Manager Finance Data Warehouse and BI, Etihad Airways, UAE

To own the end to end Finance Data Warehouse (FDW) processes and technology, and be the subject matter expert carrying the techno-functional knowledge in FDW and BI solutions. Continuously review, improve and implement best practices, maximize utilization of technology solutions and applications in compliance with management reporting logics and accounting standards (when applicable). As well as incorporating adequate internal controls and own business driven innovative solutions by designing, developing, deploying and ensuring full adoption by user community.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as trusted advisor to group finance on FDW and BI processes and procedures and continuously review, analyze and optimize finance processes utilizing system capabilities and by bringing in new innovative solutions
Act as an integration point between finance SMEs and IT technical team, ensuring business objectives are met as desired.
Develop and maintain finance processes and procedures manuals adopting best practices, updating with changes in the industry and standards, enhancements in the systems and business practices. Also ensure full adoption of these procedures by the end user community
Define strategy for system enhancements and new solutions for finance in coordination with T&I, develop business cases and own delivery of these solutions while governing accesses to finance applications and sensitive information.
Collaborate and co-innovate along with T&I new solutions that can transform financial planning and control / management reporting / treasury function bringing in process / cost efficiencies and be the first point of contact for the SME user community for any training and knowledge gap requirements for FDW, BI and other finance applications.
Manage business transformation programs for finance directly reporting to the senior leadership team and deliver on time, scope and cost. Work beyond finance connecting all other departments (viz. HR, procurement, commercial etc.) in providing end to end business solutions that work seamlessly
Enhance finance information and reporting capabilities by working on Business intelligence and other latest technologies in coordination with T&I

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Engineering / Computer Science / Business Administration degree or professional qualification in accounting (CA / ACCA / CPA / CFA)
10 years of experience in finance technology solutions, BI and Data Warehouse experience preferred, desirable also prior Aviation Industry experience

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