CFO / Finance Director

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The Company:

A Value Focused Event Driven Proprietary Investment Firm – based in Dubai

The Role:

The FM will work alongside the MD in strategical evaluating financial aspect of all existing and targeted investments. Secondary function with will be full responsibility for the complete, day-to-day financial management of the private investment firm. The role will report directly to the Managing Principal.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Formulation and management of annual budgets and targets for all existing investments.
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the corporation may enter.
  • Responsible for the Finance, Accounting, Administration, HR, And IT functions of the investment office.
  • Ensure that all management and statutory reporting of the results of all financial affairs of the commercial activities are delivered on a timely basis and in accordance with best practice
  • Preparation and leading quarterly board meetings to review performance and reporting of all investments and expenses.
  • Submit annual budgets and reporting of actual costs for all Family expenses.
  • Coordinating with head of Legal on all tax planning and compliance across all activities
  • Oversee all day to day Financial Management across all activities
  • Provide clear advisory direction on all private matters
  • Managing the interactions with banks and all investment relationships.
  • Produces updated cash flow reports, family income and expense statements, as well as financial statements (i.e. balance sheet)
  • Handles bill paying for the Investment firm and its principals (partially automated through custodial relationships, cash management and other online resources)

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s in Accounting, CPA or CFA.
  • “Big 4” experience generally required from Europe/USA
  • MBA / CPA generally required
  • 10+ years’ of corporate accounting experience
  • 5+ years’ experience in a successful Finance role, either corporate or in a privately-held company
  • Combination of business and personal accounting background
  • Prior experience working with a family office a strong plus
  • Highly proficient in MS Office Suite, especially Excel and Access
  • Familiarity with Family Office specific software, including Advent, ATWeb, TNR Solution, Prospero, Spectrum Wealth, etc.



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