Chief Financial Officer

  • Competitive
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Madison Pearl
  • 18 Feb 18 2018-02-18

We have been retained by a large multi-sector conglomerate in Riyadh to identify a very senior Chief Financial Officer. The ideal candidate will be a strategically minded professional with an extensive track record of successfully leading a team with a substantial budget. This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to move into a highly visible role and to build a legacy. This is a world-class opportunity and requires a truly exceptional candidate.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver management insight including forecasting and analysis of financial data to support steering of business
  • Oversee implementation of opportunities for cost savings and purchasing synergies cross-business and for corporate center categories
  • Supervise NewCo financial risks and report issues to Board members
  • Manage financial relationships (e.g. select and monitor relationship with banks)
  • Oversee additional support functions (e.g. Accounting, Real Estate, etc.)
  • Ensure consistent level of service is provided to all other departments, through a 'service-oriented' culture amongst direct reports
  • Identify gaps in support structure (e.g. propose new roles and staffing levels if needed and develop corresponding job descriptions)
  • Ensure efficient accounting and accurate financials
  • Set financial policies for NewCo (e.g. accounting rules, financial reporting, operating budget, expense management, cash management, etc.)
  • Oversee real estate feasibility studies, projects, expenditures and returns.
  • Review/approve expenses and transactions above the certain limit.

Key requirements:

  • MBA or Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a finance function, at least 5 in a senior position
  • Exposure to managing support functions (e.g. Accounting, Real Estate, etc.)
  • Strong leadership skills, with exposure to leading multiple departments
  • CFA or CPA Certified
  • Experience working in a start-up environment.

Interested candidates please apply to this advertisement or send your CV directly to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.