Vice President, Financial Analysis

Charterhouse are currently managing a search for one of our Banking client’s whom are in the process of looking to recruit a Vice President (VP) of Financial Analysis. Based out of their DIFC hub, this role shall be heavily geared towards the support and financial controllership across their business and coverage within Saudi Arabia (KSA).

About the role
The VP will take responsibility across a broad role which take ownership of the full accounting, reporting and analysis piece across this operation which spans Brokerage, Equities and Investment Banking units. This VP will also have ownership of all regulatory and tax based accounting and reporting, for the KSA group, whilst managing all relationship points linked to these filings and working with all Audit partners to manage both accounts finalisation, any required reconciliation and subsequent transfer pricing. In conjunction, the VP will also be involved with any middle office and/or product control functions; whereby all P&L activities are completed for business review purposes along with the completion of accurate and commentary-based variance analysis.
Due to the nature of the regional team set-up; the client will also look for a candidate whom can be heavily involved in any ad-hoc project work, across the legal entities, linking to reporting policies and financial controllership.

About you
The client will look to recruit a Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CPA) with a minimum of 8 years’ experience within a mainstream financial control and/or product control environment of a banking and/or financial services institution. The successful candidate shall be required to demonstrate a strong Excel skill-set (macros and VBA tools) coupled with an appreciation of strong technical accounting processes linking to both GAAP & IFRS principles.
The candidate shall be well-versed within the areas of liquidity risk, capital reporting and regulatory frameworks; to ensure strong reporting capabilities both internally and externally. The nature of the KSA market also means that the client will look to recruit an Arabic speaking candidate in to this role.
This links heavily too towards the tax and CMA-based interaction and any required translation within the financial statements and commentary. Subsequently, any candidate within the KSA and/or GCC market are proactively encouraged to apply, to ensure ease of inception and knowledge transfer.
Finally, this position will require strong, clear and decisive applicants; to ensure that this complex role can be met whilst also managing remote and international reporting lines and any team oversight.

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