Financial Controller, GCC


Job Description

The Financial Controller is responsible for supporting the Head of Finance in planning and controlling of UAE/KSA Legal Entity & MART. Preparing, supporting in month end process, sales reconciliation.

improve and enhance internal controls and SOPs, ensure SOX compliance, audit readiness for Internal & External Audit. If and when required, support on the AP end-to-end process.
Accounting & Controls

• Ensure proper recording of GL Accounts and other information
• Provide financial and accounting guidance on Chart of Account to cost centers owners
• Monthly reporting to head of function, cost center owner and budget owner (cost tracker and financial cockpit)
• Variance analysis and explanation for each cost center
• Provide transactional details on a PO / Project level to help budget owners to track and trace their investments
• Prepare and submit monthly cashflow and follow up with treasury for payment transfer to be done
• Maintain, control and continuously improve reporting
• Monitor and ensure financial controls and compliance, including adherence to local finance policies and PO/payment compliance

Month End / Quarter End Close

• Lead the process of successful month end closing and meeting the deadlines
• Provide all required information for monthly/quarterly close to shared services and International Controlling
• Sales reconciliation for Gulf, KSA, and other MART sales prior to affiliate setup
• PO reports preparations to be sent to cost center owners in order to do PO receipts and review open PO reports at each month end close
• Provide input to Head of Finance with explanation of variances vs. plan and deviations of Act vs. plan
• Provide to head of finance non PO accruals

Payments & POs

• Assists budget owner in the PO process by providing accounting instructions and by advising if expense is within budget
• Perform sanity and budget checks on purchase orders
• Act as the finance approver in PO approval chain as per corporate procurement policy
• Support the team in submitting payments and following with shared services to ensure timely posting of payments

Payroll Support

• Support, assist and if and when required payroll preparation, verification
• Prepare, plan and execute sufficient funding via Treasury

Internal & External Audit

• Manager external audit and provide necessary support
• Ensure compliance with SOX requirements and BIIB accounting policy and procedures.
• Perform self-audit on quarterly basis to check compliance oversight on financial documents

Process Improvement and ad-hoc activities

• Provide training for all new employees on finance local policies
• Support in improving existing process and update SOPs
• Provide support to other regions based on request from head of finance.


Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
Minimum 5 years relevant experience with a blend of Accounting and Finance

• Experience with Payroll handling
• Pharmaceutical / Biotech experience
• SOX / Internal Control / SOX experience
• Pro knowledge of Office 365, of Office (PPT, Excel, One note)
• Solid experience with ERP systems (Oracle, SAP, Hyperion or comparable systems )
• Ability to work in cross-functional teams
• Independent and self starter
• Excellent written and presentational skills
• High flexibility and ability to work with ambiguity
• Ability to work in a matrix organization
• Internal customer focus

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