Designs, implements and directs financial activities for the entity as a member of the EMEA region finance function. Advises site management in all financial matters. Primary responsibility is for oversight of day to day maintenance of general accounting and financial reporting activities of the Dubai site.
Oversee accounting and financial analysis activities for the Dubai site. Ensures accounting records are prepared and kept in accordance with Cabot’s global standards and generally-accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Manages overall general ledger transaction activities and related accounting practices as they pertain to the sub-legers, including accounts payable, receivables, inventories and fixed assets.
Oversee monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes ensuring accuracy, timeliness, compliance and identification of financial and business issues. Facilitate effective communication between site and regional finance leadership.
Lead the development and communication of the entity’s financial performance to the FGM and site leadership team via forecasts, variance analyses, budgets and other site related financial KPIs.
Leads the annual appraisal of Dubai plant SOX controls including the ongoing audit and examination of current controls and practices. Acts as local key contact for internal audit. • • andExternal Sox external audits.
Manages and coordinates capital appropriation requests through the Capital Management System (CMS) ensuring the active management of expenditure, timely transfer to the asset register and effective project closure.
Responsible for statutory accounting and compliance for the entity.
Provide direction on matters involving cost determination, inventory valuation, and overhead distribution. Lead financial analyses to facilitate site decisions regarding capital appropriations and expansion.
May manage accounting support staff. Effectively practice Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, direct as well as matrix reports, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.
Manage compliance to Sarbanes Oxley and Cabot internal control framework for Dubai site.
• Provide support to both Internal and External auditors during their review.
• Liaise with both Internal Auditors and External Auditors on findings.
Expert knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS accounting, financial principles and ability to apply in a business setting.
Ability to make decisions and take initiative in the absence of perfect information.
Ability to build trust and gain support of personnel across organization.
Management and organization skills: establishes and communicates clear priorities, directions and objectives; deals with problems firmly and in a timely manner.
Take initiative to make things happen and deliver results.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Ability to monitor and manage the performance and development of finance staff.
Strong knowledge of internal controls.
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written .
Written and Verbal Arabic communication would be an advantage.
University degree in Accounting/Finance. CIMA, ACCA, CA or CPA is preferred.
Minimum five years of experience in accounting/financial management, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
UAE FreeZone experience would be great asset
Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.
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