Finance Manager
Dubai, Dubai, AE
منذ 6 يوم
source : WHATJOBS

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

Al-Futtaim Group Finance team is currently seeking a finance professional to join their team in the capacity of Finance Manager.


This role will perform key Strategic, Controlling & Value generating function in EIT and Schools and will work closely with stakeholders to drive financial and commercial excellence.

Group EIT is one of the largest Functional P&Ls at AFG Corporate Division (Annual spend of AED 300 M ). Schools also have a great focus on cost control and performance improvement.

He / she will manage, challenge and maintain financial processes & outcomes (Opex & Capex budgets, Cost allocations, MIS, Management Reporting and reviews).

The candidate will be responsible for providing financial inputs, advice and support to stakeholders.


EIT - Budgets, MIS & Cost Allocation

Annual EIT budget preparation and submission

Monthly Financial analysis, MIS preparation (including forecasts) and review with stakeholders. Provide key observations / recommendations to Management.

Consolidate and provide meaningful variance analysis and reporting (i.e. actual vs. prior year; actual vs. budgets, with reasoning etc.)

Deliver value added MIS with forward looking strategic insight which helps stakeholders to take corrective action and maximize value

Provide direction and assistance to other organizational units within EIT regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, cost allocations and efficient control and utilization of financial resources

Ensure MIS reporting issues (if any, due to GL classification, FS grouping, cost allocation etc.) are fixed at source in SAP

Prepare EIT cost allocation budgets, liaising with divisions for sign-off, carrying out true-ups

Business case, Project Feasibility and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)

Preparing feasibility analysis for EIT transformation projects ensure financial value generation to customers through effective cost optimization, scoping & sizing, appropriate phasing and resourcing (manpower, license, hardware, network costs etc.)

Review of EIT AFEs (Approval for Expenditure)

Monthly review of Project costs, Variance to budgets and reporting

Provide ad hoc analysis and reports (as needed)

Schools and AFEF

Review budgets prepared by Schools finance teams

Review MIS reports and variance analysis prepared by Schools finance team

Review cash flow requirement of the Schools closely

Annual budget preparation of AFEF and submission

Monthly MIS preparation of MIS and submission


Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge :

Professional Accounting qualification (CA / CPA) with proven expertise in Financial and Management accounting & Reporting

Strong core finance technical skills (deep understanding of Balance Sheet, Cash flow statements and P&L) and clear understanding of Finance & Accounting Standards (IFRS), Controls & processes

Robust Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) experience with exposure to senior management

Minimum Experience :

8- 12 years of well-rounded experience in the field of Finance & Accounting (work experience with one of the big 4 audit firms will be added advantage)

Experience with ERP (SAP FICO, BPC, BI etc.) and information systems, including planning, implementation and monitoring

Proficiency in MS Office (Excel / PowerPoint / Word)

Job-Specific Skills :

Sound knowledge on Accounting principles and Standards, Compliances, UAE VAT

Strong analytical skills (linking results to drivers), ability to think strategically and influence business decisions using appropriate, fact-based financial information

Working knowledge of SAP and Presentation skills

Planning and Execution expertise, Strong process orientation

Excellent analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills

Strong written and oral communications skills at all levels (junior to senior leadership)

Behavioral Competencies :

Role model of AFG Group values Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence

Passion for Financial & Commercial excellence, Self-driven initiative taker

Leadership in stakeholder management, Strategic thinker

Highly organised with strong attention to details

Ability to develop strong partnerships and a collaborative, teaming environment within and across functions

Strong and effective Executive communication skills, demonstrated strong inter-personal & influencing skills

Team player and adaptable to changing environment, with good interpersonal skills

High standards of personal integrity, Ability to deal with high pressure deadlines asks for your consent to use your personal data to :

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