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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Ref No: UA0277)

Client of Universal Ally

Posted on January 13, 2020

5 - 6 years Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

Other(Other), Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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• Prepare the annual budget, strategic plan and any necessary re-forecasts.
• Support the senior management team in the development and monitoring of the strategic plan and milestones, producing Monthly/Quarterly Reporting as necessary.
• Manage the delivery of KPI reports (weekly, monthly).
• Manage the delivery of monthly management accounts with value added commentary and analysis to the operations team, project teams, the exec committee and the board.
• Manage the delivery of quarterly board and investor reports.
• Sit down with cost center owners to give insights on the financial performance and help drive actions to improve the financial performance of the business.
• Drafting of business cases, development and challenge of forecasts for the core businesses and new product or geographical expansion.
• Prepare and present financial performance reviews, proactively challenging performance and providing analytical insight to support exceeding objectives.
• Improve financial performance; including product profitability, comparison, benchmarking and analysis for our competitive set.
• Business partner with a number of stakeholders including the operational teams and will be the finance team link to budget and planning.
• Strong focus on building cohesion with the other management team functions in order to drive revenue performance and creative impact.
• Manage development and analysis of the financial elements of business planning.
• Development of standardized and detailed financial and operating models.
• Consolidate weekly and monthly financial performance and review to identify trends from which both opportunities and challenges may arise.
• Responsible for analysis of Management Financial reporting, including completion of or collaboration to ensure P&L reporting, Budgeting, regular forecasting and KPI Reporting.
• Working with team members to prepare and review monthly accounts before finalization and provide commentary on Performance.
• With reference to the commercial models, and using current performance as a guide, you ll be expected to identify ways to improve performance and/or save money, and therefore improve profitability.
• Review and consolidate the operational and capital budgets prepared and work with key stakeholders to develop capital business plans and ensure that the budgets are managed by stakeholders.
• Work with team members across boundaries, as required to ensure
• multi-channel projects and initiatives are reviewed regularly to
• monitor the delivery of approved financial plans, supporting and escalating accordingly any variance.
• Provide financial and planning expertise to project teams to develop strategic initiatives, notably the international work stream of the group s growth strategy and any transformation programmed.
• Highly analytical approach to analyzing new market opportunities and present SWOT and recommendations at a deep level Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.
• Enjoy commercial business management, with a strong understanding of the Education and Tech market.
Key Performance Indicators
• Annual Budgets, forecasting, cash flows.
• Manage the delivery of monthly management accounts with value added commentary and analysis to the operations team, project teams, the exec committee and the board.
• Ad-hoc reporting requirements for CEO, COO.
Education, Experience and Required Skills
• Educational Qualification
• Qualified accountant ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA/ CPA, strong modeling and analytical skills.
• Business Strategy qualifications or experience MBA for top tier business school Preferable.
• Processes & Practice
• Big 4 Consultancy background is essential.
• 5 Years plus Experience in Financial Planning and analysis (FP&A) at group level is essential.
• Ability to challenge and review with an analytical mindset.
• Financial Planning and Analysis through leading budgeting and forecasting cycles.
• Highly capable in use of technology and software with emphasis on MS Excel and financial modelling and expert level in PowerPoint to create graphs, charts and exceptionally professional pitches.
• Proven leadership skills and be able to present to and influence senior management.
• Positive, go-getter attitude and a hard worker with a strong work ethic.
• Loves a challenge, willingness to work beyond job scope and consistently strives to achieve results.
• Excellent relationship building skills, a team player and fun to have around.
• Proven experience of managing FP&A matters.
• Navigating amongst ambiguity and pace, within the role is an absolute necessity.
• Agile experience beneficial.
• In-depth understanding of business and financial planning processes.
• Strong mathematical understanding, with analytical and logical problem-solving skills.
• Outstanding communication and presentation skills with an ability to synthesise
• and explain complex financial information in a clear way to others who are not specialists.

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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager (Ref No: UA0277)

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