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Financial Controller - Banking

Accounting & Finance

Location: Abu Dhabi
Date Posted: July 25th 2018

The Company

I have a rare opportunity for an experienced finance professional to manage the financial controls for a start- up bank here in the UAE. The organisation already has a full category 1 license and looking for a motivated financial controller to join them at this exciting phase of their development, working closely with the CFO to help establish the finance function.

The Role

  • Ensure that all management and statutory reporting of the results of all financial affairs of the activities are delivered on a timely basis and in accordance with best practice.
  • Prepare management account in line with International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRSs).
  • Liaise with auditors to execute the audit requirements and preparation of the financial statements
  • Ensure timely reporting of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to the Regulatory Authority
  • Compliance with other requirements as per the compliance manual related to finance and other reporting requirements.
  • Account for all transactions accurately (in accordance with IFRS requirements) for financial reporting purposes.
  • Plan and organize the effective utilization of all available existing facilities to ensure that they are utilized appropriately for short or long-term purposes in accord with the plans.
  • Prepare annual budget and monitor actual versus budget.
  • Review payroll schedule prepared by HR personnel
  • Ensure compliance with established internal control procedures by examining all financial records, reports, operating practices and documentation
  • Assist and support the internal audit
  • Monitoring and ensuring that the Firm meeting its capital resource requirement and ensure early warning of situations where liabilities cannot be met as they fall due.
  • Perform cash management and projection and timely reporting to the CEO.
  • Adhere to all relevant organisational policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out to the required standard and in a consistent manner.
  • Other adhoc tasks including some financial reporting and board packs.

The Person

  • ACCA or CA Qualified
  • Regulatory reporting experience from within UAE
  • Exposure of reporting to a financial services regulator such as DFSA
  • Banking background
  • Prior experience of setting up an accounting system and chart of accounts is preferential
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Reporting
  • Budget analysis
  • External audit interface
  • Internal audit interface
  • Oracle or major ERP experience
  • Experience of establishing accounting policies and procedures
  • Experience in a start - up environment would be an advantage



AED 40,000 - 55,000

Job ID

GTI - 20198

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