Finance Manager FP&A

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 Role:
Al Futtaim is looking for an experienced Business Presentation Specialist to join our FP&A team within the Automotive Division. Based in Dubai and reporting to the Sr. Finance Manager for FP&A, the ideal candidate will have strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to organize and present data in a compelling manner. This role requires an individual who is creative, organized, and detail oriented. We are looking for an individual who is comfortable working on multiple projects at once and has the capacity to think strategically. The successful candidate will ideally be a qualified accountant and have experience in developing presentations and leading meetings with senior stakeholders.
If you are a motivated professional with a passion for creating presentations that drive results, this is the job for you!

Job Responsibility:
Budgeting and Forecasting
Support with the budgeting and forecasting calendar, and process
Support with the budgeting and forecasting templates and requirements
Support with the budgeting guidelines and assumptions (e.g., Manpower Planning)
Review budgets by LE (P&L, BS, and Cash Flow) and Profit Centre (P&L, WC, Capex) for:
Group Functions and Group Consolidation
Division Functions and Divisional Consolidation
BUs within existing Divisions
Incubated Businesses – New Sectors
Support budget challenge reviews (review outputs, scrutinize assumptions and drivers, assess sensitivity of drivers) for:
BUs within existing Divisions
Incubated Businesses – New Sectors.
Support in defining the budget cost recharges and allocation framework for:
Group services provided to business
Division services provided to business
Shared services provided to business
Support in ensuring the true-up is completed two time per year and reflected correctly in business forecast.
Support in the preparation of budgets for GDA in conjunction with the commercial business department to ensure reliability of the key assumptions. Control and monitoring of operating budget, investigating variances where necessary. Support the re-forecasting the budget during quarterly financial reviews recommending upward or downward adjustments considering market conditions and business requirements.
To support Finance managers, manage and maintain month end actual reporting process, budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning submissions, ensuring accuracy, integrity, and timeliness.

Management Reporting & Controlling
Support management reporting process, cadence, and overall framework
Support and maintain minimum KPIs and Metrics to be reported on a periodic basis at the level of:
Divisions Bus

Perform analysis; prepare standalone and aggregated periodic management rep. packs
Group and Incubated Businesses – New Sectors

Conduct periodic business performance review for performance at the level of:
Incubated Businesses – New Sectors

Support the controlling functions for GDA 2060
Validity of Census Headcount Report
Review of Total Rewards posting every payroll processing
Verification of balance sheet schedules (e.g., prepayment, accruals etc.)
Oversee ICM review, acceptance, and escalation
True-up activities (AAA, Group Housing, GDA allocable cost and Group Cost)
Review of open POs to ensure appropriate accruals

Support on Group Finance Year-End Requirements
Automotive Like-for-Like Analysis
Credit Card transaction Analysis
Automotive Balance Scorecard
Automotive EBIT Adjustment Review Analysis
Automotive Bonus/Incentive Pay-out Analysis

Strategic Planning and Capital Allocation

Support the develop of strategic plan & its financial implications
Support to Identify and drive cross business synergies as an input to strategic planning process
Across Divisions
Across BUs within a Division

Support strategic plan challenge sessions, at the level of:

Portfolio Performance Review

Periodically analyse country wise performance / exposure of the business
Division wise within a country

Periodically analyse and categorise portfolio into the portfolio segments, as per the framework (e.g., performing – stable, growth; non-performing – turnaround, exit)
Perform divestment impact / feasibility analysis for businesses:
Within Country
Within Division

Commercial Finance and Business Support Analysis
Prepare analysis by Showroom / Facility using dashboards
PCP and lease analysis
Support in Strategic sourcing and cost 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

FP&A Financial Reporting Systems
Understand the full end to end process of Auto SAP BPC system (IFRP), resolving reconciliation differences to VC’s BIW, Group BPC and advise on enhancements
Understand the full end to end process of Group VC’s BI system, resolving reconciliation differences to IFRP, Group BPC and advise on enhancements
Provide training to end users on all FP&A systems mentioned above
Understand the full end to end process of Group SAP BPC system, resolving reconciliation differences to VC’s BIW, IFRP and advise on enhancements

FP&A Dashboards
Understand the full end to end process of IFRP dashboards using Power BI, resolving data reconciliation differences and advise on enhancements.
Understand the full end to end process of IFRP dashboards using tableau and Alteryx, resolving data reconciliation differences and advise on enhancements

Required Skills:
Big 4 advisory experience
Experience in Group cost allocations methodology.
Certified Accountant ( CA, ACCA, CPA)
FP&A experience

About the Team:
You will be reporting to Sr. Finance Manager – FP&A

What equips you for the role:
Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:
Big 4 advisory experience preferable.
Qualified in Finance, Accounting, or business MBA/Communications

Minimum Experience:
At least 5 years of relevant experience in developing and delivering presentations

Job-Specific Skills:
Manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
Utilize strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with teammates and stakeholders
Create and maintain presentations according to deadlines
Think strategically to drive results
Ensure presentations are accurate and up to date
Excellent communication, analytical, written, and interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work with global finance teams.
Established record in managing multiple and competing priorities. Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Strong capabilities in complex financial modelling
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of SAP ERP, SAP BPC
Develop and deliver compelling presentations to senior stakeholders
Create visuals that effectively communicate complex data
Utilize PowerPoint and other presentation software to create engaging presentations

Behavioural Competencies:
Ability to follow-up on outstanding issues
Ability to work effectively as part of a team
Ability to manage time & work under pressure
Readiness to persevere with difficult tasks
Ability to be assertive without being aggressive
Able to focus and drive tasks to completion
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to create compelling visuals that communicate complex data in a concise and clear way
Knowledge of PowerPoint and other presentation software
Ability to work collaboratively with teammates and stakeholders in a deadline-driven environment
Individual Accountability
Strong Communication & interpersonal skills
Personal Integrity
Strong analytical skills & problem-solving skills

Presentation Specialists are, first and foremost, business communicators. They work with marketing teams and business owners to take text and make it memorable. Their graphic design skills focus on sharing an idea or a product concept with a crowd. They are creative geniuses with an eye for page layout that makes a slide accessible across a packed conference room

PowerPoint Presentation Specialists are great collaborators, working with business to take a concept and turn it into a visual masterpiece. They are deadline driven, organized and understand how people view and understand content.