2022RS29 - Group Consolidation and Internal Audit Manager

Our client based in Dubai, a French company specialized in the fragrances industry is looking for its new Group Consolidation and Internal Audit Manager, he/she will directly be reporting to the Group CFO at the Holding level, the role shall be primarily responsible to manage group consolidation of statutory and management accounts. Provide guidance on technical accounting and Internal controls.

Shall direct and control all accounting activities of Holding company's Finance Department thus ensuring accurate and efficient accounting services provided to all the stakeholder and provides financial decision-making information by gathering and analysing financial information.

Key point of Contact to oversee and support the accounting, local compliance, and financial aspects at group level: 15 entities in 4 locations (UAE, US, UK, France).

Key responsibilities:

       Month End / Financial Reports

  • Prepare and review entity reporting for all MEA entities. Responsible for review of entity reporting to ensure compliance with Group Accounting Policies which includes balance sheet review and perform analytical review.
  • Participate in the valuation of assets and liabilities and participate in policy research issues where necessary
  • Monthly stock review & perform necessary stock re-evaluation
  • Responsible for Intercompany reconciliation
  • Provide relevant feedback on accounting impact/treatment on current accounting practice, new marketing strategy and new business venture
  • Responsible for consolidation of Group Financials in accordance with IFRS and Group Financial Statements
  • Escalates country audit findings to CFO.
  • Implementing automation/enhancement of monthly reporting and consolidation

       Cash / Revenue collection

  • Responsible for cash management:
  • Monitor overdue follow up and take the necessary actions required
  • Prepare monthly Cash Forecast and maintain cashflow at optimum level

    Periodical External and Internal Audit
  • Responsible for completion of annual statutory audit. Direct liaison with external auditors at group and country levels.
  • Internal audit implementation: review contractual arrangements, assess and determine appropriate purchase accounting treatment in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as local requirements. Develop an internal control matrix and maintain Controls over Financial Reporting in accordance to the Internal Control framework.
  • Recommends and develops policies, procedures, and systems to meet company objectives.


  • Ensure Group tax compliance
  • Implementation of Corporate Tax for UAE entities_ Transfer pricing study & Management fees

Other Tasks

  • Assists the Head of FP&A to achieve the objectives which requires information related to Accounting and Finance.

Key Skills:

  • Strong knowledge in IFRS and experienced in statutory and tax compliance
  • Strong working knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Organized and efficient, excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timely deliverance of financial accounting reports
  • Responsive and always pro active

Professional experience with at least:

  • 8-10 years relevant consolidation experience in Retail / Listed companies
  • 5 years prior experience with audit firms preferably Big 4.


  • Qualified Chartered Accountant, or equivalent
  • Languages: Excellent written & spoken English. French can be a plus.

Computer skills:

  • Proficient in SAP ERP “ByD” would be a strong advantage
  • Advanced Excel

Interested candidates, please apply online. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


In case your profile matches the offer, we will contact you as soon as possible. If you do not receive feedback from us within two weeks, please consider that your application has not been selected for this offer.

Please note that we only consider candidates who are already in the United Arab Emirates.

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