Career Opportunity Chief Financial Officer For A Leading Family Group Immediate Hiring Requirement
Shane Phillips ConsultantsChief Financial OfficerA Leading Dubai Based Family OfficeDear Chief Financial Officer Candidate;The most important thing in your life is your family. The second most important thingin your life is your career. That is why it is paramount that your career is managed byqualified professionals. This opportunity is being presented to you by Shane PhillipsConsultants. A family business which has been in Executive Search for two generationsdating back to the 1970s when it was first called “The Phillips Group”. Over time wehave developed a deep understanding of what are the key ingredients of a successfulexecutive search company, one such ingredient is discretion.You have my personal guarantee that your identity and personal details will be kept inconfidence throughout the initial stages of this selection process. Discretion is thecorner stone of our business and your anonymity will be protected as you explore thiscareer opportunity.This assignment is personally being handled by myself, Shane Phillips, and If you do notknow me or have never heard of me please see my personal biography at the end of thisdocument or visit my website at www.shanephillips.net. This Document Contains the Following; The Opportunity Pg 3 The Role Pg 3 - 6 Candidate Qualifications Pg 7 Shane Phillips Consultants Company Summary Pg 8 Shane Phillips Biography Pg 8 Application Instructions Pg 8Thank you for taking the time to review this career prospect. I look forward to theopportunity of making a contribution to your success in the near future. Should youhave any questions please contact me directly at +971 50 940 7537 or email me email@example.com as I will be delighted to take your call.Sincerely,Shane PhillipsManaging Director
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeThe OpportunityWith a history of over half a century this Dubai based family group isone of the foundation stones of the United Arab Emirates. With strongties to both private and public sector clients this group has laid thesolid bedrock required to spring board into the 21st Century. Thisprestigious group consists of more than 20 companies, offering adiverse portfolio of services and products throughout the UAE and GCCin four key business sectors - construction, commercial, investmentsand real estate. The family owned business is run independently aswell as in partnership with some of the worlds leading brands.The Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the CEO and workhand in hand with the CXO team during this exciting time. With thefinancial crisis behind us and some of the biggest opportunities forgrowth the world has ever witnessed in front of us, the preferredcandidate will be spearheading a restructuring and changemanagement initiative to position the organization for the next phaseof their expansion.With a history of over half a century this Dubai based family group isone of the foundation stones of the United Arab Emirates. With strongThe Roleties to both private and public sector clients this group has laid thesolid bedrock required to spring board into the 21st Century. Thisprestigious group consists of more than 20 companies, offering adiverse portfolio of services and products throughout the UAE and GCCCorporate Strategyin four key business sectors - construction, commercial, investmentsand real estate. The family owned business is run independently asThe CFO will participate in the development of a value-maximizing thewell as in partnership with some of the worlds leading brands.overall corporate strategy for the company complimented by strategicplanning to determine the overall direction of group’s business. ThisThe Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the CEO and workwill involve assessment of the financial status, risk assessment andhand in hand with the CXO team during this exciting time. With themitigation, understanding of total company strengths and weaknesses,financial crisis behind us and some of the biggest opportunities forand use of analytical models to gain insights into groups currentgrowth the world has ever witnessed the preferred candidate will beposition and opportunities for future growth.spearheading a restructuring and change management initiative toposition them for the next phase of their growth.
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeThe Role (Continued)Corporate Strategy (Continued)The CFO will have an active role in assisting management in strategicinitiatives such as M&A, JVs, etcetera, that the company mightcontemplate from time to time. The CFO is expected to: Ensuring that plans are in place to create maximum value for the company from its current businesses. Assessing the value creation potential of plans on an ongoing basis. Ensuring that plans focus on key issues by (1) challenging key assumptions and the rationale for changes in performance, and (2) providing external reference points for value creation opportunities (for example, value of the businesses to alternative owners). Acting as a sounding board for the CEO and Group heads on critical proposals. Establishing financial measurement standards and developing systems to monitor performance against goals. Supporting the development of corporate expansion strategies to create additional owners value. Developing perspectives on market opportunities in businesses closely related to current businesses. Conducting business and financial evaluation of specific proposals.Financial Strategy: The CFO will have responsibility for developing, recommending, and executing an overall financial strategy for the company that supports its business strategies and captures maximum value for its shareholders. Developing and creating capital structure. Designing and managing a strategy for communicating the key elements of the company’s plans and performance to (future) investors and the financial community. Institutes disciplined risk management strategies and financial controls; Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans. Negotiating and executing all major financial transactions, as required from time to time.
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeThe Role (continued)Financial Management: As the Head of Finance, the CFO will be responsible for managing Group’s financial reporting, including the preparation of management accounts and submissions to auditors. The CFO will have primary responsibility for external audits and preparation and finalization of annual reports and annual financial statements. Preparation of regular financial reports for Senior Management, including appropriate analysis of trends, performance and sustainability; Maintenance of accurate and complete financial records; Reports financial status by developing forecasts; reporting results; analyzing variances; developing improvements Monitors financial performance by setting appropriate Key Financial Indicators (KPIs), measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances. Implementation and management of a comprehensive financial and accounts management system for the company and the development and implementation of appropriate accounting policies; Develop and implement appropriate control processes and systems for the Finance and Accounting function; Ensuring that all external reporting and compliance obligations are fulfilled. Establishing controls to safeguard the company’s assets. Ensuring the integrity and efficiency of cash, receivables, and payables management. Pursuing opportunities to reduce the company’s tax burden. Establishment and maintenance of relationships with lending institutions, shareholders and the financial community. This is to include maintaining strong day-to-day relationships with the company’s banks, and taking responsibility for ensuring that credit facilities are available as and when required.
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeThe Role (continued)Budgeting and management control: As the senior Finance specialist the successful candidate will take responsibility for all financial forecasts and planning, including budgets, revenue forecasts, cost forecasts, capital requirements, and cash needs. They will manage banking and credit relationships and shareholder funding when necessary. Preparation and regular updates of the firm’s business plan, including revenue forecasts, and growth rates. Preparation and submission of annual budgets for approval by shareholders; Ensure that the firm’s cash needs are accurately forecast and adequately provided for at all times; and As necessary, identify the timing and quantum of capital required, and take the lead in ensuring that additional capital is raised. Maintain a regular dialogue with other Senior Management and shareholders on the firm’s financial condition, future capital requirements and performance against plans; Develop and maintain strong working relationships with banks and credit providers The CFO will design and implement processes to ensure company’s senior managers have the right information to set goals, make decisions, and monitor performance. Coordinate the preparation of short-term budgets. Develop key performance measures for each business group. Ensure that business groups have adequate management controls in place. Evaluating business-group performance in conjunction with the CEO and Group heads.
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeCandidate Qualifications Key Strengths and Abilities Candidates for the role of CFO should have; Team player with ability to build consensus in a group setting. Excellent team management skills. Strong financial analysis and risk identification skills, and solid technical skills, including detailed working knowledge of applicable accounting standards (IAS/US GAAP). Knowledge of Securities market rules applicable in the Middle East is a plus. Ability to work on several major projects at the same time, and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously. Strong interpersonal skills. Good presentation skills and the ability to present complex strategies concisely and clearly to shareholders, Board members and senior management. Good business sense, with the ability to analyze complex transactions and identify key elements and issues that are important to reach sound conclusions. Creative approach to problem solving. Familiarity with financial modelling, risk management, budgeting, and planning software. Experience and Credentials Required 12+ years of prior experience in Finance, consulting or auditing and accounting and/or a combination with industry experience. Candidates must have direct management experience in industry or finance. Candidates must have experience of working with key financial management software, and experience in the implementation of such systems is preferred. Educational and Background Checks will be performed: Please note all candidates will undergo a vigorous background check of vocational and educational credentials. Those candidates with unaccredited degrees need not apply. Reference checks will also be performed. This is the standard policy and procedure of Shane Phillips Consultants. Please note applications or enquiries sent directly to the Client will not be entertained. All communication and applicants for this role must be handled by Shane Phillips Consultants. Please email your interest directly to Shane@shanephillips.net.
CFO Search Dubai Based Family Holding OfficeShane Phillips ConsultantsShane Phillips Consultants is a boutique executive search firmspecializing in placements in the Middle East. The firm planted itsroots in the 1970s in Canada where The Phillips Group was firstfounded. After the retirement of Carl A. Phillips the business wasclosed for a period of years only to be re-opened in Dubai. With twogenerations of Executive Search experience, Shane Phillips Consultantsoffers high touch bespoke service for clients looking to hire the bestpeople. Services offered include Executive Search, ExecutiveAssessment, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and Training &Development.Shane Phillips BiographyShane is a leading Executive Search Consultant in the Middle EastRegion and is the Managing Director of Shane Phillips Consultants, alocal boutique search firm. Given his passion for the employmentmarket, Shane has his own show on Dubai Eye 103.8 every Thursdaysat 8pm called “Eye On Careers”. Shane is also a monthly writer for CEOMagazine, Global Citizen Magazine and an expert in Senior Executivejob placement.Shane has an MBA from London Business School, and anundergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of BritishColumbia. He is a Non Executive Board Member of Fortis GroupHoldings and Founder of Big Brothers Big Sisters UAE. He wasformerly a Board Member of the Canadian Business Council, Presidentof the Club for Canadians and a volunteer with Special FamiliesSupport Group.To Apply for this Position;Please send your CV in word format by email to the below address orfeel free to me on my mobile should you have any questions about theposition.I look forward to the opportunity to make a value added contributionto your career.Shane Phillips, Managing DirectorShane Phillips ConsultantsEmail: Shane@shanephillips.netMobile: +971 50 940 7537