Manager Financial Planning and Analysis – Gems Education – UAE – Dubai

Responsible for running the group budgeting and forecasting processes and analysis across the group and maintaining the Business Performance Management tool.

Key Accountabilities
Budgeting and Forecasting
– Manage the annual budgeting and periodic forecasting process
– Prepare the budget guidelines in coordination with the relevant departments
– Critically analyse budget inputs and highlight deviations to the targets and strategic targets
– Ensure inter-departmental coordination in the planning processes and assumptions
– Own and maintain relevant, flexible and accurate models
– Ensure efficient and relevant budget reporting during the process
– Prepare effective and efficient budget and forecast presentations to the senior management and the board
– Prepare periodic driver based rolling forecasts
– Assist teams in implementing company planning systems and processes in newly acquired businesses

Management reporting and analysis
– Understand the reporting requirements of the business, its key drivers and KPIs and develop useful and relevant reports based on these drivers and KPIs to assist different segments of the business
– Analyse group results in detail to add value to the business
– Standardise and maintain KPI definitions and develop common understanding across the business
– Provide adhoc reports for management as and when required
– Run and maintain the Business Performance Management tool in Finance and coach and train teams across the business.
– Work with IT teams to continuously improve and develop systems in order to ensure accurate and timely reporting

Expected Qualifications:
– Professional qualification in Finance (CA, CPA, CIMA, CFA, MBA or equivalent)

Expected Experience:

– More than 5 years of post-qualification experience

Job-Specific Knowledge & Skills:
– Corporate Finance knowledge
– Experience of working with major ERP solutions (Oracle, DAX, SAP) is preferred
– Experience of implementing or working with a Business Performance Management tool (Hyperion/Cognos/Tagetik) is preferred

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