Al-Futtaim Group

Assistant Treasury Manager

Location
Dubai, AE
Salary
Competitive salary + benefits
Posted
27 Sep 2022
Closes
03 Oct 2022
Ref
144181
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Manager

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.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration and integrity; Al-Futtaim Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day

Role Overview

The primary purpose of this role is to assist Financial Controller (Treasury)/GM (Corporate Finance and Treasury) in:

  • Fund raising/ Loan refinancing
  • Capital structuring
  • Investments (Origination, Evaluation and Execution)
  • M&A support
  • Managing/Monitoring debt portfolio
  • Cash and liquidity management
  • Risk management

for Al Futtaim Real Estate entities in UAE, Egypt, Qatar, and other countries as required by carrying out necessary background work and analysis related to the work stream

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Investments and Financing Strategy

  • Support senior leadership through insightful analysis and articulate presentations on new investment ideas, financing/asset monetisation proposals and capital structuring initiatives
  • Be a key member of the team working on Al Futtaim Group Real Estate by contribution of ideas/inputs and working across different divisions and stakeholders to implement M&A and investment decisions
  • Support in Transformational Projects and Strategic ad hoc analysis to support leadership decisions

Project Financing

  • Prepare and maintain Internal/Bank Financial Models and relevant supplementary documents to support and aid decision making to management
  • Preparing Bank information memorandums and arranging other documents required for Project Financing
  • Liaison with Group Treasury and Corporate Finance by providing relevant expertise and business information related to financings

Loan Operations and Monitoring

  • Periodic Covenant forecasting and monitoring based on cashflow inputs from Finance and updated Bank models
  • Maintaining detailed loan schedules for loans in UAE and other regions (Doha, Egypt) along with debt service and reporting timetable
  • Handling communication and documentation with Group Treasury related to loan operations (e.g., Interest Selection notices, Drawdown requests)
  • Co-ordinating with Finance to prepare and review reports on Loan covenants and compliance

Management reports

  • Preparing insightful analysis and presentation for management from corporate finance perspective
  • Leading preparation of corporate finance and treasury slides for monthly, quarterly and annual management reporting packs
  • Providing required treasury inputs to relevant finance teams during the time of budgets and bi-weekly/monthly cash flow forecasts
  • Identifying any liquidity issues based on cash flow forecasts

Cash and Liquidity Management

  • Daily Cash and Debt Balance reporting for UAE, Egypt and Doha highlighting key movements
  • Ensuring timely placement of deposits and minimisation of excess cash balances as per cash management strategy

Job Context :

This position is extremely critical to ensure timely and smooth management of AFGRE cash and loan portfolio and has direct monetary impact.

Organisational policy and other factors that have a critical impact on the job are:

  • Bank and EIT Security Policy
  • Cash Management and Risk Management Policy
  • Group Treasury Policy around Bank Mandates and relevant DoAs

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Business degree in Accounting, Economics or Finance
  • Professional Qualification such as CFA or Certificate in Financial Modelling, M&A will be additional advantage

Minimum Experience:

  • 5-8 years’ experience in Investments, M&A and Corporate Finance with at least 5+ years of experience in the finance field with particular focus om financial modelling, investment advisory, M&A and valuations
  • Experience with deals/transactions teams of reputed international advisory firms (e.g., Big4, Banks) will be additional advantage

Job-Specific Skills:

  • Advanced excel based financial modeling skills with familiarity with debt structuring models
  • Familiarity with LMA loan documentation clauses and customary covenants
  • Outstanding skills in Microsoft excel and Microsoft Power point
  • Basic understanding of Bank operations and Banking product and services
  • Familiarity with Bloomberg or other Treasury tools will be added advantage
  • Ability to communicate with all levels within the organisation
  • Ability to work across divisions and levels

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Superb team player
  • Superb communication, influencing and relationship-building skills
  • Problem solving
  • Commercial and Business Acumen
  • Systems thinking
  • Learning agility
  • Ability to deal with diversity

About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate

The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for a multi-billion-dollar portfolio across MENA. With high-quality residential, business, retail, tourism, educational and healthcare developments, the master developer caters to the diverse needs of cities and communities in the region. From origination, conception, development, sales, procurement and construction of mega-projects and the leasing, operation and management of these projects after completion, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) has been developing and managing owned landbanks, unlocking the economic potential of the region and contributing to future development for more than 40 years.

Our focus is to enable and invest in meaningful relationships to make our properties the best places to live and work, build additional products and services and enable partnerships to create true value to our customers throughout their entire experience with us.

AFGRE is responsible for master planning of all projects in its portfolio, including two large scale mixed use destinations: Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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