Finance Manager- Systems | Automotive | 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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Finance Manager- Systems

Job Purpose:

To establish, manage and maintain financial processes, systems and activities. The candidate will be responsible for providing financial inputs, advice and systems support to the LM. The candidate will also have various constituents involved in projects.

Key Responsibility:

Application Management

To manage, consult, teach, troubleshoot, setup and maintain respective Automotive BPC solutions.

Investigates and develops specifications for system changes to handle workloads and high availability.

Develops and maintains documentation for Technical solution modifications.

Liaise with software suppliers and the Change Management team for problem resolution and deployment of system changes.

Ensure compliance with IT Policies, Security Standards and strengthen internal controls.

Solution Delivery

Work with internal and external implementation team members and partners to contribute to the development, testing and deployment of solutions.

Adheres to software development and maintenance standards by maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of internal and external development best practices.

Estimate and deliver Automotive project assignments and system change requests as per agreed resourcing and timelines with the required quality.

Contribute to finance improvement projects, particularly in relation to reporting automation and process improvements. Develop reports and financial analysis as required for external and internal purposes.

Compliance/DOA – ensure effective use of internal GIAMS system to process and review all forms of approvals required within the group.

To develop and maintain Auto FP&A Finance Dashboard and ensure data is updated on a timely, accurate and meaningful matter. Candidate will need to establish a close working relationship with EIT to ensure dashboard performance is optimised with respect to data loads and end user navigation with the aim to have 100 con-current users at peak times.

To ensure IFRP, Group BPC, Manpower Planning Tool and VC’s BIW systems are managed correctly by end users. System validations and exceptions reports should place between to ensure data is reconciled between all systems.

Ad-hoc reporting for both CFO Auto and GDA e.g. Volume reporting

Direct liaisons with Group FP&A to communicate to business and from business/Cluster teams to Group.

Support the team to ensure Forecasts and Budget are communicated and reported in a timely, accurate and professional manner (including PowerPoint templates and presentations

Maybe required to travel overseas for business purposes to keep an eye and keep everything under control within the business.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

Education: CA/CPA//CIMA/ACCA/CFA/CMA/Bachelor of Science in Physics, Maths, Electronics.

Minimum Experience and Knowledge:

Minimum 7 years of experience in the field of Financial and Management accounting, preferably with Automotive experience. Extensive knowledge of Financial management, Accounting systems, financial modelling, business development and process improvement skills.

Job-Specific Skills:

Extensive knowledge of Financial package SAP and/or other ERP

Experience with developing and maintaining Dashboards

Experience in financial consolidation systems e.g. BPC or Hyperion.

Demonstrated experience developing management reporting packs and presenting to senior leadership.

Experience with financial modelling with discounted cash flow valuations.

The candidate will be achievement oriented with the ability to be flexible and adaptive on a daily basis. They should be self-reliant with the ability to work independently and as part of a team with a fast pace and a high energy that will translate into a high-quality output.

Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to converse confidently with various levels of management.

Excellent business analysis and organizational skills, having the ability to prioritize workload whilst being resilient and being able to cope well under pressure.

Proven IT skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.). Ability to learn and adopt ERPs and GRC tools; experience/education of an ERP/GRC tool.

Language Skills: An exceptional ability in oral and written English.

The ability and willingness to travel within the Middle East and worldwide if required.

Behavioural Competencies:

Highest level of integrity, tact, professionalism, confidentiality and objectivity.

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