Finance Manager - Dubai - Middle East

  • Company: SSC P&C UAE
  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: SSCPC00452
  • Date of publication: 2018.11.27


The Finance Manager will be welcomed among the regional Finance team for Parfums Christian Dior Orient (PCDO). PCDO manages an area of 36 countries in the Middle-East, Europe, Africa and India, through subsidiaries and agents' structures, for its 7 brands: Make-Up for Ever, Parfums Christian Dior, Benefit Cosmetics, Givenchy, Kenzo, Loewe and Acqua Di Parma.

He / she will report to the General Manager of the brand and will be responsible for the brand's Financial Management, Control and Reporting. He/She will be supported by a Business Controller.


The Finance Manager will work on:


Financial Management / Analysis

  • Assume full ownership of the business financial management;
  • Variance analysis and business-oriented feedback to the GM and the commercial / marketing teams;
  • Maintain a close relationship with LVMH and Headquarters;
  • Be able to negotiate commercial deals and evaluate business opportunities;
  • Provide Internal Control, ensure compliance with the Policies & Procedures;

Business Control 

  • Control the operational expenses (COGS, A&P, back office cost) and ensure alignment with the budget;
  • Control the capital expenditure;
  • Analyze, Optimize and Report the use of working capital; including receivables, inventory, prepayments


  • Prepare and revise the Budget. Present it to HQ
  • Supervise the monthly closing process including the preparation of relevant journal entries & accruals.



  • Bachelor or master's degree in Accounting or Finance from a reputable international university;
  • Professional qualification (ie CFA, ACCA) is desirable;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience at a multinational organization. Big 4 training is an advantage;
  • Experience in the Middle East or the Cosmetics industry is a plus;
  • Proficient user of the MS Office package;
  • Highly experienced in ERP (Oracle, Hyperion) and other finance reporting tools;
  • Fluent in English is mandatory; French and Arabic can be an advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills;
  • Ability to positively influence senior business leaders;
  • Meticulous, detail-oriented and well-organized, capable to handle multiple priorities and multi-tasking while respecting deadlines.




Perfumes & Cosmetics

A major player in the perfumes, make-up and skincare markets, the Perfumes & Cosmetics division groups together major historic Houses as well as young brands with strong potential.

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