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VAC4465 - Senior Manager Finance

Division Finance
Location Dubai, U.A.E.
Closing Date 27-Sep-2020
About the Business


We are the leading provider of smart logistics solutions, enabling the flow of trade across the globe. Our comprehensive range of products and services covers every link of the integrated supply chain – from maritime and inland terminals to marine services and industrial parks as well as technology-driven customer solutions.

We deliver these services through an interconnected global network of 127 business units in 51 countries across six continents, with a significant presence both in high-growth and mature markets. Wherever we operate, we integrate sustainability and responsible corporate citizenship into our activities, striving for a positive contribution to the economies and communities where we live and work.

Our dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 56,000 employees from 54 countries are committed to delivering unrivaled value to our customers and partners. We do this by focusing on mutually beneficial relationships – with governments, shippers, traders, and other stakeholders along the global supply chain – relationships built on a foundation of mutual trust and enduring partnership.

We think ahead, anticipate change and deploy industry-leading technology to create the smartest, most efficient and innovative trade solutions, while ensuring a positive and sustainable impact on economies, societies and our planet.

About the Role


 As a finance leader, this position plays a critical role in the financial, reporting and business enablement process and corporate functions to achieve their financial initiatives and being the conduit between financial reporting and corporate governance:


  • Support the stakeholders with business reporting, strategic analysis and balance sheet and capital planning;
  • Lead the finance function of select investment platform (“InvestCo”) in respect of financial accounting and management reporting;
  • Oversee the budgeting and forecasting cycles, ensuring appropriate records are maintained for monitoring business performance and seeking shareholders approval where necessary;
  • Ensure compliance with shareholders agreement and coordinate approvals for new investments, capital calls, dividend distributions, expenses allocations, related party transactions, etc.; compliance with investment policies and monitor and report any other financial and regulatory aspects; and
  • Maintain, standardize, update and improve all portfolio companies’ financial models and liaising with InvestCo shareholders to update key drivers and assumptions of the financial models on a regular basis



Key Accountabilities

Financial Reporting & Governance – 50%

  • Preparation of analytical reports for Board and Management Committees
  • Preparation of Board and committee papers relating to strategy, analytics and insight;
  • Work along with Corporate Finance & Business Development team to evaluate/syndicate new investment opportunities; and
  • Seek timely approvals of budgets/audited financials and ensure appropriate records are maintained to monitor events requiring minority shareholder approval

  • Asset management responsibilities:
  • Develop domain knowledge and expertise to best identify the value of the financial reports and translate into insights for decision making purposes
  • Preparation of periodic investment performance reports and investors capital statements;
  • Managing capital calls, distributions and expenses recharge;
  • Review of annual financial model update submitted by the business units;
  • Analyzing and reporting on key investment KPIs;
  • Provision of specific investment related information to the shareholders required for their accounting and banking requirements;
  • Supervise the accounting of investments in JVs and audit of the accounting books of the investments and JVs;
  • Implement/Develop MIS and improve insight into business and investment performance
  • Coordinate financial accounting and reporting of investment with HO/regional/business units teams.


  • Leadership & Partnership – 30%

  • Act as an ambassador for DP World at all times when working; promoting and demonstrating positive behaviours in harmony with DP World’s Founder’s Principles, values and culture; ensuring the highest level of safety is applied in all activities; understanding and following DP World’s Code of Conduct and Ethics policies
  • Act as the bridge between business leaders and InvestCo
  • Build and foster strong relationships with stakeholders and other partners across the network
  • Work with business leaders and InvestCo to identify and prioritize opportunities
  • Develop or support the creation of business cases with key stakeholders
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Communication & Story Telling – 20%

  • Develop communications such as project updates and summaries, and support awareness-building initiatives drive adoption
  • Be a story-teller by producing and communicating insights that the business can interpret, act on and measure progress


Qualifications, Experience & Skills


Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst with 10 years progressive experience (at least previous 3 years as Head of Finance). Strong communication in English and good interpersonal skills.

The role requires a technically efficient individual who can clearly articulate financial and business issues to Board and Management Committees. The role requires the individual to be competent and able to manage a team effectively including following additional criteria:

  • The role requires a self-motivated individual who can see the “big picture” and assess options for improvement of team performance, internal processes and reporting.
  • Have a strategic mindset and provide options to the board and committees to improve profitability and performance
  • The individual must be an efficient problem solver and constantly strive to improve utilization of information and to streamline and automate processes and reporting.
  • Working to deadlines is a requirement with delivery always at a high standard
  • Liaising with external auditors is a requirement
  • Compliance with financial accounting standards
  • Effective management of business units finance functions
  • Job holder is required to set-up processes/reporting along the lines of what existing in the group but tailored to the requirement of minority shareholders


Remuneration and Employment Benefits


The employment benefits package is reflective of the location for this position.

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