Job title: Finance Manager – Business Planning & Analysis

Company: Al-Futtaim

Job description: Job Description

Job Title Finance Manager

Description

Role purpose Reporting to the GM BP&A, the incumbent will develop a process across the Retail Division to drive improvements in business performance management and decision-making. The individual will be the finance lead for the Retail Division in developing and implementing a roadmap for the FP&A target operating model that covers; people, processes, systems and governance. The position will have a direct reporting line into the GM BP&A at Division level and will support across all Retail geographies in MENA, SEA and brand verticals. Role Accountabilities Facilitating and coordinating the budget process (annual plan, three-years mid-term plan and the rolling forecast of the retail division). Ensuring plans are credible, fully understood and executed across the business units. Lead the preparation of management reports, monthly performance reviews and provide ad hoc analysis on business initiatives. Provide insightful drivers of performance to senior stakeholders across the business. Develop KPIs to understand business performance measured against targets, strategies, and trends. Ability to turn business decisions into measurable metrics from both quantitative and qualitative information that can be tracked and managed. Lead in the implementation of reports and forecast automation and enhancement of business processes led by the Transformation office. Partnering with businesses in automation via Anaplan. Ensure tools and processes are effectively embedded and standardised in the business operations. Provide ad hoc modelling and analysis, develop scenarios to investigate ongoing or one-time operational issues or drive better management decisions. Providing Business insight to Internal stakeholders and Group finance Business Partner decision makers with insightful information to optimise decisions and challenge when required. Lead Continuous Improvements that strengthen the controls environment and drive improvements in process efficiency and effectiveness that deliver standardisation, automation and simplification across the Retail Division. Lead development of business process improvements that deliver efficiency and effectiveness for the business Work on system like BI, SAP, BPC and Anaplan projects to enhance functionality. Improvement in output of information to drive effective decision-making. Candidate Qualifications, Skills & Experience Bachelors Degree in Business, Accounting & Finance or equivalent. Professional Finance Qualification (CIMA, CA, ACCA). Should have minimum of 10 years of industry experience, preferably in Retail though not essential. Has a strong track record of playing a lead role in forecasting and budgeting processes. Demonstrated ability to deliver process improvement and change management. Has a high level of understanding of dealing with broad geographic span and bringing information together for senior management. Previous experience of full triangulation across; P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow. Strong business partnering skills, able to engage with people at all levels within the business, who can win over stakeholders and deliver tough conversations to the wider business when required Ability to effectively communicate complicated challenges to different areas of the business. High level of commercial acumen with the ability to think creatively and influence commercial decisions Ability to motivate and focus direct report to ensure they perform to their potential, as well as influence and motivate outside of a direct reporting lines. Is a self-starter who willingly takes ownership of problems and opportunities. Strong and proven ability to plan, organise and prioritise own workload, and to manage the workload of others to ensure deadlines are met

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Sat, 20 Mar 2021 03:26:01 GMT

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