Finance Analyst

Full Time

Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 35,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Al-Futtaim Group partners with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands. Al-Futtaim Group’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

Job Responsibilities:

Budgeting and Forecasting
Support in the re-forecasting of the budget during quarterly financial reviews recommending upward or downward adjustments considering market conditions and business requirements.
Support with the budgeting and forecasting: calendar, and process, templates and requirements, guidelines and assumptions, Power Point Presentations
Support in the preparation of budgets for AFM in conjunction with the commercial business department to ensure reliability of the key assumptions.
Control and monitoring of operating budget, investigating variances where necessary.

Management Reporting :
Support and maintain minimum KPIs and Metrics to be reported on a periodic basis at the level of: Divisions & Business Unit
To support Finance Managers, manage and maintain month end actual reporting process, ensuring accuracy, integrity, and timeliness.
Perform analysis; Prepare standalone and aggregated periodic Management Packs

P&L and Balance Sheet Management and Substantiation:
Review & analyze on monthly basis the misstatements under each Balance sheet G/L.
Liaise with various teams to identify the key issues and resolve the misstatements.
Support Audit requirements both Internal and external Audit
Ensure that all guidelines are followed related to governance of P&L and Balance sheet FS items
Ensure all related transaction are posted before the closure of books during each month-end.
Trend report and schedules should be updated monthly with relevant KPIs.

Commercial Finance and Business Support Analysis:
optimization opportunities.
Support in analysis of Investments and Capex
Support in Principal analysis e.g., yen impact, payment terms.
Analysis of Inventory, Sales (Pricing) and GM by channel.
Prepare analysis by Showroom / Facility.
PCP and lease analysis.
Support in Strategic sourcing and cost

FP&A Financial Reporting Systems & Dashboards
Understand dashboards using Power BI, Tableau and Alteryx resolving data reconciliation differences and advise on enhancements.
Understand the full end to end process of SAP, BPC and BIW system.

Co ordinating with various stakeholders for maintaining the accuracy and effective accounting
Support the FP&A team in any adhoc project.
Support in P&L and BS reporting and uploading in the respective IT system for budgets, Forecasts, group half yearly and Annual reviews.

Required Skills to be successful
Minimum 3 years’ experience post qualification
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
CA degree or equivalent
Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel/ PPT)
Bachelor or Master’s in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent.
Automotive experience preferable.
Minimum Experience: 4 -5 years of relevant experience

About the Team
Working in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to Finance Manager.