Finance Manager – SAP Analytics Cloud

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:
This role is to develop and maintain the functional aspects of the Automotive SAC system to be used for driver-based planning and management reporting. The role resides withing the Divisional FP&A/Corporate finance team and will act as a liaison with IT, Group Finance and various BU’s.

Job Responsibility:
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.
To work with BU’s and COE’s to develop a centralised planning and reporting solution to be used across the Auto Division
To manage, consult, teach, troubleshoot, setup and maintain respective Automotive SAC solutions.
Investigates and develops specifications for system changes to handle workloads and high availability.

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

Other Key Responsibilities
Contribute to the improvement of the solutions and business processes.
Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, management skills and domain expertise by using continuous learning & development tools.
To liaise with relevant managers and stakeholders to ensure full collaboration and understanding on critical topics.

Required Skills to be successful:
Qualified finance certificate ACCA, CMA
Strong personality & Excellent communication skills
Certified and expert in SAC

About the Team:
You will work in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to the Sr. Financial Controller

What equips you for the role:
Exposure to reporting cubes using models and dimensions
5 years in an Accountant role, preferably Systems Accountant
Expert in working with SAP SAC
Extensive use of Excel
Automotive experience is a plus
College or University degree in Commerce. (Professional qualification preferred e.g. ACCA, CIMA etc)
Knowledge of ETL methods
Experience in developing Driver-based planning solutions, preferably within SAP SAC