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Head of Finance - UAE



Accounting & Finance
Dubai - United Arab Emirates · United Arab Emirates · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

About Revolut

People deserve more from their money. More visibility, more control, more freedom. And since 2015, Revolut has been on a mission to deliver just that. With an arsenal of awesome products that span spending, saving, travel, transfers, investing, exchanging and more, we've helped 45+ million customers get more from their money. And we're not done yet.

As we continue our lightning-fast growth,‌ two things are essential to continuing our success: our people and our culture. We've been officially certified as a Great Place to Work™ in recognition of our outstanding employee experience! So far, we have 10,000+ people working around the world, from our great offices or remotely, on our mission. And we're looking for more. We want brilliant people that love building great products, love redefining success, and love turning the complexity of a chaotic world into the simplicity of a beautiful solution.

About the role

The Finance team is an integral part of any business. At Revolut, we take that one step further. Our global financial super app would be lost without them.

They’re more than just an important part of the business — they’re our backbone ⭐

Internal accounting? That’s a good start. Supporting all areas of the company and assessing financial implications from various key strategic decisions and growth opportunities — this is what our financial people do all day long.

We are looking for a Head of Finance to join our UAE team. This role will have exposure to own the general ledger, manage the implementation of robust financial controls and the development of scalable accounting automation.

If you have a strong track record in an Audit or Financial Controller role, have a genuine interest in accounting automation, and want the opportunity to push the limit of what you are capable of, then we want to know.

Sound like a bit of you? Get in touch 👇

What you’ll be doing

  • Managing finances and overseeing financial control in UAE
  • Owning the general ledger and building an objective understanding for all its underlying transactions
  • Looking for synergies and automation opportunities within Accounting and wider Finance
  • Coordinating the accounting and month end closing process
  • Ensuring accurate and timely closing of the books for monthly and annual reporting
  • Preparing analysis on movements in key general ledger accounts
  • Managing the accounting policy, ensuring that it is up to date and latest changes in IFRS and Group policies are implemented
  • Supporting entity set up in UAE
  • Participating in annual and interim audits
  • Contributing to and define consolidation as well as financial control processes and procedures
  • Preparing/reviewing management and statutory reporting

What you'll need

  • 10+ years of experience in finance functions, preferably with experience within a banking or financial services environment
  • To be a chartered Accountant, trained in a reputable practise
  • Strong accounting knowledge, with proven experience
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to unravel complex accounting queries
  • Knowledge of UAE tax regulations
  • Ability to comprehend and narrate financial records for external stakeholders
  • To have a positive attitude: 'Can do' approach and willing to give everything a go, from manual processing to larger projects
  • To be self-motivated individual who can work under their own initiative
  • Exceptional organisation skills: ability to plan and organise work so that it is efficient and effective
  • Good punctuality and time management skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Nice to have

  • Fintech experience

Building a global financial super app isn’t enough. Our Revoluters are a priority, and that’s why in 2021 we launched our inaugural D&I Framework, designed to help us thrive and grow everyday. We're not just doing this because it's the right thing to do. We’re doing it because we know that seeking out diverse talent and creating an inclusive workplace is the way to create exceptional, innovative products and services for our customers. That’s why we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to join this multicultural, hard-working team.

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