Finance and Admin Manager for MEA DUBAI - Lloyd's Register Marine
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Finance and Admin Manager for MEA DUBAI

Ref No : MO-015903

Finance and Administration Manager for the Middle East and Africa (ME&A):-


Role overview 


Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors like Energy and Management Systems, with over 8,000 employees based in 78 countries. We are helping businesses around the world to improve the safety, reliability, and performance of their assets as they tackle some of the largest and most complex challenges in the commercial world.


We have a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. For more information about us, please visit  


Due to an internal promotion and move, we are now looking to hire a ‘Finance and Administration Manager’ to support our offices in the Middle East and Africa region. Based in our Dubai office in the UAE and reporting to the Area Financial Controller in Singapore, the role will offer significant scope for both personal and professional development.   


What are we looking for?


• An internationally recognised Accounting qualification, Master's Degree in Finance or Business Administration and at least 8-10 years professional Finance experience in a similar sized multinational company

• Have an excellent track record in leading, motivating and developing a finance team, across multiple sites and/or in a shared service centre environment will be advantageous

• Since the role also has a focus on leading and managing the Office Administration and Visa Support team in the UAE, any additional experience in this domain will be preferred

• Strong track record in providing timely and accurate management report to both local management and an international parent company. Experience of dealing with a UK or US based parent would be advantageous

• Solid experience of ensuring that statutory financial and tax filings are made in accordance with local financial standards in a number of countries within the Area

• Have an excellent understanding of financial and management accounting, including VAT, Tax, and large financial transactional systems such as JDE and MS office tools. Hands-on experience will be required at times

• Able to ensure an effective financial control environment across a number of countries. Familiarity with the local GAAP in the Area countries will be a distinct advantage

• Strong oral and written communication skills in the English language. Proficiency in the Arabic language will be advantageous but not mandatory for this role

• Strong analytical and communication skills with particular emphasis on non-financial managers

• Have a sound cultural empathy for local countries This is likely to have been gained through working for a multinational company

• Should be an exceptional team player and have good networking skills

• Ability to work independently


What will you be doing?


• Take financial ownership of the legal entities in the ME&A region, actively managing the balance sheets of the legal entities to ensure profit and tax are optimised for the Group. Including, as required, Board membership of LR companies and entities ensuring compliance with legislation and regulations

• Be responsible for leading and managing the Office Administration and Visa Support team in the UAE

• Overall responsibility for financial control and compliance with LR Group Policies and procedures within the countries

• Responsible for the month and year end financial close processes for all LR business in the countries, ensuring they are closed on time and are accurate

• Ensure all statutory accounts, tax filings and entity/business registrations are renewed on time

• Manage and regularly review LR’s property portfolio. Seek approval from the Area Financial Controller and the Head of Global property and Estates, to renew leases, to start new leases, terminate leases, ensure the optimum and most cost-effective configuration

• Actively work with and challenge the country business managers to ensure the profits and tax for legal entities in the area are optimised for the LR Group

• Undertake legal, financial or other regulatory representation on behalf of LR as necessary

• Lead the reporting, budgeting and forecast processes for MEA non-specific business units

• Liaise with the area Finance SSC on all services and support provided to the area. Look for opportunities to improve the effectiveness of shared services within the area to improve service delivery and reduce costs

• Be part of the MEA Management Team. Build a strong working relationship with all Area Managers in ME&A. Lead, Motivate and develop the Finance Team for ME&A 

• To pursue Continuous Professional Development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness

• To mentor/coach other employees to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application

• To provide specialist support/advice within Finance or to internal/external clients 

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