Job title: Finance Manager (m/f/d) Accounting
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Business Consultancy
Functional Expertise: Accounting / Finance / Tax
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job published: 30-05-2024
Job ID: 32500

Job Description


Departer is a leading German Executive Search firm with over 20 years of experience in global leadership recruitment. We specialize in placing executives in medium-sized enterprises and private equity portfolio firms across DACH, MEAI, ASIA, and ANZ regions. With a deep understanding of the DACH economy, we facilitate successful placements within global management teams across corporate headquarters and entities abroad.


Our client, a German-managed business service provider, is seeking a Finance Manager (m/f/d) to expand their team and to develop a new financial service division. As Finance Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining financial records, analyzing financial data, preparing reports and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations. This role requires strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a deep understanding or accounting principles. You will collaborate closely with various departments to support organizational goals, lead your own team and develop business for financial services. 

Your duties and responsibilities will include:  

  • Manage all financial records related to the company and develop the financial service desk
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for management review
  • VAT registration and corporate tax filing 
  • Conduct detailed financial analysis to identify trends and opportunities for improvement
  • Assist in budgeting and forecasting processes to support strategic decision-making
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant accounting standards, regulations and laws
  • Coordinate and support external audits, providing necessary documentation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide financial expertise and support business initiatives
  • Consult clients and develop new business prospects
  • Report to the Managing Partner

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance management, tax or similar
  • At least five years of working experience as a certified accountant
  • UAE experience, familiarity with local authorities and banking institutes
  • First leadership experience is a plus
  • Fluent English and language skills, German is a plus
  • Experience with ERP systems, Zoho books preferred
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set with a passion for building and growing businesses
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in handling financial information
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic startup environment that requires a hands-on approach