Head - Accounting & Financial Controls (A&FC)

IFFCO - Dubai
Job Summary

Head Accounting & Financial Control has three distinct responsibilities– regional & group controllership & detailing & implementation of internal financial controls

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Steer general accounting
  • Closing of the books
  • Maintain chart of accounts
  • Financial Reporting
  • Manage fixed asset project accounting
  • Administer T&E global policies and procedures
  • Establish and maintain AP policies and procedures
  • Define and implement internal financial controls (IFC) framework for the Group, and continually evaluate performance and revise as needed
  • Design process improvement activities (streamline processes, due diligence for M&A etc.)
  • Design control activities, operate compliance function etc.
  • Develop compliance plan, manage key capabilities etc.
  • Monitor implementation of internal audit recommendations by business & functional teams
  • Physical verification as needed
  • Set guidelines for master data governance
  • Master data for Suppliers, Customer and Materials
  • Finance Master Data (GL, LE, PC/CC)
  • M&A Target Identification
  • Support M&A opportunities
  • Analysis and Investment approval
  • Integration support
  • Tracking M&A opportunities

Budgeting and forecasting competency
Cost of Finance function
Cost of A&FC as % of revenue
Controls of enabling processes
Accuracy of enabling processes
% penetration of SSC in sub-processes/ activities
Cycle time for completion of sub-processes/ activities

Work experience requirement

15+ years of experinece in accounting and financial control.

Must have worked in the FMCG, Manufacturing companies with global or regional exposure covering the following areas:

  • Managing Statutory Audit
  • Developing and implementing the accounting and finance control policy and training
  • Closing of the books and managing the master data governance

Finance Control experience is desirable but not the must

Some Big 4 in Audit experience is preferred


Must have a degree and a professional accounting qualification

Competencies Accounting Standards and Practices Change Management Financial Compliance Financial Reporting Financial Technology Oracle/SAP ERP Ownership & Result Orientation People Leadership Planning & Decision Making Strategic Thinking Business Unit: Corporate-Finance DMCC (5350) Business Group: Finance (234)
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