May 18, 2018

Finance Controller UAE Careers - Abbott Laboratories

  • Abbott
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Job Title:  Finance Controller

Company Name: Abbott Laboratories

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Finance Controller will be accountable for the development and the delivery of all forecast (LBE) commitments during the year (process as well as content). Ensure strong operational discipline for all finance-driven processes across the organization.
  • Ensure full financial compliance for all activities in scope.
  • Support and drive the decision making process, ideally with alternative options and scenarios. Enable the commercial leadership to think in the same structure and encourage them to reach out for help.
  • Provide ongoing standard P&L analysis, mainly revenue, margin and operating expenses. The predominant focus should be on forward-looking analysis and risks/opportunities. Develop mitigation plans where needed to offset risks (Development of the “Plan B”).
  • Closely collaborate with the area leadership team and identify specific projects to drive value creation.
  • Support the broader controllership activities and the needs of the specialist groups where needed (internal audits, external audits, tax process changes, inventory management, etc.)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  

  • The Finance Controller should have similar work experience of at least 7 years in an international corporate environment is critical to be successful.
  • Prior experiences should have been gained in product-related industries, preferably in a Sales & Marketing context. MedTech industry experience is a plus.
  • Proven financial influencing skills at senior management level.
  • Ability to drive change amongst peers and senior commercial leaders.
  • Strong Business Partnering skills.
  • Proven mastery on large data handling and tool-driven data analysis.
  • Previous experiences on Excel and an established data-cube system (Hyperion, etc.). SAP capabilities are a plus.
  • Proven process mind-set and ability to develop process from a blank sheet and to improve existing processes.
  • Sufficient accounting and compliance experience to set the tone to the overall organization (e.g. Big4 or Internal Audit experience)
  • Visible passion for change management
  • Fluent (spoken and written) in English
  • Team player within a matrix organization design
  • Languages : English mandatory – Arabic and/or French are a plus

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