CRES Finance Manager in Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates

at Standard Chartered Bank

Banking / Financial Services
Financial Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The primary role is to ensure that the Middle East & Pakistan region has a consistent, transparent and robust financial framework to support the management of its Real Estate portfolio. Additionally given the significance of the Dubai portfolio, the role will have specific responsibility for the financial control and performance tracking of the Dubai Real Estate portfolio and related projects. 


Key Roles & Responsibilities 

Development of Country CRES Finance resources
Working with the Country Finance teams within the region, identify, assist and coach local finance resources on the financial aspects relating to their country Real Estate portfolio and ensure a common understanding of Group Financial Policies relating to Real Estate. 
Provide advice to the local country finance teams on accounting issues, reporting and assistance with financial analysis for major property transactions. 

Financial control
With Head of Finance, CRES, develop the Group’s Financial Policies relating to Real Estate and ensure consistent implementation
Ensure robust financial control of Real Estate projects and balance sheet items
Ensure accuracy and integrity of the financial accounts relating to Real Estate
Financial management process for CRES projects

Project Management
Financial controller for the Dubai Real Estate Projects
Act as financial representative on CRES MAC / APR meetings
Performance Management
Establish the financial reporting infrastructure for the Regions Real Estate Portfolio that is aligned to both the Group’s Performance Management Process and the international standard for property cost tracking (International Total Occupancy Cost Codes) 
Develop a regional financial property metrics to track productivity
Provide monthly financial briefing to the Regional Head of CRES & Head of Finance, CRES 
Establish a regional CRES forecast & budget process
Financial tracking process for projects
Working with the Head of Finance, CRES, establish a financial reporting process to manage the Real Estate fixed asset portfolio

Portfolio Management
Assist the Head of Finance, CRES with the establishment of a tax and capital strategy for the portfolio
Working with Strategic Sourcing and the CRES management team identify and delivery productivity / cost opportunities
Ability to analyse from a financial perspective various investment opportunities


Head of Finance, CRES
Regional Head of CRES
Regional CFO’s
Country CFO’s
Country Finance Teams
Project PSC
Local Tax Managers
Group Finance Division
Group Corporate Treasury 
Strategic Sourcing
Group Tax
Finance Shared Service Centre

KPGM for Audit related issues
Property Consultants relating to specific Real Estate projects
Property Service Providers


Property Forum
Project Investment Committee
Project Steering Committees
CRES Management Team
Performance Management process
Integrity and Financial control 
Strategy relating to Real Estate
Efficiency of the Real Estate portfolio
Real Estate investment opportunities 



Leadership in developing CRES Finance talent and building a common understanding of CRES in the Finance community.
Communicator. Ability to interface to a large number of stakeholders.
Relator / Arranger – ability to utilize network to access information.
Context. Ability to ‘see the woods from the trees’. 
Numeracy / analytical – ability to utilize information from multiplicity of sources to draw conclusions. Ability to access the ‘story’ behind the numbers.
Focus/Discipline on building robust processes and exceeding expectation in performance
Ability to deliver on tight deadlines maintaining highest quality standards.
Ability to accommodate ambiguity.
Team. Play a strong part in the development of the CRES & Finance Functions.
Intellectual curiosity – ability to challenge prima facie conclusions/numbers/trends.
Ideation – ability to provide solutions/ideas around accounting.

Detailed knowledge of the Group’s Financial Policies relating to property.
Understanding of the Group’s Corporate Real Estate strategy.
Experience of the Group’s Financial systems and processes.
Understanding of the Financial Risks relating to property.
Awareness of the Regional Corporate Real Estate environment. 

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