Finance Manager – GL/Shared Services | Al-Futtaim | Dubai

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.

As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.

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Job Title:           Finance Manager – R2R

Reports to:       AGM/GM – AFSS

Direct Reports: 12

Area: Shared Services

Job purpose:

As a member of SSF management team– To support the GM-AFSS/AGM and to ensure compliance with company policies and procedures with major emphasis on(a) Quality of Financial books (b) periodical books closing and reporting (c) IFRS compliance (d) General Ledger Reconciliations & Review (e) Audit and Tax compliance

Key Accountabilities

Financial accounting

Ensure the financial accounting of all companies reflects true and fair view through

Chart of Accounts review to ensure business and reporting requirements are maintained current and relevant.

BPC data quality to ensure correct Divisional and Group reporting.

Standardization of accounting schedules and implement quality review process.

Development of IFRS accounting policies and procedures and ensure compliance

Continuous improvement of GL review process for early warning signals.

Compliance to the IFRS and Group Policy and procedures and highlighting the key issues if any

Timely and meaningful analysis prepared.

Immediately Highlight deviations and take corrective action.

General Ledger reconciliations & Schedule Review:

Reconciliation of GL Accounts, preparing ‘action-triggering’ schedules and taking timely action to resolve any issues.

Monthly reviews of General Ledger /trend analysis, process improvement, streamline process across companies.

Providing analysis and reports related to open line item in General ledger and taking required action to clear.

Providing support in yearly stock audit and yearly closing of books.

Reconciliation completed and schedules prepared each month.

Timely and meaningful analysis prepared.

Audit & Tax:

Lead and guide the smooth completion of Annual/Semi Annual Audit and Ensure the Tax and Legal Compliance

Ensure the smooth completion of Annual/Semi Annual Audit

Discuss and facilitate the External Audit; Review and discuss the Audit Recommendations and Ensure implementation

Ensure Corporate tax, WH tax compliance where applicable.

Provide appropriate support to all the stake holders.

Maintaining the appropriate the documentation and approvals

IFRS and group Policy Compliance

Insurance: Review of insurance coverage and ensuring the Insurance compliance

Review and advise adequacy of insurance coverage

Facilitate the Business and Insurance company for appropriate coverage

Facilitate structured claim process and review

Prepare guidelines for business unit.

Provide and guide all the stake holders.

Ensuring the compliance of Group Policies

Bank/Cash: Review of Bank Accounts and Cash Clearings and ensuring the timely completion

Ensuring the timely completion of Bank Reconciliations and taking appropriate and corrective actions

Implementing the Risk Identification and Escalation process.

Review of Cash clearing and Cheque clearing Schedules, ensuring no pending items, if any highlighting the line manager and taking appropriate action.

Intercompany and Intercompany: Review of all Intercompany and Intra company transactions and Balances, ensuring the accounting and settlement is completed appropriately and reconciled.

Qualifications, experience, & skills:

Chartered Accountant (or similar qualification)

Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, Ability to communicate and interact well

7-9 years of similar experience, with a good knowledge of ERP systems.

Good accounting (IFRS) knowledge, preferably worked with Big4 audit firms, analytical, process oriented, well organised, with excellent communication skills, a team player.

Should possess a good knowledge of excel and have prior experience in working with large databases. presentation skills, exposure to ERP.

(Preferably SAP) and SAP BW/ BPC

Behavioural Competencies:

Organisation: Should be able to plan and prioritise workload with minimum supervisory input.

Self-Starter: Should be able to anticipate emerging trends and issues in the books of account and initiate appropriate action.

Team Player: Should enjoy working in a team and be able to solve problems and resolve issues in a collaborative manner.

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