Finance Officer

Found in: beBee S AE - 3 days ago

National, United Arab Emirates Mott MacDonald Full time
Job Description

About the role
As a part of the Middle Finance Team, the Finance Officer will be responsible for providing support to the Country Accountant and wider business in the areas of financial analysis and management, reporting, reviews, internal audits and internal governance/business controls.

Key responsibilities and duties are listed, but not limited to, the below:
  • Support the Country Accountant and the wider finance team with the following:
    • Financial reporting (FiFi), credit management, taxation, treasury (including banking, mandates, bonds), and internal controls in the territory.
    • Management of country working capital to ensuring prompt processing of AR invoicing, including maintenance of a billing diary, investigation, and clearance of any invoicing queries.
    • Review/support of proposals/bids, sitting on monthly project control meetings for major, complex, and high-risk projects in territory.
    • Regular meetings with Divisional Managers/Territory Managers/Sector Leaders/Service Leaders to assist in the review of country finance issues, recognise and manage corrective actions. Provide financial information for stakeholders as required.
    • Production of statutory accounts, branch / other tax returns for entities in the Middle East inc. coordination of any tax, statutory, and internal audits / assessments.
    • Reviewing monthly balance sheet reconciliations and preparing quarterly BPC statutory packs and feedback improvement opportunities to the FSC. Assisting the FSC in monitoring intercompany accounts to ensure the transactions are valid, reconciled and settled as appropriate with guidance from group Treasury.
    • Review of monthly VAT returns and schedules prepared by FSC team and coordinate with CA to for any deviations to make corrective actions
  • Support with the maintenance of the project control systems and finance training to enable unit staff to understand and interpret financial information, ensuring accurate project budgeting and revenue recognition.
  • Assist with the production of annual budgets and forecasts at country level, and consolidation to regional level and monitoring actuals against budgets explaining any material variances
  • Co-ordinate project and country compliance with Group Directives including insurances, trade licenses and registrations as required.
  • Assisting allocated Divisional Managers/Territory Managers/Sector Leaders/Service Leaders with preparation and evaluation of business plans and project proposals. Assessment of the financial aspects of contracts to facilitate invoicing and payments and to identify grounds for additional fees.
  • Assist with production and interpretation of monthly management accounts for the allocated Division/Territory/Sector/Service, advising on financial performance by monitoring and improving project profitability, staff utilisation, overheads control, and working capital management.
  • Identification of finance tasks that can be reallocated to the FSC in India. Manage the handover
  • Assisting and coordination with win team to provide statutory financial information and analysis
  • Coordinate with UAE ministries and upload the statutory financial information to the respective portals.

Candidate Specification

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting; professional qualifications within accountancy will be an added advantage
  • Relevant experience within a similar role
  • Conversant in the use of Microsoft products and experience in other ERP systems
  • Willingness to study for professional accountancy exams or part qualified
  • Proven ability to produce accurate management reports to tight deadlines
  • Willingness to live in region and undertake business travel as required around the GCC and India
  • Flexibility to work longer hours at peak times as required

Job Profile

Our Purpose
At Mott MacDonald, our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do; relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is at the heart of our organisation. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate, rather take positive steps towards creating a diverse and inclusive working environment.

Flexible Working
At Mott MacDonald, we support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

We can offer:
  • Pension matched up to 7% 
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription 
  • Continuous development opportunities - because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working - because life isn't 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies - for parents and care givers
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme - Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes 

Other Information

Equality, diversity and inclusion
We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have the opportunity to contribute.

Agile working
At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

More about Mott MacDonald
We're a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients' businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.
A fundamental part of this is respecting each person's differences and striving to meet their needs.
Our values: progress, respect, integrity, drive, excellence
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