August 20, 2023

Finance Analyst | Al Futtaim Automotive | New Business and CoE
Location: Dubai, AE
Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Job Requisition ID: [[155402]]

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

Related: Chartered Accountant – Commercial Manager at Al Futtaim Dubai

Overview of the role:
Provide support to Manager in respect of new business case analysis and development; assist with modelling and data gathering, preparation, and analysis, esp. incl. stakeholder engagement / participation
Finance support for CoEs – primary owner of SG&A support for CoEs. Ad-hoc analysis at process guidance (prim. Marketing, Public Affairs, Transformation, New Business, CPD) or based on customer request.
Support GM Finance priorities in terms of process improvement actions, esp. as relates to control and transformation.

What you will do:
New Business:
Support business case progression leading to AFE preparation for new business proposals.
Support manager with gathering of data to populate business cases, incl. interacting with functional partners to gather and review inputs, and effects on business cases.
Review business case model to provide insight to levers and sensitivities.
Provide Finance support to coordinate transition of new businesses through to readiness for handover to Brands

Act as business partner to operations in support of CoE Indirect Cost budget / forecasting / actuals processes, and associated administrative requirements. Includes P&L and balance sheet.
At direction of manager (and with with oversight from) provide Finance support for CoE partners as required – e.g. Transformation reporting, BPM + RPA activity

GM Support:
Enable delivery of specific process improvement activities, related to department goals
Active and available business partner for CoE customers and in support of new business development
Be responsive in an environment is flexible and dynamic, with changing priorities, while protecting Finance basics (e.g. DoA, accounting policies).
Maintain good relationships across Finance (Auto + Group), as well as with CoE leads – networking and influencing to keep lines of communication open and aid effective delivery
Coach and develop junior Finance team member(s), and also non-Finance colleagues – Finance as a service organization, and linking physicals to financials
Comfortable dealing with Bands up to I/J on regular basis.

Related: Finance Manager at Al Futtaim Dubai

Required Skills to be successful:
Minimum 5 years experience in auto or similar industry
Experience with forecast, and actuals environment, and profit modelling
Professional certified (CMA, CPA ..)
Good communication skills & confident.

About the Team:
In this position you will be working in a fast paced and diverse environment. You will be reporting directly to the GM Auto Finance Transformation & COE

What equips you for the role:
Entrepreneurial and commercial mindset.
Ideally finance qualification. Relevant commercial qualification would be considered.
Professional Accounting qualification an advantage but not mandatory.
Good grasp of fundamentals around balance sheet, income statement, cashflow, and capital budgeting.
Experience with forecast, and actuals environment, and profit modelling.
Minimum approx. 5 years experience in auto or similar industry.
Comfortable with ambiguity and difficult timelines
Sound communication skills – confident relating effectively across grade levels and different areas of organization. Communicates clearly and directly while remaining diplomatic.
Sound analytical skills – focus on critical drivers and be able to present and explain to a non-technical audience.
Confident self-starter with delivery focus and strong work ethic.

Work Level
Experienced, Mid-Level
Employment Type
Full Time

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