Identifying the right approach for your Firm 

All regulated entities* in the Abu Dhabi Global Market ("ADGM") are required to appoint a Finance Officer, with relevant expertise and experience, to be responsible for the firm's compliance with the applicable prudential rules. For many firms outsourcing this integral member of their team makes better business sense. If your Firm is a start-up, focussing on establishing your regulated entity with a small team, or if your Firm has an established international presence, but your ADGM entity does not require a full-time resource, working with an experienced partner on the ground can be the ideal solution.

Experienced Finance Officers

Our team of finance professionals have the relevant skills and experience to act as a competent and effective Finance Officer for your Firm.

By outsourcing your Finance Officer function, you do not just get one person; you get a whole team.

Our consultants undertake regular training to ensure that their knowledge and skills are always up to date with both local regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

Scope of work – Finance Officer Function

We will partner with your Firm to ensure that all finance-related regulatory requirements are met across the board.

As your Outsourced Finance Officer, we will:

  • Review your accounting process and systems and ensure they comply with the FSRA rules
  • Prepare and deliver Month End Financial Reports (Balance Sheet, P&L and Cash Flow) to the Management and to the Board
  • Control and Monitor your Capital and Liquidity Resources
  • Prepare and submit the Quarterly and Yearly Prudential Reporting
  • Act as your regulatory point of contact regarding financial matters
  • Liaise and coordinate with your Internal and External Auditors regarding the mandatory Year End Audit Reports
  • Prepare and maintain updated Budgets, and Scenario Stress Tests
  • Assist with the development of Accounting and Finance Policies and Manuals
  • Support the Risk Officer in the preparation of the Risk Management Reports
  • Assist with the preparation of the IRAP and ICAAP Report
  • Attend Board Meetings and other relevant meetings where the impactful measures to the Capital and Liquidity Resources are discussed
  • Provide Financial Advisory support to the Senior Management

*note that the services related to Risk Management Reports and ICAAP Reports are only applicable to Entities above Category 3C.

What should you do now?

Review the needs of your business and the knowledge and skills of your team. If you conclude that you need support with your finance arrangements and obligations, contact our team of professionals to discuss how we can support you.

We have a dedicated team of experienced finance professionals who can provide expert assurance and peace of mind. Get in touch to see how we can help your Firm.

*This requirement is not mandatory for VC Fund Managers. However, the firm must be able to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skill required to handle its financial affairs.