CFO – Qatar

Chief Financial Officer
Based in Qatar
Full expat package available
Start Date: ASAP (Latest Mid January)


Our client is a newly formed International Division of a major European Defence and Automotive engineering and manufacturing company. Our client’s strategy is to expand into target territories by establishing manufacturing Joint Ventures with local firms. As a result, our client has recently formed a new joint venture operation in Qatar and is seekign to recruit a CFO. This high-profile role forms a key part of the company’s global operation.

The Role:

Working alongside the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be responsible for leading the Finance function. You will be a true business enabler and play a key role as part of the Leadership team of this joint venture operation. You will have Operational, Strategic, Leadership and People Development responsibilities, but most importantly you will be a hands on individual with the ability to really question business decisions on Execution/Performance and business strategy.

You will assist the client-appointed CEO in setting up a manufacturing JV company in Qatar:

  • The position will deal with setting up and leading the finance function processes and procedures (linked with our client’s processes, ways of working, quality standards, and codes of practise) and compliance with in country legislation
  • Bring experience in dealing with shareholders across cultures
  • Bring high level commercial and financial expertise
  • Advise on managing shareholder relationships
  • Assist CEO with managing major bid processes
  • Establish back office support structure as fast as possible
  • Bring experience to help CEO design and set up the JV operation
  • Assistance and advice on control of costs and investments

The ideal candidate:

  • Experienced FD/CFO with proven track record of success in leading JV operations and finance teams
  • Previous experience gained in Defence sector – essential
  • Previous experience of working in country in Qatar – essential
  • Fully qualified Accountant (CCAB) with significant PQE
  • Previous experience of setting up a finance function in a manufacturing JV company in a similar situation
  • Proven track record of leading finance teams in complex, international large scale joint venture operations
  • Qatar commercial knowledge and experience
  • Ability to manage cultural differences and high-level relationships
  • Experience of operating at director level
  • Must speak and write fluent English
  • Degree level education
  • Ideally Security Clearance

The position is based in Doha and a full expat package including family accommodation, relocation support, car, schooling, etc is currently available for the successful candidate.

To apply, please email your CV to:

Please include details of your current remuneration, notice period and salary expectations when applying.