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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager - Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • Salary: Up to UAE Dirhams420000 per annum per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 8 months ago

  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Contact: Rita Rawda
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 03 February 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -062021-460773

About the client: Our client is a renewable energy that is currently undergoing IPO, and hiring an FP&A Manager to be based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.


The role is to support management with financial and value based insight and analysis and decision making that will input to management operations and company strategy

Reporting to Group Business Planning & Reporting Manager


  • Support BPR Mgr and team in various regular report generation and insight for management or shareholders
  • Support in business plan creation and be a key focal point for identifying opportunities and cost anomalies in business plan challenges
  • Own and manage the corporate economic model for planning, forecasting and scenario analysis. Additionally, assess and own economic and financial benefit/risks to proposed future strategy, capex or financing proposals
  • Utilize analytics tools and develop models that will support data-driven decision-making. Become a super-user to develop and promote use throughout business
  • Form strong partnership with Technical Director in identifying and valuing operational opportunities in OpCos. Particularly to be the finance individual on various technical initiatives to reduce costs and set stretch targets for next 3 years
  • Provide economic perspective/challenge on capex and investment proposals to the investment committee
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including the automation of standard reports, development of tools and dashboards which save time, enhance ownership of performance in the business and presents new insights on value increase with them
  • Provide timely and accurate ad hoc reporting and analysis support to management
  • As senior financial expert coach develop expertise amongst group FP&A staff. Maintain good relations and communication lines with local accountants
  • Perform and/or supervise special projects as assigned
  • Identify and analyse further opportunities for performance improvement across the business, both financial and operational

Special Challenges:

§ Strong relationship building and influencing skills will be called upon to successfully deliver in the role as well as the ability to manage multiple stakeholders in different countries and environments.

§ This is still a very volatile and fast moving environment. Must be comfortable with ambiguity, prepared to roll up sleeves where needed and recognise act on opportunities when presented

Experience and Qualification Required:

§ Bachelor's Degree

§ Finance qualification at University or post-university (eg CIMA, CFA) strongly preferred.

§ 8 plus years of Finance/Planning experience

§ Operational experience strongly preferred - ideally Fertiliser industry or other manufacturing plant businesses e.g. chemicals, oil and gas sector

  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret raw data and translate it into clear, concise information

§ Strong modelling and economic knowledge preferred

§ Effective interpersonal skills with capability to influence and deliver through others

§ Attention to accuracy and detail required

§ Experience of ERP systems beneficial

§ Strong written and oral communication skills in English language

§ Software experience in Power BI or Data Analytical tools such as Alteryx beneficial