Al-Futtaim Group

Sr. Financial Controller | Al Futtaim Automotive | Global Aftersales

Competitive salary + benefits
17 May 2023
17 Jun 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:

Global Aftersales operations encompasses aftersales operations of all brands and companies covering all UAE, GCC and International geographies of Group’s Automotive Division including specialized Body & Paint and Tier-2 company ALAC.
Senior Financial controller will participate in the planning, performance management and controlling cycle of the Global Aftersales. He/she will be a trusted business partner to Managing Director of Global aftersales and his operations team. He/she will be responsible to develop the (financial) reporting process with state-of-the-art tools to provide both internal and external stakeholders with insightful, accurate and timely financial information. Within his/her role as Senior Financial Controller, he/she has a lot of autonomy and responsibility. He/she, together with Business Control oriented staff, part of the Global Aftersales finance department and will report to the General Manager of Finance.

What you will do:

  • Review and analysis of monthly financial statements of all Global Aftersales operations and dispersion management across all brands, ALAC;
  • Partner with Sr. FCs of ALAC and other businesses to establish Global aftersales P&L performance review and develop reporting / KPIs to review with key stakeholders.
  • Perform detail costing for cost to serve and provide visibility on financials KPI to drive business and operational accountability
  • Understand individual market dynamic on return and after sales opportunity; translate to financials implication to drive P&L and Cashflow optimization.
  • Analysis of forecasts and budgets of all activities, locations, of Global aftersales operations, including consistency checks;
  • First line support of Global aftersales operations and local financial controllers on finance related questions;
  • First line support of Global aftersales operations and local financial controllers on finance related questions;
  • Development, maintenance and analysis of divisional specific reports and dashboards;
  • Optimizing financial processes and performance through data analysis (e.g., process mining, business intelligence);
  • Analysis of consolidated product contribution margins;
  • Preparation of accounting position papers;
  • Support in development and delivery of extensive KPI pyramid across all Global aftersales locations and brands/companies
  • Lead initiatives to improve financial decision making and visibility regarding inventory, demand, and supply at region.
  • Be the voice of finance in business and operations reviews. Challenge business case from a profitability and cashflow perspective
  • Manage the control environment for inventory and develop best practices
  • Participate, own, and deliver all Global aftersales M&A and unwind projects;
  • Support operational leaders and GMs
  • Liaise with peers (Sr. FCs) of all the businesses to build and deliver a monthly performance culture by also keeping strong focus on working capital and cashflows improvements
  • Support in consolidating information for Brands and active point of contact with Brand Finance team.
  • Collect data from both internal and external resources on various types of costs. Income and expense projection and variance analysis
  • Help in preparing or sharing the site level P&L view on monthly basis.
  • Review of P&L with Brand Lead / Performance office / GM on risk and opportunities
  • Prompt support to get ad-hoc data and analysis for General Manager aftersales and his Brand Lead/planning team.
  • Active role with Planning team on end-to-end forecasts, annual budget, strategic plans preparation
  • Financial ownership of all warranty and retention products across Global aftersales portfolio with responsibility to provide effective and timely Management Reports on all Warranty and retention products
  • Develop detailed business MIS to encapsulate all the key performance indicators for end-to-end global aftersales operations and performance covering all financial, commercial & operational dimensions

Required Skills to be Successful:

  • Extensive Financial analyst experience
  • Automotive background/experience
  • Commercial experience
  • Can manage independently
  • Process / Audit background

About the Team:

The role will report to General Manager Finance and you will be working in a very busy and fast pace environment.

What equips you for the role:

  • Qualified Accountant or equivalent post graduate qualification.
  • Minimum 12-15 years relevant experience
  • Excellent numeracy skills, Analytical skills, Positive leadership, Team-builder, Commercial awareness
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills are a must. Ideal candidate must be self directed. Strong interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Previous experience in a similar position in a world class organization will be advantageous.

About Al-Futtaim Automotive

A major division of the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, Al-Futtaim Automotive is an industry leader with presence in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Our core business activities at Al-Futtaim Automotive include distribution, manufacturing, leasing and aftersales, and we are firmly established as the regional representative of some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands: Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Volvo and RAM.

We are driven by a customer-centric approach, constantly pushing the boundaries on innovation, quality standards, and value-added service across our vast universe of customers - right from motoring enthusiasts to fleet operators to contractors. Our mission is to become the leader in custom-made mobility solutions by delivering nothing less than world-class omni-channel experiences.

We channel our local expertise and global trust to deliver one of the most comprehensive portfolios of mobility products and solutions, from passenger cars to SUVs, electric vehicles to high-performance motorbikes, commercial vehicles to industrial & construction equipment.

What keeps the company moving forward is a 9000-member strong team, with inspiring possibilities for growth, throughout the career path. This is Al-Futtaim Automotive and we empower talent to move forward.

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