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Global CFO

Global CFO

Reference: VAC-20031M
  • Company:Online Gaming Company
  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Salary: Salary based on skills and experience + bonuses after probation period + Relocation and social package.
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Sector: Finance
  • Added on: 19/02/2021

Our client is an Online Gaming company in Dubai and they are looking for a CFO who will have both a day-to-day and ongoing impact on company operations, helping to analyze, strategize, and grow the financial position of the company. This seasoned strategist not only understands current accounting practices and trends, but has proven experience, managing treasury, raising capital and adapting to change-both in growth and downsizing. As a member of the senior management, he or she will be comfortable in a leadership role that demands clear communication and presentation skills. In this role you will be leading a team of 10 people.

Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the Owner and Senior executive Management Team
Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts
Take full ownership of the Financial department, with responsibility over strategy and operations
Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions
Ensure cash flow is compatible with company operations, by overseeing the day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal control activities of the organization
Lead the development and use of best-practice policies, practices, and tools that ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization with strong fiscal management, project management, cross team communications and workflow
Manage profitability, corporate finance, budget development and forecasting
Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
Provide Senior Management with advice on the financial implications of business activities
Manage relationships with auditors, banks and authorities
Perform a risk assessment by analysing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the company
Analyzing current company situation and proposing the ways to reduce tax liability across jurisdictions
Analyze internal operations, identify areas of cost reduction and process enhancement
Manage treasury actively on a day-to-day basis

Min. 2 years of proven experience in a similar role in a multinational online business
Minimum 5 years in progressively responsible Senior Financial role, preferable in online gambling industry
Proven experience of work in fast-paced international environment
Proved experience of moving a company to a KPI and data driven approach in financial management, planning and reporting
Experience in managing accounting software solutions for automated, fast, accurate reporting
Experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues
Proven experience of working with EU Tax legislation
Experience in maintaining banking relationships and managing treasury
Master’s degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance or a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, CPA, ACCA etc.
Up-to-date knowledge of accounting principles and legislation
Strong analytical and technical skills to deliver accurate financial analysis
Managing or overseeing multiple bank accounts and managing treasury and compliance with AML and other applicable regulations
Knowledge of tax and commercial legislation in the United Arab Emirates would be useful
Ability to think out of the box to resolve issues proactively
Experience in a startup environment would be valued
Results and Service driven (Business Partner mind-set) personality
Working with multicultural teams in remote locations
Exceptionally good problem-solving skills
Be highly adaptable and flexible
Be able to work comfortably in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Have an ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and meet tight deadlines
Be proactive and self-motivated
Have a keen eye for detail
Be stress-resistant and have an ability to remain calm and composed during times of uncertainty
Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
Strong communication skills and the ability to resolve complicated issues quickly

The working hours are 9AM to 6PM Sunday to Thursday (Friday and Saturday are weekends)

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