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    Senior Trust Fund Accountant | Kershaw Leonard

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Our client is a leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector, employing 800 staff across a global footprint that spans Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle EastThey are seeking a fund services professional to become the Senior Fund Accountant of their Fund Services Department in their Dubai office. The successful candidate will be responsible for the net asset value (NAV) calculation for a number of hedge fund and private equity clients based in the Middle East under the oversight of the Fund Services supervisor.Duties– Preparation and review of NAV calculations for hedge fund and private equity clients which includes:• Reconciliation of cash/broker accounts• Reconciliation and pricing of positions as part of client portfolio• Calculation and accrual of standard and NAV based fees• NAV finalisation• Assistance with any client queries related to the NAV calculation– Liaison with external service providers (investment managers/advisors, auditors, custodians, payment banks) in a professional manner– Assistance in the of year-end audit and preparation of annual financial statements– The payment/transfer of fund expenses– Training and assisting more junior staff

    Qualifications and Skills– Accounting qualification (preferential)– Arabic language skills would be highly regarded but are not essential– Detailed knowledge of financial instruments (including futures and derivatives)– Minimum of two years’ experience in the alternative investment industry– Excellent PFS-Paxus and Microsoft Excel skills– Self-motivated and ability to work to strict deadline– Effective communication skills– Knowledge of Bloomberg

    Kershaw Leonard is committed to finding First Class people for its World Class Clients. Since our inauguration in September 1999, We have become well-respected specialists for all aspects of Human Resource Consultancy and Recruitment, and bring a standard of professional conduct (through the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK) to the industry here in the Middle East. Our qualified Consultants deliver a unique quality of service that is designed to meet the individual needs of both Candidates and Clients.

    Our specialist recruitment divisions cover permanent, temporary and contract staff, and Executive Search, in the following sectors:

    Senior Executives and Directors; Design; Engineering and Construction; Finance and Banking; Human Resources and Training; IT and Telecoms; Legal; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Media; Office Management; Retail; Sales and Marketing and Secretarial and Business Support. More

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    Compliance Manager | Kershaw Leonard

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Our client is a leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector worldwide, employing over 900 staff across a global footprint that spans Africa, the Americas, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. They are seeking a talented professional to join their thriving Dubai office. Client-focused and service-oriented, they only employ individuals who are professionally minded, committed and able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills

    The candidate we are looking for will:1. Be currently working for a corporate services company in a senior compliance role2. Have experience in company set up procedures in UAE free zones, DED and offshore authorities such as BVI?3. Be experienced in trust fund management and all the regulations involved?4. Be experienced in drafting company and trust resolutions and documents 5. Have STEP or Company Secretary qualifications6. Have extensive knowledge of the BVI Companies Act

    Kershaw Leonard is committed to finding First Class people for its World Class Clients. Since our inauguration in September 1999, We have become well-respected specialists for all aspects of Human Resource Consultancy and Recruitment, and bring a standard of professional conduct (through the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK) to the industry here in the Middle East. Our qualified Consultants deliver a unique quality of service that is designed to meet the individual needs of both Candidates and Clients.

    Our specialist recruitment divisions cover permanent, temporary and contract staff, and Executive Search, in the following sectors:

    Senior Executives and Directors; Design; Engineering and Construction; Finance and Banking; Human Resources and Training; IT and Telecoms; Legal; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Media; Office Management; Retail; Sales and Marketing and Secretarial and Business Support. More

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    Corporate Administrator | Kershaw Leonard

    Employment:

    Full Time

    We are seeking an experienced Corporate Administrator in our clients Dubai office. Applicants must have a successful track record with sophisticated administration of portfolio companies and trusts that are incorporated in financial centres both inside and outside the United Arab Emirates. The successful candidate must possess superior presentation and communication skills, and be an effective team player. Duties– Overall responsibility for and relationship management of the day-to-day administration of a complex portfolio of clients comprised of different types of companies in various jurisdictions, but mainly in the British Virgin Islands and the UAE– Managing all aspects of a designated portfolio, including all correspondence, and banking and statutory obligations that arise for each client– Client on-boarding process that includes KYC documentation and verification– Monitoring ongoing compliance procedures and controls for existing clients– Administrative tasks including drafting of resolutions, handling changes in directors and shareholders, attestations and legalisations, issuance of registry certificates, bank account openings, annual reviews and other required annual statutory filings– Assisting other members of the team with all aspects of day-to-day administration of a defined portfolio of trusts and companies, as required– Liaison with clients Group offices in relation to incorporation of companies and various post incorporation tasks

    Required Qualification & Experience– A minimum of five years of corporate administration experience with an international trust company, family office, corporate service provider or accounting firm dealing directly with end user clients and responsibility for the maintenance and development of that relationship– A legal or accounting degree and experience– STEP or company secretary qualifications preferred– Good knowledge of incorporation of companies in different jurisdictions and various post-incorporation tasks such as attestations, issuance of registry certificates, filing of changes in directorships and shareholding, account opening, etc.– Ability to draft company and trust resolutions and documents– Experience with applying AML principles– Competent understanding of trust and company law– In-depth knowledge of the BVI Companies Act

    Kershaw Leonard is committed to finding First Class people for its World Class Clients. Since our inauguration in September 1999, We have become well-respected specialists for all aspects of Human Resource Consultancy and Recruitment, and bring a standard of professional conduct (through the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK) to the industry here in the Middle East. Our qualified Consultants deliver a unique quality of service that is designed to meet the individual needs of both Candidates and Clients.

    Our specialist recruitment divisions cover permanent, temporary and contract staff, and Executive Search, in the following sectors:

    Senior Executives and Directors; Design; Engineering and Construction; Finance and Banking; Human Resources and Training; IT and Telecoms; Legal; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Media; Office Management; Retail; Sales and Marketing and Secretarial and Business Support. More

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    Investment Analyst – Private Equity | Michael Page

    Employment:

    Full Time

    The Client is looking to recruit a Private Equity Analyst to join their growing team and take ownership of a broad set of tasks include financial modelling and analysis, compiling investment memorandums and a multitude of critical/strategic thinking.Client DetailsOur client is a global alternative asset manager with a strong investments track record in the region across private equities, infrastructure, credit investments, etc. and a growing appetite to invest further.DescriptionThe role presents an opportunity to join a major global player. The Analyst will take primary ownership of financial modelling and preparing investment reports for the underwriting and execution of transactions, which also involves investment screening, portfolio management and exit readiness primarily across private equity.The ideal candidate will currently be an Analyst 2/ Analyst 3 at a Bulge Bracket Investment Bank (or would have recently transitioned to a Top Tier Private Equity firm) in the GCC, and thus have significant exposure to M&A transactions across sectors (preference for exposure to Infrastructure M&A). Qualitatively, they will have a passion to work in Private Equity, and will be enthusiastic about being an early member in a growing team and a progressive career with the firm. An overview of the responsibilities would be:* Conducting research on market trends, pricing and competition including recent acquisitions and dispositions, etc and assisting in sourcing for opportunities* Conducting due diligence on potential investments including building financial models and providing analysis on the same* Building complex financial models including building assumptions and translating data on the same* Assisting with the preparation of high-quality investment committee presentation materials and other supporting documents in a clear concise manner* Assisting with the execution of acquisitions and dispositions including preparation of aspects of draft term sheets, letters of intent or offer letters* Managing information into data room for buyer due diligence and assistance with submitting the same* Being involved in other ad-hoc projects for the teamJob OfferGreat exposure and excellent career progression

    The ideal candidate will:* Have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business/ Finance / Economics from a top tier university; with a preference for a Masters Degree/ MBA* Have 2-3 years’ experience within a bulge-bracket investment banking firm/Big Four or recently transitioned into private equity* Have excellent quantitative skills and financial modelling skills such as valuation, merger models, portfolio metrics, DCF models etc.* Have excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills* Arabic speaker – preferred* Be passionate about having a career in Private Equity

    Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

    The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

    Finance & Accounting
    Banking & Financial Services
    Procurement
    Property & Construction
    Engineering & Supply Chain
    Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering
    Human Resources
    Sales
    Marketing
    Technology
    Secretarial
    Executive Search
    Legal

    The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide. More

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    Corporate Services Manager | Kershaw Leonard

    Employment:

    Full Time

    This is not an accounting job. Please do not apply if that is what you are looking for.Applicants must have a successful track record with sophisticated administration of portfolio companies and trusts that are incorporated in financial centres outside the United Arab Emirates. The successful candidate will be a member of our clientsinternational team handling their global business with opportunities for career advancement within the GroupDuties• Responsible for achieving a high standard of client service to ensure that client expectations are met• Oversee and ensure that all client-related fiduciary and administrative duties are undertaken in a timely manner• Conduct annual trust and company file reviews, and ensure all KYC data are updated and regular client meetings are conducted with the administrators; record meeting notes in SF, refer any new opportunities to the BD• Assist with development of corporate administration service offerings, striving to ensure the company’s optimal positioning within the market• Ensure the company and its clients’ compliance with applicable laws, service standards, company policies and procedures, and agreed-upon operational and control processes• Within each client portfolio, ensure accurate and detailed records are maintained for all client structures, and the same accuracy is maintained in the internal system• As necessary, assist the team with client matters of a more technical nature• Build and maintain excellent working relationships with clients of the corporate services department, and continuously work to enhance the client experience and ensure that the company is viewed as the provider of choice • Devise and monitor plans to generate more revenue from existing clients• Work in collaboration with the new business team to generate new targets and leads• Achieve budgeted utilization targets, and control day-to-day costs and expenses• Manage the billing and aged-debt position of client matters effectively• Continuously monitor efficiency of the team to ensure profitability improvement• Ensure the team meets or hits relevant operational, risk and/or compliance key performance indicators and targets• Provide day-to-day leadership and management guidance that mirrors the organizational vision and values, including cross-divisional collaboration• Motivate and lead a high-performing team, focusing on attracting, recruiting, and retaining business professionals that have the appropriate skills and experience for the corporate services department• Provide the right coaching and training to the team • Ensure the team members have personal development plans and a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities; conduct formal performance evaluations each year• As appropriate, work with the board and senior management to develop and continuously review processes

    • A minimum of five years of managerial experience leading a corporate administration team that focuses on international markets, based in Dubai, with an international trust company, family office, corporate service provider or accounting firm• Experience dealing directly with end-user clients and having responsibility for the maintenance and development of those relationships• A legal, bachelor’s or master’s degree specializing in accounting; or ACCA,CPA, and/or CFA qualification• STEP or company secretary qualifications preferred• Good knowledge of incorporation of companies in different jurisdictions and various post-incorporation tasks, such as attestations, issuance of registry certificates, filing of changes in directorships and shareholding, account openings, etc.• Ability to draft company and trust resolutions and documents• Experience with applying anti-money laundering principles• Competent understanding of trust and company law• In-depth knowledge of the BVI Companies Act• Good self-organisation and ability to operate disciplined four-eyes’ procedures• Software skills must include Word, Excel, Outlook and Salesforce

    Kershaw Leonard is committed to finding First Class people for its World Class Clients. Since our inauguration in September 1999, We have become well-respected specialists for all aspects of Human Resource Consultancy and Recruitment, and bring a standard of professional conduct (through the Recruitment Employment Confederation UK) to the industry here in the Middle East. Our qualified Consultants deliver a unique quality of service that is designed to meet the individual needs of both Candidates and Clients.

    Our specialist recruitment divisions cover permanent, temporary and contract staff, and Executive Search, in the following sectors:

    Senior Executives and Directors; Design; Engineering and Construction; Finance and Banking; Human Resources and Training; IT and Telecoms; Legal; Logistics and Supply Chain Management; Media; Office Management; Retail; Sales and Marketing and Secretarial and Business Support. More

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    CFO, Emerging Markets | Robert Half

    Employment:

    Full Time

    CFO, Emerging Markets, DIFCThe CompanyA small and highly dynamic boutique investment firm with a focus on emerging markets. The organisation is headquartered in DIFC and is comprised of a group of related companies located across the world. The focus of the firm is sourcing, structuring and selling global early-stage emerging markets.The Role:The CFO will report to the CEO, and will oversee all Operations, Finance, including Cashflow Management, Accounting and Auditing requirements and related Operations and Administration functions for which support staff are already in place.The CFO will also be the firm’s key relationship manager with external Administrators (such as Trustees for Special Purpose Vehicles or companies) in Jersey, the UK and Luxembourg and also oversee back-office administrative support to the FCGL team in various interactions with clients, investors and third-party vendors.In addition, the CFO will be responsible for representing FCGL in facing the DIFC regulator, the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) in terms of overseeing a smooth functioning of quarterly, annual and ad hoc regulatory reporting requirements in conjunction with FCGL global compliance competencies in the UAE and USA.You will receive some on-the-job training in understanding complex financial transactions but is expected to bring significant accounting and financial management experience with respect to cash and derivatives instruments to the company.You will be based in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be expected to work from the office. Some travel outside of the UAE is expected.In more detail, the CFO will:* Manage an existing team of two staff (Senior Operations manager and one (or two) Finance officers.* Work very closely with the portfolio management and risk team to ensure a seamless integration of the* Assets & Liabilities (ALCO) management, cash flow, liquidity, etc.* Manage and own the relationship with the directors and teams of issuing companies* Liaise with the accounting teams (in-house and outsourced) of some of the subsidiaries;* Produce, develop, monitor and manage group budgets & forecasts, and update group policies when required.* Manage the treasury function (liquidity & cash) across all group entities.* Prepare dashboards and management reporting on a regular or, as needed, ad-hoc basis.

    The Candidate:* Chartered Accountant (CA) / Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent job experience.* Understanding of IFRS and revenue recognition for financial instruments.* Experience and/or educational background in accounting in fixed income and structured products and swaps gained in an established commercial/investment bank/investment manager, chartered accountancy firm or audit firm.* Experience and/or educational background in accounting/bookkeeping, financial analysis and/or controller essential.* Previous experience in auditing or experience working with auditors.Salary and Benefits:* 40-45k DOE

    Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. More

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    Senior Investment Analyst – Venture Capital | Michael Page

    Employment:

    Full Time

    Exciting senior opportunity in growing venture capital company.Client DetailsEarly stage start up venture capital based in RiyadhDescriptionFor my client I am looking for a Sr Investment Analyst. In this position you will work closely with the Managing Director. The client is looking for someone that can work by him (or her) self in their modern office in Riyadh. Because of the network and opportunities Riyadh office, they have decided to make Riyadh the main office for the company. The Managing director will be located in Al Khobar and you will be reporting directly into him. You will play a crucial role in achieving the objectives of the company in the coming period, which are:• Establish own fund• Increase portfolio size from 20 million USD to 30 million USD• Rationalize what we have between funds and investments (construction, mobility, healthcare etc).The portfolio has more than 50 startups. You will need to research on them and try to get involved directly or indirectly.Furthermore you will be developing synergies between portfolio companies in ventures and the holding. You will screen new opportunities and focus on deal execution, reporting. Lastly you will create and present at meetings.Job Offer• Competitive salary package.• On the long term the Senior Investment Analyst should become a Team lead and could be promoted to the Chief Investment Officer eventually. You will be exposed to the holding projects as well; M&A which are starting at 15 million SAR and above.

    The ideal candidate for this position needs to have:• A strong background in Private Equity and Venture Capital ( 5+ years) in the early stage of a start-up• Investment analysis and modelling skills• Valuations for both early stage and mature businesses• Knowledge VC & PE investments• Knowledge M&A process• Due Diligence• Presentation and business writing skills• Experience with ticket size 2-2,5 million USD and to companies 1 million USD.• You need to be passionate about the opportunity in Riyadh• Must have high and positive energy and no 9-5 mentality• Additionality it is important to have interest in the company and intrinsic motivation to be part of the company. • Qualifications: CFA. MBA is a plus

    Michael Page is one of the world’s leading professional recruitment consultancies, specializing in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract, temporary and interim positions with clients around the world.

    The Group has operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. In the Middle East we focus on the areas of:

    Finance & Accounting
    Banking & Financial Services
    Procurement
    Property & Construction
    Engineering & Supply Chain
    Oil & Gas Technical and Engineering
    Human Resources
    Sales
    Marketing
    Technology
    Secretarial
    Executive Search
    Legal

    The Group operates through 161 offices in 33 countries and employs over 5,000 employees worldwide. More

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    Investment Accounting Specialist, Global Investment Fund | Robert Half

    Employment:

    Full Time

    The CompanyOur client, a global investment fund who are based in DIFC, are looking to hire an Investment Accountant to join their high-performing finance team.The RoleOver the past 10 years the fund has gone from strength to strength, continually growing their portfolio of long-term strategic investments. As the Investment Accountant, you will assist in the formulation of financial accounting policies and procedures across the fund. On a daily basis you will be working alongside an extremely experienced team along with some very senior stakeholders, allowing you plenty of exposure. This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Accountant with experience in the Investment space and is interested in working in Dubai, to become an integral member of the team.Responsibilities* Contribute to the preparation and approval of the capital budgets* Contribute to the preparation of the financial statements and help maintain the monthly accounts* Participate in the implementation of a new accounting system* Assist in the preparation and review of the month-end and year-end closing schedules* Coordinate with the internal audit team, ensuring the proper maintenance of all financial records* Participate in the drafting of policies, procedures and controls across all accounting areas* Ensure timely and accurate provision of financial data to the various departments with the fund

    The Candidate* Experience working in the DIFC* ACCA, ACA or CIMA qualified is an essential* IFRS 9 experience would be advantageous* Experience in general ledger management and preparation of financial statements* Competent user of Microsoft Excel and other applied systemsSalary and Benefits* AED 20,000 DOE

    Founded in 1948, Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI) is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm and a member of the S&P 500 index. We are a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services and the parent company of Protiviti, a leading independent internal audit and business and technology risk consulting firm. For 2006, Robert Half International reported revenues of $4 billion and now has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide. More