Financial Analyst – BP&A | Retail | Dubai
Location: Dubai, AE
Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC
Job Requisition ID: 155875
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
To assist in preparing Strategic Financial Planning (budgeting & forecasting), monthly closing of books of account, generating financial reports and analysis, and financial reconciliation across all operating markets (MENA & SEA) for the Al Futtaim Retail Division.
What you will do
Prepare strategic plan, annual budget (zero ba
Regular operational and financial performance reports to relevant stakeholders
Comprehensive analysis of the variances with budget and prior year performances and suggest action plan for improvement
Provide adhoc financial analysis to support business decisions.
Enhance automation to improve efficiency
sed) and quarterly forecasts in co-ordination with relevant internal and external stakeholders along with action plan to deliver the Plan, Budget and Forecasts
Upload Plan, Budget and Forecast into relevant systems
Prepare presentations for Retail and Group Leadership
Upload of budgets and forecasts using Anaplan
Developing reports and dashboards using Anaplan
Required Skills to be successful
Meeting Group & Brand SLAs and requests and feedback from Brand Finance leaders
Collaboration success between central BP&A and Brands.
Driving best practice
What equips you for the role
Finance graduate with at least 2-3 years’ experience.
CA/CMA/CFA/CPA (in process or completed) would be a plus
Expert working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint and good working knowledge of other MS office packages
Experience with SAP ERP, BPC and/or Anaplan
Prior work experience in budgeting, financial/management reporting, and taxation in Middle East and Southeast Asia preferably in retail sector
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, planning and organizing skills and good business acumen.
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…
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