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Head of Finance - Saudi Arabia

Flights, Accommodation, Medical, Recreation - Financial Services
Ref: 119 Date Posted: Monday 30 Sep 2019
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Head of Finance

Middle East

£55k-£65k + Tax Free + Flights + Accommodation + Medical + Pension

About the Job

We are in search for a Head of Finance to be appointed with our high-profile client in the defence sector based in the Middle East.  The primary purpose of the role will be the financial management, control and consolidation of department work streams, ensuring proper financial governance and managing the development of the finance team through effective leadership and people management.  Reporting to the Finance Director, the role will be responsible for financial management and assurance of all bids within the project delivery stream.

About the Employer

Our client has a well-established presence in the Middle East and internationally where they have developed a reputation for working closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology to add value and capability.  A global blue-chip organisation, and one of the most successful in the sector, our client provides a range of opportunities for personal and career development throughout the organisation.

About the Job

Your primary responsibilities as Head of Finance will be to ensure that the project operates an appropriate and effective set of financial controls and ensure the overall integrity of the accounts, adhering to the Financial Policies at all times.  In this high-profile position, you will be comfortable advising senior management, providing financial advice, and support for business development activities which identifies the associated investment required and the likelihood and level of financial returns versus risk.  In this position, you will also have responsibility for cash flow analysis, financial modelling, and reviewing bids from a financial perspective.

To be successful in this role as Head of Finance, you don’t need to have previous experience working overseas, though it would be a distinct advantage, but it will be essential that you are able to maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers as well as ensuring financial management and assurance for all bids with the projects or delivery stream. 

About the Person

To succeed in this position, you will most certainly need to possess a sense of adventure and, be able to demonstrate a high level of diplomacy and pragmatism.  The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified accountant with significant and relevant Finance experience along with a proven track record of influencing stakeholders, driving performance and delivering a high-quality output.  In addition, you will need to demonstrate an extensive knowledge and application of financial controls and corporate governance in a large, complex organisation. 

The Reward

The salary for the Head of Finance role is expected to be circa £55k-£65 tax free with a range of market leading benefits, which would include 3 x Business Class return flights per year, high quality accommodation provided free of charge, first-class primary care medical facilities as well as a range of excellent recreation facilities on a secure compound.  This is a unique opportunity with an excellent reward package with a well-established and successful organisation.

If you would like to apply for this position and feel that you are ready for an overseas career move, then please send your CV with a brief covering note to Carlé Liddell at careers@tworiversrecruitment.co.uk.  Alternatively, if you prefer an initial, informal and confidential discussion please contact Carlé on 07500 645658.