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Finance & Administration Manager
- Multinational FMCG company with global exposure
About Our Client
Our client is a mature and vibrant FMCG multinational with their regional head office based in Dubai. With a developing portfolio and stable management, they are able to perform with a lean structure giving candidates maximum exposure to the wider group. This company demands a strong and engaging personality who can help the leadership team develop the region through finance and administrative management. Reporting and managing stakeholders globally, our client is looking for a finance talent who can go above and beyond their core responsibilities, adding value through commercial analysis and support.
As the Finance & Administration Manager you will be responsible for, but not limited to: Finance: •Finance point of contact for Middle East & Africa •Preparation and analysis of the monthly report / Summary of Operations / other adhoc reports •Actively support the MEA team by providing pricing calculations, business cases & marketing analysis •Full responsibility for the MEA income statement •Liaise with the MEA team to produce an accurate budgeting & planning process. Input the budget and forecasts into the SAP system for reporting •Authorisation of expense claims and Payroll •Proactively exploring and making recommendations for cost reduction, removing unnecessary silos, improving collaboration and sharing best practice •Presentation of the MEA financials bi-annually to the board members •Providing a positive and constructive contribution to the development of other finance support activities across the group of companies •Ensuring that communication within the finance teams and with non-finance staff is effective and understandable to non-finance staff •Responsible for managing any adhoc projects •Management of two direct reports HR & Admin •Human Resources point of contact for Middle East & Africa •Ensuring the well-being of all employees in the MEA office •Recruiting staff, including developing job descriptions and person specifications, shortlisting, interviewing and selecting candidates. •Maintains management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource policies and procedures •Establish a culture of professionalism and accuracy in all office activities for improved service levels to both internal and external stakeholders. •Interpreting and advising on employment law •Analysing training needs in conjunction with departmental managers •Advising on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefit •Ensuring the smooth running of the office administratively by providing support to the Admin Assistant
The Successful Applicant
•Must have a professional finance qualification (ACCA, CIMA, CMA or equivalent) •Must have industry experience in FMCG/ retail or manufacturing •Must have commercial finance experience •4-6 years of post qualification experience •Candidates with international working experience located in Australia, Europe or South Africa will be highlight desirable •Fluent English both written and verbal is essential
What's on Offer
Based in Dubai UAE, the role of Finance & Administration Manager offers a highly influential position with full exposure to the wider group of companies and regions, with a competitive expat package and benefits. The company is highly sociable and event focused so extracurricular activities will be prevalent.