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Kingdom of Bahrain
Financial services
Full time
Educational qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited university.
  • Professional Certificate in accounts (CPA or ACCA).
Experience required
  • Minimum 14 years of experience in financial services industry and at least 6 years in a similar role and/or IT enabled services organisation providing outsourcing solutions, preferably in payment card industry.
Competencies required
  • Thorough knowledge of international financial reporting standards.
  • Knowledge of various investment products and risks.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Should possess good working knowledge of computer application software, including experience in implementing accounting systems and/or ERP solutions.
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and decision-making skills.
Job responsibilities
  • Be an overall in-charge for financial controls and implementing group strategic plan.
  • Ensure adequate controls on company revenue, costs, assets and investments.
  • Define accounting, investment, credit risk policies and develop accounting procedures to ensure full compliance with international financial reporting standards, CBB regulations and company’s Articles of Association.
  • Develop three-year business plan and annual budget & interim forecasts.
  • Elaborate accounting management involving receipts, payments, accruals, asset liability matching in accordance with IAS/IFRS and records maintenance for satisfactory audits.
  • Card settlement administration, meeting Visa, MasterCard funding requirements daily, weekly, monthly controls on outflows-inflows, ensure smooth functioning of daily, weekly, monthly control parameters.
  • Ensure compliance of investment back office management with policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Review reports including internal (management, cross-divisional), external (regulatory, Board).
  • Present company’s financial results to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure adequate controls in accounting (ERP system) system and maintenance of back up procedures and safeguarding data.
  • Liaise with correspondent banks, auditors, vendors and regulators etc.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals to ensure “value for money” is received and compliance with authorisation guidelines.
  • Provide support to Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) on compliance with corporate governance requirements
  • Shareholder relationship management including director’s remuneration, shareholder dividend, board allowances, share assignment and other legal matters related thereto.
  • Responsible for special projects and reports for the management, as required by the DCEO and/or the board or its committees.
  • Half yearly and yearly audits, annual report write ups and finalsation and CBB inspections.
  • Train and coach staff to perform to their fullest potential and maximise their learning abilities.


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