Financial Analyst – Alghanim Industries , Kuwait

Job Profile:
The job holder will be integral part of the finance team providing clear, accurate and insightful business/financial analysis. The job holder will also contribute to business planning and be included in project work and or specialist ad-hoc reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
Build an understanding of the value drivers of the business
Feasibility studies for evaluation and analysis (including financial analysis) of the potential of a proposed locations to support the process of decision
Monitor the F&B industry trends and recommends metrics, performance measures and analysis tools etc
Ensure timely and accurate generation of standard/customized financial reports for the F&B division while concentrating on analyzing Capex/investment performance, brand and store/country
Create analytics around key performance indicators to facilitate qualitative reporting. These may include:
Business performance
Balance scorecard
Business development opportunities
Budgets and forecasts
Market and revenue analysis
Promotions and pricing
Capital expenditure approvals
Cash flow and working capital
Cost level analysis
Provide clear analysis to incorporate within the monthly reports designed to allow management to understand key continuing and developing trends
Provide support in the business planning and forecasting processes
Liaise with business managers in areas of expertise and through confident and clear communication develop a trusted partner status through high quality support and decision aiding analysis

Candidate Requirements
Professionally Qualified – CA/CPA/CMA/MBA or equivalent.
1-3 years of post-qualification professional experience within finance
Strong analytical skills; should be capable of identifying and interpreting key business drivers.
Sound knowledge of financial and management accounting concepts. Previous experience with ERP systems is desirable.
Self-starter, able to work across functions and in teams. Results-driven, with the ability to perform on unstructured assignments
Positive attitude and flexibility to work in a multicultural environment
Fluency in English and Arabic; strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.

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