Job title: German-speaking Head of Finance Management (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 03-10-2022
Job ID: 32301

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

As an internationally oriented German HR consultancy for the recruitment of multinational professionals, Departer possesses a long-standing expertise in the core markets of Germany, Greater China, the Middle East, and Australia. Through our regionally established offices in Dubai, Brisbane, and Hamburg, we are valued as a reliable recruitment partner by numerous companies.


Our German client is a leading supplier of equipment in the construction industry. With its global presence, the company offers international growth opportunities. As Head of Finance Management (m/f/d), you will assist the General Manager in all strategic and operational matters such as managing overall accounting and finance functions, developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, negotiating contracts, advising a financial budget and yearly operating strategy.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Overlook and manage the overall accounting and finance function
  • Assist the GM on strategic matters such as developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships and negotiating contracts
  • Develop and advise a financial budget and yearly operating strategy, in accordance with the organization's long-term plan
  • Confirm compliance with statutory requirements
  • Encourage the digitization of workflows and use of a designated ERP system within all departments
  • Supervise and train the financial unit on all financial, accounting, audit, or fiscal management issues and activities
  • Ensure the timely submission of financial reports
  • Handle monthly reports: reconciliation, cash flow forecasts, and financial statements
  • Prepare the annual budgets, quarterly reports, monthly forecasts, P&L
  • Liaise with external auditors for year-end audits and manage all fiscal reporting activities for the organization
  • Guarantee accurate internal controls follow financial and tax reporting standards
  • Inform about the financial situation and growth of the organization and identifying accurate KPIs
  • Reporting to General Manager


To be successful in this role you should have the following skills and experiences:

  • University degree in Finance
  • At least 10 years of working experience in a senior finance role in an international company, preferred in a technical environment
  • Knowledge of German GAAP and IFRS is a requirement
  • Highly proficient in MS Office applications, ERP systems, and digitalization of workflows
  • Excellent English language skills, German would be an added value
  • High attention to detail with an outstanding accountability
  • A self-aware, genuine, and optimistic leader with a proven ability to develop a diverse, high performance, results-oriented team
  • Passion for creating improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of finance and accounting processes and procedures, both individually and through the inspiration of team members
  • Good judgment and ability to make strong decisions independently, while keeping key stakeholders informed