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    • Job ID
    • #AA13FEBFC
    • Designation
    • Financial Controller
    • Department
    • Finance
    • Level
    • Manager
    • Location
    • Alserkal Avenue

Job Description & Responsibilities

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Founded by Emirati businessman and patron, Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal, in 2007, Alserkal is a socially responsible cultural enterprise, which is deeply engaged with the arts locally, regionally and internationally. Through Alserkal Avenue, its renowned cultural district of contemporary art galleries, non-profit organisations and homegrown businesses, Alserkal has cultivated a creative economy in Dubai, supporting cultural production and spearheading disruptive business models, including the OMA-designed Concrete, a state-of-the-art exhibitions and alternative space. In addition, Alserkal supports public art commissions, residencies, research grants and educational programmes through its non-profit, Alserkal Arts Foundation.



The Financial Controller oversees the smooth day-to-day operation of the organisation’s finance function. The role is tasked with delivering the following key areas of financial management:

  • Manage the income and expenditure of the organization, ensuring financial stability and security;
  • Manage the financial reputation of the entire Alserkal organization supporting its position as the partner of choice for business looking to establish themselves in the region
  • Provide key financial intelligence providing the business with the ability to make informed and timely decisions about growth, risk and investment.




Managing the finance function

  • Development, implementation and enforcement of financial and control policies and procedures for the organisation.
  • Ensure Company system of accounts and records are properly maintained, in compliance with accounting and tax statutory requirements (IFRS).
  • Ensure Chart of Accounts and cost coding accurately reflects requirements of the operating businesses.
  • Cashflow re-forecasting on a monthly basis, on all elements of revenue, expense and capex elements of the business plan
  • Management/Supervision of the Receivables and Payables function of the Company, Bank reconciliation, Petty cash, Fixed Assets etc.
  • Verification of income and expense allocation from Group entities and accurate reporting of the same.
  • Ensure implementation of the approved procurement process and Delegation of Authority.
  • Management of credit facilities (including letters of credit), financial covenant monitoring reporting where required.
  • Assist with communication with External Auditors.
  • Cash management for daily business operations, including cash calls, deposit placements.


Supporting Alserkal Management

  • Ensure the delivery of accurate / quarterly / annual financial reports and statements, with actual to budget results.
  • Preparation and consolidation of Annual Business Plan, including department budgets, in close coordination with individual department heads.
  • Development and tracking of financial KPIs that will also form part of the Annual Business Plan.
  • Assist with the development of feasibility studies for new opportunities (new capex/investments)
  • Preparation and consolidation of Annual Business Plan, including department budgets in close coordination with individual department heads.
  • Development and tracking of financial KPIs that will also form part of the Annual Business Plan.
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be requested by the management team.


Team responsibilities


  • Effectively lead, engage and develop the Finance division in ensuring finance protocols are followed and continuously improved
  • Effectively manage the performance of the finance team including the setting objectives and the completion of personal development reviews for each staff member
  • Facilitate the personal and professional development of the Finance Division
  • Assist in developing the skills and competence of the wider Financial Management team as and when organisation requirements change



Key Competencies and Personal Qualities:


General Management / the management of activities

  • Ability to plan and organise and control activities
  • Analytic ability 
  • Precision / detail orientation


Interactive management

  • Ability to coach / guide / mentor others
  • Interpersonally warm
  • Assertiveness
  • Decisiveness



  • Ability to perform under stress
  • Orientation towards taking responsibility
  • Integrity



  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is essential
  • Experience with all financial modules of an ERP system is essential
  • Experience with SAGE is desirable


Education / Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, or closely related field (or equivalent education and experience) is required.
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA)



  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in Accounting & Finance, 3 years of which should be in a supervisory role


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