Job Title: Financial Controller
Employment Type: Full Time
As a Financial Controller, you will play a pivotal role in our organization’s financial management. Reporting directly to the Group CFO, you will lead the financial controlling aspects of our business, driving strategic insights, ensuring financial controls, and fostering innovation. Your responsibilities will encompass the entire financial spectrum, from monthly management accounts preparation to annual audits and budgeting. In addition, you will actively participate in business development, optimizing financial processes, managing systems, and analyzing cost data to identify operational improvements.
Financial Reporting and Control:
- Prepare monthly management accounts, including P&L, balance sheet, performance reports, and cash flow forecasts.
- Lead the preparation of year-end annual accounts and manage the annual audit.
- Assist the Group CFO in annual budget and forecast preparations.
- Provide ad-hoc analysis and support in various projects.
- Oversee financial risk management and produce monthly information reports.
- Contribute to the continuous improvement of financial processes to facilitate business growth.
- Provide support for new venture development as needed.
Systems and Cost Accounting:
- Review and optimize system usage to enhance efficiency.
- Ensure system integrity and compliance through internal audits.
- Manage the MS Dynamic NAV system.
- Maintain cost accounting master data and analyze cost information for operational improvements.
- Previous experience as a Finance Manager or Financial Controller, preferably in the travel or leisure sector.
- Strong cash-flow management experience.
- Professional qualification (CIMA or ACCA) preferred.
- Solid commercial acumen and experience in international markets is desirable.
- Ability to balance hands-on tasks with higher-level strategic planning.
About the Company:
Established in 2004, Desert Gate is a leading Premium Destination Management Company (DMC) serving the UAE, Oman, and The Maldives. Built on professionalism and guest-centricity, our organization has received recognition for innovative product design and exceptional service. With a robust financial base and a top management team boasting 75 years of combined experience in the travel industry, Desert Gate aims to become the top Luxury travel group in the Gulf region. We are part of the MTS Globe group, providing us access to cutting-edge technology and superior connectivity. Desert Gate combines traditional DMC excellence with innovative technology, creating unparalleled travel experiences for our guests. Join us on our journey to redefine luxury travel.