May 09, 2018

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager Job Placement - Aimia

  • Aimia
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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Job Description

Job Title:  Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Company Name: Aimia

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


Job Summary:

Financial Planning & Analysis

Business partnering

  • The Financial Planning & Analysis Manager will be the “right hand” of the Finance Director, providing financial support for all commercial business decisions within these businesses, challenging and making recommendations where necessary, and providing guidance and value-add analysis to guide the business towards selling the most profitable channels

Strategic 3YP

  • Development of 3 year strategic plan for Aimia Middle East. Working closely with the Senior Leadership Team to implement the strategic initiatives required to meet the Group’s strategic plan
  • Ownership and preparation of the quarterly forecasts and annual budgets, highlighting performance throughout the year against budget targets, and communicating potential risks and opportunities. This will include PL, BS and cashflow modelling

Monthly reporting and variance analysis

  • Review of monthly management accounts: the applicant should be strong in underlying accounting skills as detailed review of transactions will be essential in ensuring that revenue and margin figures reported to the business are accurate
  • Distribution and review of monthly information which identifies, reviews and challenges key costs and revenue drivers within Aimia Middle East in order to highlight those which maximize profit.
  • Review of current management accounts preparation and reporting processes to ensure as automated and efficient as possible using the current systems available

Adhoc work

Preparation of detailed financial models, business cases and RFP responses

  • Detailed bottom up modeling of costs and revenues for Business Development teams
  • Significant interactions with the Solutions Design team, operations and other areas across the business in order to build in robust assumptions and challenge where necessary.
  • Built in ability to flex the model for key sensitivities
  • ROCE, NPV, IRR and payback calculations
  • Understanding of key issues within the business case which need to be highlighted
  • Preparation of presentations for internal sign off meetings.
  • Working with the Financial Control Team to improve current processes and working capital requirements
  • Work closely with external auditors and ensure any comments and responses are adequate and timely


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must be a Graduate 2.1 or higher
  • Fully Qualified CIMA, ACA candidate
  • 2 to 5 years PQE
  • Experience of preparing and reviewing financial forecasts and business models either within industry or transaction services.
  • Experience of Peoplesoft and Hyperion an advantage
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to partner and influence the senior leadership team
  • Candidate will be a self starter who proactively reaches out into the business challenging the business leaders, and queries the results of financial analysis
  • Strong financial analysis skills, to include detailed variance analysis and a demonstrable ability to gather and analyse large amounts of data at a macro and micro level
  • Attention to detail to ensure production of reliable and accurate management accounts
  • Strong process orientation, and ability to seek and implement improvements
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel required
  • Experience of modelling for business cases
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • The candidate should have a structured thought process which allows them to pick out all areas in a process described to them which will have costs associated with them and build these into a financial model.

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