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VAC4131 - Finance Manager, DP World Kurdistan Logistics Platform

Division Finance
Location Duhok, Kurdistan
Department DPW CORP MEA – DEP
Closing Date 30-Apr-2018
About the role

This position is responsible for developing both short and long-term strategic financial objectives and assuring business decisions are consistent with those objectives. The Finance Manager is responsible for disseminating financial results and relevant analytics to the senior leadership team and certain external parties.

The role demands an understanding of the Logistics Business, with technical skills in project appraisal and corporate finance. The job also needs a level of commercial drivers of projects and other elements of project structuring. The successful candidate will also bring demonstrable experience in all financial related activities including Budgeting, Cost Control, Financial Reporting, Accounts, Audit, Taxation, Insurance, Banking and Treasury.

Reporting to the CEO of Kurdistan Logistics Platform this role is also responsible to ensure budget templates are prepared by Finance & Accounts team.

The Kurdistan Logistics Platform is a Project between DP World and partners. DP World will be responsible for the management of the facility. The project consists of an initial area of 5 hectares (50,000 m2) progressing by time to 20 Hectare, warehouses and shaded storage areas bonded and non-bonded are planned. Initial Facility Capacity 100,000 TEU expanding to 400,000 TEU in 20 years.

DP world will be the managing company of KLP through a management agreement with partner.

Key Accountabilities

The professional will be responsible for all financial activities to ensure that the regions and local business units are optimally operating and in synergy with the group goals and as a recently established division, the post would require entrepreneurial spirit for DP World Group’s profitable business growth.


  • Ensure budget templates are prepared by Finance & Accounts team and handed over to Head of Departments
  • Compare the proposed budgets with previous year’s actual to spot trends and unusual happenings
  • Ensure accuracy of annual budget preparation for all the departments and consolidation of the budgets
  • Ensure adherence to the allocated budgets
  • Participate in all budgetary meetings

Accounting functions

  • Define and ensure the implementation of internal control systems
  • Define and ensure the implementation of accounting policies as per accounting standards and the relevant regulations
  • Monitor accounting masters such as creation of new accounts, deletion of accounts
  • Ensure timely processing of accounts payable
  • Ensure management of accounts receivable, credit and collections
  • Ensure reconciliation with banks
  • Ensure timely processing of accounts payable, salaries and other payments
  • Ensure management of accounts receivable, credit and collections
  • Manage accounts payable turnover ratio

Preparation of financial statements

  • Ensure timely preparation of books of account
  • Ensure proper recording of entries in books of accounts
  • Ensure proper maintenance of books of accounts
  • Ensure proper coordination with statutory auditors
  • Manage preparation of profit & loss statement and balance sheet

Financial reporting

  • Check all financial reports prepared
  • Ensure timely completion of reporting
  • Collect information relating to capital expenditure payments and update on a regular basis for the purpose of Cash Flow projections
  • Profit and Loss account budget vs actual


  • Evaluate purchasing transactions and procedures; implement modifications to increase cost-effectiveness of the purchasing program
  • Coordinate with Procurement Manager and approve requests for procurement of Supervisory Functions
  • Analyse, evaluate, and ensure implementation of the purchasing policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparation of cost studies related to various projects and proposals
  • Manage liaison with various statutory bodies: Banks, Financial Institutions, Government officials for various sanctions and permissions, Social Security, Tax
  • Manage auditing. Ensure effective coordination with internal and external auditors and Ensure corrective action
  • Establish and implement Performance Testing Standards and Best Practices for the department
  • Develop, implement and enforce department’s policies, procedures, and guidelines in coordination with the general management of DP World
  • Plan and monitor training programs for department personnel
  • Plan average working capital turnover ratio
  • Manage cash to cash cycle time
  • Perform periodical scheduled performance review with reporting personnel
  • Provide regular process control checks, initiate and support performance improvement activities.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Minimum 15 years progressive management experience in finance, accounting department(s) of large corporation(s) and preferably in logistics companies
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as Manager of finance
  • Chartered Accountant / CPA
  • Excellent analytical skills and administrative skills    
  • Ability to provide leadership, obtain cooperation and assistance to meet objectives, and promote a team environment.
  • Strategic mind-set, with ability to drive strategic initiatives while providing vision and empower others to take action by effectively delegating.
  • Understanding of project financing, project implementation and management of budget, time and scope.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial planning, accounting and reporting, procurement and inventory control systems.
  • Knowledge of taxation, customs, import procedures and engineering purchase
  • Familiar with specialized financial, accounting and management software’s. Excellent computer skills (report writers, MS applications)
  • Familiar with local regulatory procedures
  • Team Player
  • Bachelor Degree/graduate in accounts/ management accounting related studies
  • Language: Fluency in English is a must, in addition Arabic is preferable
About the business

DP World [1] is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.

Our dedicated team of over 36,500 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2016, DP World handled around 64 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 84.6 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.

[1] As of April 2017

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