General Manager – Finance

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 lead the finance team of Al Futtaim Motors (Toyota and Lexus). The incumbent will act as the principal finance support / business partner for the Managing Directors and be jointly responsible for the commercial performance of the entities within the scope. To ensure all accounting information is available to the Automotive leadership team through robust Financial Statements, proactive risk management and ensuring compliance with the group’s financial and accounting policies and procedures. Also responsible for Financial & Treasury management, Forecast and Budgets reviews, Process and Compliance and Systems Reviews.


Lead the Finance team to ensure both excellence in day to day service delivery and future needs.


  • Partner with the Managing Directors and Senior Management in the pursuit of set goals and strategies. Clearly articulate the key drivers of the business.
  • To report on commercial performance and all related matters to the CFO Automotive

Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting:

  • Develop models for short, medium and long term forecasts to ensure the business has the necessary resources to achieve set goals
  • Ensure submissions to Auto Division are completed in a timely manner and clearly explain deviations from current trends
  • Direct the overall financial plan and accounting practice. Manage the financial performance by developing forecasts and monitoring ongoing performance against plan.

Treasury Related Activities:

  • Ensure businesses have the appropriate funding to achieve performance objectives and liaise with Auto and Group Treasury departments as necessary.
  • Ensure cash flow forecasts are submitted in a timely and accurate manner in order to plan allocation of resources.
  • Ensuring compliance with Treasury Policies and Procedures related to Foreign Exchange hedging.

Performance Management:

  • Provide strong, forward looking analytical leadership with focus on data driven decisions.
  • Manage the production of reporting tools (KPI’s, scorecards, etc) to provide management insight into revenue and expense trends, track project performance and identify potential risks and opportunities.
  • Ensure Net Working Capital is optimised at all times by ensuring processes and review mechanisms are in place to monitor inventory, payables and receivables.

Governance :

  • To ensure the Balance Sheet Substantiation processes are adhered to within the businesses, with monthly reviews to monitor deviations
  • To ensure the business operates within the company’s accounting policies and DOA.
  • To liaise with internal and external auditors as necessary, and assist the business to implement recommendations.

Required Skills:

  • Professional Finance certificate
  • Excellent interpersonal & leadership skills
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience – 5 years in managerial role
  • Automotive background, OEM

About the Team:

You will be working in a fast-paced and diverse environment, reporting directly to the CFO

What equips you for the role:

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Chartered Accountant or any other professional accounting qualification
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Finance
  • Outstanding interpersonal, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge about current market and economic trends

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in an automotive finance role

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Leadership, action & consensus driven
  • Team player
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to build strong teams, relationships, and trust
  • Ability to delegate and individual accountability
  • Effective communicator and coach