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Finance Manager

  • Job reference: ME-005997
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Dubai
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We have a vacancy in the Middle East team for a Finance Manager, reporting to Finance Director & Regional Controller ME&A.




The primary responsibility of the role is to manage key elements of financial reporting and tax compliance for the ME&A business and offer business partnering support to a number of internal stakeholders (eg HR & part of the Energy business).


You will play an essential part in the financial management from project level, budgeting, strategic planning and business process support.


Finance in the Middle East is intrinsically connected with the operating heart of the business and as such, this role will be expected to communicate widely with the business and the Finance Teams in the UK and Canada.


Other responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the monthly management accounts production and variance analysis;
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and half yearly analysis required by the Middle East and Group Finance functions;
  • Responsible for periodic tax returns for multiple entities (both Corporate Taxes and VAT);
  • Manage production of quarterly reforecast and budget process;
  • Develop use of existing systems, processes and staff to improve quality and efficiency of data;
  • Business partner to non-finance managers and project financial reviews where required;
  • Line management and staff development responsibilities where required;
  • Key point of contact for external tax accountants
  • Other duties as requested from time to time.


Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.


We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.


Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.



Technical Competencies



  • Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA or other recognized Western Accounting qualification;
  • Minimum of 5 years experience within a Finance environment;
  • Commercially minded finance professional with experience of applying financial discipline at a competitive organisation. Major contracts experience would be helpful
  • Statutory and Tax account preparation experience;
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • High standard of (numerical) presentation skills;
  • Working knowledge of other Microsoft office tools;
  • Experience of interacting with multiple businesses and finance functions;
  • Experience of working within a multi-cultural environment.



  • Working knowledge of JD Edwards, Hyperion and other finance specific IT systems and databases.
  • Fluency in Arabic – reading and writing
  • Behavioral Competencies



  • Initiative – Able to work independently with minimum supervision, make suggestions on best practice and improving current processes and procedures.
  • Problem solving – Can think independently of creative solutions to problems.
  • Analytical – Able to analyse large volumes of data and clearly communicate findings.
  • Teamwork – willingly cooperate with the others towards the same goals and objectives
  • Communication skills – effective interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Time Management – able to prioritize, plan ahead and achieve objectives within strict deadlines
  • Influencing - Confident liaising and influencing at all levels within a business.
  • Strong management and interpersonal skills – able to develop productive internal working relationships with colleagues at all levels.
  • Culturally aware - able to work with a diverse team. Able to bring his or her colleagues with them.
  • Capable of intelligent debate - questioning his or her colleagues without being abrasive – able to communicate complexity clearly.


Rewards & Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


Apply and the process:


We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status soon

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