Al-Futtaim Group

Finance Manager - BP&A | Retail | Corporate | Dubai

Dubai, AE
Competitive salary + benefits
21 Jun 2024
05 Jul 2024
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Contract type
Full time
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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 A”rab 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 organisation 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

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance Manager to join our BP&A function, focusing on the reporting team for our retail division. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and consolidating division numbers, issuing monthly financial packs, and creating monthly reports for various teams, including operations. Additionally, this role involves overseeing the software and tools used for BI, data reporting, planning tools, building dashboards, enhancing our reporting capabilities, and managing the SAP system migration from a business perspective.

What you will do

  • Manage the consolidation of financial data for the retail division, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Oversee the Corporate entities in MENA and SEA along with supporting the Digital Retail Team in their day-to-day finance needs.
  • Prepare and issue monthly financial packs, providing detailed insights into the division's performance. Lead reporting automation.
  • Develop and distribute monthly reports for various teams, including operations, leasing, HR, to aid in decision-making and performance tracking.
  • Oversee the selection, implementation, and maintenance of BI, reporting and planning tools (PowerBI, Anaplan).
  • Design, develop, and maintain interactive dashboards and reports to support various business functions.
  • Work closely with the operations team and other departments to understand their reporting needs and provide tailored financial insights.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with key stakeholders to review financial performance and discuss relevant insights.
  • Oversee the SAP system migration from a business perspective, ensuring smooth transition and minimal disruption to financial reporting.
  • Coordinate with IT, finance, and other relevant teams to ensure all business requirements are met during the migration.

Required Skills to be successful

  • Advance system proficiency, MS Office, Excel
  • Knowledge of accounting software packages, preferably ERP such as SAP and BPC.
  • Familiarity with Anaplan platform for financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes, with the ability to build and maintain models and workflows.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial modelling, valuation techniques, and data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI, Tableau).

What equips you for the role

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related field; MBA or CMA/CFA preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, preferably within the retail industry.
  • Familiarity with MENA and SEA markets, regulatory requirements, and cultural nuances is advantageous.

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