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Finance Manager: CI&I Ops Tech - Africa & Middle East


Posted on February 25, 2019

3 - 4 years Sharjah - United Arab Emirates

Chartered Accountant(Chartered Accountant), Bachelor of Commerce(Commerce). Any Nationality

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The Role
Management reporting, variance analysis and month end close
• Support weekly forecasting submissions: identify and highlight business risks and opportunities with major focus on expenses
• Own monthly financial reporting to senior management and functional leaders
• Coordinate month-end close activities including analysis of variances versus OP and forecast and journal entry preparation for accruals
Strategy and partnership
• Attend weekly/monthly operational meetings with business partners to understand business environment and cost drivers
• Identify opportunities and actively engage in driving process improvements
• Help on ad hoc analysis for finance and operational leadership teams
• Assist with preparation of key pitches for senior management
• Assist in coordinating key planning cycles and key estimates
• Support Pipeline, Programs, and Productivity initiatives, tracking/modeling adjustments to forecast
Finance evolution
• Work closely with finance & operations to drive efficiency and simplification
• Ensure proper controls, procedures, and policies are followed and communicated.
• Process improvement & standardization across markets in AME
Qualifications & Requirements
• B.A. in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
• Qualified Accountant (CA, ACA, CIMA, ACCA etc.)
• Minimum of 3 years experience with a matrix organization structure
• Solid finance and accounting skills
• Strong work ethic with attention to detail
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent communication and analytic skills
• A desire to learn about the broader media industry and enjoy a dynamic environment with new challenges and changing work priorities
• Ability to work independently and manage time effectively in a fast-paced and fluid environment

Finance / Treasury


Finance Manager


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Nielsen, an S&P 500 organization is a reputed global performance management company involved in providing a comprehensive understanding of what consumers 'Watch' and 'Buy'. Its ‘Watch’ segment focuses on providing advertising and media clients with Total Audience measurement services, whereas the ‘Buy’ segment offers the global view of retail performance measurement to the consumer packaged goods retailers and manufacturers. With these segments, the company gathers integrated information that helps its clients with analytics and world-class measurement to improve their overall performance.

Nielsen operates in more than 100 countries including various locations in Africa & the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, Greater China, India, Latin America, and North America. Located in the Middle East and the UAE, Nielsen Arabian Peninsula includes more than 400 associates within Dubai, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Bahrain. Nielsen Dubai has won the prestigious CSR Label from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry for its continuous efforts towards corporate social responsibility.

The company offers rewarding and exciting career opportunities to talented professionals across the globe. It offers equal employment opportunities regardless of gender, national origin, age, color, marital status and disability status.

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