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Specialist Financial Planning & Analytics

Company: EDGE
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
CLOSES ON: 2020-02-26
Department: Finance
Direct reports: NA
Reports to: CFO and Head of Business Support

OVERVIEW

The Specialist Financial Planning & Analytics is responsible for preparing the financial reports required by EDGE’s management to manage the financial planning and budgeting cycle of EDGE. The role is required to track EDGE’s performance evolution against budgets and also supports the Senior Manager FP&A with consolidating the clusters and entities’ financial reports and identifying improvement opportunities.

Education and Qualifications

Strategic:

  • Help manage EDGE’s financial planning and budgeting cycle as part of the annual business planning cycle and long-term strategy
  • Prepare EDGE’s budget by coordinating with different functions, cluster heads and relevant entity professionals. Review submitted budget estimates for completeness and accuracy

 

Operational:

  • Administer EDGE’s annual planning and budgeting process including processes, templates, timelines and interaction mechanisms
  • Consolidate group, cluster and entity budgets and business plans and send for review to the Senior Manager FP&A
  • Analyse, interpret and communicate financial information and prepare periodic management reports to reflect the overall performance of EDGE
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the BoD, CEO and CFO & Head of Business Support to make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Develop management dashboards in coordination with the Strategy and IT departments
  • Develop an efficient financial reporting system to enable the production of management information for monitoring EDGE’s financial performance and comparison against budgets

 

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics or Management is required
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics or Management is preferred
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CIMA, CA, ACCA) is highly preferred

Qualifications and experience

  • 5-8 years of financial planning, management accounting experience, and budgeting
  • Experience in UAE/MENA markets is highly recommended

 

Key skills

  • Financial analysis skills
  • Ability to develop budgeting and forecasting models to support reliable and achievable financial goals
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Vigilance and detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English languages

 

Core behavioural competencies

  • Leverages business & strategic mind-set
  • Ensures disciplined execution
  • Applies financial acumen
  • Drives and delivers result
  • Manages conflict
  • Engages and inspires
  • Builds partnerships & alignment
  • Builds & develops talent
  • Demonstrates learning agility
  • Demonstrates situational adaptability
  • Setup of budgeting system
  • Timely preparation and consolidation of EDGE budget
  • Timely and accurate management reporting
  • Completion of strategic initiatives

Key Accountabilities

Strategic:

  • Help manage EDGE’s financial planning and budgeting cycle as part of the annual business planning cycle and long-term strategy
  • Prepare EDGE’s budget by coordinating with different functions, cluster heads and relevant entity professionals. Review submitted budget estimates for completeness and accuracy

 

Operational:

  • Administer EDGE’s annual planning and budgeting process including processes, templates, timelines and interaction mechanisms
  • Consolidate group, cluster and entity budgets and business plans and send for review to the Senior Manager FP&A
  • Analyse, interpret and communicate financial information and prepare periodic management reports to reflect the overall performance of EDGE
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the BoD, CEO and CFO & Head of Business Support to make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Develop management dashboards in coordination with the Strategy and IT departments
  • Develop an efficient financial reporting system to enable the production of management information for monitoring EDGE’s financial performance and comparison against budgets

 

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Finance, Economics or Management is required
  • Master’s degree in Finance, Economics or Management is preferred
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA, CIMA, CA, ACCA) is highly preferred

Qualifications and experience

  • 5-8 years of financial planning, management accounting experience, and budgeting
  • Experience in UAE/MENA markets is highly recommended

 

Key skills

  • Financial analysis skills
  • Ability to develop budgeting and forecasting models to support reliable and achievable financial goals
  • Analytical skills
  • Computer skills
  • Vigilance and detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English languages

 

Core behavioural competencies

  • Leverages business & strategic mind-set
  • Ensures disciplined execution
  • Applies financial acumen
  • Drives and delivers result
  • Manages conflict
  • Engages and inspires
  • Builds partnerships & alignment
  • Builds & develops talent
  • Demonstrates learning agility
  • Demonstrates situational adaptability
  • Setup of budgeting system
  • Timely preparation and consolidation of EDGE budget
  • Timely and accurate management reporting
  • Completion of strategic initiatives