CFO – Riyadh

Our client is a rapidly expanding International organisation who due to the expansion of their operations in the Middle East have a requirement for a CFO. This is a high-profile role forms a key part of the company’s leadership team.

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.

  • The position will deal with setting up and leading the finance function processes and procedures and compliance with in country legislation
  • Day to day management of the finance function and overseeing: consolidations, FP&A, financial management, tax, treasury management and general accounting duties
  • Bring experience in dealing with shareholders across cultures
  • Bring high level commercial and financial expertise
  • Assist CEO with managing major bid processes
  • Assistance and advice on control of costs and investments and M&A support

The ideal candidate:

  • Experienced FD/CFO with proven track record of success in leading JV operations and finance teams
  • Fully qualified Accountant
  • Previous experience of leading a finance function in a JV / holding company in a similar situation
  • Proven track record of leading finance teams in complex, international large scale joint venture operations
  • Previous experience gained in Defence/Automotive/Aerospace/Aircarft MRO or related sector – is highly desirable
  • KSA commercial knowledge and experience of working in-country in KSA (Saudi National)
  • Ability to manage cultural differences and high-level relationships
  • Experience of operating at director level
  • Must speak and write fluent English
  • Degree level education

Please note – our client is only able to accept applications from Saudi nationals. To apply, please email your CV to