Financial Affairs Manager (Bilingual)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | VPAFA | Full-time


The American University in the Emirates invites Finance and Accounting Professionals to apply for the role of Financial Affairs Manager.

Job purpose

The main purpose of this role is to ensure business growth & decision making, responsible to oversee the finance functions of management and financial accounts.

Qualifications & Education

  • Holder of Masters or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with specialization Accounting, Finance from an accredited university
  • ACCA/CIA/CMA or equivalent certification is mandatory

Experience/ Training / Knowledge:

  • 7 to 10 years of experience with finance & accounting 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at a managerial accounting level needed
  • Experience in a higher educational organization is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of IFRS/GAAP
  • Bilingual mandatory (English & Arabic)


  • Plan, budget, and oversee all Financial Affairs Department functions (accounting and finance processes) to ensure their accuracy and completeness as well as complying with accounting principles and University policy
  • Assist in planning, reviewing, recommending, developing, and monitoring the University’s financial policies and procedures, processes, rules and regulations
  • Establish and maintain relationships with financial institutions, execute contracts and other agreements on behalf of AUE, and serve as a liaison with the required stakeholders on financial matters
  • Prepare the required financial closings and liaise with various departments on their monthly expenses
  • Assist in the University Budget, manage budget variance and working capital, and report to the required stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Managing and overseeing the University's VAT filing and liaising with the external tax firm on any required matters
  • Prepare various reports and provide sound financial advice to the required stakeholders
  • Liaise with external auditor for half year closing and annual closing
  • Analyzing the financial climate and market trends to assist management in creating strategic plans and minimizing financial risk
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders on various financial matters
  • Advising and implementing best practice methods to maintain internal control, manage financial risk, increase revenue and reduce/monitor costs
  • Provide reports and assist in accreditation process requirements of the University
  • Providing training and development courses for the Financial Affairs Department staff to upgrade their technical level