Senior Financial Controller

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 will support the GM Finance and become the key lead in managing FP&A function and managing the relationship with Automotive Divisional FP&A

As Sr Financial Controller, support the GM Finance on delivering:
Provide Commercial and analytical support
Robust, timely and accurate Financial planning and Reviews

Profit Forecasts / Daily / Weekly Operating controls:
Provide monthly Flash profit forecasts in co-ordination with Business Finance teams.
Provide quality daily / Weekly operating controls on business performance against agreed objectives to Sr. FC and MD

Five Year Plan / Budget / Quarterly Reviews:
Facilitate AFM and Business finance teams on preparation of Five year plans/ Annual Budget/ Quarterly reviews on Profit and Loss and Balance sheet for business units.
Ensure adherence to group reporting timelines and BPC up-dation to facilitate timely and quality reviews.

KPI and Cost analysis:
Provide actionable analytics and benchmarking of business units through specific business level KPI.
Provide detailed cost analysis and identify key drivers for improvement plans.
Build early warning trends and triggers to highlight deviations in business revenue and cost trends and recommend corrective action

Monthly Management Reporting and Reviews:
Provide quality monthly management reports and commentary to Sr. FC and MD.
Support BUFM in preparation of monthly management Board reports

Margin Variance Analysis and review with Business:
Support business for review of margin analysis and conduct regular reviews with business teams
Provide Monthly variance analysis on Margin reviews against Budget and latest forecast.

Balance Sheet Substantiation and reviews:
Drive Balance Sheet Substantiation with business and finance team members

Required Skills to be successful:
FP&A experience is a must
Minimum 10 – 15 years’ experience
CA qualified or MBA in Finance
Experience in Automotive is advantage

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

What equips you for the role:
Professional accounting qualification.
At least 10 to 15 years relevant experience within a large organization in a supervisory level
Job-Specific Skills: Analytical, process oriented, good communication skills, exposure to ERP
Behavioral Competencies: Should be able to plan and prioritize tasks, persuasive skills, Kaizen attitude, Self-motivated; and a strong team player.