Finance Manager - #49606

Michael Page


Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Al-Ayn
Contract type: Full time
  • Fast growing company
  • Challenging environment

About Our Client

Our client is a growing manufacturer supplying renowned international clients. It aims to be a leader in its niche sector with a clear growth and development strategy.

We are actively hiring a Finance Manager possessing strong finance and manufacturing skills such as budgeting, reporting and forecasting along with an experience in UAE VAT reporting or Corporate Tax.

Part of a larger holding company, the offices are based in Al Ain and you will join an established finance team and be the second person in command in finance.

If you are a dynamic and senior finance professional seeking a challenging opportunity in the manufacturing industry, we would be glad to hear from you!

Job Description

  • Oversee the development and implementation of the manufacturing budget, including forecasting revenue, expenses, and cash flow. Conduct variance analysis to identify and address financial performance deviations.
  • Lead efforts to optimize manufacturing costs across the entire production process. This could involve implementing cost-saving measures, negotiating with vendors, and identifying areas for efficiency improvement.
  • Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of financial statements (profit & loss, balance sheet, cash flow) according to IFRS standards.
  • Partner with the Commercial Department to prepare compelling financial models and business cases for bids and proposals.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in banking institutions and government agencies.
  • Manage all cash management functions including cash concentration and account funding, and ensure adequate liquidity for working capital needs and invest short term excess cash.
  • Direct the planning, execution and reporting of year end audit.
  • Serve as the principal contact with the external auditors, and ensure that they are provided close cooperation and assistance.
  • Evaluate the financial feasibility of new manufacturing projects and initiatives. This may involve capital expenditure analysis, return on investment (ROI) calculations, and risk assessments.
  • Implement strategies to optimize working capital by managing inventory levels, receivables, and payables. Ensure sufficient liquidity to support ongoing manufacturing operations.
  • Partner with senior leadership across the manufacturing organization to provide financial insights and recommendations that support strategic decision-making and business growth objectives.
  • Manage a team and be actively involved in fostering the development of the team-members.

The Successful Applicant

  • CA, CPA or ACCA qualification is a must (no other qualification would be considered at this stage)
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the finance function, with a recent and concrete experience in the manufacturing industry (minimum 4 years)
  • Hands-on experience with ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle or Microsoft Dynamics. SAP 4HANA is a plus.
  • Strong experience of IFRS reporting principles
  • A hands-on experience, or a relevant exposure to, VAT and/or corporate tax
  • Well versed in end-to-end budgeting and forecasting processes
  • BIG4 background is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in people management or leadership position is a must.
  • Willingness to relocate to Al Ain

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package (including schooling allowance)
  • Permanent full-time role
  • Opportunity to work in a leading, dynamic and fast-paced group
  • Contribute to the success of a renowned company
  • Team leader role offering responsibilities and leadership

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