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Manager Finance - 12 month contract

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Date: 25-Apr-2017

Location: United Arab Emirates

Company: Etihad Airways


Etihad Airways is an award winning, global aviation group and the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.  Our goal is to be a truly 21st century global airline, challenging and changing the established conventions of airline hospitality. 


At present, our growing Financial Planning division is pleased to announce an incredibly exciting 12 month contract for a Finance Manger, based out of the UK. You will have proven experience within a large, complex organization and be responsible for managing general ledger maintenance to ensure it is compliant with accounting principles, policies and standards


You will be required to work in a fast paced environment and to deliver simple solutions to complex problems across the financial planning division, whilst networking with heads of departments,  external supplies & consultants and regional management.




  • Execute, review and communicate results of complex accounting activities, to ensure stakeholders are updated on all activities.
  • Manage team performance and SLA compliance to ensure KPIs are met constantly.
  • Manage general ledger maintenance to ensure it is compliant with accounting principles, policies and standards
  • Manage the accounting processes execution to ensure compliance with accounting principles, policies and standards
  • Monitor and review accounting records to ensure their completeness and adherence to policies and procedures
  • Manage reconciliation of decentralized accounting activities to ensure the consistency and completeness of financial data
  • Analyze and solve complex issues to ensure they are managed on time and in adherence to accounting principles
  • Develop the management reports to ensure relevant information are provided in a timely and effective manner
  • Supervise and direct the work of multiple teams by ensuring the timely and accurate execution of all assigned tasks in compliance with internal procedures and regulations
  • Liaise with relevant external stakeholders (e.g. governmental bodies and authorities, suppliers) to ensure a timely and accurate communication and preparation of all mandatory regulatory reports
  • Guide, coach and support the team to ensure high quality of activities is achieved
  • Assist in the developing policies, processes and procedures to ensure operations compliance to international standards and regulations
  • Plan and execute knowledge exchange sessions to ensure the continuous development of the team skills
  • Manage, verify and finalize transactions and transfers, to ensure accuracy and timely execution
  • Update the department manual by creating process maps, procedures and other business relevant documentations as needed to ensure the smooth functioning of the department
  • Monitor timely response of queries to ensure they are managed within agreed SLA and all answers meets the quality



  • Day-to-Day Operations - Manage the day-to-day operations by providing guidance, encouraging teamwork and facilitating related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards
  • People Development - Manage the effective achievement of objectives by setting individual targets, developing and motivating staff in order to maximize performance
  • Safety, Quality & Environment - Comply with all relevant safety, security, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment



  • Certified Accountant with 10 year’s experience post qualification
  • Big four accounting firm experience required
  • Experience with dealing with large and complex global companies (20,000 plus employees)
  • Professional competency in Excel and PowerPoint  
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in  Commerce, Accounting or Finance
  • MBA will be an added plus
  • Exposure to SAP Financials




  • Costing  & Budgeting Skills - Excellent
  • Numerical Skills - Excellent
  • People Development Skills - Advanced
  • Planning & Organizing skills - Excellent
  • Project Management Skills - Advanced


About Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2015 carried 17.4 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of around 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with approximately 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.

Etihad Airways holds equity investments in airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional. Etihad Airways, along with airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI, also participate in Etihad Airways Partners, a new brand that brings together like-minded airlines to offer customers more choice through improved networks and schedules and enhanced frequent flyer benefits.  For more information, please visit:

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