Job title: Regional Controller (m/f/d)
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Automotive
Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax
Location: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 29-11-2022
Job ID: 32318

Job Description

About Departer – The German Headhunter:

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


Our European client is a global manufacturer of complex technical systems. With a strong historic background and a very innovative business acumen, the company developed on an international scale, currently consisting of over 40 international subsidiaries and large-scale production plants. As a Controller, you are actively contributing to the further development of the business across the UAE due to your own implemented financial and data processing procedures. The right candidate will financially advice the senior management as well as closely collaborate with the local production facilities, significantly enhancing the overall financial performance.


Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee as well as implement appropriate financial activities across the plants in the UAE
  • Closely collaborate with Plant Managers to enhance the financial performance of work flows, conducting analysis and data processing
  • Develop methodologies to evaluate financial performance, particularly focusing on cost-cutting measures
  • Conduct precise reviews and create an updated reporting and planning structure of the production plants
  • Evaluate current operational policies and practices within the financial department and strive to drive continuous improvement in all financial matters
  • Responsible for budgeting, financial data analysis, record-keeping and financial reporting to senior management
  • Coordinate investment activities as well as personnel planning
  • Analyze the financial impact of major business operational issues and decisions as well as analyzing sales, P&L and balance sheet
  • Review accounting entries on a regular basis in order to ensure accuracy and timeliness, maintaining a strict confidentiality of operational, financial and business information
  • Communicate financial and other KPI information across all decision-making levels within the company 
  • Coordinate with all departments regarding analyzing, evaluating and reporting appropriate data points
  • Direct reporting to the Commercial Director


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

  • University degree in finance and controlling or similar qualification
  • Minimum of five years of working experience as Controller in a multinational company
  • Strong knowledge about cost and business controlling in a manufacturing business environment
  • Professional working experience within the Middle East would be an advantage
  • Extensive analytical skills and knowledge about controlling tools
  • Excellent knowledge in MS-Office applications, especially Excel and PowerPoint, additional SAP skills desirable
  • Ability to prioritize competing needs under pressure, oversee multiple projects, and manage workflows
  • Fluent English language skills are mandatory
  • Confident communication and presentations skills
  • Team player with a proactive and hands-on approach