Head of Finance

Job Title: Head of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Salary: UAE Dirhams40000.00 - UAE Dirhams50000.00 per month
Reference: JN -082019-443118
Contact Name: Douglas Turkington
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2019 18:09

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced HOF to join a leading FMCG/Distribution business based in Riyadh. You will business partner the General Manager, directly reporting to them with a functional reporting line to the CFO, based in Dubai.

The role will initially be very hands on, overseeing finance and commercially working with operations, warehousing & inventory staff.

Duties will include:

  • Lead the finance team based in Riyadh to drive performance and ensure sound financial advice
  • Budgets, forecasts and variance analysis
  • Work closely with the accounts team to ensure accurate & timely financial reporting
  • Manage the year end audit
  • Responsible for cashflow forecasting & drive working capital improvements through inventory reduction, supplier payment terms & minimise lending
  • Improve budget control across the business
  • Work closely with operations to ensure finance is at the core of the business
  • Act as a number 2 to the GM
  • Undertake finance projects as required
  • Ad hoc reporting as necessary

The successful candidate should be a qualified Accountant (CMA, CPA, ACCA) and an influential finance leader with excellent communication skills. You will have a good working knowledge of ERP systems. Ideally a fluent Arabic speaker with a background in FMCG/Distribution or Retail. You will have a background of commercially supporting a GM and work closely with the CFO (remotely). Travel will be required across the GCC. If this sounds like you, please send your CV to