Bahrain, Assistant Manager, International Finance

December 1, 2016

The International Finance team at Elian is looking for a motivated Assistant Manager to work in its Bahrain office principally on one of its largest, high profile transactions which has been running since 2012. The role requires the candidate to have the confidence to interact with all of the main transaction parties and good organisational skills are essential. As an established structure the files and procedures are in good order and will require careful maintenance and updating as the transaction evolves. Full support is provided on the ground in Bahrain and from colleagues in Jersey.

The role would also include day to day management of a small number of other cases for varied services lines such as private wealth, corporate, performance and reward management and real estate so the candidate would gain a good basis and understanding of several areas of our business. Essential office duties also form part of the role such as internal compliance reporting, liaising with the local regulator and acting as Deputy MLRO. Once established in the role there would be opportunities to participate in business development activity in the region.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in corporate administration or an equivalent role. The candidate must have, or be studying towards, an appropriate professional qualification. Proficiency in Arabic is not a requirement as all key correspondence and documentation is in English (but would be an advantage).

Job title

Assistant Manager




Elian - International Finance

Vacancy Type


Technical Attributes

• Be the primary point of contact in the administration of a large corporate structure with the ability to manage and prioritise several open queries at one time
• Administer a portfolio of other cases ensuring that clients and files are managed effectively
• Pro-actively take on additional responsibilities and administration tasks as required by your manager or clients
• Be a technical expert on client structures, including any regulatory requirements that are applicable
• Within a short period of time have a good understanding of the legal and statutory provisions governing our work in Bahrain
• Keep up to date with technology and business tools relevant to the role, including changes to the regulatory and business environment
• This role will have responsibilities of a Deputy MLRO

Client Care

• Be the primary point of contact on a large corporate transaction, liaising with all transaction parties, attending various meetings, taking minutes and coordinating execution and flow of documents
• Ensure accurate record keeping and act with integrity in the maintenance of all client records and files
• Follow business and client specific procedures and update these as required
• Communicate openly and honestly with clients on a regular basis; establish credibility with all parties
• Take ownership of, and responsibility for, all client work
• Be able to manage multiple workflows and meet tight deadlines

People & Team

• Promote teamwork and strong relationships, internally and externally; work with senior and junior colleagues in a constructive and positive manner
• Be self motivated to achieve success and personal / business targets
• Contribute to improvement / efficiency of daily tasks
• Work with colleagues on the ground in Bahrain and as part of a wider team supported from Jersey; establish good relationships with all suppliers, colleagues and clients
• Effectively manage work and prioritise tasks using the wider team as a resource for support
• Drive personal development using all the resources available at Elian to achieve success
• Co-ordinate with group services on corporate governance, finance and compliance matters


• Take responsibility for billing, WIP management and aged debt collection for all cases
• Accurately record all time spent dealing with client matters to ensure the client’s are correctly invoiced
• Develop an awareness of new business and marketing opportunities
• Have a basic understanding of financial statements and the ability to liaise with auditors

Skills & Expertise

• Experience as an Administrator within a Trust or Corporate environment
• Studying towards/hold a professional qualification, ideally ICSA
• Be able to deal with tasks independently & use own initiative
• Be able to work productively as part of a wider team
• Must be committed and driven to achieving excellence for themselves and their client
• Ideally experienced with Anti Money Laundering /financial crime