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Position Details
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Global CFO - Location: DUBAI - VAC-20031M
Employment Type
Full Time
Available Positions
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StafffMatters Recruitment Specialists
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Administration Team
Job Description

Our client is an Online Gaming company in Dubai and they are looking for a CFO who will have both a day-to-day and ongoing impact on company operations, helping to analyze, strategize, and grow the financial position of the company. This seasoned strategist not only understands current accounting practices and trends, but has proven experience, managing treasury, raising capital and adapting to change-both in growth and downsizing. As a member of the senior management, he or she will be comfortable in a leadership role that demands clear communication and presentation skills. In this role you will be leading a team of 10 people.


Act as Chief Financial Officer and strategic business partner to the Owner and Senior executive Management Team

Assess and evaluate financial performance of the organization with regard to long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts

Take full ownership of the Financial department, with responsibility over strategy and operations

Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance and Accounting functions

Ensure cash flow is compatible with company operations, by overseeing the day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal control activities of the organization

Lead the development and use of best-practice policies, practices, and tools that ensure a well-controlled yet flexible organization with strong fiscal management, project management, cross team communications and workflow

Manage profitability, corporate finance, budget development and forecasting

Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with all relevant laws and rules for financial and tax reporting 

Provide Senior Management with advice on the financial implications of business activities

Manage relationships with auditors, banks and authorities

Perform a risk assessment by analysing current risks and identifying potential risks that are affecting the company

Analyzing current company situation and proposing the ways to reduce tax liability across jurisdictions

Analyze internal operations, identify areas of cost reduction and process enhancement

Manage treasury actively on a day-to-day basis


Min. 2 years of proven experience in a similar role in a multinational online business

Minimum 5 years in progressively responsible Senior Financial role, preferable in online gambling industry

Proven experience of work in fast-paced international environment

Proved experience of moving a company to a KPI and data driven approach in financial management, planning and reporting

Experience in managing accounting software solutions for automated, fast, accurate reporting

Experience working with external auditors, internal controls and compliance-related issues

Proven experience of working with EU Tax legislation 

Experience in maintaining banking relationships and managing treasury

Master's degree in accounting, business accounting, or finance or a professional accounting qualification such as ACA, CPA, ACCA etc. 

Up-to-date knowledge of accounting principles and legislation

Strong analytical and technical skills to deliver accurate financial analysis

Managing or overseeing multiple bank accounts and managing treasury and compliance with AML and other applicable regulations

Knowledge of tax and commercial legislation in the United Arab Emirates would be useful

Ability to think out of the box to resolve issues proactively

Experience in a startup environment would be valued

Results and Service driven (Business Partner mind-set) personality

Working with multicultural teams in remote locations

Exceptionally good problem-solving skills

Be highly adaptable and flexible

Be able to work comfortably in a fast-paced and dynamic environment

Have an ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks and meet tight deadlines

Be proactive and self-motivated

Have a keen eye for detail

Be stress-resistant and have an ability to remain calm and composed during times of uncertainty

Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information

Strong communication skills and the ability to resolve complicated issues quickly

TO APPLY for this job opportunity, send your CV (in English please) to admin@smstaffmatters.com and include the reference:  Global CFO - VAC-20031M. We look forward to hearing from you!