CIMA or similar)
Current technical knowledge of relevant accounting standards and tax legislation
Desired Knowledge and Experience:
15-20 years' experience in Financial Management, tax and audit management
Thorough understanding of accounting and auditing standards, tax and governance codes, and a track record of ensuring compliance across a complex organisation
The ideal candidate would come with experience from the Big 4 audit firms
Previous experience within the Real Estate industry is essential
Previous experience within the Construction and Facilities Management industry is desirable
Involvement in Financial and Tax IT systems implementation is desirable
Exposure to operating in a multi-country environment with adherence to stringent reporting standards
Experience in a fast‐paced, entrepreneurial environment – with high analytical ability and the desire to help shape a new role and work with agility balancing competing for priorities over time as the role and department evolve
The ideal candidate will need a high tolerance for ambiguity, changing work priorities and deadlines, and a willingness to take on responsibility prioritize work on multiple projects
Advanced analytical and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, adept at managing sensitive topics tactfully