JOB PURPOSE: Develop and lead the implementation of unified financial policies and procedures, ensure alignment thereof, act as a custodian, and provide expert advice and support throughout the organization on all related matters. Implement a standardized control environment in AIQ, related to core financial processes and systems, by designing, testing, and adopting a leading internal control framework (e.g., COSO) and to establish effective internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Job Specific Accountabilities Policies & Procedures Develop and document unified financial policies and procedures for AIQ, including all policies and procedures required due to the implementation of standardized Financial and Accounting systems (e.g. One ERP) throughout the organisation. Develop and implement financial policies and procedures for new areas of expertise and provide related support throughout the organisation. Develop companywide standards and principles for standardizing DOA financial authorities, limits and documentation, for Financial Delegation of Authority. Ensure alignment on financial thresholds and limits with Senior Management and DOA focal points, through analysis of business requirements, risk analysis and performing benchmark studies. Drive efficiencies in processing Finance procurement requirements by standardizing scope preparation, issue of RFPs, evaluation and aligning awards with senior management. Ensure the alignment of financial policies and procedures, coordinating with relevant focal points (e.g. within IT) on the development thereof. Drive and coordinate the implementation of centralised financial policies and procedures, in line with business processes of the company, acting as the main focal point. Act as a project leader in the roll-out, communication and implementation of financial policies and procedures, including preparation of implementation plans, supervision of team staff as/when assigned, and monitoring, documenting and reporting progress to management. Develop central and standardized governance processes and mechanisms for all centralised financial policies and procedures (including Master data), ensuring company-wide control. Act as a custodian for Group-wide Financial Policies and Procedures, supporting and contributing to their unified application across the organisation. Regularly review and update the financial policies and procedures, conducting studies and analyses on existing procedures, and recommending improvements thereof based on experience. Oversee the implementation of ISO 9001 and ensure fulfilment of the requirements for qualification certification. Provide expert advice and support, regarding the implementation and application of standardised financial policies and procedures. Provide responses to frequent enquiries from various users on the implementation of standardised financial policies and procedures related to the daily activities, and provide proper guidance, consultation and advice on the proper action to be taken. Internal Controls Contribute to the development of the Internal Control long-term strategy and related short-term plans. Participate in the implementation of standardised controls, to maintain and execute effective and best-in-class ICFR. Contribute to the development and implementation of internal control frameworks and related policies, guidelines and procedures across the company. Monitor implementation status of internal control / remediation plans and participate in the preparation of results for AIQ. Facilitate the implementation of established internal control frameworks and processes, to support the assurance of AIQ's operational effectiveness and efficiency, the realisation of reliable financial reporting and compliance with relevant laws, regulations and policies Generic Accountabilities Supervision Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives. Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective business objectives. Budgets Provide input for preparation of the Function / Division / Department / Section budgets, assist in the implementation of the approved Budget, and work plans to deliver business objectives. Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control. Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures Implement approved Function/ Division/ Department/ Section policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the work programs in line with Company and International standards. Performance Management Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Function/ Division / Department/ Section in line with the Company Performance framework. Innovation and Continuous Improvement Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes. Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in line with best industry standards in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function. Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures, controls, applicable legislation, and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices. Reports Provide inputs to prepare MIS and progress reports for Company Management. QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Minimum Qualification Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent. Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills 9 years of Finance and Accounting experience (preferably with one of the Big 4 audit firms or multinational company in the Oil & Gas Sector), including at least 5 years of experience in developing and implementing organisation-wide financial policies and procedures. Experience in International Financial Reporting System (IFRS) and/or other accounting standards. Professional Certifications CPA / ACCA or equivalent certificate is preferable ISO 9001 Certification would be of added value.