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Finance Lead

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Date Posted: Jun 21, 2022

Location(s): OM OM

Company: MetLife

Job Purpose:

Country Finance Lead is responsible for assisting with the preparation of regulatory filings as well as the financial statements, footnotes, and management discussion and analysis. The position is also responsible for the coordination and execution of the external reporting process, including interfacing with external auditors and Internal Audit. The Finance Lead will work with various departments within the Company, representing Financial Reporting to ensure that needs and requirements are properly communicated and achieved. The ability to manage multiple tasks and work under time pressure are also critical to this role in addition to a strong background in accounting and USGAAP/IFRS requirements.

 

Job Description:

  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements and Regulatory Returns on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Working closely with external auditors for the smooth completion of all audit processes.
  • Perform due diligence reviews of documents that support various areas supporting internal and external financial reporting.
  • Prepare/update financial reporting policies and internal control documentation.
  • Prepare regulatory quarter / annual returns
  • Collection and analysis of financial data.
  • Aiding with financial analysis on business performance.
  • Communicating financial data to non-financial managers.
  • Responds to financial inquiries from regulators by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data.
  • Assist in developing automated worksheets, eliminating duplication, coordinating information requirements.
  • Support Reporting Manager in preparing update reports, ad-hoc analysis, and presentation to Management.
  • Response to regulators ad-hoc financial/statistical data as may be requested.
  • Any additional tasks that may be assigned from time to time.
  • Lead and coordinate with multiple departments on all Finance related requirements including Audits and reviews.
  • Preparation and submission of IFRS financial statements and Country specific reports for Regulatory and internal requirements.
  • Prepare and analyse monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Assist with the preparation of ad hoc reports as may be assigned.
  • Interpretation of Regulations and communication with Regulators as required.
  • Attend and participate in stakeholder and Regulatory discussions for the Country.

 

Qualifications, Experince & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (preferred), or Finance, Business Administration, Economics, or other related fields.
  • Minimum of 3+ years financial reporting experience.
  • 2 - 5+ years audit experience or/ and 3 - 5 years proven experience in similar reporting role in an MNC with multiple reporting requirements.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CMA, ACCA, CA.) is highly desired.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting frameworks like USGAAP & IFRS.
  • Experience in risk assessment and internal controls framework implementation.
  • Expert knowledge of financial statement preparation, financial reporting, financial analyses,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Access etc.)
  • Knowledge of Oracle or PeopleSoft software experience is highly desired.
  • Arabic language is essential.

 

Competencies:

  • Leadership skills;
  • Strong communication skills
  • Business acumen;
  • Structured & organized;
  • Detail oriented and analytical;
  • Highly motivated with a strong sense of duty;
  • Time management;
  • Interest in process improvements.
  • Flexible on changes and challenges dated processes; and
  • Innovative and thinks outside the box