Finance Manager – Automotive – Alghanim Industries – Al Hamra Tower – Kuwait

Job Summary
The job holder will support the Finance Director in managing the finance analysis function for a specific business; this will be achieved by directing, supervising and coordinating team activity within the financial control function. This role combines both management/leadership and a hands-on work output.
The role of the function is to support the business in preparation of budgets, forecasting financials, perform meaningful analysis of financials, and assist operations in defining meaning KPIs for monitoring and improving performance and supporting business growth initiatives

Key Responsibilities:
• Partner with business leaders ultimately supporting the achievement of financial business performance
• Monitor and interpret financial performance, providing regular analysis and expert guidance to General Managers/Directors offering insight and recommendations to enhance business performance.
• Lead the annual budgeting & forecasting exercise by integrating with key business stakeholders across functions.
• Ensure that strategic plan, business plan and quarterly reviews are developed and submitted for corporate management review on a timely basis.
• Play an important role in addressing major strategic issues that have a long-term impact through efficient budgeting & forecasting mechanisms.
• Provide accurate information to management on a timely basis on key success factors of the business.
• Review current systems, make recommendations for systems enhancement and participate in implementation of new systems.
• Carryout detailed revenue enhancing and cost saving analysis eg. pricing, profitability, etc. based on discussions and validation by Director
• Review capital expenditure models prepared by the team and FE function and manage administrative process of seeking internal approvals etc.
• Manage key relationships within business like VP, GM, Division Managers etc. and provide ad-hoc analysis at short notice.
• Participate in evaluating new business opportunities, expansion etc. by building initial models
• Direct and co-ordinate all activities of the financial control function
• Lead, coach and develop a team of analysts.

Candidate Requirements
• Professionally Qualified – CA/CPA/CMA/MBA or equivalent.
• 4-8 years of post-qualification professional experience within finance, with at least 1 year as a Finance Manager in a multinational environment
• Strong knowledge of financial and management accounting concepts coupled with excellent financial analytical capability.
• Strong oral, written and presentation skills with the gravitas and presence to interact effectively with VP level stakeholders.
• Ability to manage delivery of department through the staff in a timely fashion.
• Strong talent development skills with the proven ability to coach and mentor diverse talent
• Ability to influence and articulate point of view
• Exposed to ERP and business intelligence systems.
• Automotive Industry experience is preferable

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