Al-Futtaim Group

Senior Financial Analyst - BP&A | Al Futtaim Retail | Dubai, UAE

Dubai, AE
Competitive salary + benefits
20 Jan 2023
30 Jan 2023
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

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

Overview of the role

  • Assist in Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting, Financial Analysis, Contingency Planning, Automation, Projects and Administration
  • The role is a part of the central BP&A team, serving multiple brands under AF Retail
  • Timely and accurate completion of assigned responsibilities is essential as key business decisions are made based on the reporting provided
  • Work with multiple stakeholders in the brand and digital teams to ensure accuracy of budget planning and reporting to management

What you will do

  1. Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting: Responsible for the Strategic Plan, Budget and Forecasts for the Digital cost center
  2. Reporting, Financial Analysis, Contingency Planning: Prepare all digital performance reports and dashboards, e-commerce P&Ls, corporate digital reports and provide value-add insights on the performance of digital initiatives
  3. Projects: Support businesses in the preparation of feasibility analysis for e-commerce launches and take the lead on the preparation of financial analysis for digital projects and solutions.
  4. Administration: Support the Admin assistant in ensuring all POs are created and invoices are submitted and paid in a timely manner

Required Skills to be successful

  • Commerce graduate with 4 years’ experience within Finance/Accounting
  • Good working knowledge of other MS office packages
  • Prior experience with an ERP, preferably SAP
  • Prior experience building reports in PowerBI is a plus

What equips you for the role

The candidate should have adequate working knowledge of budgeting, financial / management reporting in Middle East preferably with exposure to Digital retail.

Excellent interpersonal, analytical, planning and organizing skills and good business acumen.

The candidate should be able to effectively interact and work within and outside team. He / She should demonstrate ability to develop and maintain healthy relationship with colleagues to ensure timely delivery of results.

About Al-Futtaim Retail

Al-Futtaim Retail has established itself as one of the leaders in Retail across the Middle East, Africa & Asia over the past 30 years. We have developed partnerships with some of the biggest and most respected Brands in the world including IKEA, ACE and Toys R Us in the Middle East and the Inditex Group of Brands (Zara, Mango, Bershka and P&B) across Asia. We are also one of the largest Global partners of Marks and Spencer’s in both regions with over 75 stores offering both fashion & food options.

Most recently we have been responsible for bringing brands to the Middle East for the first time with the exciting launches of Watsons and B&Q and we aim to continue to be agile and adaptive to our markets with new launches and further development. For this to be possible we aim to recruit the best talent from all backgrounds who will continue to challenge and develop our diverse workforce which includes over 100 nationalities across 12 countries. Join us today and make a difference…

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

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