Saudi Arabia | Full-time | Office
We are looking for a Financial Director
for our client – Saudi-based consulting firm which has been the partner of choice for 50+ government entities for over a decade and has been supporting implementation of Vision 2030.
The ideal candidate will have a background in an in-house Finance department of a Big4 accounting firm or similar, with the ability to independently manage finance operations and teams. They should have experience in ERP implementation, banking, budgeting, forecasting, and financial planning, along with a strong understanding of general taxation rules in KSA.
The candidate should possess excellent communication and leadership skills to effectively collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders.
The role reports to the Chief Investment and Finance Officer.Key responsibilities and objectives
- Oversee the financial operations of the organization, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and local regulations.
- Manage and lead a team of finance professionals, providing guidance, support, and mentorship.
- Drive the implementation and maintenance of an ERP system to streamline financial processes and enhance efficiency.
- Develop and monitor financial budgets, forecasts, and financial plans to support the organization's strategic objectives.
- Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting, including the preparation of financial statements, management reports, and regulatory filings.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams to provide financial analysis, insights, and recommendations to support decision-making.
- Conduct regular reviews of financial controls, identifying areas for improvement and implementing appropriate measures.
- Stay updated with changes in accounting standards, taxation laws, and industry best practices, ensuring compliance and incorporating relevant changes into financial processes.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with banking institutions, managing cash flow, financing, and banking relationships effectively.
- Provide guidance and support during audits, both internal and external, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial records.
- Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. CMA or an equivalent qualification is a must.
- Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in finance and accounting, with a preference for candidates with an in-house experience in a Big4 accounting firm or similar background.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of ERP systems, financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and banking operations.
- Comprehensive knowledge of general taxation rules in KSA, ensuring compliance in all financial activities.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights.
- Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and senior stakeholders.
- Proven track record of successfully managing finance operations and leading teams.
- Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and quality of work.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.