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Corporate/Fiduciary Services , Accounting - Qualified
Location: Cyprus,Nicosia
Reference: 4097
Date Posted: 07/08/2019
Head of Group Finance
CareerFinders, on behalf of our client, an International provider of Corporate & Fiduciary Services with regional offices in Cyprus, we are seeking to recruit a highly experienced, dynamic and suitably well-qualified Head of Group Finance to join their team of professionals in Nicosia. The Head of Group Finance oversees the day-to-day activities of the Cyprus Office as well as supporting other international office locations within The Group and ensures the finance function is organised and efficient and produces accurate financial and management accounts for client companies.
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Key Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Management of the Group budget and treasury.
  • Development growth, tax and finance strategies.
  • Overseeing the statutory reporting of our client portfolio.
  • Preparation of management accounts and variance analysis.
  • New project evaluations.
  • Review and preparation of consolidated financial statements.
  • Preparation of cash flow forecasts and relevant reports with suggestion for dividends distribution to the Directors.
  • Overseeing the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations.
  • Ensuring all reporting requirements for the listed entities are complied with.
  • Overseeing the company's transaction processing systems and implementing automated processes.
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction and preparing growth strategies.
  • Facilitate the restructuring of the group from a finance perspective.
  • Provide financial input, prepare presentations and write business plans per brand and per entity.
  • Liaise with Group finance managers for monthly entity reporting.
  • Develop new project evaluations.
  • Develop White Papers and other publications with the marketing department.
  • Attend relevant industry events when required.
  • Develop new corporate products based on industry feedback.
  • Prepare balanced factual information on various projects for decision making by the group CEO.
  • Motivate staff and ensure deadlines are respected and efficiency optimised in all areas.
Key Skills/Experience:
  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ACA).
  • ICPAC practicing licence holder.
  • Working experience of at least 3 years in a similar role in Cyprus is a must.
  • Up-to-date IFRS knowledge.
  • General knowledge of local tax and VAT legislation.
  • General knowledge of Maltese tax and VAT legislation will be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to switch between macro view and micro level.
  • A “can do” positive attitude is preferred.  A “will do” attitude is a must.
  • Roll up sleeves and get stuck into lower level work, where required.
  • Autonomous, flexible, proactive, rigorous and organized.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding communication and organisational skills.
  • Flexibility in relation to assigned tasks.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work successfully as both a team player and alone.
  • Strong managerial and relationship management skills.
  • A good understanding of IT.
  • A general understanding of Microsoft Office products
  • Good commercial awareness and ability to spot opportunities for new business.
  • Experience of management and grow a business would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Sage and CYCOM accounting software would be considered an advantage.
  • Ability and flexibility to travel abroad as and when required by Group Management.

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