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Group Fund Controller

Robert Half International UAE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
May 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Company

Robert Half are working with a leading asset management fund operating within the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), specializing in investment management across diverse asset classes. As part of our growth strategy and commitment to operational excellence, they are seeking a talented and experienced Group Fund Controller to join our dynamic team. This role will encompass financial reporting, consolidation, VAT compliance, investment management support, ERP implementation, and additional responsibilities in corporate finance.

The Role

As the Group Fund Controller with Corporate Finance Responsibilities, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing various aspects of financial management and control within our organization. In addition to traditional fund controlling duties, you will provide corporate finance advisory services, manage capital structure, lead financial planning and analysis efforts, and oversee treasury management activities.
  • Oversee the preparation of financial statements in compliance with ADGM regulations and international accounting standards.
  • Lead the consolidation process for the group's financial statements, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to senior management for strategic decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with VAT regulations in the ADGM jurisdiction, including timely submission of VAT returns and payments.
  • Implement VAT controls and procedures to mitigate risks and ensure accuracy in reporting.
  • Collaborate with investment teams to provide financial analysis and reporting on investment portfolios.
  • Monitor investment performance and identify areas for optimization or risk management.
  • Prepare comprehensive financial reports and presentations for board meetings, highlighting key performance indicators, risks, and opportunities.
  • Provide explanations and insights on financial results and trends to board members.
  • Lead the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, working closely with IT and finance teams.
  • Customize the ERP system to meet the specific needs of the asset management fund, including financial reporting, investment tracking, and compliance functionalities.
  • Provide corporate finance advisory services to support strategic decision-making, including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and corporate restructuring.
  • Conduct financial analysis and due diligence on potential investment opportunities or corporate transactions.
  • Develop financial models and valuation methodologies to assess the financial viability and attractiveness of investment opportunities.
  • Manage the organization's capital structure, including debt and equity financing, to optimize capital allocation and cost of capital.
  • Analyze funding requirements and recommend appropriate financing options to support the organization's growth objectives.
  • Monitor capital markets trends and assess opportunities for refinancing or restructuring existing debt facilities.
  • Lead the financial planning and analysis function, including budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
  • Work closely with department heads to develop annual budgets and long-term financial plans aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Provide insights into key financial drivers and performance metrics to support decision-making and performance improvement initiatives.
  • Manage the organization's liquidity position and cash flow forecasts to ensure sufficient funding for operational needs and investment opportunities.
  • Optimize cash management processes and implement treasury best practices to enhance liquidity management and mitigate financial risks.
  • Monitor and execute foreign exchange transactions to manage currency exposure and minimize exchange rate volatility.
The Candidate
  • CPA, ACCA, or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial management, preferably within asset management or investments.
  • Strong understanding of ADGM regulations and VAT compliance requirements.
  • Proficiency in financial reporting and consolidation techniques.
Salary and Benefits

60,000 -65,000 AED a month, plus company benefits

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